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  • 17 Feb 2016 8:02 AM | Kelly McCormick

    ANJEC

    Membership &Development Director

    Job Search


    The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) is seeking a bright, energetic Membership & Development Director to join our passionate and dedicated team. ANJEC is a 47 year-young non-profit whose mission is to achieve responsible and sustainable use of New Jersey’s natural resources and protection of environmental health. ANJEC is a statewide organization that provides leadership, education, and support for environmental commissions, other local boards, and public officials. We also partner with organizations to advocate for strong state and regional environmental policy.


    The Membership & Development Director positon is an expanding role at ANJEC.  The primary responsibility is to raise financial support and awareness for ANJEC’s mission. It is the responsibility of the Membership & Development Director to work closely with the Executive Director to carryout direct member appeals, special events planning, and development of support from stewardship-minded corporations and businesses. The Membership & Development Director’s role is to build relationships with individual donors, businesses, and corporations by raising awareness of ANJEC’s mission. The Membership & Development Director will provide staff support to ANJEC’s Board and assist in the creation and implementation of a new strategic fundraising plan. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.


    ANJEC is seeking a professional with strong writing and management skills with the ability to multitask. Excellent people skills, flexible scheduling, sense of humor, ability to work well in a team, and passion for and interest in the environment are must haves. A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, or related field and 3-5 years minimum relevant work experience required. Experience with fundraising and non-profits a plus. This is a 30 hour/week position with opportunity for growth. The position is located in ANJEC’s Mendham office. Flexible scheduling and telecommuting arrangements can be organized. Please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer M. Coffey at jcoffey@anjec.org


  • 01 Feb 2016 8:00 AM | Kelly McCormick

    Click here for the 2016 NJSWEP Scholarship Application. Scholarship money will be granted  to two female students, one graduate and one undergraduate, who are pursuing environmentally-related studies with an intended commitment to pursue a career in the environmental field. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016. 

  • 26 Oct 2015 8:23 AM | Kelly McCormick

    Opportunities at

    Amec Foster Wheeler

    Civil CAD Designer ______________________________________________

    Business Unit: Americas

    Market: Environment & Infrastructure  

    Job Location: Hamilton, NJ

    Job Reference Number: 7952


     

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Civil CAD Designer to join our team in Hamilton, NJ. The ideal candidate will have an Associate degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, including computer aided design element, or related field and 2 to 5 years civil/environmental design experience using AutoCAD Civil3d software.

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    ·         Work within multidiscipline design teams on wide variety of civil and environmental projects, including site development, infrastructure, landfills, stream restoration, soil and groundwater remediation

    ·         Grading and drainage design in Civil3d

    ·         Erosion and sediment control and storm water plan preparation

    ·         Develop surface models, alignments, profiles, sections, pipe networks and earthwork cut/fill quantities using AutoCAD Civil3D

    ·         Preparation of project permitting documents for local, state and federal permits

    ·         Support preparation of engineering cost estimates for civil and/or environmental construction projects

    ·         Interact with coworkers and internal clients, while conducting work in a professional and ethical manner

     

    Skills / Qualifications

     

    ·         Associates degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or commensurate experience

    ·         Erosion and sediment control and storm water plan preparation experience

    ·         Working knowledge of Carlson Takeoff software is a plus

    ·         Ability to prepare construction drawings, report figures, and details under limited supervision in accordance with various local, state, or federal CADD standards

    ·         Familiarity with National CAD Standards is required

    ·         Knowledge and application of advanced CAD practices relating to plan production including, but not limited to, annotative scaling, x- refs, viewports, appropriate layer controls, and best practices is required

    ·         AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge and experience

    ·         Willingness to accept responsibility and additional support tasks

    ·         Strong dedication to maintaining a safe work environment and promoting company safety culture

    ·         Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if/as required

    ·         Ability to work independently and contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

    ·         Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and organizational abilities

    ·         Ability to read, comprehend, and prepare construction drawings and report figures

    ·         Knowledge of materials of construction and developing construction details

     

     

     

    How to Apply: Apply on our website at the following link

    https://amecfw-usexternal.icims.com/jobs/7952/civil-cad-designer/job?hub=15

     

      

     Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

     

    With pro-forma 2014 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Our Environment & Infrastructure business offers consultancy, engineering and project management services in water, transportation/ infrastructure, government, and industrial/pharma sectors.

