• Project Manager - Environmental

    Location(s) USA-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Must be flexible to changes in the work schedule/extended workdays and be available to respond on short notice.
    Operations Leadership
  • Overview



    Project Managers (PMs) participate in the planning, preparation and execution of environmental projects. They are responsible for overall on-site project performance from inception to close.  PMs are leaders and are will work alongside their team members. PMs are the main point of contact for clients, subcontractors, regulatory agencies and team members.


    • Develop project scope and budget. Manage and track project related costs utilizing company generated forms and computer software
    • Communicate project scope and plan to team members. Procure assets as needed to ensure project is completed in a timely manner within budget
    • Coordinate logistics for transportation of hazardous, universal and non-hazardous waste including profiling, scheduling, manifesting and physically loading bulk and drums
    • Utilizing company software to setup projects, input project information on a daily basis, prepare project related documents including but not limited to job summaries, waste profiles and labels, permits, hours worked and expense tracking
    • Maintain project files with current documents
    • Manage potential risks and liabilities through complete understanding of contracts and regulatory procedures. Monitor job sites to ensure that operations are safe and legal; be alert to changing site conditions and adjust scope to ensure the ongoing safety of team members
    • Monitor response times, identify inefficiencies and implement solutions
    • Responsible for managing a client base of new and existing customers. Must have the ability to market various service lines and provide technical support through presentations and sales calls
    • Develop relationships with fire departments and local emergency planning committees and participate in business development programs
    • Actively develop team members through cross training. Coach and mentor team members to maximize skills and abilities with a focus on continued improvement
    • Promote a culture of safety. Monitor and enforce compliance with established policy and be alert for opportunities and suggestions that support continuous improvement. Ensure that team members have the necessary training to perform assigned duties
    • Review invoices to ensure project is invoiced correctly.  Assist with collection activities as needed
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Flexible to changes in the work schedule/extended workdays and be available to respond on short notice. Willingness to travel out of town for overnight projects on short notice
    • Strong personal and professional integrity and ability to work independently or lead a team
    • Strong leadership and developmental skills
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication, organization, leadership and supervision skills
    • Proficient use of Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Must be able to read and write, and communicate effectively in English
    • Physical stamina to perform heavy lifting/manual labor and the ability to work in elevated or confined spaces
    • Willing to follow and enforce governmental regulatory procedures, industry practices, and have a strong understanding and willingness to follow and enforce safety procedures
    • Ability to pass pre-employment, random and or post-accident/injury substance abuse screening, and obtain applicable medical examiners certification


    • 5 years relative operations experience (or combination of education and experience)
    • 2+ years of equivalent managerial experience in the environmental industry
    • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Services, Engineering or Business
    • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification preferred
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation


    Physical Requirements & Work Environment

    • Must be able to:

      • Stand, climb, balance, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
      • Use hands to grasp, handle and feel objects.
      • See at distance, close proximity, peripherally. Must have depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
      • Must be able to lift and carry materials or equipment regularly weighing 25lbs, but up to 75 lbs or more on occasion.
      • Drive a motor vehicle.

    For more information, email resumes to ErinSimpson@savageservices.com 



    With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire Right, Train Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.


    Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan,  paid time off and opportunities for future growth.


    Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.


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