Environmental Manager

May 22 2020
Vigor |Aiea|Full Time, $70 - $90 / year
Category: Environmental
Job Description

Vigor Values 


Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.


Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
​ We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in


This position is responsible for oversight and management of environmental activities at Vigor Industrial’s Hawaii facilities including Vigor’s Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard operations. Position responsibilities include providing environmental support to production activities, ensuring compliance with regulations and permit conditions, administration of departmental budget, development and implementation of initiatives to improve environmental performance, communicating and promoting environmental programs, training, loss prevention, project management, facility permitting, supervision of staff, and communication of relevant environmental issues to department and executive staff. Also, provides environmental support to company subsidiaries. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities.) 

  1. Develops capital expense budget recommendations as needed to achieve environmental goals and requirements. 
  2. Maintains and renews all necessary facility environmental plans, permits and manuals. 
  3. Ensures proper handling of all facility wastes through the most efficient allocation of time and resources. 
  4. Ensures mandatory environmental training to yard employees and subcontractors, as well as project vessel masters and crew, is conducted initially and annually. 
  5. Plans and conducts all required departmental drills and exercises. 
  6. Conducts inspections and audits as needed. 
  7. Submits annual and semi-annual Title V, NPDES, RCRA, TRI, Fire Marshal and GHG reports. 
  8. Maintains all required records of waste disposal, training, drills and exercises, air and water monitoring, lab analyses, and report data, and makes records available to regulators and customer auditors. 
  9. Ensures response to all oil and/or chemical spills within the facility or aboard vessels docked at the facility is in accordance with all federal, state and local laws. 
  10. Oversees facility stormwater management and ensures structural and non-structural controls are in place and functioning properly. 
  11. Interact with production teams in support of projects. 



Operates independently within general parameters outlined above using sound judgment and discernment to make decisions while concurrently apprising executive staff of critical issues and/or new environmental requirements which merit attention. Has the ability to influence and recommend modifications to company operations to attain and maintain environmental compliance. The incumbent and staff's responsibility to ensure environmental compliance correlates directly with impacts to the company's bottom line as well as its environmental reputation. 



The position may supervise a total staff of up to six members comprised of two professional Environmental Compliance Specialists and up to four hourly craft employees working as environmental and recycling technicians. General direction is provided to staff using professional management experience and decision making. 



The Environmental Manager coordinates her/his efforts with managers and supervisors at all levels in the business unit as well as the general workforce to reinforce environmental directives and inspire adherence to corporate environmental goals and initiatives.   The position is regularly required to interact with state, federal and local regulators. The EM regularly represents the company externally face-to-face with project staff, corporate customer auditors, industry peers, Government representatives at Pearl Harbor NS and local environmental organization members. 



  • Knowledge of commercial ships/ship repair, coating application, laboratory analysis protocol/evaluation, sediment and water sampling techniques helpful.  
  • Knowledge of Naval/Government Standard Items  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written for constant interaction with all departments and employee levels and outside customers. 
  • Must be able to lead, manage and motivate employees. 
  • Must be able to develop and implement strategic plans. 
  • Must have the analytical ability to research problem areas and special requests. 
  • Must possess excellent organizational and negotiation skills. 
  • Must be a well-organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, work well independently, prioritize duties and follow through tasks to completion. 
  • Ability to use PC and software applications such as MS Office and database programs. 
  • Must be able to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, and time sensitive projects. 
  • Must be able to handle the pressure of constant interruptions. 
  • Ability to work safely, independently, and efficiently and ensure same of staff. 
  • Must be able to schedule, direct and organize work within a diverse department and coordinate work with other departments to maintain efficiency. 
  • Must possess the ability to facilitate group decision-making, team building and conflict resolution. 
  • Ability to recognize potential and active high-risk situations and to formulate and advocate corrective and/or preventative measures. 
  • Ability to respond well to emergency situations essential. 



Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or related field is required.   

A minimum of 10 years of environmental management experience is required, preferably in a heavy industrial setting such as shipbuilding and repair. Must have the experience and possess comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to CWA, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, EPCRA and ESA. The individual must have supervisory experience and skills. 





Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard. The individual may be required to be in production areas in yard and onboard ships. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. The person must be able to climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders; to enter confined areas and tanks; to work at heights.   The incumbent must be able to frequently bend, squat, crawl, twist   and may be required to lift up to 50 pounds. He/she may be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work. There may be local travel and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 20% of the time with notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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WORK ENVIRONMENT:    While in production areas, will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.