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

     

    We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amecfw.com.

     

     

    Please visit www.amecfw.com/careers to search all career opportunities currently available at Amec Foster Wheeler.


    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

    By submitting your resume, you consent to Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited sharing this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities for which you may be suitable.








  • 07 Aug 2015 12:23 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Position: Civil CAD Designer

    Business Unit: Environment & Infrastructure

    Job Location: Hamilton, NJ

    Job Reference#: 2015-6566

     

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

     

    With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

     

    We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amecfw.com.

     

    Role Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Civil CAD Designer to join our team in Hamilton, NJ. The ideal candidate will have an Associate degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, including computer aided design element, or related field and 2 to 5 years civil/environmental design experience using AutoCAD Civil3d software.

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Work within multidiscipline design teams on wide variety of civil and environmental projects, including site development, infrastructure, landfills, stream restoration, soil and groundwater remediation

    ·         Grading and drainage design in Civil3d

    ·         Erosion and sediment control and storm water plan preparation

    ·         Develop surface models, alignments, profiles, sections, pipe networks and earthwork cut/fill quantities using AutoCAD Civil3D

    ·         Preparation of project permitting documents for local, state and federal permits.

    ·         Support preparation of engineering cost estimates for civil and/or environmental construction projects

    ·         Interact with coworkers and internal clients, while conducting work in a professional and ethical manner

     

    Qualifications

    ·         Associates degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or commensurate experience

    ·         Erosion and sediment control and storm water plan preparation experience

    ·         Working knowledge of Carlson Takeoff software is a plus

    ·         Ability to prepare construction drawings, report figures, and details under limited supervision in accordance with various local, state, or federal CADD standards

    ·         Familiarity with National CAD Standards is required

    ·         Knowledge and application of advanced CAD practices relating to plan production including, but not limited to, annotative scaling, x- refs, viewports, appropriate layer controls, and best practices is required

    ·         AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge and experience

    ·         Willingness to accept responsibility and additional support tasks

    ·         Strong dedication to maintaining a safe work environment and promoting company safety culture

    ·         Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if/as required

    ·         Ability to work independently and contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

    ·         Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and organizational abilities

    ·         Ability to read, comprehend, and prepare construction drawings and report figures

    ·         Knowledge of materials of construction and developing construction details

     

    How to Apply: Click here to apply online   

     

    ______________________________________________________________



    Position: Project Level Technical Writer – Engineer / Geologist / Scientist

    Business Unit: Environment & Infrastructure

    Job Location: Hamilton, NJ

    Job Reference#: 2015-6616

     

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

    With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

    We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amecfw.com.

     

    Role Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is seeking a Project Level Technical Writer – Engineer / Geologist / Scientist for our Technical Services Group in Hamilton, New Jersey.

     

    This position is primarily an office position but may include field work on project sites (estimated to be less than 10%) depending upon the specific assignment. This individual will work under the supervision of a principal-level or associate-level professional.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Organize, compile, evaluate and summarize field and laboratory data

    ·         Perform standard engineering or scientific calculations

    ·         Prepare field reports and internal correspondence

    ·         Technical report writing including Remedial Investigation Work Plans, Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans, Remedial Action Reports

    ·         Field activities may include observation and documentation of soil borings, excavation, and monitoring well installation

    ·         Collection of soil, groundwater, soil gas, surface water and sediment samples

    ·         Task manager for field investigation and/or report preparation tasks

    ·         Responsibilities may also include oversight and coordination of subcontractors during remediation activities

    ·         Project scoping and proposal preparation including obtaining subcontractor costs and developing cost estimates

    ·         Follow company and site safety standards

    ·         Willingness to travel to project sites in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area. Approximately 10% overnight travel possible

    ·         Company vehicles are provided for field work

    Qualifications

    ·         BS / BA or MS / MA in Geology, Environmental Engineering or related technical field

