Job Alert:Project Manager,Asbestos/Mold Remediation-Atlanta

Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in Climate Change, Environmental and Infrastructure markets is currently seeking an Atlanta based Asbestos/Mold Remediation Project Manager with a successful track record of winning and delivering projects for industrial/manufacturing, government and private clients. The ideal candidate must have the following experience and skills:

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in asbestos/ mold abatement  projects for industrial, government and private clients.
  • Strong marketing skills with track record of winning new and repeat business from new and existing clients through relationship building and exemplary service.
  • Demonstrated project management experience in directing the work of others, meeting deadlines and budgets and manage multiple activities.
  • Strong experience with estimating and proposal development required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Requirements

BS in Business,Engineering or Environmental Sciences required

Demonstrated experience in the environmental industry is required

CHMM, PE or PG is preferred

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5 Knowledge Areas Needed For Success In Green Buildings Market

 The Green Buildings market will surge forward as building design, professionals, corporations, contractors and real estate professionals upgrade older buildings over next 10 years. To reach this goal, it will be essential for these professionals to have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver successful projects. Here are a few things we see that will be important in the coming years.

  1. Building Information Modeling (BIM)/ 3D Computer Aided Design: BIM allows buildings to be designed in 3D environments where professionals and owners can “tour” the building and visualize the construction of building at different levels before construction starts. BIM, if used properly, allow design professionals and owners to choose building materials; resolve construction issues and avert cost overruns. Professionals who have “hands on” experience with BIM will be in demand.
  2. Estimating/Scheduling:In these post recession times, man hours and materials are expensive commodities. Estimating and scheduling professionals who understand how to negotiate prices, procure the sustainable and recycled materials and resolve scheduling issues will be in high demand. (See our article on the 7 Hottest Certifications For 2010 ).
  3. Energy/Facility Management: The true value of a green building is in how it operates and saves resources. Energy and Facility managers will be tasked with making sure green buildings operate within LEED standards by managing billing rates, building automation systems, construction, maintenance and resource consumption. The federal government has already start hiring energy managers for military facilities. (See our article 27 Areas of Potential Job Growth).
  4. Construction Management: Construction Management is a critical component of any green building project. Construction managers must be adept at managing employees, efficiently using  resources and troubleshooting construction issues while maintaining profitability.
  5. Building Systems Maintenance: Many green buildings have advanced computerized automation systems, climate control and on-site power generation.In order to repair these systems, Facility Managers and Maintenance professionals will have to be skilled craftpeople as well as adept information technologists. Those who can fix power generators, HVAC, water purification systems and do routine maintenance who see ample opportunities in the coming years.

These are some the knowledge areas that green building professionals will need for future job opportunities. Thanks for reading

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Is It Worth The Green?: How To Determine Which Green Certification, Degree or Training Is Right for You

A local college has come out with a new green degree program. Is it right for you? Will it help you get that job in sustainability? A local green business guru is offering a new certification for small business. You want to know if it is right for you. How do you evaluate it? Here is how.

In these tough times job seekers are searching for ways to get the best green certifications, degrees and training programs suited for their success without getting scammed. Instead of trying to endorse one program over another(because it can be a matter of opinion) ” Is It Worth The Green?: Critical Questions You Should Answer Before Getting a Green Certification, Degree or Training”  allows the reader to objectively evaluate if the program they are considering will meet their expectations and give them the opportunities they want. 

Here is the information included in the book:

  • Critical questions that should be asked when evaluating a program.
  • The future job outlook and demand for skills
  • Professional associations and networking groups
  • Links to important decision making tools
  • Links to directories and career information sources

Your money is important and you want make sure you get the best certification, degree or training to meet your needs. Buy it Today

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The 7 Hottest Certifications For The 2010 Economic Recovery

Last year we talked about the “12 Certifications and Licenses You Will Need In The Green Economy“. In 2010, we are unveiling the 7 hottest certifications for the 2010 economic recovery. Here’s why: The flow of money from the stimulus package has been steadily building up and the deadline for some of federal agencies get their “shovel ready”money under contract is approaching. While there are some who disagree that stimulus package will have an effect on the overall unemployment statistics, it is a proven fact that infrastructure construction projects have a strong multiplier effect on the local economy and supplier chains by creating other jobs and economic flow. 

Certifications and licenses are an excellent way for job seekers to add to their experience and gain a competitive advantage in the job market without a major investment in a new college degree. However, we do want to emphasize that certifications and licenses do not guarantee a job. If you do not know which certification is right for you, check our new e-book: “Is It Worth The Green?”Here are the 7 certifications for 2010:

