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Environmental Compliance Specialist (Northern California)

Company: Penske Logistics
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary: Due to the growth of the organization, the Environmental Compliance Specialist is critical to our business goal of conducting our business in a manner that is protective of the environment and in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. This role provides "boots on the ground" support and management to our field operations and maintenance teams to ensure our corporate environmental programs are being implemented and are repeatable and reliable. Active involvement across all of our business operations: truck leasing, logistics, collision and repair, retail truck centers, and customer on-site operations are all in scope for this position. It will serve as the main point of contact for our operations team for environmental compliance needs including, but not limited to: implementation of corporate environmental policies, procedures, and programs; regulatory inspections; regulated waste management, storage, and disposal, storage tank compliance; vendor management; training; compliance documentation; and the continued improvement of our corporate environmental programs. This role will also actively collaborate and communicate with government and state agencies related to programs, inspections, and other required compliance updates. The position reports to our Environment Compliance Manager and reports up through our Corporate Environmental Services department. This position will be based out of Northern California and be responsible for a geography corresponding to our area. This role will require frequent travel to Penske operations, a company service vehicle is provided. Qualified candidates for this role will have completed undergraduate education in a related field, at least 3 years of work experience in a role responsible for administering and training operations on processes aligned to environmental regulations. Experience with California regulations and programs are required. Preferred candidates will have professional certifications and multisite operations experience. Major Responsibilities: • Conduct monthly site visits of each location to review and audit environmental compliance, provide awareness training and initiate corrective actions with service department. • Assist Penske staff with completion and corrective actions related to the annual Environmental self-Review and any environmental regulatory agency inspections. • Attend inspections by regulatory agencies for locations within their Area (e.g. CUPA, UST, HMBP, Waste, Water, etc). • Coordinate and assist maintenance staff with implementation of corrective actions within required timeframes. • Assist in administration of environmental training programs. Monitor and assess completion rates, effectiveness of training during site visits, and delivery of training. • Implement changes in operations and processes (Startup/Closure, mobile maintenance, on-site shops, etc.) (emerging operational markets & technologies) and ensure field maintenance staff are trained in new processes. • Coordinate with contractors/vendors/consultants as required to request and oversee services related to compliance and env remediation. • Other environmental-related tasks requiring a field presence as assigned (e.g., UST/AST removals, Stormwater, Wastewater, Air issues, spills, Phase I/IIs, etc.) • Other projects and tasks as assigned. Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Occupational/Industrial Hygiene or Safety, or other applicable field required. • 3+ years of experience working in the environmental field with strong knowledge of environmental regulations as they relate to the geographic area assigned and/or the transportation industry. These regulations include, but are not limited to storage tanks, waste management, stormwater and wastewater, air, and regulatory inspection, corrective action, and closure processes. • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Professional Geologist (PG), Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), Registered Environmental Professional (REP), or other applicable certification preferred. • Must possess advanced knowledge and understanding of Federal EPA and state specific regulations in the specified geographic Area; able to use this knowledge to develop solutions aligning with major responsibilities of the role and business operations. • Must be highly organized with the ability to manage multiple inspections, corrective actions, relationships, and deadlines across multiple locations in multiple geographies. • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) with Smartsheet and EHS data management systems a plus. • Must be able to thrive in a diverse and multinational group of internal and external customers, vendors, and government agencies in multiple geographies. • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills; be decisive, confident, organized and creative; and possess process management and improvement skills, Interpersonal skills, including influencing and relationship building. • Ability to travel up to 70% of work hours required. A company service vehicle is provided and requires a driver's license and motor vehicle records check. • Ability to fluently communicate in both English and Spanish is highly preferred. • Requires strong communication skills and able to work well with others • Willingness to work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required Physical Requirements: • The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines. • While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer. POSITION DETAILS: Salary: The salary range for this position is $66,900 - $102,000. Benefits: Our excellent benefits plan keeps associates and their families happy, healthy and secure. To learn more visit Job Category: Other Corporate Job Family: Health, Safety, & Security Address: 53 Morrison Ave Primary Location: US-CA-Sacramento Employer: Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Req ID: 2406488 Date posted: 07/04/2024

Keywords: Penske Logistics, Sacramento , Environmental Compliance Specialist (Northern California), Professions , Sacramento, California

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