Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an experienced Waste Operations Manager to join the Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection (EWRP) Department in the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Division. As part of the EWRP leadership team, this position provides management oversight of waste management operations to respond to and anticipate business needs across the Laboratory. This position is also responsible for providing programmatic and technical management and leadership to the Waste Management Operations Team, managing the functional activities of assigned staff that design and implement waste management operations at LBNL.
LBNL's Waste Management Group provides a range of waste management services to scientists, research technicians, and staff across the Lab. Waste Management provides assistance and ensures that Berkeley Lab is in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Waste Management also operates the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility and regularly interfaces with regulatory inspectors, other Department of Energy (DOE) and University waste organizations, and provides resources such as technical guidance, training, supplies, and documentation.
This is a unique opportunity to work with an experienced EWRP team to support science and operations at Berkeley Lab, while building a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
Provide expert level managerial, technical leadership and formal supervision to the Waste Operations Team to ensure alignment with goals across the wider organization.
Coordinate and oversee all activities in Waste Operations, including the development of programs, procedures, evaluations, work authorization documents, reports, permits, and quality assurance planning and training.
Act as EWRP Functional Leader and an internal regulatory authority to the EWRP Department Head to oversee, manage and implement proactive and compliant programs for Waste Operations and the RCRA Part B permitted Hazardous Waste Handling Facility.
Apply strong technical competence and understanding of waste management operational requirements, industry standards and practices to establish and pursue courses of action and make sound recommendations to supervisor to ensure customer service, regulatory compliance and programmatic assurance and quality.
Maximize coordination, alignment, integration and collaboration between assigned teams and other teams within the EWRP organization, including Waste Services, Compliance and Quality, Radiation Protection Operations, Health Physics, Environmental Protection & Environmental Restoration, as well as the wider EH&S organization (Health and Safety Department, Assurance Manager, Operations), and teams in other Operations and Science Divisions.
Assure accurate and appropriate performance management of employees, including review of technical competencies and ability to meet established goals and objectives. Recruit, train, mentor, and develop team members, recognize meritorious performance and ensure a cohesive and integrated team. Develop staffing and resource utilization plans.
Manage contracts for waste-related vendors providing operational support to assigned technical programs. Oversee procurements and act as technical representative for vendors; identify and procure new vendors as needed.
Develop budget plans to address operational needs and advise the Department Head on progress. Provide cost-effective, customer-focused service based technical consultation to ensure compliance with DOE prescribed orders, applicable laws and regulations, and best EH&S management practices.
Respond to and lead the response to on-site emergencies. Investigate and report incidents. Act as on-call duty officer for the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility when assigned.
Lead the application of Integrated Safety Management principles throughout assigned areas, including influencing customer areas as appropriate.
In close coordination and conjunction with assigned EWRP Department Functional Leads and SMEs, liaise with internal and external regulators to assist in the resolution of complex waste management operational and compliance issues. Maintain a close relationship with all Laboratory stakeholders, DOE regulators and external regulators.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Make decisions independently and convey sound recommendations to senior EH&S Division Management on issues having the potential for impact beyond EWRP's control or scope.
Review applicable draft DOE rules, orders, standards and implementation guides and applicable new environmental laws and regulations at federal, state and local levels, and provide impact analysis and advice to the Department Head on significant developments and impacts as appropriate.
Apply significant judgment and expert knowledge of programmatic areas in support of Laboratory-wide strategic initiatives and projects developing and implementing solutions to complex problems.
What is Required:
B.S. degree and 15 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, in the management and implementation of complex operational technical research support programs such as waste management, environmental and/or radiation protection programs.
Knowledge equivalent to that which would be obtained in an advanced degree course of study in Physics, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Engineering, and/or Public Health, or an equivalent combination of relevant academic degree(s) and professional experience.
A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a diverse, interdisciplinary team of highly skilled EH&S professionals and technicians in developing, maintaining and operating waste management, environmental and/or radiation protection programs.
Extensive knowledge of applicable federal laws, including Department of Transportation (DOT), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act, and other pertinent federal, state and local regulatory requirements relevant to activities performed within a multi-program, national laboratory.
Knowledge of contract management, contractor assurance, quality assurance and compliance assurance management requirements and expectations.
Knowledge of project management, planning, budgeting and successful human resource/staff management practices.
Proven ability to provide technical consultation and problem-solving support to customer Division(s) in the development of solutions and standards relative to new processes and technologies in a dynamic research environment.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, including: routinely lifting and transporting 40 lbs; frequently bending and stooping; standing and walking for 4 to 6 hours per day; and up to 4 hours per day of hand use (e.g., fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping).
Successfully pass routine medical examination and applicable training, including Respirator Fit Testing, formal HAZWOPER training, and other related emergency response training.
Ph.D. or M.S. degree and 15 years of relevant experience in the management and implementation of complex operational technical research support programs, such as waste management, environmental and/or radiation protection programs.
A minimum of 7 years of supervisory responsibility and demonstrated ability and experience in leading interdisciplinary and diverse EH&S teams developing, maintaining and operating waste management, environmental and/or radiation protection programs.
Experience working at a RCRA Part B permitted TSDF.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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 be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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.