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Manager Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)
Highly Accomplished Environmental Manager who makes sound decisions to reflect positively on globally oriented, multi-site mining operations in alignment with a company s vision, polices, and goals. Top performer who continually contributes solutions-centric critical thinking talents for insightful, change-driven results, and who offers an in-depth knowledge of federal and state regulations (i.e. CWA, CAA, RCRA, NEPA, SWDA, UIC). Visionary professional who rises above challenges by emphasizing environmental risk mitigation, sustainable solid and hazardous waste management, ongoing emergency preparedness, and cost-reducing operational processes. Ambitious self-starter who quickly adapts to evolving scenarios while independently resolving in-depth issues to boost success. Excellent communicator who develops synergistic relationships with cross-geographical decision-makers, teams, and regulatory agencies; who excels in fast-paced autonomous and collaborative work environments; and who leads employees by example and with integrity to inspire confidence. Noted Author of numerous publications and skilled public speaker.
Key Areas of Expertise
Multi-Project Management ￨ Laboratory / Operations Management ￨ Policy / Procedure Development
EHS Compliance ￨ Environmental Auditing ￨ Emergency Preparedness ￨ ISO xxxxxx ￨ Key Incident Investigations
Team Building / Training ￨ NPDES Permitting / Administration ￨ CAA Permitting / Administration ￨ Mine Permitting
Career Highlights Include:
Pioneering and leading process improvements to exceed operational expectations.
Receiving ongoing praise from state and garnering several awards for exemplary work.
Aligning operations with state and federal regulatory policies, corporate polices, and rules.
Boosting productivity by personally authoring several laboratory EHS policies, plans, and SOPs.
Continually enhancing management and employee awareness of impactful environmental issues.
Gaining extensive skills with multiple environmental issues, permits, and compliance regulations.
Championing safety- and accountability-focused team performance within a high-pressure workplace.
Representing labs in environmental matters with state, scientific community, NSF, DOE, EPA, and Boards.
Capitalize on the opportunity to lead diverse forward-thinking underground laboratory initiatives, including training, mentoring, and managing a top-performing team of 8 wastewater treatment operators, technicians, and specialists. Utilize broad scope of industry knowledge toward representing the laboratory in environmental matters to the State of Xxxxxx, the scientific community, NSF, DOE, EPA, and Board of Directors, including preparing and delivering presentations for National Laboratory Review Boards, as well as serving as EHS reviewer for DOE experiments. Author several laboratory EHS policies, plans, and SOPs, including ISO-compliant Environmental Management System; solid and hazardous waste policy and plan; hazard communication plan; confined space policy; wastewater treatment SOPs and laboratory quality control / assurance plans; SPCC and Stormwater plans; and site sustainability plan.
Served as primary environmental reviewer and compliance officer for SURF science experiments and site.
Project-managed Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Detector NEPA EA initiative, including authoring and reviewing 16 Impact Sections for detector site for Long Baseline Neutrino Facility EA (http://lbnf.fnal.gov/files/LBNF-DUNE-Draft-EA.pdf work included coordination with Fermi Laboratory and DOE on many levels (i.e. public outreach, Section 106 coordination, and project planning and coordination).
Restarted and led a 3 MGD waste water treatment plant (WWTP), including designing pre-treatment process to remove ferric iron and metals from mine water using filtration, coagulation / flocculation, and dewatering tubes; successfully saved $100,000+ in sludge management costs and attained zero permit violations since start-up while discharging 5+ million gallons of water to Whitewood Creek cold water fishery.
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Strategically steered environmental affairs at two Bentonite mine sites and two Bentonite processing plants, including mentoring and managing a 5-member team while continually providing environmental regulatory updates to mine and plant managers / employees for strict adherence to state and federal guidelines. Proactively represented the company s interests to outside agencies and corporations while ensuring compliance with all regulatory programs (i.e. air, land quality, water, SARA Title III, TRI, TSCA, solid and hazardous waste) and training staff on environmental permits and regulations. Directed mine permitting and reporting processes, including permitting six major mining amendments and six permit update documents for Wyoming Land Quality. Prepared land quality annual reports with mapped mining disturbance and calculated company liability for bonding requirements on both federal and non-federal land.
Comprehensively authored five Stormwater and SPCC plans across two mine sites.
Authored a new cost-reducing and recycling-focused Waste Policy and Procedure Manual.
Led audits to uncover deficiencies that resulted in 11 construction projects to meet air quality compliance.
Managed company-wide air quality program, including completing two Title V air quality permit renewal applications, preparing air quality construction permits for new sources, performing stack tests, preparing emission inventory reports, ensuring Subpart OOO applicability and compliance, and completing all reports.
Effectively managed Solid and Hazardous Waste Program, including establishing a list of site-specific generated wastes and implementing new disposal standards and recycling (waste minimization) programs.
Environmental Manager (1998 2003)
Led targeted decision-making among a 5-member environmental staff in achieving goals. Represented the mine at legislative and / or regulatory hearings, as well as with legal actions. Cost-effectively prepared budgets while aligning operations with established state and federal regulatory policies, corporate policies, and / or new rules and regulations. Coordinated NPDES program, including preparing DMR, WET testing, permit renewals, storm water prevention plan, SPCC plan, permitting plant modifications, and plant operator training. Independently led a 6-month risk assessment and risk abatement program following a major cyanide solution spill recognized as one of the company s largest spills. Promoted ongoing education and preventative measures by developing a new training program for employees and contractors, including writing and disseminating an environmental training program and brochure that are still in use.
Ensured the treatment plant met strict regulatory compliance while discharging 2-5 million gallons daily.
