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Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Career

Career Description

Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.

What Job Titles Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Might Have

  • Brownfield and Economic Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chief of Planning
  • Director

What Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Do

  • Coordinate on-site activities for environmental cleanup or remediation projects to ensure compliance with environmental laws, standards, regulations, or other requirements.
  • Estimate costs for environmental cleanup and remediation of land redevelopment projects.
  • Inspect sites to assess environmental damage or monitor cleanup progress.
  • Prepare reports or presentations to communicate brownfield redevelopment needs, status, or progress.
  • Identify environmental contamination sources.
  • Plan or implement brownfield redevelopment projects to ensure safety, quality, and compliance with applicable standards or requirements.
  • Review or evaluate environmental remediation project proposals.
  • Negotiate contracts for services or materials needed for environmental remediation.
  • Conduct feasibility or cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
  • Maintain records of decisions, actions, and progress related to environmental redevelopment projects.
  • Design or implement plans for surface or ground water remediation.
  • Design or conduct environmental restoration studies.
  • Coordinate the disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Prepare and submit permit applications for demolition, cleanup, remediation, or construction projects.
  • Develop or implement plans for the sustainable regeneration of brownfield sites to ensure regeneration of a wider area by providing environmental protection or economic and social benefits.
  • Conduct quantitative risk assessments for human health, environmental, or other risks.
  • Review or evaluate designs for contaminant treatment or disposal facilities.
  • Design or implement measures to improve the water, air, and soil quality of military test sites, abandoned mine land, or other contaminated sites.
  • Design or implement plans for structural demolition and debris removal.
  • Provide training on hazardous material or waste cleanup procedures and technologies.

What Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Should Be Good At

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

What Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Should Be Interested In

  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

What Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Need to Learn

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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Median Salary: $104,970

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