Environmental Specialist- Philadelphia

Veolia North America
September 10, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


Environmental Specialist--Industrial Site Work/Spill Response/ Light Remediation

Full Time, Dayshift, Monday - Friday

Location: Philadelphia, PA 


Medical, Dental, Prescription, 401K, Paid Time Off

We have a current opportunity for an Environmental Specialist to provide specialized environmental services to our utilities and remediation customers. 

No experience is required. We will train and provide support to earn your CDL! We are looking for candidates with a stable work history, strong work ethic, who are eager to learn. 

Responsibilities include chemical clean-up, industrial cleaning, emergency response, vessel tank management, decontamination work, confined space entry, equipment operation, labeling, loading/unloading, coordinating transportation, and sampling/profiling material while adhering to state and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations. Some travel may be required along with working in variety of climate/weather conditions. This position requires the ability to work overtime including weekends and holidays, as well as occasional overnight travel as needed.

Benefits and Compensation: 
At Veolia, you’ll find excellent rewards and benefits, along with the chance to make a difference in our world 

We offer an exciting, dynamic workplace, with a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Medical/prescription

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Spending accounts — flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and the health savings account (HSA)

  • Supplemental life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Supplemental long-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary group legal

  • Voluntary identity theft protection

  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Flexible benefit plans

  • Adoption Reimbursement

  • College-Savings Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employer Matched 401(K) Plan

  • Employee discount programs including: Pet insurance, Home insurance, Auto insurance

  • Work Life Balance/Paid time off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Days

  • On the job training

  • Career Advancement

  • Uniform & Safety Equipment Provided

  • Employee referral program

  • Incentive Bonus Programs

  • Domestic and International transfer opportunities 

Job Summary: 

This position provides specialized transportation and disposal services to our clients. Responsibilities include manifesting, packaging, spill response, labeling, loading/unloading, coordinating transportation, and sampling/profiling material while adhering to state and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations. 


High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required 

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science discipline preferred 


40-hour HAZWOPER Certification (will provide training)

Valid Drivers License 

Ability to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Hazardous and Tanker endorsement (will provide training)

Knowledge, Skills and Ability: 

Strong team player 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines 

Strong customer service orientation 

Computer proficiency 

Ability to follow through on assignments. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (will provide training)

Sample waste streams according to prescribed policies and procedures. 

Manifesting, packaging, spill clean-up response and remedial activities, labeling, loading, off loading, and coordinating transportation. 

Maintain a professional image to clients by answering inquiries and suggesting solutions to existing/potential problems. 

Comply and enforce all compliance, health, safety, and procedures in accordance with VES-TS policies. 

Become familiar with all U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and VES-TS regulations required in submitting paper work to expedite disposal of hazardous waste. 

About Veolia:

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled. 
We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America. 


Veolia North America values the leadership skills, loyalty and integrity you developed during your military service.

You've spent your career protecting and defending a nation. At Veolia, you'll have the chance to join a team of hardworking men and women who work day in and day out to protect and preserve North America's natural resources. At all levels of our organization, military heroes are already solving complex environmental challenges.

From safely transporting complex materials, to improving crucial infrastructure and guaranteeing the delivery of essential services, the experience you've gained during your service can continue to positively impact the world with a career at Veolia.

To support our Veteran job seekers, below is a list of MOS codes which are valuable to this position:


21F Crane Operator

21J General Construction Equipment Operator

74D Chemical Operations Specialist

88M Motor Transport Operator

88H Cargo Specialist

89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist

92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist

92W Water Treatment Specialist


EO Equipment Operator

EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal

NF Nuclear Field

UT Utilitiesman

Marine Corps:

1169 Utilities Chief

2161 Machinist

2336 Explosive Ordnance Disposal

3051 Warehouse Clerk

3052 Packaging Specialist

3531 Motor Vehicle Operator

5711 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist

5731 Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Reconnaissance System Operator (JCBRNRS) LAV Operator

8056 Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Staff Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer

Air Force:

2T1X1 Vehicle Operations

2W2X1 Nuclear Weapons

3E4X2 Liquid Fuel Systems Maintenance

3E8X1 Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Veolia Branch location is:

3100 Hedley Street

Philadelphia, PA 19137

We are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V




•         High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required

•         Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science discipline preferred, but not required (training provided)


•         40-hour HAZWOPER Certification (training provided)

•         Valid Driver’s License

•         Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous endorsement (training provided)

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