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Field Waste Coordinator - Los Alamos, NM

Environmental Services
19400001047 Requisition #

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. 


We are currently seeking a Field Waste Coordinator to support the management of all aspects of waste identification, collection, storage, packaging and disposal activities associated with the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This role will be part of the Tech2 Solutions (Tetra Tech-Sealaska Joint Venture) Project Team for the N3B Los Alamos LLC team.


The Field Waste Coordinator will prepare reports related to waste generation, characterization documentation, and work planning efforts. The Waste Coordinator will interface with internal project personnel to ensure waste characterization and disposition strategies are in place prior to waste generation.


The Field Waste Coordinator will work directly with LLCC staff to review chemical hazards, characterize and determine appropriate characterization and identification of waste streams.

The Field Waste Coordinator will be responsible for providing the information to be placed into the LANL’s Integrated Waste Management System, ensuring waste streams are properly segregated, and track types and volumes of waste generated.

  • Develop internal waste management procedures and/or guidelines to ensure RCRA and Permit compliance. 

  • Perform procedure reviews to ensure RCRA and Permit compliance

  • Perform waste site inspections/audits and assessments of operations and facilities associated with the N3B Water Program (implemented by T2S) and recommend appropriate action to ensure compliance with regulations

  • Provide guidance to LLCC staff regarding compliance and management of all applicable waste streams including New Mexico Special Waste, RCRA waste, Radioactive waste, TSCA waste, and others 

  • Administer internal audits and support external regulatory audits

  • Provide training to LLCC staff regarding RCRA and Permit requirements

  • Utilize and navigate Los Alamos’ Waste Compliance and Tracking System (WCATS), or equivalent

  • Interface, as necessary with all levels of LANL staff and managers, DOE, state and federal stakeholders and regulators

  • Create and approve required waste-related reports


  • The selected candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance

  • 5-8 years of environmental waste management experience required

  • BS in an engineering or environmental science field required

  • Working knowledge of existing DOE waste management software application, preferably WCATS or the IWTS

  • Working knowledge with day-to-day support of information technology solutions for radioactive and hazardous waste management facilities, such as LANL’s Transuranic Waste Facility (TWF) and the LLCC project, application of technical safety requirements (TSRs), RCRA hazardous waste permit requirements

  • Understand and adhere to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to the waste management of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the waste management, including EPA, DOT and DOE. Has knowledge and working experience with RCRA regulations along with experience working with hazardous and mixed waste streams

  • Strong communication, writing, and presenting skills including the ability to author and present technical documents, test plans, project documentation, and training to a wide variety of audiences

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech or like us on Facebook. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies


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