Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Location: Glen Allen, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist
Incorporated in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) provides reliable, cost-effective, environmentally balanced, wholesale electric services to our 11-member distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Our core business is generating, purchasing and delivering electricity to our members. ODEC is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative that operates for the benefit of our members, who are our owners. Our home office is located in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Purpose of Job:
The Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist will work out of the Glen Allen, Virginia office and is responsible for obtaining EH&S permits/certificates/licenses and ensure the conditions of the EH&S permits/certificates/licenses and all other pertinent regulatory requirements are met through working with regulators, reviewing and interpreting regulations, providing guidance to operations staff and conducting audits. This individual will review and respond to proposed and new local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations and keep the Cooperative updated on the implications of the regulations. The EH&S Specialist will locate and investigate sites that can be permitted and that support electric generation facilities.
Essential responsibilities include:
Ensuring compliance with EH&S regulations and statutes with emphasis on air, water, waste, chemical/petroleum storage, and occupational health and safety
Reviewing and ensuring accuracy of CEMs data for ODEC operated facilities
Working with EHS Director to develop requests for proposal, administering contracts with consultants or general contractors, and scheduling and coordinating the work
Maintaining and coordinating headquarters building emergency plans, assisting with business continuity and incident management planning, and conducting emergency drills in accordance with these plans
Performing or coordinating wetlands delineations and other similar environmental field and technical studies
Locating and investigating sites for the installation of electric generation facilities
Maintaining inventory of environmental, health, and safety personal protective equipment for ODEC’s personnel
7 years environmental, health and safety work experience required
2 years environmental permitting experience required
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Occupational and Safety Regulations under OSHA
Effective communicator to include facilitating meetings and making presentations
Effective writing skills
Highly organized, self-motivated, and capable of performing multiple tasks while meeting critical deadlines
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of Office 365, One Drive, Teams and SharePoint Online preferred
Utilities industry, especially generation, transmission, and distribution desirable
Professional certification in safety or loss control (i.e. CLCP, CSP)
Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, Safety or other related technical Degree. Other degrees may be acceptable with adequate work experience.
Occasional planned travel via automobile and commercial airline required
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Ability to use a laptop computer, have hand-eye coordination, work in an office setting
Occasionally required to perform fieldwork, which may involve walking over rough terrain, through water and wetlands, during all types of weather conditions and capable of climbing over fences and crossing ditches
Occasionally required to spend a number of hours outdoors exposed to all weather conditions
Capability to walk on uneven surfaces
Ability to climb stack ladders, potentially hundreds of feet high, and walk on elevated stack platforms
Requires ability to hear, smell, and see, as well the ability to see and distinguish colors and feel textures
Some heavy lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds required
Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and travel via commercial airline
Licenses: Must possess and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please apply via this link www.odec.com/careers for consideration.
ODEC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Incorporated in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) provides reliable, cost-effective, environmentally balanced, wholesale electric services to our 11 member distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Our core business is generating, purchasing and delivering electricity to our members. ODEC is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative that operates for the benefit of our members, who are our owners.
Our corporate headquarters is located in Glen Allen, Virginia.