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Environmental Manager



First things First: Who are we?  

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.  


About the Position 

 The Sr. Environmental Manager manages the First Transit Environmental KPI program. Ensures environmental compliance audits are performed in line with all First Transit initiatives. Acts as the day-to-day point of contact with regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, and First Transit field teams. Manages daily environmental issues and consultant activities. Assists in the management of environmental projects

Sr. Environmental Manager Responsibilities: 

  • Tracks compliance dates, registrations, permits, and fee payments and informs FGA locations as needed.
  • Conducts and oversees routine environmental compliance audits including stormwater permitting, spill prevention, and Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan development.
  • Maintains MSDS for approved maintenance chemicals and communicates to FGA facilities. Initiates Environmental Projects through the Capex program and tracks ongoing expenditures.
  • Manages the Underground/Above Storage Tank registration and compliance program. Prepares Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) registration updates and processes fee payments for existing and new underground/above-ground storage tank systems.
  • Oversees “on-call” spill response coordination and assesses reporting requirements for each release.
  • Provides the necessary technical support to all FGA operating companies to communicate the company’s environmental program and standards and to ensure each location understands the risks and liabilities. Coordinates the open, ongoing management and closure of each property effectively.
  • Manages the FGA external environmental database to ensure current and site-specific information is published and readily available to field operations.
  • Manages the operating and capital expenses associated with each site and/or each project and coordinates with Finance. Manages the updating and forecasting of project budgets to ensure project delivery is within the established budget
  • Manages the “environmental reserve” to reflect current and accurate information on a per-site basis.
  • Assists in internal and external audit reviews. Reviews for accuracy and codes consultants' invoices for submission and approval.
  • Stays current on environmental regulations and applicable issues by attending seminars and training courses. Prepares and reports monthly environmental issues and environmental training.
  • Assists and coordinates efforts in obtaining and compiling the necessary data and information for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) corporate initiative.
  • Manages the development of scopes of work, bid packages, and contract issuance for all major projects. Prepares, adjusts, and distributes project schedules.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with internal/external clients, support departments, vendors, consultants, and contractors.

Sr. Environmental Manager Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or equivalent experience and education.
  • Requires industry-recognized certifications, including OSHA and Hazwoper certification.
  • Minimum of 10 years of environmental/construction management experience
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Able to effectively manage projects, direct reports, and consultants
  • Understands and is knowledgeable regarding environmental compliance and due diligence
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Visio, MapPoint, Publisher, and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated and excellent organizational skills
  • Competent working knowledge in JD Edwards, Docusphere, and general Environmental Mgt software.
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication skills
  • Requires the ability to multi-task and stay focused
  • Excellent time management capabilities

First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!  

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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55506 - Phoenix
405 North 79th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85043
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