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Environmental Compliance Specialist
Environmental Compliance Group

Locations: St. Louis Park (Minneapolis), MN

Job Description

Nova Group, GBC is currently seeking high-performing candidates for an Environmental Compliance Professional position in our Environmental Compliance Group.  Environmental Compliance Professionals at Nova work to ensure our clients maintain compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and deliver compliant environmental solutions nationwide.  Nova’s Environmental Compliance Professionals have the opportunity to conduct a wide range of environmental compliance tasks in multiple jurisdictions across the U.S. This is a tremendous opportunity to expand your regulatory and compliance knowledge and experience as you grow your career with Nova. Environmental service areas include Air, Stormwater, Wastewater, Solid & Hazardous Waste (RCRA), EPCRA (Tier II and TRI Reporting), SPCC, FRP, and Auditing along with multiple other related services areas.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist in reviews and audits to evaluate compliance with local, state, and federal environmental requirements

  • Assist with regulatory applicability evaluations and determinations

  • Evaluate operations, gather data, and complete permit applications

  • Develop and assist with the implementation of appropriate plans and procedures (SPCC, SWPPP, Emergency Contingency Plans, FRP, etc.)

  • Manage permit requirements and assist in the development and maintenance of compliance demonstration procedures and recordkeeping methods

  • Develop and deliver environmental training services

  • Complete periodic and/or annual compliance reporting requirements

  • Maintain client relationships and efficiently coordinate and communicate services

  • Conduct projects within scope, budget, quality criteria, and schedule

  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging USEPA and state EHS regulatory requirements

  • Regular travel is required to client sites as necessary for inspections and compliance support

Minimum Requirements
  • 1 to 3 years of environmental compliance experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or related discipline

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage deadlines

  • Strong written communication skills are essential

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent critical thinking skills, and a high degree of accuracy

  • A high level of integrity and ability to take full ownership of assigned responsibilities

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with a diverse workload

  • Flexible and willing to support diverse projects as needed

  • Current, valid state driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Preferred Capabilities
  • Experience in one or more of the environmental service areas listed above

  • Self-starter and ability to learn new skills

  • Interest in regulatory compliance and laws

  • Aptitude for technical writing

  • Very strong technical background (math, science)

  • Client and/or project management experience

  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification

  • EIT or other professional certification

Working for Nova Group, GBC

Nova Group, GBC (Nova) is a privately held multidisciplinary advisory firm incorporated in 1987. We have a global footprint headquartered in St. Louis Park (Minneapolis), Minnesota, but our team services clients throughout the United States and abroad. Nova provides services in the areas of environmental management, compliance investigation, corrective action activities, strategic energy services, and construction services. Our diverse portfolio of services creates a multitude of career possibilities, and we strive to bring on talent who want to learn and build their skills across multiple sectors of our business.​ Although we service clients throughout the United States and abroad, we strive to hire individuals in the neighboring areas of our office locations across the globe, in an effort to impact the communities we serve.

As a General Benefit Corporation (GBC), Nova is aligning our values with our business practices. We recognize our role goes beyond profitability, and we deeply value our environment, our communities, and our people. 

In efforts to remain competitive and to differentiate ourselves from others in the industry, we continuously review our benefit programs. We offer flexible time off and work arrangements because we realize that personal life demands don’t just happen after working hours. At Nova this culture is successful because we trust our teams to be accountable to each other and to our clients.


In addition, Nova is committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, and continuing education to support your certifications and licenses. We look for opportunities to build skills on the job in particular, shadowing mentors and senior staff, leveraging all they have to offer. We always want our employees to feel challenged and to strive to grow their skills and careers.


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