Scientist 1- Regulatory Compliance Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

New Mexico
United States

United States of America - New Mexico, Carlsbad

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate opening for a Regulatory Compliance Specialist in the Carlsbad, New Mexico office in conjunction with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This position entails conducting routine reviews of personnel training documentation and training records, review of applicable environmental regulations to assure thorough implementation, conducting periodic compliance assessments, and reporting regulatory compliance status under the direction of management. This position also involves other regulatory compliance tasks such as preparing permit applications, permit modification requests, and conducting environmental monitoring activities.

The WIPP facility’s mission is to emplace the nation’s defense-generated transuranic (TRU) mixed waste in an underground ground mine for permanent disposal. TRU mixed waste is TRU radioactive waste co-mingled with hazardous waste. Because the WIPP facility disposal facility of TRU mixed waste, it is subject to the permitting requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at 40 CFR Part 264 for Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities. This includes the requirements at 40 CFR & 264.16, Personnel Training.

This is a full-time position typically 40 hours per week, with occasional required over-time. The workweek is Monday – Friday for 9 hours each day, with every other Friday off.

This position does not require any additional physical expectations above standard work scope (e.g. no lifting required above 20 pounds). There will be walking required to inspect waste containers, review records, and maintain logs while in the field.

This position supports a regulatory compliance function applicable to ensuring adherence to federal and New Mexico environmental regulations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Review RCRA job position assignments at the WIPP facility to ensure they are accurately identified on the human-resources required form; evaluate newly created job positions at the facility to determine the RCRA requirements for training; perform periodic reviews of personnel training lists to ensure that required updates have been made.

  • Conduct periodic assessments of the RCRA training program to ensure compliance with the record-keeping requirements of 40 CFR & 264.16.

  • Possess people and teaming skills necessary to provide guidance to facility organizations relative to RCRA training requirements for their personnel, developing positive working relationships in the process. The job will entail regulator interface with the technical training department as well as with individuals within various WIPP operational, engineering, and emergency management organizations, including managers and designated training coordinators, as appropriate.

  • Possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Summarize assessments, develop corrective action plans, and cohesively describe areas where enhancements to the facility environmental compliance.

  • Prepare modification requests for the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, as needed, for submittal to the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) and in accordance with 40 CFR 270.42; conduct public meetings to support modification requests; maintain positive working relationships with the NMED and stakeholders.

  • Be proficient with appropriate computer skills to work within Word and Excel to develop files, draft letters, create spreadsheets and modify such documents as required to manage job tasks.

  • Be able to work both independently and with a team and demonstrate the flexibility to smoothly transition between multiple tasks.

  • Complete other permitting and compliance related tasks, as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Safety - AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

  • Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

  • Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Due to the nature of work, candidate must be a US Citizen only. Dual Citizenship will not be accepted for this position.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related science field. Excellent communications and analytical skills, working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs. Position may require travel.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of job-related experience.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 232872BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.