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Sr Env Mgr - Petro Remediation

Date Posted:  Sep 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  397103

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform a role's essential functions.



About the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM):
Our mission is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial, and governmental activities vital to a prosperous economy.  We issue air, water, and solid and hazardous waste permits that restrict discharges to environmentally safe levels. Staff members inspect and monitor regulated entities; provide compliance and technical assistance; monitor and assess air, land, and water quality; use enforcement actions as necessary to ensure compliance and respond to incidents involving spills to soil or waters of the state.


Position Overview:


This position provides project management, technical, and administrative oversight for the assessment, and implementation of site remediation of properties contaminated by hazardous substances, petroleum, and/or metals; regulated by the Petroleum Remediation Section in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). Senior Project Managers primarily provide oversight on higher priority, complex, and/or fast-tracked remediation sites and sites where construction/redevelopment projects are also considered a brownfield project which may require coordination with the Indiana Finance Authority Brownfields Program when a site is in both programs.



This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $ 43,342.00.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



 The Senior Project Managers are expected to work in conjunction with IDEM technical support staff, IDEM legal counsel and external consultants, legal counsel, and the public to ensure that cleanups are conducted following appropriate IDEM guidelines and State and Federal laws. Senior Project Managers determine regulatory liability, and technical feasibility of work and conduct enforcement actions, and sampling. They may also plan and direct IDEM contracted cleanups where responsible parties are not willing or able to do so. In addition, Senior Project Managers maintain the highest project workloads, serve as subject matter experts, our Project Manager mentors, and manage internal administrative projects, and also special goal projects that may affect other Sections, Branches, or Offices of IDEM. The position is expected to work independently to ensure that cleanups are conducted following appropriate agency guidelines. 

About the Job:

The essential Project Management functions of this position are as follows:

•             Evaluates contaminated sites for remediation needs and risk exposure on high-priority remediation and redevelopment sites;
•             Determines external entities' responsible for conducting necessary remediation action under State and Federal environmental law;
•             Works with various business interests to manage and understand property redevelopment plans and timelines and implement those in conjunction with environmental cleanup requirements;
•             Determines completion and closure status and directs long-term follow-up tasks required to maintain appropriate completion status;
•             Determines goals and timelines for completion of tasks and overall timeline of each project;
•             Reviews and writes technical plans and reports concerning investigation and remediation of releases of hazardous substances and petroleum;
•             Coordinates with IDEM management, legal counsel, and technical support staff as required to complete project goals and objectives;
•             Determines appropriateness of property redevelopment plans considering environmental conditions of contaminated properties;
•             Communicates clearly/concisely with external parties on their required responsibilities and timelines to complete project goals and objectives;
•             Evaluates and communicates technical requirements to include environmental geology, chemistry, engineering, and risk analysis disciplines;
•             Tracks project milestones and metrics to ensure timely project completion and section goals;
•             Determines completeness of project tasks and recommends project closure as consistent with IDEM policies;
•             Conduct field oversight and sampling of environmental media as required and develops Scopes of Work and project plans;
•             Tracks expenditures and cost-recovery;
•             Manages the development of performance agreements or Administrative Orders for compliance with remediation and cleanup laws;
•             Manages and develops Scopes of Work, Technical Services Contracts, cost plans, and budgets as needed;
•             Works with Office of Land Quality Sections and other IDEM Offices to coordinate on-site management or enforcement referral;
•             Is expertly knowledgeable concerning remedial techniques and technologies and their application;
•             Expertly utilizes internal procedures and policies in the best manner possible to effect a timely and efficient cleanup and site closure;
•             Responsible to train new Project Managers on procedures, remedial processes, and technical proficiencies, and mentoring staff on project work; and
•             Assist the Section Chief with Section/Program/Branch internal goal projects of an administrative or technical nature, including efficiency projects, process changes, website development, etc.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Interpret laws, regulations and guidelines within area of assignment including environmental response, solid and hazardous waste management, surveillance and standards or water management. 
  • Develop and modify existing state programs to adapt to changes in federal or state legislation-mandated policy changes, for example, change of grant program to loan program requires development of agency regulations and development of procedures for IDEM staff to follow in the implementation of changes, or providing leadership for new regulations required under Indiana Ground Water Protection Act. 
  • Coordinate environmental review of loan projects including preparation of categorical exemptions, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and records of decision. 
  • Maintain a tracking system on projects to ensure that state’s allocation of grant and loan monies is in accordance with schedules(s) from original grant/loan requests through planning, design and construction to final close-out audit. 
  • Prepare and provide a variety of written communications including responses to letters of inquiry from concerned citizens, elected representatives and governmental officials. 
  • Chair or facilitate a variety of work-related committees such as dispute resolution committee to resolve disputes regarding funding of community construction projects. 
  • Develop, maintain, manage and update computer data system to rank communities for wastewater treatment projects and distributes state and federal funds. 
  • Research, analyze and report on priority projects and their progress. 
  • Perform annual audits of a large number of water pre-treatment programs. 
  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities and industries and evaluates industrial compliance to all environmental regulations. 
  • Coordinate review of requests for variance and exemptions from hazardous waste regulations. 
  • Review program plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility and environmental impact. 
  • Design and directs research projects regarding such issues as groundwater supplies, providing technical expertise for analysis and interpretation and logistics of projects. 
  • Prepare progress reports for Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners and provides consultation to management and staff. 
  • Review and evaluates technical work reports and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal requirements, laws and regulations, conclusions, recommendations and completeness. 
  • Assign and reviews work of lower-level staff members. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or a related field. 
  • Six (6) years of work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field. 
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of Environmental Management and related areas. 
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to the program area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to the program areas and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.  
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to establish long- and short-term project management goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with local, state, and federal groups and government representatives orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to prepare accurate and thorough reports. 
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines. 
  • Ability to interpret and implement public policy as it relates to program-specific environmental rules or laws.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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