    ·         4 to 8 years  environmental consulting or engineering experience

    ·         Experience as primary author of a minimum of two milestone technical reports (e.g., Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans)

    ·         Knowledge of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations and guidance preferred

    ·         Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ·         Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office; knowledge of CAD and GIS software a plus

    ·         Flexible to work outside normal business hours as required

    ·         OSHA 40 hour and 8 hour certifications

     

    How to Apply: Click here to apply online



  • 06 Aug 2015 4:05 PM | Anonymous

              On July 23, NJSWEP took to Central Jersey for its latest networking opportunity: a reception at Verve in Downtown Somerville, a short walk from the train station. The location brought out new faces who joined old friends and colleagues for drinks and hors d'oeuvres underneath disco balls and string lights in the restaurant's swanky upstairs lounge. With over 20 people in attendance, NJSWEP will see what other opportunities Central Jersey may hold for get-togethers!
     

              MetroNet caters to NJSWEP members and supporters alike in the North Jersey/New York Metro Area by providing networking, social, and educational opportunities in the Northeast portion of New Jersey and in New York City. If you have an idea for a future MetroNet event, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a future event, please contact Cristin Mustillo at cmustillo@scclegal.com or Ilkay Cam-Spanos at icam@langan.com.

  • 04 Aug 2015 12:48 PM | Kelly McCormick

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has released their draft vapor intrusion guidance document for public comment. It is available from their eComment webpage, and the comment period ends 9/23/15.


    http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment/




  • 04 Aug 2015 12:44 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Below is a list of upcoming continuing education classes that may be of interest to NJSWEP members. 


    From Montclair State University Continuing Education for Environmental Professionals (CEEP):

     

    October 23, 2015

    Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Montclair State University

    30 Normal Avenue

    Montclair, NJ

    Is it time to renew your license?  If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you! The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.

    Register on-line: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep


    From Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education:


    Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: South

    September 10-11, 2015

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Harold N. Peek Preserve

    2100 Route 47 South, Millville, NJ 08332

     

     

    Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0201ca.html

     

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    Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design

    September 28-29, 2015

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Rutgers Eco Complex

    1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505

     

    Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. Through both classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, you’ll learn "real world" applications, including:

     

    • ·         Hydrogeomorphology: The importance of landscape position and where water is coming from
    • ·         Water Budget Calculation: Water inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves
    • ·         The Thornthwaite Method: One method for calculating evapotranspiration
    • ·         Hydrographs: Create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design
    • ·         And much more!

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0603ca.html

     

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    Methodology for Delineating Wetlands

    October 20-23, 2015

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Somerset County Environmental Education Center - Lord Stirling Park

    190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

     

    Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual.

     

    Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual.  Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0401ca.html

     

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    Introduction to Wetland Identification

    October 21, 2015

    9:00am-5:00pm

    Somerset County Environmental Education Center - Lord Stirling Park

    190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

     

    In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn:

     

    • ·         Why wetlands are important
    • ·         How they differ
    • ·         What indicators are used for wetland identification
    • ·         About the current regulations in New Jersey

     

    You'll also find out how to access and use government maps in order to identify wetlands on your property, on lands you may be interested in purchasing or on properties on which you conduct environmental, landscaping or other site development or remediation work. You'll even get a simple introduction to the practice of wetland delineation (the technical skill of determining a wetlands precise boundaries) --- all in one day!

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0102ca.html

     

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    Identification of Tidal Wetland Plants

    October 8-9, 2015

    9:00am-4:00pm

    Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR)

    130 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087

     

    Whether you work in salt marshes or freshwater wetlands on the Coastal Plain, you will find this course invaluable. It begins with a brief introduction to wetland plant characteristics and the easy-to-use keys in the instructor's book - "Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern U.S. and Neighboring Canada." The book covers over 500 plants found in saline and freshwater wetlands across the region. The rest of the course is field-oriented with hands-on learning to recognize the characteristic plants of tidal wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic region. Students work in small groups to use the keys to identify plants. Field exercise begin with trips to local salt marshes, then to brackish marshes, and ends in a slightly brackish marsh where many plants common to the region's freshwater wetlands can be found. Join us for a day in the field with an ecologist with over 40 years of experience in wetlands.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0204ca.html

