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Job Ref:  143252BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  New Mexico
City:  Carlsbad
30/09/2016 11:38

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM's Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM's Government business line and is comprised of three divisions - International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary
AECOM is seeking an Environmental Chemist to be based in our Carlsbad, NM location.

This position is to support technical/regulatory aspects of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These programs include, the WIPP Waste Analysis Plan and Waste Acceptance Criteria Compliance (WAC), . The applicable regulatory agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Mexico Environment Department. Interfaces include these regulatory agencies, the National Transuranic Central Characterization Program, Nuclear Waste Partnership, the WIPP facility readiness team and generator storage/sites.

Duties include but are not limited to the following on an as needed basis:
  • Perform technical review of generator/storage site submitted waste stream profile forms and supporting documentation. This includes evaluating RCRA hazardous waste determinations, evaluating chemical compatibility evaluations and evaluating Waste Acceptance Criteria. This position also includes maintenance of the WIPP WAC.
  • Provide technical/compliance support in transuranic waste management activities as needed and requested.
  • Provide regulatory and technical support as needed to WIPP's readiness efforts to resume waste emplacement operations.
  • Prepare regulatory interpretations and compliance evaluations, procedures, technical documents and perform reviews of these documents.
  • Participate in and/or review management assessments.
  • Provide technical and compliance related support as needed to generator/storage sites and the WIPP Permittees to implement the Waste Analysis Plan, RCRA large quantity generator requirements and mixed low level waste management compliance at the WIPP facility.
  • Act as liaison between generator/storage sites and compliance programs Identify and assure compliance with regulatory, licensing and state requirements.
  • Prepares and makes presentations to DOE and URS AECOM management.
  • Conduct the investigation, analysis, and design of a technically sound and safe solutions with a high degree of acceptability and reliability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator, self-starter, able to work with little supervision, able to perform under pressure situations such as tight deadlines and long hours.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with peer leaders.
  • Builds productive relationships with organizations within and external to Regulatory and Environmental Services.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or the sciences from a four year accredited college or university.
  • 5 years of professional experience and RCRA regulations (40 CFR 264 and 265) as they relate to waste characterization and operations of a TSDF.
  • Experience in waste chemical compatibility evaluations.
  • Due to the nature of the work, candidate must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred requirements:
  • Experience at a permitted TSDF certifying mixed TRU waste streams, evaluating characterization data.
  • Background in chemistry or chemical engineering.
Additional information:
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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