BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
Tuition Reimbursement Program
4 Year Degree
This position will manage and oversee compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations and BNSF policy, as assigned by the Assistant Director Environmental Operations, with a specific focus on Operations in Illinois and Iowa, plus other states as assigned. This position requires the ability to effectively engage with various teams at BNSF facilities to identify and mitigate environmental risk. Responsibilities of this position include managing environmental inspections, sampling, and the submittal of time critical plans and reports to various governmental agencies to document compliance. Must also be able to deliver effective environmental training to a significant number of work groups. Additionally, will need to track environmental compliance data using BNSF’s Environmental Management Information System (EHS-STAR).
Must have management skills to provide oversight of work for efficient and effective performance by environmental contractors and consultants. Frequent travel on assigned territory is required, some on short notice. Experience to response and mitigation of hazardous material release incidents is beneficial. Must be able to efficiently manage project budgets, work orders and invoices.
Travel: 50%; BNSF Company vehicle will be provided
The position will serve as the primary contact for all environmental compliance permits, regulations, projects, and other compliance needs in the states that are assigned.
Direct and manage environmental requirements in all areas of environmental compliance such as waste management, spill prevention control and countermeasures, storm water management, and air quality.
Actively participate in system wide discussions on environmental compliance issues, environmental strategy, and implementation of the Environmental Management System.
Maintain technical skills and knowledge in areas of environmental compliance.
Coordinate, train, and communicate environmental requirements with other departments as required.
Manage and communicate with federal, state and local pollution control agencies and serve as the BNSF liaison.
Engage with Environmental Legal as required.
Proactively identify changing environmental regulation and legislation and associated requirements.
Identify and attend necessary hearings, public meetings and environmental functions, as directed, which involve BNSF.
Responsible for safety compliance on environmental projects.
Provide guidance and review of site health and safety plans.
Manage staff and consultants as assigned.
Must have 5 to 7 years of environmental experience, with railroad, other transportation or industrial experience preferred.
Bachelor of Science in an environmental or engineering discipline required. Masters Degree preferred.
Knowledge of the following environmental programs and regulations is required:
Wastewater Management and Drinking Water Quality
Tier II Chemical Inventory Reporting
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, including limited spill response and mitigation
Solid, Special Waste and Hazardous Waste Management
Asbestos and Regulations
Air Quality Regulations
Candidate must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills and be an innovative problem solver.
The ability to work in a team environment on complex projects is required.
Candidate must be willing to travel and work nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.
Must have strong organizational, management, and communication skills to deal with complex issues and heavy workload.
Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written, to work with environmental staff, other BNSF departments, outside contractors and government agencies.
Must be able to work independently.
Must have ability to apply environmental practices and requirements to railroad activities.
HazMat Responder skills preferred, as on-call Hazardous Material / Emergency Response will be required.
Must have strong knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations and understanding of how regulations potentially impact BNSF operations.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS
Last 7 years of driving history
Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
Other elements as needed
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available athttps://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.
Who we are and what we do:
Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.
What we believe:
At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:
be treated with dignity and respect.
have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.