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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
San Francisco, California
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Aviation, Environmental Services, Transportation - Air
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Operations Manager


The Environmental Affairs team helps United take actions today to shape an environmentally sustainable future. It department oversees environmental compliance, liability, policy, strategy and sustainability.

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Implement corporate environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance at United airport and maintenance facility.
  • Assist United's operations in complying with company environmental management system, sustainability initiatives, as well as environmental requirement tracking to ensure compliance obligations are met
  • Serve as primary contact on facility sustainability programs, environmental compliance and maintain compliance records
  • Assist corporate environmental staff by providing station specific data and serve as the environmental site contact for airports and environmental regulators
  • Support other duties as assigned
  • Manage one or more environmental professionals that are responsible for environmental requirements and monitoring of the day-to-day compliance obligations at company’s airport and base maintenance facility
  • Act as liaison between all operating groups, regulatory agencies, and Environmental Affairs staff to maintain environmental compliance and implement sustainability initiatives
  • Monitor various projects or events that have potential environmental impacts at the facility
  • Assist with the development of your facility's environmental strategic plan, goals and key performance indicators
  • Communicate progress and opportunities, including the achievement of pre-determined milestones, associated with your strategic plan to station/facility leadership
  • Represent environmental affairs at operational meetings as required to further facilitate compliance and sustainability initiatives, and your environmental strategic plan 
  • Facilitate and maintain required environmental inspections, including weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual written inspections as required by company’s or airport authority’s environmental procedures/policies, and ensure all identified deficiencies are corrected
  • Act as Point of Contact/First Responder for any spills or emergency situations that may arise at the facility
  • Assist with implementation of environmental training at facilities
  • Assist operations personnel with the implementation of environmental permit conditions, such as stormwater, wastewater, waste and air permits
  • Maintain facility environmental files, permits and other facility related environmental data
  • Prepare certain regulatory reports and submittals as applicable
  • Coordinate with Sr. Manager – Environmental Operations and Environmental Affair's Program Managers on various compliance and sustainability matters
  • Assist with the performance of audits, and timely implementation of audit finding corrective actions (including actions of other responsible parties at facility)
  • Serve as point of contact for regulatory agency inspections and assist agency inspectors with facility tours, file inspections, etc.  to ensure compliance with all applicable internal and external environmental regulations such as, but not limited to, air, waste, stormwater, industrial water, hazardous materials and storage tanks
  • Establishes individual and facility environmental goals that align with departmental goals
  • Develop individual career development and training plans with leader
  • Use technical knowledge experience to provide thoughtful decision making and guidance in strategic implementation of United’s approved projects
  • Be solution-oriented and committed to a creating and sustaining a culture of continual improvement and innovation
  • Model integrity, possess self-awareness and foster an environment of accountability
  • Be accountable for providing transparent communication to your staff, Stakeholders and Leadership


  • Bachelor's degree or comparable environmental work experience with general understanding of environmental regulations
  • At least 5 years of environmental experience 
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations such as, but not limited to CWA, CAA, RCRA, SPCC, and TSCA 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrates strong people, planning and organizational skills; Proficient computer skills including WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK, and PowerPoint
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Knowledge of environmental regulations related to the aviation industry and California environmental regulations