Environmental Specialist

Location: Stafford TX Posted Date: August 11, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 1800018W Careermine Job Id: 1693077

[Company] is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. We run our business with great discipline and integrity.

At Vulcan, our people share a competitive drive for excellence, in an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement, open-mindedness and communication.

Ours is a culture of mutual respect, integrity and committed spirit. Opportunity, community and unity is our way of doing business. We call it The Vulcan Way.


The individual has statewide responsibility for providing comprehensive environmental and land permit and regulatory compliance support services to Vulcan field operations and management, including areas in aggregate mining, hot mix asphalt, ready mix concrete, heavy duty shops, and landfills. Individual may also support operations and environmental initiatives in other states (e.g. California). Major accountability includes reviewing and interpreting federal and state environmental laws and regulations, preparing and submitting expert opinions on proposed regulations, and developing and communicating appropriate actions on new legislation and regulations impacting the Division. The individual also has responsibility in identifying and evaluating environmental issues affecting field operations, performing routine site inspections, and developing solutions and management approaches. The individual conducts audits of field operations and communicates results, develops materials and conducts training for Company personnel on environmental and land use issues, and works with the Manager, Environmental Services & Permitting, the California based Environmental Specialist, and other upper management to evaluate potential business acquisitions and divestitures.

Essential Functions

1. Conducts frequent audits and inspections at each plant location to assess regulatory and environmental management compliance, control significant environmental risks, and assure adequacy of environmental management systems.

2. Identifies, evaluates, resolves, and communicates major environmental issues impacting operations, and develop strategies to minimize their impacts.

3. Assists field personnel with development of permit application renews, modifications, and other compliance programs (including but not limited to SPCC plans, storm water management issues, and NSPS compliance, etc.).

4. Provides assistance to field personnel on environmental issues during demolition, UST removal, ACM abatement, plant construction, and others as requested.

5. Interacts with governmental agencies regarding new legislation, regulations, and compliance issues.

6. Evaluates potential business acquisitions and divestitures for environmental issues and compliance. Coordinates and manages use of consultants to maximize return and minimize costs.

7. Develops and implements environmental training programs.

8. Reviews various federal and state environmental regulations to identify those impacting Vulcan operations. Prepares regulatory summaries and guidance documents for issuance to field personnel.

9. Develops guidance documents, permit summaries, and other tools to assist field personnel in their efforts to achieve environmental compliance.

10. Participates in trade association activities as approved and directed by supervisor

11. Serves as a liaison with regulatory agency representatives as needed to coordinate and resolve environmental regulation issues.

12. Represents Company in dealing with all Federal, State, and local government agencies responsible for enforcing environmental laws and regulations.

13. Other duties may be assigned as required. Education, Experience, Skills Required


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, or a similar technical area. An Environmental Engineering degree is highly desirable. An advanced degree in some aspect of environmental studies is preferred. Professional Registration in engineering or geology is highly desirable.


A minimum of two to five years of experience in the environmental and/or land use planning is required. An advanced degree may partially substitute for some job experience. Expertise in environmental regulatory compliance and air, water and waste stream management and permitting is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of the federal and state environmental regulatory process is required, particularly those applied to the State of California.
  • A high level of hands-on experience in reviewing regulatory requirements and assessing their applicability and impact to the operations is a must.
  • Knowledge and experience with specific environmental regulatory areas (e.g., RCRA, CWA, CAA, TSCA, NEPA, ESA, etc.) is required.
  • The candidate must also be familiar with all applicable California environmental regulatory programs, as well as land use statutes and programs relevant to non-metallic mining.
  • Individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interact well with all levels of personnel, have the ability to manage multiple activities at the same time, and possess strong analytical skills.
  • Must have the ability to use computerized equipment and technology.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Oracle Business Environment and other software packages relevant to the position.
  • Individual must be self-motivated and able to work for periods of time without direct supervision.
  • Overnight and day travel is required.


[Company] offers a competitive compensation program and benefits package including: medical/dental/vision, paid holidays and vacations, life insurance, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts.

Vulcan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law from discrimination.

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