Berkeley Lab'sEnvironment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS) has an opening for an Environmental Water Quality Engineerto join the Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection (EWRP) Department!
In this role, you will determine and develop approaches to a wide variety of complex and challenging environmental water quality protection problems associated with stormwater and wastewater discharges at the Berkeley Lab site. These approaches must ensure compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, and associated state and local laws, regulations, licenses, permits and ordinances.
What You Will Do:
Plan, direct, and monitor the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems relating to stormwater and wastewater discharges to maintain and enhance the environmental compliance performance of the Laboratory relative to DOE requirements, the Clean Water Act, and associated state and local regulations.
Provide leadership and technical consultation/direction to Laboratory managers and technical staff regarding the Laboratory's water quality protection policies and procedures.
Assess Laboratory activities to ensure compliance with the State Water Board's orders and general stormwater permits (industrial and construction) and with the East Bay Municipal Utility District's wastewater discharge ordinance and permits.
Coordinate the development of cost-effective approaches and strategies with input from Laboratory managers and technical staff to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Develop and maintain water quality protection training and awareness programs to Berkeley Lab operations and maintenance staff (e.g., precipitation notifications and stormwater pollution prevention training).
Prepare sampling strategies and direct programs for monitoring stormwater and wastewater discharges.
Coordinate regulatory inspections by the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the East Bay Municipal Utility District, and negotiate directly with them on legal and technical matters related to regulatory compliance.
Provide technical expert advice and assistance in analyzing accidental stormwater and wastewater discharges and perform necessary notifications to Laboratory senior management, DOE and external agencies.
Prepare permit applications, plans and reports for water quality protection activities and provide leadership to technical staff for related documents.
Remain up to date on new regulatory developments in water quality management requirements and incorporate this information into strategic business planning.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology or closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certified in the State of California as a Qualified Stormwater Developer.
Experience in stormwater and/or wastewater discharge compliance programs.
Experience characterizing and evaluating risks from a wide range of contaminant types, including volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, radionuclides, and metals.
Experience using data management software to manage sampling and analysis information.
Experience identifying potential areas of non-compliance and devising strategies and corrective action plans to address methods of correcting them.
Knowledge of water quality related environmental regulatory requirements.
Effective oral, written, and customer service focused communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with a variety of personnel at all levels of an organization.
What We Desire:
Advanced graduate degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology or closely related field and/or applicable professional certifications.
Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements imposed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and government agencies.
Experience in environmental corrective action projects.
Experience in statistical analysis of sampling data in support of hazard and risk assessments.
Experience using GIS software to map sampling and analysis information.
Experience using graphics software to create technical graphics.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 3 year Term appointment. This position has the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Salary Range: $8,448 - $11,616 monthly.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.