One of the recurring themes, in all of my "critical job skills" articles is growing your specialized knowledge in certain areas such as government regulations. This year, the EPA updated section 316 b of the Clean Water Act which regulates the construction of cooling water intake structures at power plants and manufacturing facilities.These regulatory changes don't mean much to the average job seeker but for biological science majors it means new science jobs. Under the updated regulations, manufacturers and energy companies who have cooling systems which draw water from a lake or river will have to make sure they have the "best available technology" to reduce the numbers of fish and invertebrates killed during draws.Companies will have to hire teams of biologists to do extensive aquatic wildlife surveys to assess the damage by intake systems to the underwater ecosystems.Once these assessments are done, scientists will have to work with engineers and company environmental representatives to determine the best technology needed to comply with new EPA standards. .
What Does This Mean For Science Jobs?
The costs and benefits of environmental regulations are always hotly debated but some do create some specialized and well paid jobs. In this case, over 1,260 manufacturing and power plant facilities are affected by the rule update and some of these facilities have not had an aquatic assessment done in a number of years. Scientists should start new jobs opening right now and continuously over the next 12 months.
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
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
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for an Environmental Manager for a national oil & gas refiner in Minnesota. Ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of demonstrated experience in environmental management in a refining, chemical or other process related industry plus the following skills and abilities:
Manage environmental and compliance performance programs for the refinery including Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and implementation of new environmental rules, regulations, or policies. Provide input to corporate performance standards to ensure refinery management systems meet approved standards
Oversee a staff of 20 experienced environmental professionals in areasof air, water, and waste compliance.
Provide leadership and advice on environmental issues in times of crisis. Work in concert with safety staff to ensure environmental safety standards are consistently followed