Environmental Coordinator

Granite Construction Inc Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America's largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you'll see that we are building more than infrastructuretogether, we are building your future.

General Summary

Under minimal supervision and using independent discretion, this position is responsible for coordinating an environmental program, including all aspects of the permitting and compliance processes, and providing leadership on environmental matters in a manner consistent with company policies and procedures.

Essential Job Accountabilities
1.Have primary responsibility for inspection of permit(s). This will include monitoring of the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) erosion/sediment control devices according to the released-for-construction plans as well as adequacy of those controls being installed. Will conduct inspections of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) implementation and adequacy (using TxDOT Form 2118 or some tailored version of this form) and update the design sheets and permit forms in order to ensure permit compliance.
2.Coordinate with business unit personnel at multiple facilities including developing training programs to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
3.Maintain an environmental compliance database which coordinates compliance reports to agencies or parties, coordinates monitoring to meet permit conditions, and brings all worksite facilities into compliance with environmental laws.
4.Maintain an Environmental Management System (EMS) which coordinates legal requirements and compliance tasks, establishes environmental objectives and targets, determines roles and responsibilities for environmental activities, and maintains a document and record system.
5.Identify and monitor environmentally significant issues and advise management on the appropriate action to help develop and maintain Granite's reputation as an environmental leader.
6.Works closely with the location manager and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive and practical environmental strategy.
7.Solves technical problems and develop solutions to meet environmental requirements.
8.Builds and maintains excellent working relationships to enhance Granite's reputation through highly professional interaction with the general public and public officials, including those with perspectives that are contrary to Granite's objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field preferred.
  • OSHA 30 Hour, HAZWOPER, Certified Storm Water Inspector Designation preferred

Work Experience

  • 3-7 years related work experience preferred.

  • Experience on DOT projects

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Must have demonstrated decision making skills.

  • General understanding of federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures.

  • Experienced with scheduling, working with subcontractors, budgeting and cost control.

  • Ability to establish relationships with agencies and represent Granite in a public forum.

  • Strong public speaking and ability to communicate with management.

  • Strong technical writing skills necessary for preparation of inspection reports, memos and other documents requiring descriptions and summaries.

  • Ability to work with all levels of construction project crafts and management personnel to successfully coordinate and complete work requirements.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand (for up to 8 hours), walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

  • Ability to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct on a daily basis.
  • A team player.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

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Environmental Coordinator

Granite Construction Inc