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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Consultant
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Consultant
Industry Segments:
Consulting, Environmental Services
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Environmental Specialist

Company Overview:
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally. 

Chubb Global Risk Advisors is the preferred provider of EHS consulting and compliance services in the unbundled market while maintaining our underwriting and loss control capabilities to support Chubb. Our relentless focus on the customer experience will build our brand preference. Our customers will describe us as customer-focused, experienced, flexible, creative, and efficient. 

We are seeking a Senior Environmental and EHS Specialist with 10 plus years’ experience. This individual will provide superior environmental compliance services, adhering to Chubb Global Risk Advisors' standard operating protocols and client specific scope of service.  This opportunity consists of onsite support at a client site in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina four to five days a week, M-F, on an ongoing basis.
The Senior EHS Specialist is responsible for maintaining our clients’ environmental compliance programs, including hazardous waste, other chemical waste, and wastewater discharge programs in support of maintaining healthy, safe, and environmentally responsible laboratory and office environments.
  • Oversee waste management program, including the proper characterization, transport, storage, labeling, vendor engagement and coordination, and documentation of managed waste streams.
  • Support process of lab cleanouts and lab space decommissioning.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with local and state regulators in areas of responsibility, including supporting regulatory inspections.
  • Oversee hazardous waste regulated program tasks, including waste profile documentation, waste determinations, routine inspections and state inspections, manifest files, waste containers/labels, contingency plan, quick reference guide and other required documentation/records, lab compliance reviews with lab staff/management, waste summary data and EPA biennial hazardous waste report, sourcing and stocking waste containers and numerous waste labels, DOT related requirements including written hazmat security plan and hazardous materials registration.
  • Oversee wastewater program, including permitting, meter calibrations, routine reporting, inspections, grease trap records, treat aqueous wastes for sewer disposal, maintain records, permit applications, work with lab/sampling vendors, and coordinate any non-routine discharges.
  • Review and prepare documents related to SARA Tier II reporting.
  • Support and/or consult with research staff regarding waste support activities. Review emerging waste handling needs including waste characterization, research SDSs and other resources, and coordinate follow-up actions as needed including new lab and waste stream fit-ups. 
  • Support client’s indoor health & environmental quality monitoring program, including IAQ, water quality monitoring, and keeping abreast of potential emerging risks.
  • Support client’s biosafety program.
  • Provide environment, health, and safety training to client’s staff as needed, including research staff, facilities staff, and others.
  • Monitor incoming communication channels to EHS, including emails and request forms regarding questions, concerns, and service requests.
  • Provide backup coverage for EHS colleagues as needed when they are on leave.
  • Assist facilities staff on waste issues as needed and assist with incidents around campus.
  • Keep current on environmental regulations and attend training and seminars to maintain subject matter expertise and certifications.
  • Develop and maintain applicable written environmental programs, policies and procedures including but not limited to: Waste Management, Spill Response, Storm Water, etc.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Safety Sciences, Chemistry, or similar technical degree + 10 years’ of experience, or Master’s in similar field + 6 years’ of experience.
  • Experience maintaining environmental programs and conducting environmental audits in a research lab environment.
  • CHMM preferred. CBSP, CIH, or CSP a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to travel several times throughout the year to domestic and international locations and stay in those locations for multiple weeks.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted by contracts.
  • Environmental Compliance, Program Management, Risk Management/Risk Control, and Regulatory Compliance knowledge and skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to interact, counsel, partner and communicate effectively at all organizational levels, including senior management, operations management and other business and department leaders.
  • Results oriented; takes initiative, proactive and leads by example.
  • Exercise sound judgement, balance business needs and legal requirements, develop and articulate business-minded alternatives and solutions and achieve business objectives.
Environmental job requirements and working conditions:
May be required to work with or in an environment that contains unpleasant conditions, and/or chemicals or hazardous materials.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within the client and outside of the client; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.