Careers at Virginia Tech

Environmental Compliance Manager

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: VP Auxiliary & Business Services
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Law / Enforcement / Compliance, Other, Research / Scientific, Program/Project Management

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Laboratory Safety, the Environmental Compliance Manager oversees environmental issues for the university, including landfill and air permit compliance. Consult on stormwater management, universal waste, recycling, and special remediation projects. University point of contact for regulatory agencies on all environmental compliance issues. Implement and consult on sustainability activities for the university.

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree in an engineering discipline, science, or training and experience equivalent to an advanced degree. Working knowledge of engineering practices and principles as they apply to federal/state regulations dealing with sustainability and other environmental areas. Ability to conduct inspections, interpret and apply technical regulations and standards, and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to wear personal protective equipment. Experience in air and water issues and hazardous materials handling. Working knowledge of computers and software. Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

An advanced degree in Environmental Engineering; demonstrated ability to work in a complex organization; familiarity with the Virginia Tech campus; experience conducting environmental audits and sustainability planning. Experience in database management, report writing, oral presentation, and development and management of programs: Professional Engineering license, hazwoper certification, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.



Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with education and experience

Review Date

Open until filled.

Additional Information


Eligible for telecommuting. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check and a driver's license check. The selected finalist will participate in the university medical surveillance program.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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