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Republic Services Area Environmental Manager in Crestwood, Illinois

Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry. Through our subsidiaries, we provide superior customer experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet(r) for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Due to the nature of our industry, we make safety our top priority every day. We're dedicated to the safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

Why Work with Us

We are guided by five essential core values - to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless in all we do, every day. We are reminded of these principles every time we see the five R's joined together to form the Republic Star. It's what makes us who we are and sets us apart from the competition. We are dedicated to doing our part to preserve the environment by creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive - not just for today, but for generations to come.

We hire the best people to make Republic Services a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to employees at all levels of the organization. Apply today and join our team!

POSITION SUMMARY: The Area Environmental Manager is responsible for the preparation of the landfill budget, managing all spending for the Engineering department and overseeing consultants and contractors during site development. The Area Environmental Manager is also responsible for permitting and ensuring the landfill remains in compliance with all applicable regulations during operation.


  • Manages construction projects for landfill cells and sites, including capacity calculations, scheduling/ timeline, management of third-party CQA and contractors, and resource and material coordination.

  • Prepares landfill construction and ongoing operational budgets; maintains financial responsibility for construction/ cell development, closure/ post-closure, engineering, operations and cost tracking.

  • Coordinates completion of permit applications and designs, including regulatory interface, site expansion, modification or changes to the operating plan application and other related data.

  • Prepares notifications/ responses to regulatory inspections and administrative warnings.

  • Assists Landfill and Site Managers with development of fill sequencing plans.

  • Participate in review of targeted acquisitions, including Phase I assessment/ property survey, coordination, engineering review of design and operations, and pro-form modeling assistance.

  • Perform on going public relations and due diligence activities through communication with corporate office, regulatory agency representatives, third party consultants and investors.

  • Complete monthly soil tracking reports and other status reports.

  • Regularly supervise Environmental Technicians and Specialists, including responsibility for hiring, training, mentoring, developing, scheduling, directing, managing performance and other related issues; review the work of, and is accountable for the performance of Environmental Technicians and Specialists.

  • Attend regulatory and association sponsored informational and policy meetings.

  • Ensure continued compliance by coordinating air, water monitoring, environmental data review and reporting.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Certified Professional Engineer and/or Certified Professional Geologist designation.

  • Previous experience in the waste industry.

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental regulations relating to air, water, solid waste and material recovery/ recycling.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization and with external customers, vendors and government agency representatives.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and a focus on adding value to the Company.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business documents, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Biology or related science.

  • 4 years of experience in landfill engineering or environmental compliance in air, water and solid waste.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.