  1. CCE (Certified Cost Engineer): Every construction project has a price. Cost Engineers give building owners and construction professionals exact cost estimates of materials and staff for their projects. This field has huge shortage of people in the energy, commercial, healthcare and industrial sectors. It is highly recommended that a person has architecture, construction or engineering experience before pursuing this certification.
  2. CEM (Certified Energy Manager): Energy managers are the people who will make sure that buildings and other facilities will meet and stay within their energy consumption goals. Many of these professionals will primarily work in real estate, government and industrial settings. They are sometimes called Resource Managers.  
  3. CPEA(Certified Environmental Auditor): Environmental Auditors make sure that all industries are adhering to environmental regulations and protocols. As the green economy moves forward there will be an increased need for these professionals who understand the new cap-and-trade systems and Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations for greenhouse gases.
  4. CTAM(Certified Asset Manager): Infrastructure asset managers are responsible for managing the cost of owning and operating municipal and civil infrastructure such as water/wastewater treatment systems; roads and bridges or energy generation and transmission. The water industry is particularly in need of people with asset management ability because the nation will need to overhaul  its water systems to conserve drinking water and improve the quality of treated wastewater. 
  5. LEED-AP(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design): This certification is focuses on green building techniques and energy efficiency. 75% of the federal government buildings and countless private owned properties will be made more energy-efficient and ecofriendly. If you are considering a career move into building construction, this is the certification that will set you apart.
  6. PE (Professional Engineer): The Smart Grid, alternative energy, nuclear and fossil fuel and shovel ready infrastructure projects are in dire need of licensed electrical, civil, structural, geotechnical, mechanical, environmental, mining and petroleum engineers. There are not enough people going into these fields to backfill the Baby Boomers who are retiring. If you are an engineer, a PE will make a big difference in your career and financial future.
  7. PSP (Project Scheduling Professional): Every construction project must be planned and scheduled before the first shovel hits the dirt. PSPs use the latest software tools and processes to make sure that project tasks are completed within the prescribed timeframes and prevent

This article is a part of our 2010 campaign to make the public aware of education opportunities and jobs in the climate change, environmental and infrastructure markets.

Your comments are welcome.  Please stay tuned for new updates, posts and E-books on certifications and licenses.


Water Infrastructure Jobs Will Heat Up In Late 2010

Many predictions about the job market in 2010 have a common theme: Competition for jobs will be high and hiring will be will be slow to pick up. While I agree that some areas of the economy will be in a slow growth mode, I can say with full assurance that the Environmental and Infrastructure job markets will heat up and gain speed toward the end of 2010 especially in the area of water infrastructure. Don’t believe me? Let me explain why I believe water infrastructure jobs will grow in 2010.

The Opportunity to Fix Our Water Infrastructure

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will force over $6 Billion towards the maintenance and construction of the water infrastructure where it is sorely needed. You have heard about the large amounts of energy lost in the electrical grid. Did you know that we, as a nation, lose an estimated 7 Billion gallons of drinking water per day through leaking pipes? The maintenance and construction required to fix this issue will provide strong opportunity for long-term term job growth. Another point behind my prediction is the EPA is under mandate to get all of the water project stimulus money under contract by February 17, 2010 to “expeditiously create jobs”.   Will these jobs materialize immediately? No. But they will come as companies gear up to perform the work.

What  immediate jobs will be created from these funds?

Utility and underground construction: According to the report Sudden Impact: Assessment of Short-Term Economic Impacts of Water and Wastewater Projects in the United States” from the Clean Water Council “Investments in water and wastewater infrastructure have immediate, substantial and far-reaching effects on the economy.  At the national level, an investment of $1 billion almost triples in size as total demand for goods and services reaches an estimated $2.87 to $3.46 billion.” Water Utility Contractors will experience a spike in growth due to these “shovel ready” projects. They will need people who can work in outdoor and underground conditions such as construction managers, superintendents, pipe fitters, welders, machine operators and other skilled labor. There will be strong demand across all of the positions in this industry as projects move forward.

Civil, environmental engineers and scientists: Every water project must be designed and specified before they are constructed. Engineers and scientists play a pivotal role in making sure that  water systems are constructed properly and monitor their performance once they are in operation. As I have said in previous articles, these fields have substantial shortages of people. The major reason that layoffs have occurred in this career field is a lack of funding for projects not a lack of work. If you are considering a wholesale career change this area of the environmental industry offers strong opportunities.

Project Finance and Asset management: The costs of building and maintaining water infrastructure must be documented and managed over time. The water industry, like everyone else, is facing significant challenges in procuring and allocating new funding sources while balancing costs and compliance. These jobs will require people who are well-educated in accounting, engineering, finance, information technology and law. There are other niche careers in this area such as metering and rate structuring which will need people as well.

More Information to Come 

Over the next few articles, we will explore more career opportunities in environmental and infrastructure markets. What I need from you is simple: Tell someone about this blog and share these articles. In the meantime, I will make sure to provide links to resources that will help job seekers to find these opportunities.  One more thing: watch Hinton Human Capital Jobs for more opportunities.

The Environmental and Infrastructure Job Markets Are Heating Up. Are You Ready To Jump In?

I am sure that many of you have heard the political rancor over Green and Stimulus related jobs. Whether you agree or disagree with how many jobs were “saved” versus  “created” from the stimulus bill, there is a positive trend in the economy worth talking about: Environmental and Infrastructure job openings are heating up.

Different from manufacturing and other career fields, there has been acute shortage of workers in these industries for years and plenty of work to be done. (See ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card).  The Minnesota bridge collapse; potholes in the streets; traffic congestion; dilapidated buildings and contaminated factory sites  are all reminders that our environmental and infrastructure problems must to be addressed (check out this documentary on America’s Infrastructure).

Once the money starts flowing again, these industries will go back to their “normal” short of people and overwhelmed with work.  Here are some suggestions that job seekers should consider when weighing their options:

  • If you are considering going back to college for a degree consider a civil, environmental engineering or science degree.
  • If a degree is out of the question and consider a class in CAD (Drafting) or becoming an environmental technician.

Here are some more fields where potential growth may occur as the economy picks up. Consider these areas as part of your career assessment.

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