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Water Quality Specialist

Company: Veolia North America
Location: West Nyack
Posted on: January 22, 2023

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Job Description
Company DescriptionVeolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.www.veolia.comJob DescriptionPOSITION PURPOSEThe position will serve a core role in the oversight and management of Veolia
Municipal Water New York's (VWNY) environmental compliance operations related to water quality, water/wastewater treatment, and distribution monitoring in Veolia's North American operations. As a member of the Water Quality Department, the team member will be continuously working to ensure that the water quality of the VWNY operations consistently meets and surpasses water quality standards as required by the county, state and federal regulatory agencies. This member will also be dedicated to advancing the operational
best practices of Veolia. A strong understanding of compliance rules and regulations in the water sector is essential.PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of acompliance data management system,SAMS.
  • Under guidance of supervisory specialists, build and monitor operational management control systems, performance metrics and reporting systems to monitor facility operations.
  • Supports the evaluation of the operation and performance of water and wastewater treatment facilities, drives implementation of recommended improvements to optimize treatment and water quality.
  • Assist with the development of training documents, Standard Operating Procedures and related material for operational database users and for process control systems. Assist with training of employees on topics such as regulatory requirements, sample collection and field analysis procedures.
  • Ensure the State and Federal sampling plans are accurate and are being followed by Veolia staff and contractors.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a compliance tracking mechanism.
  • Oversees and/or assists in the timely preparation and dissemination of required reports, both internally and externally, and ensures the efficient use of computer resources for the provision of information to the proper departments and individuals.
  • Recommend solutions to operational and technical problems.
  • Maintain good relationships with contract laboratories and review data generated for accuracy.
  • Assist with addressing customer water quality issues through sampling and qualitative and quantitative laboratory testing.
  • Stay up to date with water and wastewater regulations within the regions where VWNY operates.
  • Ability to operate within a team-oriented atmosphere and with indirect supervisory personnel
  • Ability to shift priorities frequently and effectively as needed
  • Perform other duties as assignedWORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, mechanical, electrical and chemical equipment and other potential hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will be provided safety equipment and training against anticipated exposure risks and without exception will comply with all safety mandates set by Veolia.QualificationsEducation / Experience / Background
    • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering and/or Biology, preferred. Master's degree in related field a plus.
    • Operational certification/licensure in drinking water or wastewater treatment, and/or experience with environmental regulatory reporting is a plus. 2 years of overall experience in data management/analytics, preferably working with drinking water or wastewater treatment plants, or other processes/facilities (e.g. industrial waste treatment) that are governed by Federal or State environmental regulatory agencies.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
      • An understanding of computer applications is essential.
      • Working knowledge of water quality regulations, water treatment and laboratory testing
      • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve or trouble-shoot laboratory or treatment issues to ensure organizational goal of zero violations is met.
      • Mechanical aptitude and mathematical skills are required.
      • Ability to communicate effectively in conversation and in writing.
      • Ability to shift priorities frequently and effectively depending on project requirements and deadlines.
      • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with people at all levels, both internally and externally.
      • Ability to use Google Workspace and Excel.Additional InformationA subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.www.veolianorthamerica.comAs an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Tenafly , Water Quality Specialist, Other , West Nyack, New Jersey

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