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Savage Services Waste Services Project Manager in Cleveland, Ohio

The position will hold the title of Waste Services Project Manager and will be responsible for beginning-to-end management of certain projects, especially those involving complex situations such as sorting a variety of wastes, coordinating several field personnel and subcontractors, or researching the pros and cons of various disposal options. The job is split about 90% office work (pricing jobs, identifying disposal options for wastes based on analysis, SDS, and other info, and preparing paperwork) and 10% field work (visiting customers, planning jobs, and sampling, sorting, packaging, and labeling chemicals).

The position involves a lot of interpersonal interaction. Every day, you will call or e-mail with one or more members of the sales force, the operations supervisor, field employees, clients, and waste disposal sites.

You will receive new requests from customers daily. Some jobs will take less than an hour to set up (including quoting, setting up waste profiles, preparing transportation paperwork, and scheduling), where others might require a site visit, sample collection, and preparation of a detailed work plan, along with on-site supervision as the work proceeds. Keeping track of the stage of each project, responding to customers and team members in a timely manner, and following up to make sure everything is completed properly are key attributes.

  • Prepares quotes for customers on transportation, disposal, and field services

  • Prepare waste profiles, manifests, and related paperwork. Determine proper RCRA waste codes and DOT shipping descriptions based on field testing, labels, waste analysis, SDS’s, and client information.

  • Determine time and resources required for jobs, write up job requirements and safety aspects for field personnel, and request to schedule them with dispatch.

  • Identify and categorize chemicals based on their chemical nature to determine proper disposal methods. Basic understanding of chemistry is essential.

  • Carefully read and understand RCRA and DOT regulations to determine the status of various wastes and materials, including relevant exemptions related to shipping and disposal.

  • Respond throughout the day to new customer call-ins, as well as manage existing client accounts.

  • Work with various disposal sites to get pricing for waste disposal. Creatively explore a variety of disposal sites and methodologies, based on the physical and chemical attributes of the waste, to achieve the disposal solution that fits the client’s needs.

  • Prioritize several different on-going jobs over the course of weeks or months, and communicate on-going status with supervisor and management.

  • Occasionally work on-site, and make decisions to ensure the job is completed efficiently and safely.

  • Create invoicing spreadsheets for submittal to billing department.

  • Experience in the hazardous waste industry, especially with regards to preparing waste profiles and manifests, is very beneficial.

  • Candidates should possess exceptional organizational and communication skills and be able to work in fast-paced work environment where priorities and workloads are constantly in flux.

  • The position requires person with who is extremely detail-oriented, able to keep multiple on-going projects organized, and adept at providing regular updates to customers and co-workers.


  • Associates Degree or higher

  • Previous management experience a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Team members are frequently required to stand and climb or balance, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employees must be physically strong and active. They must be able to perform heavy manual labor in various types of weather and working conditions.

  • Must have the ability and willingness to perform the essential physical functions of the position

With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire Right, Train Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.

Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

ID: 2019-6190

External Company Name: Savage Services

External Company URL: www.savageservices.com

Street: 4600 Brookpark Road