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Environmental Leader - Hydrology & Soil Science

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Location
Greensboro, NC
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor
Date
May 26, 2017
Job ID
2454237
Join a chemical world leader as a corporate Environmental Safety Technical Leader and provide leadership and expertise in surface water/ground water hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, environmental or agricultural engineering to support NA Environmental Fate and Transport and Environmental Exposure/ Risk Assessment.

Qualifications:
 
--- Ph.D is preferred (Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrogeology, Environmental Sciences and related fields).
--- 10+ years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in environmental fate and transport and/or environmental exposure/risk assessment related to pesticides and/or other chemicals and/or relevant or connected fields.
--- Only applicants authorized to legally work in the US without sponsorship can be considered.
--- Experience of significant project/program leadership, making and justifying interpretations of complex data bases for chemicals and across groups of related chemicals, and advocating technically robust positions within the Company and externally.
--- Experience in agricultural or environmental sciences (surface water/ground water hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, environmental or agricultural engineering, environmental chemistry, etc.). Strong background in environmental fate and transport processes (especially in soil and water).
--- Proficiency in interpretation of field and laboratory studies focused on chemical fate and transport
--- Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas is considered a plus: Environmental/regulatory modelling and GIS applications and extensions, statistical procedures used in environmental sciences, and interactions with regulatory authorities

Responsibilities:
 
--- Lead a significant technical Group within Environmental Safety responsible for the associated people and external contract budget. Ensure that high quality staff are recruited, developed and motivated to ensure the availability of appropriate skills to meet the needs of the business and to realize each individual’s potential. To serve as a leadership role model and encourage scientific excellence and professional integrity in all members of the section.
--- To match the deployment of resources to prioritized business requirements and indicate resource issues and options to facilitate the development of integrated resource plans and outputs of scientific and technical excellence.
--- With the North America platform lead for Environmental Safety develop an integrated technical strategy for the specific area and capability using both internal and external resources to deliver high level study data, risk assessment and advocacy for all stages of product life cycles.
--- As a leading and recognized specialist in the field, develops the science in their area, develops links with other parts of the Company and the industry and introduces new science to the department. Helps to recruit, train and develop team members.
--- Debates and agrees with internal experts, recommends the appropriate strategies for use in work programs. Is empowered to commit Product Safety to programs of work. Reviews the work/reports of team members and makes recommendations for further work, taking into account regulatory and technical implications
--- Represents the Company in discussions with external agencies and other groups to negotiate issues or the acceptability of results and procedures for compounds under review.
--- A senior advisor to other Environmental Safety technical experts over the design of new or unfamiliar studies and may have lead responsibility for complex studies or programs of studies
--- May lead significant projects/portfolios for ES and in some cases across Product Safety.
--- Plays a proactive role in the management of key technical issues and assisting in the definition of future technical strategy for Product Safety.