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Director Environmental Compliance Audit

Clean Harbors

This is a Contract position in Bryantville, MA posted March 16, 2023.


The Director, Environmental Compliance Audit to provides environmental and health and safety compliance leadership and support to management and staff across North America. The role includes supporting Company operations, auditing the regulatory compliance performance of facilities and reporting findings to executive management. In addition, the Director will work with senior management in operations, environmental compliance and health and safety to communicate and implement leading practices to improve regulatory compliance in support of the Corporate “Zero Deficiency” goal.

Will consider candidates in Norwell, MA, Houston, TX and Dallas, TX.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group 401K with company matching component
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career


  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Leverage technology to evaluate waste manifest information and other data to identify and evaluate environmental compliance risk areas;
  • Provide leadership to the Compliance Audit Team – coordinate efforts to plan and execute the audit schedule and report findings for the Company facilities and waste tracking and disposal;
  • Oversee general effectiveness of regulatory compliance initiatives by conducting comprehensive audits for the Company including at operational facilities and branches to verify compliance issues are fully communicated and understood by Senior Management, Operations, Compliance and Health & Safety;
  • Communicate significant regulatory issues to the VP of Compliance Audit, Chief Compliance Officer, the General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer and Chairman, as necessary. Provide follow-up and ensure that regulatory compliance is achieved in a timely manner;
  • Prepare audit reports for executive management review;
  • Recommend EHS improvement programs and solutions to regulatory challenges, based on proven successful practices;
  • Implement and participate in corporate compliance initiatives; providing guidance, expertise and research when needed;
  • Conduct special investigations as requested by General Counsel and/or Chief Compliance Officer;
  • Support development of site specific and task specific SOPs/BMPs as needed for uniform implementation of company policies and procedures;
  • Ensure appropriate regulatory guidance and clarification/interpretations of Federal, State, and Provincial regulations are provided for effective compliance coverage throughout the Company;
  • Facilitate external audits of facilities; review written audit reports for submittal to corporate headquarters; assist in RFP and budget approval process;
  • Prepare audit reports and maintain workpapers and related supporting documentation in accordance with professional standards;
  • Maintain strategic relationships with Federal, State, Provincial, and Local regulatory agencies to provide a “corporate presence”; Understand regulators issues and concerns, and promote goodwill;
  • Provide continual staff development (training, guidance, technical support) to all subordinate staff personnel to ensure they will have the tools to be effective in their positions;
  • Design and implement a comprehensive compliance assurance program in accordance with Federal, State, Local, and Provincial laws and company policies and procedures.


  • 7+ years with EHS Regulatory Compliance related experience including management;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical or Physical Science Field (or relevant to the role), advanced degree preferred;
  • Expert knowledge of Federal, State and Provincial regulations, including: EPA (RCRA, SARA/CERCLA, TSCA, CWA, and CAA), OSHA and DOT (Canadian regulatory equivalents are a plus);
  • Superior personnel management, administration and communication skills;
  • Computer literate and have proficient written and oral skills;
  • Must be available for travel (including overnight) to facilities as well as for meetings and assigned tasks as needed;
  • CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), CEA (Certified Environmental Auditor) and OSHA certifications preferred;
  • Must wear PPE as necessary (hard hats, safety glasses, steel toe boots, tyveks, etc);
  • Must be able to walk, stand, climb, stoop, bend, lift.

40-years of sustainability in action. At Clean Harbors, our mission is to create a safer, cleaner environment through the treatment, recycling, and disposal of hazardous materials. Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is on-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us.

Join our safety focused team today! To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Clean Harbors is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other federal, state/provincial or local protected class.

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.