Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist

Cardno Santa Barbara , CA 93101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Cardno is seeking a part-time/flexible Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist in any US office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



Lead and conduct environmental compliance audits at government and commercial sites on a regular basis to ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal environmental laws and regulations and agency environmental policies and procedures.




Work with an interdisciplinary environmental compliance team to provide audit services across the U.S.




Act independently and as part of a multimedia audit team to ascertain compliance and recommend appropriate action to assure compliance and/or return to compliance.




Develop audit findings, recommendations, and corrective actions to mitigate environmental hazards across various environmental media, including but not limited to, air emissions, potable water, water pollution control, hazardous materials management, solid and hazardous waste management, storage tank management, toxic substances control, etc.




Conduct environmental compliance research in advance of the audit to prepare for the unique aspects of the facility to be reviewed.




Conduct in-briefing with leadership and interview agency staff, review documentation, and observe operations to confirm the status of compliance.




Develop out-briefing documents and apprise leadership of the findings of the audit, providing recommendations to improve compliance status.




Develop audit reports to confirm findings of the audits and provide recommendations to address root causes of the deficiencies noted to provide long-term solutions and improve the state of environmental compliance.




Provide advice to clients on how best to address environmental compliance requirements based on past professional experience.



Job Description:

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Cardno is seeking a part-time/flexible Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist in any US office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



Lead and conduct environmental compliance audits at government and commercial sites on a regular basis to ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal environmental laws and regulations and agency environmental policies and procedures.




Work with an interdisciplinary environmental compliance team to provide audit services across the U.S.




Act independently and as part of a multimedia audit team to ascertain compliance and recommend appropriate action to assure compliance and/or return to compliance.




Develop audit findings, recommendations, and corrective actions to mitigate environmental hazards across various environmental media, including but not limited to, air emissions, potable water, water pollution control, hazardous materials management, solid and hazardous waste management, storage tank management, toxic substances control, etc.




Conduct environmental compliance research in advance of the audit to prepare for the unique aspects of the facility to be reviewed.




Conduct in-briefing with leadership and interview agency staff, review documentation, and observe operations to confirm the status of compliance.




Develop out-briefing documents and apprise leadership of the findings of the audit, providing recommendations to improve compliance status.




Develop audit reports to confirm findings of the audits and provide recommendations to address root causes of the deficiencies noted to provide long-term solutions and improve the state of environmental compliance.




Provide advice to clients on how best to address environmental compliance requirements based on past professional experience.



Basic qualifications:



BA or BS Degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, or related field


  • 10 years of experience with performing audits and inspections, supporting compliance with applicable Federal, state, and local regulatory standards

Experience with leading and conducting environmental compliance audits, assessments, and inspections to determine compliance with Federal, state, and local standards and company and agency environmental policies and procedures




Knowledge of environmental regulatory standards and programs




Knowledge of regulatory program areas, including air emissions, potable water, water pollution control, hazardous materials management, solid and hazardous waste management, storage tank management, and toxic substances control




Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training, or other environmental management certification highly desired




Strong written and verbal communication skills




Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, and must be willing to learn custom auditing software systems




Expected to travel 85% or more of the job time (which will be part-time)




Must have a valid U.S. driver's license and be able to pass a Federal background investigation and obtain security clearance to work on site at Federal facilities


  • Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner.

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team.



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Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist

Cardno