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Boston University PROGRAM MANAGER, Environmental Management in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Program Manager, Environmental Management is responsible for assisting the Associate Director of Environmental Management in the on-going management of the environmental programs at Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). The position is responsible for the safe and compliant management of radioactive, universal, and hazardous waste at both BU campuses and BMC, conducting compliance audits of environmental programs across BU and BMC departments, improving environmental management systems through the assessment of work practices and compliance to improve program efficiencies and to identify gaps in compliance. The position works closely with the Associate Director and Senior Specialist to ensure Environmental compliance at BU, BUMC and BMC.

The Opportunity

  • Join a face paced work environment providing service across all university and hospital operations.

  • Be part of a diverse EHS team with over 500 years of combined experience across all EHS disciplines.

  • Collaboratively work with other departments for BU’s sustainability efforts relating to waste minimization.

  • Have the benefits of working within a large university, which includes generous medical, dental, retirement, and tuition remission benefits. See link to tuition remission information.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help with managing the collection, storage, accumulation, and disposal of radioactive, hazardous, biological, universal, and electronic wastes.

  • Help with managing hazardous waste contract personnel.

  • Help with managing the Integrated Contingency Plans, Sewer Use Discharge Permits, NPDES permits, Air Plan Approvals, Title V Operating Permit, and other air emissions and wastewater equipment permitting programs.

  • Maintain organized and compliant environmental records.

  • Maintain waste facilities and associated equipment in an organized, efficient and complaint condition.

  • Monitor equipment and supplies inventory. Identify and implement cost reduction measures.

  • Help with managing laboratory decontamination and decommissioning projects.

  • Help with assessing environmental compliance through inspections and audits.

  • Oversee industrial wastewater operations.

  • Coordinate with contractors, hospital, and university staff to schedule and scope environmental projects

Required Skills

  • A./B.S. in a related field.

  • 3/5 years of environmental compliance management.

  • Experience in chemical hazardous waste profiling and disposal.

  • Familiarity with facilities systems: generators, waste water systems.

  • Experience in environmental management systems.

  • RCRA/DOT certification.

  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour Certification or ability to obtain.

  • 2-I Wastewater Operator License or ability to obtain.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Basic computer skills (business systems, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Proficient communicator.

  • Successful completion of a pre-placement physical.

Preferred Experience

  • Environmental management experience in the academic or healthcare industry

  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or other EHS professional certification

  • Experience in maintaining and servicing wastewater systems.

  • Experience in permitting air emissions and waste water equipment.

  • Experience in compliance inspections with external environmental regulators.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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