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Senior Environmental Inspector

  • Job reference: NA-002761
  • Sector: Emergency Management
  • Location: San Juan
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Disaster Response and Recovery Group in Puerto Rico as an Senior Environmental Inspector.

  • This role will exercise technical expertise and provide project oversight to ensure compliance with applicable building standards to meet the requirements of HUD Community Development Block Grants (disaster relief), or CDBG-DR. Compliance elements which must be certified or designated for repair/replacement include lead-based paint, asbestos, and radon, among others. This head position will require significant schedule and cost management skills, task management, team communications, interaction with the public, and the ability to compile and lead a team of other inspectors. At times, the work will include oversight of the work and deliverables of subcontractors. Field work is expected to occur at multiple post-disaster locations across the island.

  • Conduct on-site housing inspections in post-disaster recovery areas to ensure compliance with lead-based paint, radon, asbestos, and other environmental issues related to HUD building standards in repaired facilities or new construction. Must be proficient in sampling techniques and equipment and have the ability to train others.
  • Provides guidance to grant applicants to advise and assist with design, permitting, and construction under block grant programs, resolving any environmental issues that pertain to the property or the single-family, multiple-unit, or commercial facility. As required by the contract, prepares technical report of findings as well as progress reports.
  • Serving in a leadership position, will be responsible for satisfying the scope of services, executing work to negotiated cost and schedule constraints. Will be expected to create a plan of action to meet the scope requirements, and build (and oversee) a team to meet the same. At times, may oversee a team of subcontractors. As such, the successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills, including interpersonal, writing, and listening.
  • Will typically support the project manager or program director as a task manager and technical advisor, as well as a team leader with direct supervisory responsibilities.
  • Will support proposal scope, technical approaches, and fee estimates.
  • Serves as an in-field point of contact for clients, subcontractors, and various other parties.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, environmental science, environmental engineering, or related field, with at least 10 years practical experience. Must have prior experience in the disaster recovery industry with demonstrated experience aligning with the aforementioned job duties. 
  • Must be familiar with Federal and State regulations governing asbestos and lead in the construction, public health and environmental industries.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, self-motivating, computer and communication skills including interactions with affected homeowners and the public. Must also have a strong affinity and background for performing the work in accordance with company safety policies, encouraging and enforcing such policies among the team. Must be proficient in the operation of field sampling equipment (such as an X-ray fluorescence analyzer) and be familiar with asbestos and lead sampling approaches and techniques. Bilingual in English/Spanish a definite plus.

  • Technical certifications for lead-based paint and/or asbestos inspections is required.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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