     

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    Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

    October 26, 2015

    8:30am-4:30pm

    Cook Student Center

    59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

     

    This course will focus on the design, construction and maintenance of bioretention, gravel wetland, constructed wetland and infiltration type stormwater management BMPs. Although promoted over the past 10 years by the NJDEP, advanced stormwater management techniques still tend to be incorrectly constructed, utilized improperly or inadequately maintained. This has often led to basin failures or conditions that compromise the functionality of these BMPs.

     

    This course will review the design, construction and maintenance fundamentals associated with these techniques, with particular attention given to gravel wetland and bioretention BMPs.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0303ca.html


  • 15 Jul 2015 10:56 AM | Anonymous

         On May 2, NJSWEP's MetroNet hosted a hike and picnic lunch at the South Mountain Reservation in Millburn, NJ.  Approximately 30 NJSWEP members, family, and friends came out to enjoy the fresh air and warm weather. Led by Dave Hogenauer of the South Mountain Conservancy, the hike included information regarding the park's flora and fauna as well as historically significant sites, including a bridge and dam built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. With such a positive response to MetroNet's first weekend, outdoor event, NJSWEP is excited to plan more for the future!

         MetroNet caters to NJSWEP members and supporters alike in the North Jersey/New York Metro Area by providing networking, social, and educational opportunities in the Northeast portion of New Jersey and in New York City. If you have an idea for a future MetroNet event, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a future event, please contact Cristin Mustillo at cmustillo@scclegal.com or Ilkay Cam-Spanos at icam@langan.com.

  • 13 Apr 2015 12:21 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Please save the date for the 9th Annual New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals Gala on June 24th, 2015, at 6:00 pm.


    This year's event, honoring Great Women in the Garden State, will be held at the Wine Room of Cherry Hill, located 1 Esterbrook Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. 

     

    We look forward to seeing you! More details coming soon!


  • 01 Apr 2015 2:43 PM | Kelly McCormick
    Please see notice below that may be of interest to NJSWEP members.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

     THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS

    New Jersey Post, in collaboration with

    PASSAIC RIVER INSTITUTE


    The Perfect Storm

    Challenges Facing 21st Century Sediment Management in the NY/NJ Harbor Watershed

     

    Please join S.A.M.E NJ Post, in collaboration with  Passaic River Institute, at  Montclair State University on Earth Day – Wednesday, April 22nd to learn and engage about integrated environmental/sediment management applications in the New Jersey / New York regions!

     

    CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US!

     

    Breakfast Program Overview:   Presentations with follow-up discussions will include speakers and experts on NJ/NY environmental sediment management and restoration programs and projects that are case specific for our complex urban sediment management environment.  Eric Stern, Research Associate  of Montclair State University, will present an overview of the "The Contaminated Sediment Perfect Storm," focusing on the unprecedented intersection of several mega-site Superfund sediment clean-ups all within the NJ/NY watershed and how that fits into a Regional Sediment Management framework.

     

    Date:                     Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Location:            The Conference Center at Montclair State University

                    Driving and Parking Directions and Train Access

                    1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

     

    Agenda:               7:30am –8:00am               Registration

                                  8:00am – 10:00am            Program Speakers

                                  10:00am – 11:00am         Networking

    A Breakfast buffet and beverages will be provided during the Program

                                                   

    Introductory      Robert S. Prezant, Ph.D., Dean, MSU College of Science and Mathematics

    Welcome:           Meiyin Wu, PhD., Director, Passaic River Institute

     

    Speakers:            Eric. A. Stern, Research Associate, MSU College of Science and Mathematics

         New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

                                 John Schaffer, Tetra Tech

     

    Cost:               $35.00 S.A.M.E. NJ Member/Non-Members

    $20.00 Government / Student / Young S.A.M.E. NJ Member

                           

    Event

    Sponsorship:     $200 Per Company – Sponsors logo will be added to website and program signage. 

     

    Register online at http://www.samenj.com