Environmental Sustainability Specialist Position Opening with Denver International Airport

The Denver International Airport is seeking an Environmental Sustainability Specialist. This position implements DEN’s sustainability and environmental programs for operational compliance and contributes to their continuous improvement. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Leads DEN’s solid waste diversion program including management of our facility wide waste management and diversion contract. This contract is an almost $2M waste hauling contract at the 3rd busiest airport in the world. Successful coordination of the contract requires extensive attention to detail, ability to get stakeholders to meet commitments, adhering to DEN contractual requirements, and exploring ways to enhance service levels and drive waste diversion. This work includes hands on work in the field at DEN.
  • Implements all manner of solid waste diversion programs including recycling of single stream materials, compost collection, food donation, plastic film and wooden pallets collection, etc.
  • Acts as a creative thinker to further develop and expand the waste diversion programs at DEN. You will need to work creatively and persistently to streamline processes, pilot new programs, apply for grant opportunities, and report on waste diversion metrics in support of DEN’s diversion goals.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for DEN’s robust Construction and Demolition/Deconstruction program that includes extensive concrete and asphalt recycling. Supports special initiatives conducted on a project by project basis under the LEED framework.
  • Coordinates program implementation with numerous and diverse internal and external stakeholders, including airlines, restaurants/concessionaires, city employees, and the traveling public. Facilitates specialized environmental or public health initiatives, projects, or programs and makes policy recommendations to internal and external stakeholders by establishing and achieving objectives. Conducts needs assessments and directs evaluation to ensure program is achieving its objectives. Determines and implements changes to policies and procedures based on feedback from stakeholders.

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