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Job Summary

Philadelphia, PA 19145
Real Estate/Property Management
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
7+ to 10 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Senior Environmental Engineer

About the Job

Marketing Statement

The Philadelphia Housing Authority, America's fourth largest public housing authority and leader in real estate development and property management seeks a Senior Environmental Engineer in the Capital Projects and Development Department.


Education and Training: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering, or a related field; AND seven (7) or more years’ experience in public sector environmental engineering; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Required Knowledge of:

PHA organization, operations, policies, and procedures.

Federal, Commonwealth, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing environmental health and safety, including Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA), and Code of Federal Regulations.

Techniques for investigating environmental safety problems and conditions.

Guidelines used in environmental quality controls.

Public health and safety protocols and regional environmental protection issues.

Principles and practices of government project, contract, and budget management.

Federal and Commonwealth environmental project record keeping and technical reporting principles and procedures.

Methods, procedures, and standards for Public Housing record keeping and records management.

Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient facilities management techniques.

Required Skill in:

Explaining Federal and Commonwealth rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.

Answering questions, advising staff, and assisting with mediation of environmental problems.

Reviewing procurement contracts, and assuring compliance with Commonwealth, Federal, and HUD contracting and operational regulations.

Reviewing and verifying contracts and technical documents.

Interpreting and applying Commonwealth and Federal contracting rules and regulations.

Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.

Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

License and Certification Requirements:

A valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver's License may be required.

Registration as a Professional Engineer with Pennsylvania State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, or a Master's Degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering, or a related field is desirable.


Under general supervision, is responsible for the overall environmental compliance for the Philadelphia Housing Authority by targeting, abating and monitoring health, safety and building deficiencies that may contribute to environmental hazards that include, but are not limited to; mold, lead, asbestos, biohazards and extermination. Leads the inspection and abatement of residential environmental issues, and special environmental projects such as, remediation and mitigation of ecological contamination, and environmental restoration.

Responsibilities include:

Inspects PHA units with environmental concerns; analyzes problems and prepares condition reports.

Designs and coordinates the implementation of remediation solutions; monitors and manages completion of environmental and extermination service orders.

Leads the inspection and abatement of residential environmental issues, including asbestos, lead paint, mold, hazardous materials, hazardous materials, pests, and biological contamination.

Leads environmental abatement projects such as remediation and mitigation of ecological contamination, and environmental restoration, including problems with asbestos and mold; designs solutions and manages PHA staff and contractors to resolve problems.

Leads in the removal of bio hazardous waste such as; blood matter, human and animal remains, sanitary waste, etc., from PHA properties.

Performs preventive maintenance inspections to identify deficiencies and comply with HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) reporting requirements.

Prepares capital needs evaluations to identify housing site deficiencies and develops funding plan estimates required to resolve issues.

Inspects new construction and major renovation projects for PHA buildings.

Prepares permit applications for regional regulatory agencies.

Ensures that established environmental code standards are met and/or exceeded.

Serves as a consultant and advisor to PHA employees, residents and contractors rehabbing properties.

Develops policies, technical reports, environmental surveys and assessments and training modules to educate and notify PHA staff and tenants.

Reviews terms and conditions of contracts, and reviews and processes invoices and payments.

Reviews technical documents, and approves payment of requisitions and purchase orders.

Reviews contracts, records, and database; and assures the accuracy of the information; compiles information and prepares reports.

Assigns and reviews work of assigned staff; meets regularly with staff and contractors to discuss and resolve technical issues, priorities, problems, and workload.

Stays abreast of trends and innovations in environmental contamination issues and policies.

Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and PHA information; performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

How to Apply
All applications will be accepted through this posting on Monster.com and through PHA's Job Board.  Email resume and contact information to jobs@pha.phila.gov.

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Philadelphia Residency is required to be established within 6 months of start date and maintained throughout employment with the Authority.


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