Environmental Professional (Pittsburgh, PA)

Environmental Professional (Pittsburgh, PA)


Requisition ID: 4629

HEPACO is the premier environmental and emergency services company in the Eastern United States with coverage across 40+ regional locations. We specialize in environmental emergency response, remediation, as well as industrial, marine, and waste services. HEPACO services a multitude of industries including transportation, utilities, energy, environmental consultants, industrial facilities, terminals, environmental service companies, general contractors, property owners, and the public sector through our Environmental and Remediation Services divisions.  

As an Environmental Professional, you'll be responsible for supporting a variety of branch-level environmental management and waste management programs. Each day brings opportunity for a variety of tasks, with responsibilities ranging from coordinating hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal, environmental compliance, sampling (substance, soil, air, and ground/stormwater), environmental and industrial field work, hazardous materials and oil spill emergency response (after hours), petroleum remediation, groundwater investigation and remediation, natural disaster response and clean-up, to regulatory consulting and report preparation.


Primary Job Functions

  • Assist with managing clients' non-hazardous and hazardous waste disposal.
  • Manage and track entire process of waste generation, storage and disposal including:
    • Manage pick-up of hazardous waste at various client sites
    • Coordinate activities with waste generators; properly identifying, classifying, and labeling waste in preparation for disposal or treatment
    • Ensure proper packaging and labelling of waste to maximize efficiently and maintain compliance
  • Interact with Branch Manager, Project Managers and Field Staff regarding compliance with shipments of non-hazardous and hazardous waste and other client issues regarding compliance
  • Prepare specimen samples for testing at lab, including packaging, labelling, and recordkeeping
  • Assist with responding to hazardous material releases and assist in the containment and clean-up of spilled materials
  • Assist with preparation, collection and review of periodic environmental reports and all compliance monitoring data
  • Perform physical labor associated with cleanup activities, sample collection, waste removal and other remediation services
  • Other duties as assigned or required



  • Work with a safety-first mindset
  • Be available to work extended and "on-call" hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Be willing to travel across the HEPACO operating footprint
  • Be able to work outside, exposed to the elements, including during inclement weather


Skills & Qualifications

  • BS in Geology, Engineering, or Environmental Science preferred.  Equivalent experience considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong math, analytical and research skills.
  • Working knowledge of US environmental regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft 365 productivity suite required – particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Self-starter, able to work reliably without direct supervision.
  • Continual learning and improvement mindset.
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour and confined space entry certification preferred.
  • Driving a company vehicle is an essential function of the job; candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record.
  • A pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and physical exam are required.


 Be a part of the HEPACO Difference!  

  • Weekly pay, competitive PTO program and company-paid holidays
  • Opportunity for overtime and emergency response premium pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability insurance options
  • 401k plan with company matching contributions
  • Education/Tuition assistance


HEPACO is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other federal, state/provincial or local protected class.  


HEPACO participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. / HEPACO participa en E-Verify y proporcionará al gobierno federal la información de su Formulario I-9 para confirmar que usted está autorizado para trabajar en los EE.UU.

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