Assessed risk to result in 12 findings and trigger $1.4 million in corrective actions to ultimately save thousands of dollars in fines, reduce shutdown possibility, and substantially decrease negative publicity.
Personally conducted tailing dam inspections while ensuring $100-million tailing dam met permit compliance, reviewing geotechnical reports, monitoring dust control, and evaluating water balance efforts.
Led critical environmental audits, including state audits of NPDES permits, air permits, state and federal EPA multi-media audits, solid and hazardous waste audits, tailing dam audits, and core corporate audits.
Retrofitted old process equipment with secondary containment and installed pollution control equipment.
Led post-2002 reclamation and clean-up after mine closure by developing policies adhering to compliance and operations efforts to meet permit, state, and federal laws. Led design and revegetation of waste rock units composed of 500+ acres and 138+ million tons of rock. Directed $2.2-million Wasp mine reclamation project to reclaim a historical mine site and 250,000 tons of tailing now recognized as a Xxxxxx historical landmark.
Successfully assessed and efficiently remediated 6 underground petroleum storage tank facilities.
Led PCB clean-up program, including establishing standards for decommissioning of articles, transformers, and capacitors; completing all reports; and training staff and contractors on PCB issues.
Developed site s EPCRA (TRI) reporting system and Form R reports per new federal regulations involving inventorying 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000 quality system that encompassed writing detailed site compliance assurance requirements for permits and law / regulations.
Launched a Left Behind program that gave thousands of products to employees that otherwise would be considered waste to save $10,000 in disposal costs and clean up underground storage areas / shops.
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Environmental Engineer (1996 1998)
Demonstrated talent in facilitating DMR preparation and reporting, including preparing quarterly reports and handling annual air compliance reporting. Developed and managed an environmental monitoring database. Mentored and managed a details-focused Environmental Technician in meeting or exceeding objectives. Collaborated with industry consultants to predict future water quality, and led a $500,000 project to initiate the closure of waste rock units.
Drafted Tailing Dam Emergency Preparedness Plan for Bureau of Reclamation and State.
Led approval of new air sources, changes to NPDES permit, and modification to mine permit.
Reworked new site reclamation standards, and added new features to enable facility compatibility.
Received ongoing praise from state and garnered several awards for exemplary project-specific work.
Sanford Laboratory Mine Rescue Team (15 Years)
Homestake Underground Mine Rescue Team (15 Years)
Master of Science in Geology ￨ Geochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Economics
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) (Since 2011)
Certified Drinking Water Operator (Wyoming)
Level IV ( A ) Certified Physical / Chemical Wastewater Treatment Operator
24-Hour DOT ￨ 30-Hour OSHA ￨ 40-Hour MSHA ￨ 40-Hour HAZWOPER
16-Hour TapRooT Training ￨ 16-Hour Dr ger BG-4 Benchman Training
40-Hour Wildland Fire ￨ 40-Hour Medical First Responder ￨ 40-Hour RCRA (McCoy Association)
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) ￨ SAP
AutoCAD ￨ SurvCAD ￨ Trimble Survey Equipment / Software ￨ iGage All-Topo
Treasurer (Current) ￨ President (Former), SME Black Hills Chapter
President (Former), Xxxxxx County, Xxxxxx Emergency Planning Committee
Excellent Professional References Provided Upon Request
Professional Publications & Presentations Provided Upon Request
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Hiring Agent Name
I am exploring a new career opportunity within a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role.
As a Professional Geologist in the states of Wyoming and North Carolina, I offer proven experience in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Operations; Multi-Project Management; Laboratory / Operations Management; Team Building; Training / Development; and Policy / Procedure Development. I am also highly skilled in Strategic Analysis / Planning, Trends Tracking, Environmental Auditing, Emergency Preparedness, Permitting / Administration, ISO xxxxxx, Incident Investigations, and Regulatory Compliance, among other areas.
Currently, as an Environmental Manager for Sanford Underground Research Facility, I successfully lead forward-thinking laboratory initiatives while training, mentoring, and managing a team of 8 wastewater treatment operators, technicians, and specialists. Within this role, I represent the laboratory in environmental matters to the State of Xxxxxx, the scientific community, NSF, DOE, EPA, and the Board of Directors, along with expertly preparing and delivering presentations for National Laboratory Review Boards and serving as the EHS reviewer for DOE experiments.
A sample of my recent accomplishments include:
Serving as primary environmental reviewer and compliance officer for SURF science experiments and site.
Authoring EHS policies, plans, and SOPs, including ISO-compliant Environmental Management System; solid and hazardous waste policy; hazard communication plan; confined space policy; wastewater treatment SOPs and laboratory quality control / assurance plans; SPCC and Stormwater plans; and site sustainability plan.
Restarting and leading a 3 MGD waste water treatment plant (WWTP) to ultimately save $100,000+ in sludge management costs and attain zero violations since start-up while discharging 5+ million gallons of water.
Project-managing a high-level Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Detector NEPA EA initiative, including authoring and reviewing 16 Impact Sections for detector site for the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility EA.
To complement this experience, please note that I earned a Master of Science in Geology and Geochemistry from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. I have also been recognized as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) since 2011 by the Institute of Hazardous Material Management. I also hold Certified Drinking Water Operator and Level IV ( A ) Certified Physical / Chemical Wastewater Treatment Operator credentials, among other professional training.
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As a proven leader, I am positioned to deliver both immediate and long-term results with a continued commitment to exceeding your company s EHS goals. I am eager to discuss how my qualifications uniquely match your current and future needs, and look forward to interviewing with you soon.
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