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Environmental Consulting & Technology

ESG Specialist/ Project Manager

Link: Careers – Environmental Consulting & Technology (ectinc.com)

ECT seeks to hire a Project Manager to advance and grow its existing practice related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments, reporting, and initiatives largely within the firm’s manufacturing and industrial client base.

The professional hired for this role will join ECT’s Compliance and Sustainability team focused on ESG and net-reductions strategies, as well as environmental management systems, health & safety programs, and air quality services. Within this larger team, this professional will find the technical expertise, client relationships, and existing accounts to contribute to existing client needs as well as growth their own portfolio over time.

Preferred locations: Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit. Any ECT metro locations will be considered. A remote hire arrangement is an option for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated experiencing with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Significant experience with other of the ESG frameworks will be considered for the right candidate.
  • Knowledge of and ability to present ESG and related concepts such as GHG management, net-zero manufacturing, environmental compliance and regulation, and other related sustainability and carbon-reduction topics and concepts.
  • Project management experience in a related consultant setting providing a based knowledge of front-end project pursuit and capture, strong project management and solution-building fundamentals, and general client engagement strategies.
  • Ability to support clients in the strategic development of their ESG and sustainability plans, reporting, and metrics – including at times being a liaison between numerous client and program stakeholders for a functional outcome and programs.
  • Experience and working knowledge of manufacturing, processing, and related industrial markets. This does not have to expansive and can be limited to specific client or industry programs.
  • Working knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety and Management Systems such as various ISO, OSHA and related performance and compliance programs.
  • Strong communication and organization skills that translate to analytical work, written content, effective presentations, and successful project outcomes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or with complimentary work experience and/or desired framework knowledge.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for Senior Specialist Environmental Health & Safety. The position develops, implements and monitors programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations both locally for Abbott Park as well as supporting all 5 divisions globally. 

SENIOR SPECIALIST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Oversee the local hazardous waste program to ensure Divisional personnel implement and maintain the ongoing program in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare ongoing regulatory compliance documents related to various air/water/waste/community right to know/other regulatory programs.
  • Develops and provides training (hazardous waste, internal management standards, technical programs, sustainability goals) for employees locally and globally.
  • Works independently most of the time and uses judgment in data analysis to develop and design solutions to difficult health and safety problems.
  • Serves as a resource to division management and EHS staff on matters relating to environmental compliance, sustainability, and general safety.  
  • Provides on call support for EHS emergencies in Lake County.
  • Conducts ISO 14001 /ISO45001 gap assessments and internal audits.
  • Works under the supervision of the EHS Manager, while also working independently to solve day-to-day problems.
  • Applies professional experience and education to develop innovative and practical solutions to local and Divisional challenges.
  • Supports facility Emergency Response, Fire Plan and release reporting actions.
  • Complies with U.S. EPA regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Required:

  • B.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety field with both hands on and program management experience.
  • Ability to navigate and interpret EHS regulations.
  • Expected to function with little direction and be able to independently drive complex projects to completion.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Similar position will be opening soon in Construction Safety.

MANAGER, DANGEROUS GOODS PROGRAMS:

The position will lead the development of the global dangerous goods program worldwide, providing corporate wide leadership and technical support to Abbott’s Dangerous Goods and Federal Motor Carrier programs. The position acts as the primary contact with regulatory bodies to influence dangerous goods regulations and provide technical support /strategy to Abbott sites worldwide.

The Manager, Dangerous Goods Programs is responsible to ensure Abbott dangerous goods transportation shipments (such as medical devices containing lithium batteries, reagents, and other products, waste shipments, and return goods) are regulatory compliant and that there are no uninterrupted product shipments. The position is responsible for the development of worldwide standards, procedures, and tools to ensure Abbott’s dangerous goods shipments are appropriately managed. The position is also responsible to ensure FMCSA regulations are met.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair Abbott’s Dangerous Goods technical expert team of 15 division experts and provide dangerous goods transportation technical support to all Abbott sites.
  • Chair the FMCSA management team and provide technical support to ~12 sites subject to the regulations.
  • Serve as the Corporation’s primary contact with external trade organizations and regulatory agencies to address key global compliance issues applicable to Abbott.
  • Communicate proposed regulatory ruling and changes to applicable Abbott sites.
  • Develop and implement action plans to address regulatory changes.
  • Establish and maintain Dangerous Goods procedures and policies worldwide.
  • Oversee and develop Dangerous Goods and Federal Motor Carrier self-assessment program.
  • Conduct Dangerous Goods regulatory and program assessments worldwide.
  • Serve as the Corporation’s primary contact for dangerous goods transportation incidents and assist in incident investigation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • At least ten years of experience in dangerous goods and hazardous materials management.
  • US DOT, IATA, IMDG, and DGSA dangerous goods certifications, or able to become certified.
  • Experience with classification of dangerous goods.
  • Team leadership experience involving cross-divisional and cross-functional participants.
  • Track record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external clients/resources; demonstrates ability to successfully negotiate among peers and customers.
  • Proven success managing projects and programs.
  • Consultative skills and client service focus; ability to work with internal stakeholders and drive towards consensus and decision.
  • Strong operational understanding and experience.
  • Global regulatory perspective.
  • Project management and program execution expertise.