Environmental Coordinator - Massachusetts, Westwood, MA
NSTAR - Westwood, MA

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Role and Scope of Position:

This position is responsible for supporting all activities related to environmental protection to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as Northeast Utilities’ (NU) environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Administrative environmental oversight for assigned MA service area.
  • Provides direction and support for spill containment and cleanup .
  • Provides on-call availability for storm and after hours emergency spill response in MA.
  • Coordinates the collection and disposal of hazardous and regulated materials generated in NU's MA region.
  • Reviews, signs and files manifests for hazardous and regulated wastes.
  • Provides guidance on transport of hazardous materials and coordinates disposal of asbestos.
  • Develops and maintains facility spill prevention plans (SPCC) for MA service area.
  • Reviews compliance permits and discharges, and maintains and updates permit books.
  • Manages district permits to ensure compliance.
  • Represents NU with MA customers and regulatory authorities.
  • Prepares annual LEPC and SARA reports (Community Right to Know).
  • Conducts internal environmental assessments/audits and inspections of NU's MA facilities.
  • Assists/supports business owners in audit follow-up actions and responses.
  • Assists in site assessment and remediation activities at Company locations regulated by state or federal rules as hazardous waste sites.
  • Assists in property sale and acquisition environmental ASTM/AAI due diligence activities.


  • Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

    Technical Knowledge/Skill: Requires knowledge regarding spill containment and cleanup; emergency spill response; collection, transport, documentation (manifests) and disposal of hazardous and regulated materials (including asbestos); development and maintenance of facility SPCC plans; water/wastewater discharge permits; preparation of Annual LEPC & SARA reports (Community-Right-to-Know). Also requires knowledge regarding the conducting of internal environmental assessments/audits, inspections and follow-up corrective actions; reduction of PCB-containing transformers; spoils reuse and disposal; PILC; metals reclamation; waste minimization; transformer recycling and cost recovery; and major storm response).

    Education: Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree specifically focused on environmental sciences, related discipline or equivalent experience. Advanced degree preferred.

    Experience: Requires a minimum of five (5) years environmental-related experience.

    Licenses & Certifications: Valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Certification under OSHA HAZWOPER as per 29 CFR 1910.20 preferred.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support a diversified environment. It is the policy and practice of NSTAR Electric & Gas to employ persons and to assign work, pay, promote and offer training to all persons on the same basis without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran.

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