Senior Environmental Engineer

Ology Bioservices, Inc.
Job Description


The Senior Environmental Engineer is responsible for providing environmental technical and regulatory support to the Ology Bioservices' Alachua, Florida operational campus which includes the Advanced Development and Manufacturing (ADM) facility, the ADM Expansion Building and the Process Development Laboratory Building.

This position supports biologics and vaccine manufacturing processes, process development laboratory and pilot scale operations, Quality Control laboratories, the central utilities plant and administrative offices.

Responsible for the implementation of all necessary measures and initiatives required by federal, state and local regulations pertaining to environmental protection. Provides direction and is responsible for developing, maintaining and improving programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company standards.

The Senior Environmental Engineer position will manage site environmental regulatory compliance, environmental permits, programs and procedures. This position performs a variety of work to ensure compliance through the explanation of permit terms and regulatory obligations and the determination of appropriate actions to assure conformance to current and new regulatory requirements.

The Senior Environmental Engineer supports operational activities as they pertain to environmental compliance and will support projects for environmental infrastructure needs.

This position will be responsible for the compliance and continual improvement of environmental programs by applying and implementing requirements from a systematic perspective and integrating them into the site business culture.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with all current environmental federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Hosts federal, state and local compliance inspections as needed.
  • Performs a wide range of environmental compliance duties across all media (air, water, waste, spill control, chemical management) including equipment and facility permitting, compliance auditing and management of change.
  • Manages important wastewater discharge compliance obligations and pollution control infrastructure projects.
  • Manages the internal environmental compliance plan to address and drive corrective actions to completion.
  • Monitors emerging environmental federal/state/local regulations, assesses site impacts and develops strategies to proactively address to maintain compliance.
  • Partners and negotiates with federal, state and local officials as necessary to ensure environmental compliance while balancing business and operational needs.
  • Provides management with updates and escalation on environmental projects/programs.
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) by providing technical guidance on environmental issues and contribute to the development of site-wide environmental standards and procedures.
  • Develops and trains employees on waste management.
  • Serves as client representative for one or more departments to support day to day client needs.
  • Collaborates and partners with internal stakeholders to provide input on equipment and process designs to manage potential environmental impacts.
  • Ensures environmental recordkeeping and data integrity to provide the business with accurate reporting and metrics to support environmental regulatory requirements and internal EHS initiatives.
  • Investigates and evaluates root causes for environmental incidents and near misses and maintains relevant data for driving strategic program decisions. Drives corrective and preventative actions to closure.
  • Participates in the due diligence process for new business acquisitions and helps with the design of new facilities or major renovations of existing facilities to ensure proper environmental considerations are in place.
  • Provides support for emergency preparedness, response and business continuity as needed.
  • Conducts routine self-assessments and inspections to maintain environmental inspection readiness.
  • Develops and implements all required environmental training to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Applies appropriate best practices to identify and facilitate improvements to business processes, facilities and equipment including capital projects and management of change.

*All employees are expected to adhere to the Quality Management System established in the Quality Manual, Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, and any other applicable regulations and standards to the duties within their role.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, concentration in Environmental/Engineering required. Master’s degree strongly desired.
  • Minimum of 10 to 12 years professional work experience coupled with at least 8 years applied professional environmental work experience supporting vaccine/biologics manufacturing and pilot scale laboratory operations at a site level required.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and submitting environmental permit applications and negotiating with regulators to maintain and balance compliance and operational flexibility.
  • Demonstrated experience hosting federal, state and local environmental compliance inspections.
  • Experience preparing and submitting timely environmental reports for air emissions, EPCRA, hazardous waste, spill control, industrial storm water, and wastewater discharges.
  • Technical expertise in wastewater discharge compliance and operations preferred.
  • Ability to manage large and/or multiple projects and be able to work in a fast-paced environment desired. Ability to manage projects to support site environmental infrastructure needs preferred.
  • Can interact and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including federal, state and local regulators, community officials, shop floor employees and senior leaders of the Company. Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Strong leadership skills required. Able to make decisions and work independently with little to no direction.
EOE STATEMENT Ology Bioservices,is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender,sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, or military/veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Thank you for your interest in joining the Ology Bioservices team! We believe we have the most talented and committed employees in the industry with decades of combined experience in manufacturing, developing and licensing vaccines and protein/antibody therapeutics.
Ology Bioservices is a full-service Contract Development Manufacturing Organization specializing in biologic drug substance manufacturing from early stage through commercial product. The company has 183,000 square feet of manufacturing, process development and QA/QC space in our state of the art Advanced Development and Manufacturing ADM) facility in Florida. Ology Bio has 20 years of experience developing and manufacturing drugs and biologics for the US Government, and over $500M in government contracts awarded over that time.
The company expanded to Commercial Manufacturing upon the move into the new facility in early 2017. Our infrastructure provides unique services to our clients, including full regulatory support from preclinical through licensure, clinical trial operational support and bioanalytical testing, as well as cGMP manufacturing up to Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3).
We offer outstanding career growth opportunities, excellent fringe benefits, and competitive pay.
We are an Equal opportunity Employer
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POSITION Senior Environmental Engineer  
LOCATION Alachua  
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