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Environmental Compliance Specialist
Category :
Energy (oil, electric, and solar)
Contract :
Direct Hire
Job(s) available(s) :
Experience :
1-2 years
Studies level :
Working place :


Our client is a growing developer and operator of renewable energy facilities focusing on development in California. Under the direction of the Environmental Compliance Supervisor, this position will provide environmental compliance support to the operating teams.

This ideal person is dependable and self-motivated in order to successfully support environmental compliance programs related to renewable energy generating facilities (solar, battery energy storage systems and wind). This individual is expected to conduct inspections and support to the Operations teams, while ensuring environmental tasks are completed on time and documented. The ideal individual understands federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations and conditions of operating permits issued for equipment and facilities. The individual should have great communications skills to provide easy-to-understand guidance as it applies to the associated facilities.

Ideally based in Riverside, this role is a full-time and hybrid position, working part-time remotely (from home) and making regular day trips to the facilities in Palm Springs, Mojave or San Diego, part-time, to support compliance activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned as needed

  • Support implementation of company-wide environmental compliance programs with a focus in air pollution control, hazardous materials management, hazardous and universal waste management, water quality and stormwater management, and spill prevention
  • Review and summarize facility and equipment operating permits and associated permit conditions
  • Compile data collection and prepare and review associated/required compliance submissions and reports for regulatory agencies
  • Develop and deliver training on environmental topics to company employees
  • Maintain training programs and provide employee training on company standards and protocols compliant with regulations
  • Support compliance programs by performing regular compliance reviews and field inspections/audits
  • Identify potential compliance concerns; develop and implement corrective actions for effective solutions
  • Liaise with the EHS team and Operations teams to assure that company is compliant with all environmental regulations and associated permit requirements
  • Support EHS and Operations teams with response to emergencies and/or incidents
  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and participating in Incident Command System (ICS) and emergency/incident response trainings, tabletop exercises, and drills
  • Employ effective strategies for continuous monitoring of environmental laws and regulations; support EHS and Operations teams in maintaining compliance
  • Develop and audit standard operating procedures and processes to ensure company environmental compliance policies are followed
  • Update and monitor compliance schedules, calendars, and compliance matrices to ensure compliance deadlines are tracked and are transparent to cross-functional teams and are successfully met
  • Maintain compliance records and regulatory files in sync with established electronic and paper copy recordkeeping organization and structure
  • Prepare environmental permit applications and compliance plans
  • Manage hazardous materials inventories and waste management programs utilizing California Environmental Reporting System (CERS), hazardous materials business plans (HMBPs), hazardous materials release response plans, hazardous waste generator forms, annual reporting and maintaining related documents
  • Other duties as assigned by the Environmental Compliance Supervisor


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Ability to work efficiently and independently, self-starter
  • Solid sense of accountability and sound personal judgement
  • Experience with at least one or two of the following regulatory agencies Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California EPA (CalEPA), jurisdictional Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs), Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Air Resources Board (CARB), jurisdictional air districts, California State Water Board (SWRCB), jurisdictional water boards, United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Experience conducting inspections with regulators (required)
  • Experience with Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) programs, hazardous materials inventories, and hazardous waste programs (preferred)
  • Knowledge and applied experience with EPA’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule and required SPCC Rule elements (preferred)
  • Knowledge and applied experience pertaining to federal, state and local regulatory agency inspections
  • Experience with HAZMAT Standards (preferred)
  • Able to compile and submit reports to regulatory agencies
  • Knowledge and applied experience in incident reporting and emergency response (preferred)


  • Associates, Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in environmental compliance and must be recent and relevant to this environmental position (required)
  • Knowledge of renewable energy facilities preferred but not required.


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Computer proficiency (combination of virtual, office based, and in-field)


  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and focus on quality
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficient in identifying and resolving issues independently


  • Valid CA driver’s license with excellent driving record (required)
  • Certifications in other environmental compliance programs (i.e. QSP, HAZWOPER, etc.) (preferred)

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