Environmental O&E Air Quality Specialist
Our business is real estate, but our organization is so much more than bricks and mortar, beautiful buildings and well-managed properties. Our business is about people who need a place to call home and the people of Michaels who make it all happen.
The main focus of the Environmental O&M Specialist will be oversight, management, and proper application of the Environmental Management Plans (EMP) at The Michaels Organizations’ military projects. This will include periodic inspections of environmental concerns, review of 3rd party work protocols, periodic inspections of remediation or mitigation projects, providing guidance to the sites in regards to best practices, and consultation with the RVP and ARVP of Facilities. Inspections of homes with a detailed report will be required at times. This will include verifying there is no presence of suspect microbial growth, lead based paint hazards, asbestos hazards, or an environment that could lead to any environmental issues. Periodic inspections of each project’s current Site Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP) and processes for treating environmental concerns per each project’s EMP. This position will assist the RVP and RVP of Facilities to create a functional environmental training program for all employees to keep with new standards, improved processes, and new hire introduction to processes. At times the O&M Coordinator will be asked to meet with residents or representatives of Military Leadership to inspect, inform, discuss, and review reports or inspections.
1. Review 3rd party environmental inspections for validity and accurate scoping of work protocols, and that these scopes of work are within industry standards.
2. Review project’s current SSOPs and processes for environmental treatment to confirm they’re in line with current Federal/State/Local guidelines as well as the EMP for each project.
3. Remain familiar with the industry standards for mitigation, remediation, and inspection as well as any applicable Federal/State/Local requirements.
4. Help develop a robust training program for all employees to familiarize themselves with current regulations and industry standards for remediation, mitigation, and inspections for environmental safety.
5. Work with ARVP and RVP of Facilities to vet 3rd party contractors for inspection and remediation/mitigation practices locally.
6. Help confirm sites are continuing education.
Required Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in safety and environmental compliance. Knowledge of construction or building practices is a plus, but not required. Experience in mold assessment, remediation work protocols, radon testing procedures and the installation of radon mitigation systems, asbestos abatement, asbestos identification, LBP identification, LBP abatement, and LBP RRP are a must. Familiarity with and knowledge of proper use of testing equipment for indoor air parameters e.g. CO2 meters, CO meters, combustible gas analyzers, and hygrometers. Must know and understand current EPA, industry standards, and be willing to learn applicable Federal/State/Local regulations.
Required Education/Training: It is required that the Environmental O & M Coordinator have Bachelor’s Degree or better in Environmental Science or an equivalent major program is preferred. IICRC, NAMP, RRP, or any nationally recognized CMI certifications are a plus. Certified Industrial Hygienist is a plus.
Required Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with residents, Military Command, and appropriate stakeholders. Strong multi-tasking skills, routinely meets deadlines, and highly organized. This role requires a balance of analytical skills and leadership, and will work closely with management to provide reports and make recommendations to improve environmental quality. Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Working Conditions: Will sometimes require travel to military projects and the ability to access these locations along with their respective background checks. As noted above, communication with residents and various stakeholders from Military Leadership will at times be required. Hours will vary depending on current workload.