Sr Environmental Specialist - 90340138 - Los Angeles

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, California, US, 90021

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak.


This position manages site activities to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations for all assigned facilities.  Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring adherence to Amtrak’s Environment and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) policies, programs, and procedures at these facilities. Depending on region, may cover maintenance facilities, rail yards, stations, and other facilities.



  • Coordinates permit compliance for all facility environmental permits including, but not limited to coordinating/conducting inspections and sampling, analyzing data, reviewing plan updates and revisions, preparing reports, and maintaining communications with regulatory agencies
  • Coordinates and conducts training for facility personnel on all applicable environmental regulatory and awareness programs
  • Assists with coordination of internal environmental audits, attends all such audits, coordinates development of the follow up Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and ensures CAP activities are completed 
  • Coordinates environmental response activities (spills, etc.)
  • Works with facility management and corporate Environment and Sustainability Group to implement facility environment and sustainability programs, such as recycling and energy efficiency projects 
  • Works with corporate Environment and Sustainability personnel to annually update the facility environmental manual (FEM) and compliance calendar
  • Coordinates with corporate Environment and Sustainability personnel on communication and periodic reporting to external agencies
  • Manages contractors or consultants who perform work on site
  • Facilitates communications and exchange of information between facility personnel and the corporate Environment and Sustainability Group.




  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental or related sciences, engineering or management, or equivalent combination of training, education, and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 3 years’ work experience including environmental compliance procedures and delivering training.  
  • Duties may cover several facilities and will include on-site activities at each facility.
  • Working knowledge of Federal, state, and local environmental regulations.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently with minimal oversight 
  • Ability and willingness to attend and pass Amtrak environmental training




  • 5 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience with hazardous materials management
  • Prior railroad experience 
  • Experience with environmental auditing programs
  • Certification such as Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Registered Environmental Professional, or similar




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:114441
Posting Location(s):California; Nevada; Oregon; Washington
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical