Senior Manager of Organics Technical Services
Posted: November 7, 2013
Deadline: November 30, 2013
Company: Waste Management - Organic Growth Group
Location: Anywhere, USA
Can be located in anywhere, USA! This position works with and supports the Organics Technical Services team which serves as the lead technical resource related to the development, design, technology and equipment selection, construction, and on-going operation of organic recycling operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Assist with the development of next generation organics processing capabilities. Participate, as a lead or as part of a team, in overseeing organics processing development projects. Responsibilities can include, development of project scopes, schedules, budgets; coordinating with engineers and consultants, overseeing project development and construction activities, and writing of interim and final reports.
Serve as a technical resource in the development of site-specific equipment, technology, and operational solutions for on-going organics operations. Collaborate with area staff, organics recycling operations managers, engineering resources and others to ensure efficient and consistent organic processing facility designs that provide for low cost, compliant, and efficient management of organic residual streams. Assist with the development of equipment recommendations, site layouts, and material and process flows designed to meet generating and end-product customer needs.
Work with organics recycling operations mangers, local Waste Management engineering resources, and engineering consultants to develop and provide consistency in construction methods and specifications, procurement and bid management, contractor selection, and assist in project construction oversight. Ensure adherence to company procurement policies, project design specifications and quality standards, and timely completion of construction activities.
Assist with the technical evaluation and development of management strategies for new and emerging organics residual streams working with the consultants, organic recycling operations managers, program managers, strategic account managers, and other Waste Management personnel.
Assist in and perform detailed evaluations of specialized equipment, technologies and processing methods for processing organic residuals. Provide written summaries and recommendations.
Manage the sourcing and procurement of specialized equipment and technology for organics processing operations, including the negotiation of supply agreements, pricing and terms, and coordination with other trades.
Be an available technical resource and subject matter expert to support field operations and to resolve issues or challenges faced by local WM operations related to organics management and processing.
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of employees. This includes:
Potential direct supervision of up to two full-time employees.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering and/or sciences, and 7-10 years of experience with at least three years of related experience in organics processing, resource recovery, solid waste management, or related experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
None required. Preference will be given to those with engineering, resource recovery, sustainability, and related professional certification(s).
Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Commitment to Environmental Compliance and Safety
Demonstrated enthusiasm and passion for the role
Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, and to work as part of a team
Computer proficiency in Microsoft suite
Science/ operations background
Strong written and oral communication skills
Positive disposition and attitude
Integrity and sound ethical reasoning
Solid analytical and reasoning skills
Ability to work with varying personalities and skill-sets
Willingness to travel
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401k plan, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.