Project Manager Chemical Waste Program Lead

Claymont, DE
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Type: Contract

Category: Other

Job ID: 144403

Date Posted: 08/14/2019

System One is recruiting a Project Manager Chemical/Waste Program Lead for our client in Newark, DE.

This is a 12 month contract position with likely extension.

**Local candidates only, please**
**Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident**

The Chemical Waste Program Lead provides leadership for managing and handling of waste at Wilmington area sites.

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:


  • Minimum of 5 year experience in a waste program role either in R&D or in a manufacturing environment
  • 2 year degree in a scientific discipline. Equivalent experience will be considered
  • Familiarity with EPA, DOT and applicable federal, state and local regulations
  • DOT Manifest training (manifest, packaging and shipping), RCRA McCoy Training or similar. Proficient in Excel
  • Must be extremely familiar with all aspects of site waste program and regulations, including generation, packaging/shipping, manifesting and reporting
  • Expertise with handling highly hazardous materials, HTMs, DEA, CFATS chemicals and related waste streams
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with all levels of personnel (e.g., from entry level to PhD, engineering consultants, and crafts personnel)
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and planning skills to manage competing priorities

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • 8-10 years of applicable experience in the chemical/waste industry
  • 1910.120 HAZWOPER Training, Hazmat Technician certification
  • Six Sigma certification (Green Belt or Black Belt)


  • Provides guidance to researchers and site personnel in all questions related to waste, ranging from non-hazardous to hazardous waste collection, packaging, shipping
    • Close collaboration and communication with R&D researchers and managers is essential to success, understanding needs and priorities across multiple businesses
    • The workload and activities are diverse and require the ability to adapt to new challenges on a routine basis
  • Coordinates waste shipments , signs manifests; this may involve multiple waste/recycling vendors for cost savings and waste reduction
    • Ensures all waste is shipped offsite within the 90 day limit
    • Completes required documentation including waste manifest logs and manifest tracking. Documents all requirements are met for each material/ shipment, including EPA/RCRA, DOT and OSHA
  • Oversees waste vendor providing waste consolidation/lab packing services and 90 day area inspections
    • Determine appropriate waste streams for consolidation based on goals and site needs. Work with Sourcing and vendors to determine most cost effective and environmentally friendly means of removal.
  • Review, approve and sign profiles – determining best processes for recycling/ disposing of materials
  • Completes annual and biennial waste reports. Contribute with corporate and recycling reports, as required
  • Responsible for writing, simplifying and maintaining the waste procedures for the Wilmington area, including requirements for sites. Updates and maintains waste training packages
  • Determines resource needs (contractor/vendor staffing) and provides technical guidance and leadership related to all site waste matters
    • Track waste invoices for all services
    • Provide budgetary input to Environmental Leader
  • Monitors and evaluates waste program through audits and attending DNREC inspections/audits.
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives to benefit quality of work, timeliness of shipments, safety of personnel/contractors, as well as overall effectiveness of the waste program

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