In support of our client Longenecker & Associates, we are currently/urgently looking for an Environmental Specialist/Monitor. This is a permanent position to be based in Idaho Falls, ID.

This position serves as Environmental compliance support for construction activities performed by the Granite Construction Corporation (GCC) for the Spent Fuel Handling Recapitalization Project (SFHP) at the Department of Energy (DOE) Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) located approximately 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, ID. GCC is contracted by Fluor Marine Propulsion to construct large reinforced concrete structures to nuclear quality standards (ASME NQA-1-2008/1a-2009) for the SFHP facility. GCC directly interfaces with Jacobs, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contractor for Fluor Marine Propulsion. The physical work site is in a high desert environment (4800 feet MSL) with low precipitation (8 inches annually) and significant temperature extremes (-40oF to +100oF).

Role description

The Environmental Specialist/Monitor must have an understanding of Federal, State, and Local environmental compliance regulations, including regulations governing environmental compliance at the INL located in Butte County, Idaho or have the ability to learn the environmental compliance regulations and requirements specific to the SFHP concrete placement project. The DOE is the environmental regulator for the INL and the direct interface with local, state and federal regulators for activities conducted by INL contractors. GCC environmental activities are conducted under the oversight of Jacobs/Fluor Marine Propulsion personnel who directly interface with DOE.Environment affecting activities conducted at the work site will include, but are not limited to:

  • Field inspections, and reporting
  • Chemical management and inventory
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheet binders at the Site and understand waste disposal requirements
  • Dust abatement tracking and reporting
  • Fuel usage tracking
  • Concrete washout water testing and inspection
  • Wastewater monitoring per the designated wastewater disposal permit
  • Support material management activities from reinforced concrete production and placement activities; on-site chemical use for forming and cleaning, flushing, and testing operations; routine chemical and fuel bulk storage and use; storm water runoff; and sanitary discharges routine in industrial construction activities.

While working to achieve GCC objectives, the Environmental Specialist/Monitor will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner to include protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This role will maintain required safety, security, and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security, and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises environmental compliance.


The Environmental Specialist/Monitor will ensure all GCC work is performed in compliance with federal, state, local and project-specific environmental and reporting requirements. GCC must comply with the following Jacobs-provided plans and procedures:

  • PL-07-001, Construction Management Plan
  • PCD-07-003, Chemical Management Procedure
  • PCD-07-004, Environmental Management Procedure
  • PCD-07-005, Waste Management Procedure
  • PCD-07-006, Spill Response Procedure
  • PL-07-023, Ecological Reclamation Plan

In addition, the Environmental Specialist/Monitor will support, provide input, and/or participate in the following:

  • Input to the GCC Daily Report
  • Safety Observation Reports
  • Participate in Internal environmental audits and assessments
  • Participate in Incident investigation and reporting
  • Safety meeting presentations
  • Participate in daily pre-task planning (Take 5) meetings
  • Safety committee representation
  • Participate in environmental risk assessments and developing risk responses and controls
  • Represent GCC in NRF and INL site-wide environmental forums.

Essential skills

We are currently recruiting applicants that are legally entitled to work in the United States of America.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

  • High degree of skill in reading and interpreting regulations and guidance.
  • Ability to organize own work independently to meet established objectives, using discretion in performing duties.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely at all levels of personnel.

Education and Experience Required:  Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 2 years relevant experience or high school diploma and 3-5 years relevant experience

Physical Requirements: Job performance requires adequate visual acuity and manual dexterity for meeting the requirements of the discipline. Light work involves lifting no more than 40 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.


Desired skills

Impact: Most assignments are complex and performed independently or with direction from the Environmental Manager. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Effects of decisions or recommendations are long lasting and would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives as well as problems with customer satisfaction.

Business Associations: Interacts with GCC personnel and Jacobs environmental counterparts on environmental compliance matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

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Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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