Principal Industrial Wastewater Engineer – Charlotte, Houston or Atlanta
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Principal Industrial Wastewater Process Engineer for an international environmental consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at over 15 years of demonstrated experience in the design of industrial wastewater treatments systems plus the following skills and abilities:
A proven track record of project management and technical design accomplishments of industrial wastewater treatment systems for Oil/Gas production facilities, manufacturing ,coal fired utilities or nuclear power facilities
Environmental Jobs Are A Knowledge and Relationship Driven Market
Have you heard the saying "It's not what you know but who you know." In this "new normal" economy, knowledge and relationships as well as strong skills are the keys to acquiring high level environmental jobs. If you are a environmental engineering or science graduate or experienced environmental professional seeking a new position, here are some important knowledge areas and skills you need to showcase in your resume in 2013 .
Knowledge of Environmental Regulations: New and updated environmental regulations will force companies to find ways to stay in compliance. Environmental professionals will have to translate these changes into solutions that meet compliance and lessen financial liabilities. Environmental regulations are a key driver for the creation of environmental jobs.
Knowledge of Sustainability Principles: It is important to understand that Sustainability has different definitions and levels of acceptance in different industries. If you are seeking corporate environmental jobs, learning these definitions and how to develop profit streams from them will lead stronger opportunities.
Business Development/Sales : Relationships are a key component of environmental jobs. Environmental professionals must have "relationship capital" ( ie. trust and expertise) with qualified clients, regulators and stakeholders to sell their services and bring in profits over the long term
Technical Skills & Knowledge of New Environmental Technologies: Professionals who can execute the basic technical tasks of their profession using the latest environmental technologies will find it somewhat easier to protect their careers because they can pursue opportunities in consulting, corporate and entrepreneurship.
Financial Management & Project Funding: Many new environmental projects will require private investment, alternate funding sources like crowd funding and a higher level of financial accountability. There will many clients who will be dependent on these resources to pay for their projects. Strong environmental consultants will know how to pull these funds together.
Project Management: Environmental professionals will have to be more adept at project management; coaching, motivating and recruiting people as well as interpreting the new domestic and international environmental regulations. All of these areas will have a significant impact on the profitability and delivery of projects.
Knowledge of Cyber Security: Why would an environmental professional need to know about this? Good question. Certain parts of our country's infrastructure are vulnerable to cyber attacks and could be used create massive disasters, if breached. Many new environmental jobs in the information technology space will focus on infrastructure cyber security, disaster prevention and recovery.
Political & Legal Savvy: Environmental and infrastructure projects are often politically charged because of the fight between environmental concerns and the need to create jobs. Environmental professionals will have to navigate these issues without losing sight of their client's objectives. Further, they will have to learn how to engage the public on complex environmental topics.
Environmental Jobs Will Be Hot For Years to Come. Are You Ready?
In a past articles, we have discussed how much the environmental industry has grown and some of the sectors that growing faster than average. I will continue this trend but I want to hear from our readers. Here is what I like to know
What areas of the environmental sectors interest you?
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Senior Landfill Engineer/Project Manager for an international environmental consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in environmental consulting plus the following skills and abilities:
Seller/Doer track record developing relationships with industrial, municipal & utility clients, and putting together proposa.
Must have proven project manager experience including budgeting, task management and oversight of mid level engineers, scientists and technicians
Possess strong technical knowledge of landfill design, leachate treatment & disposal, EPA and State Regulations
MS degree in civil, environmental or geotechnical engineering from ABET accredited program
PhD is a plus
CHMM or other environmental or project manager certifications are a plus
South Carolina PE is required or have the ability to become registered in within one year
Regional Director of Federal Environmental Programs
Environmental Professionals Are in High Demand
Location: San Diego, CA
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Regional Director of Federal Environmental Programs for a international environmental consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of demonstrated experience in environmental consulting plus the following skills and abilities:
Demonstrated experience of business development, program and project management of multi-million dollar environmental programs with governmental clients such DOD and DOD across western US
Ability to coordinate preparations of marketing plans, capture plans, SOQ’s, and proposals cross all west coast offices and operating units of the firm
Orchestrate strategic alliances with potential partners and Mentor/Protege firms
Oversee project execution, service delivery and technical production of project managers and staff
Work closely with company leadership on strategic business initiatives focused on federal clients
Knowledge of environmental regulations pertaining to federal programs
Let’s start with a question: Have you ever considered Disaster Relief jobs as a career? If you haven’t, you do not have to look very far to realize that they are one of the fastest growing career fields in the environmental sector. Earthquakes, floods, oil spills and wild fires are forcing government agencies and corporations to recruit a cadre of trained professionals who can step into a crisis situation help people in need and start the rebuilding process. The problem with disaster relief is there are not enough trained people to respond to each situation. So if you are a job seeker who is interested in doing this type of work, here are some action steps you can take:
Action Steps For Disaster Relief Jobs
Decide if Disaster Relief jobs are right for you : There are few easy or plush office jobs in disaster relief industry. Most of the jobs require long hours working outdoors in hazardous conditions in remote areas. If you are a person who likes to work indoors or does not like hard labor, these jobs may not be right for you.
Get Educated and Trained: Make it a point to attend as many training courses as possible especially FEMA’s Incident Command Training, 40 Hour HAZWOPER and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. These courses will be key components in moving from a volunteer position to a paid one. There are also accredited college degree programs in estimating, environmental management and safety which will increase your value as well. Applicants who complete these programs are also in high demand by law enforcement, industrial firms and relief agencies. There are also certifications like CHMM. CHMP and HMMT and training programs from EPA and OSHA which could enhance long-term career aspects.
Document Your Experience On Your Resume: Make sure you add all of your deployments and training to your resume. If you are in a volunteer status, get a reference letter from your supervisor on your volunteer organization’s letterhead which acknowledges your time of service and duties. Information like this will become important for future interviews.
Get Your Name in the Cadre Database: Agencies like FEMA and some private companies maintain databases of workers who are “called up” when a disaster strikes. These people usually fill some of the higher paying and longer term positions. To be successful in these opportunities, job seekers should make sure that their unique experience and skills are fully documented. The better your resume and experience, the earlier you get the call.
Network, Network Network: Disaster Response professionals and volunteers work all over the world. Many of them have connections to non-profit organizations, government agencies and companies who can offer future employment. Get business cards and contact information from project managers, supervisors and government officials so you can build relationships and leverage their international, national and local network contacts. Don’t forget to use social media tools like LINKEDIN to stay connected.
Think About It For A Moment
This kind of work is not for the timid, greedy or those who cannot handle tragedy. However it is for those who want an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Ask yourself: Am I ready for this?