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Employment type Regular / Permanent
United States
Reference Number req18025
Who we are? With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.

SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Who are we looking for?


This position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience as an Environmental Compliance Inspector or equivalent experience in an environmental science, inspection or regulatory field.


What will you be doing?

Determine the nature of code violations and actions to be taken, and issue written notices of violation; participate in enforcement hearings as necessary.

Examine permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.

Research federal categorical determination of a business and develop relevant waste discharge permit.

Prepare, organize, and maintain inspection records.

Interview individuals to determine the nature of suspected violations and to obtain evidence of violations.

Prepare written, oral, tabular, and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulations, including enforcement and chain-of-custody documentation.

Perform follow-up actions in cases where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports. 

Investigate complaints and suspected violations regarding illegal dumping, pollution, or hazardous materials.

Inspect waste pretreatment, treatment, and disposal facilities and systems for conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations.

Inform individuals and groups of pollution control regulations and inspection findings, and explain how problems can be corrected.

Determine sampling locations and methods, and collect water or wastewater samples for analysis, preserving samples with appropriate containers and preservation methods.

Verify that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with regulations.

Research and keep informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as EPA laws and regulations.

Determine which sites and violation reports to investigate, and coordinate compliance and enforcement activities with other government agencies.

Observe and record field conditions, gathering, interpreting, and reporting data such as flow meter readings and chemical levels.

Analyze and implement Federal, State and local requirements as necessary to maintain approved pretreatment, pollution prevention, and storm water runoff programs.

Analyze laboratory reports and document compliance with local limits and categorical limits.

Learn and observe proper safety precautions, rules, regulations, and practices so that unsafe conditions can be recognized and proper safety protocols implemented.

Evaluate label information for accuracy and conformance with regulatory requirements.

Research and perform calculations related to discharge volumes, production-based and alternative limits, and wastewater strength classifications, then make recommendations and complete documentation.

Inform health professionals, property owners, business owners, and the public about harmful properties and related problems of water pollution and contaminated wastewater.

Participate in the development of hazardous waste rules and regulations, and recommend corrective actions for hazardous waste problems.

Maintain and calibrate equipment and supplies.

Respond to questions and inquiries, including those concerning service charges and fees, referring them to the appropriate resource when necessary.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.