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Company: Alcoa
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


About the location

Alcoa's U.S. portfolio includes Alcoa's corporate headquarters (ACC), Alcoa's Technology Center (ATC),  four smelters, hydroelectric power and a calcined coke plant. Working at the Pittsburgh Alcoa Corporate Center, located on the thriving North Shore of Pittsburgh, allows employees to experience firsthand whether working virtually or on-site or a hybrid of the two what being a values-based company means. Through daily interactions with colleagues and exposure to some of the organization's highest-level executives, the office creates an environment in which all employees can develop and contribute to their full potential.  Outside of the office, Pittsburgh itself is one of the country's most livable and affordable cities – combining the city feel with small town charm. Pittsburgh offers beautiful views of our three rivers, access to fan-favorite sports teams, and so much more!

About the job

Alcoa Transformation group is looking to fill the role of an Environmental Remediation Technology Manager! Transformation is charged with the global responsibility to manage Alcoa's identified environmental liabilities and assets at closed locations and to provide technical assistance for operating locations' waste management needs to meet overall financial and risk avoidance goals.

This position will play a key role at the Remediation and Technology department and it requires project management expertise and a deep understanding of treatment technologies for water, groundwater, soil and solid waste; environmental investigation and feasibility studies; ecological and human health risk assessment; and social management issue awareness.

Main responsibilities:
  • Accountable for identifying liabilities, developing appropriate strategies to assess and remediate environmental legacy as well as operational issues related to wastewater, process water and soils/waste residuals, as well as budget forecasting and managing liability estimates through implementation.

  • Develop environmental management strategies for wastewater, solid waste/residuals including risk-based decision-making processes.

  • Assist with management of bench and pilot scale test programs for process/wastewater treatment as well as waste management reuse and recycle.

  • Maintain current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.

  • Manage interaction with property owners on access and remedial action.

  • Be accountable for project management of selected consultants and contractors consistent with Alcoa Standards.

  • Responsible for developing and managing environmental reserves, project budgets, requisitions, and invoice approval.

  • Negotiate with federal, state and local authorities for permitting, investigation and remediation of contaminated properties.

  • Develop and exhibit subject matter expertise regarding remediation technology and trends.

  • Collaborate with Operating Locations to support air/water/solid waste management initiatives.

About you:

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success we desire the following background:

  • BS degree from an accredited college or university with a major in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or related field. Engineering MS preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years meaningful experience; experience in the metals industry preferred

  • Strong working knowledge in process water treatment and proven waste remediation projects

  • Solid understanding of health and safety field standards and practices

  • Solid understanding of regulatory agency requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and influence others

  • Awareness of the importance of social management and governance

  • Ability to work alone and in project team environments to ensure successful project completion.

  • PE licensure preferred

  • Availability to travel (30%)

To support our teams and their families beyond the workplace, Alcoa provides an outstanding benefits package effective day one of employment! In addition to medical benefits, we offer structured work-from-home programs, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and a first-rate vacation plan for valuable work-life balance.

Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of a diverse group of backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


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