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SVP Transportation Compliance

Location: Norwell, MA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2022
Category: Executives
Job ID: 117675

Job Description


The Senior Vice President, Transportation Compliance is responsible for ensuring that all company activities involving transportation via highway, rail, vessel or air are conducted in strict compliance with all applicable, Federal, State, Provincial, local and Foreign (where needed) requirements. This position manages both the Corporate based Transportation Compliance personnel as well as field-based personnel.

Position must sit at our company headquarters in Norwell, MA.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group 401K with company matching component
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments


  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Maintain a "satisfactory" safety rating or its equivalent for all motor carriers operating under Clean Harbor's control;
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Provincial regulations pertaining to transportation & solid/hazardous waste rules. Review new and/or amended regulations, obtain clarifications and provide guidance documents to applicable company employees and operational groups;
  • Evaluate and recommend fleet safety/compliance improvement projects. Develop, gain approval and implement same;
  • Maintain and update as necessary established transportation related policies and procedures. Develop, gain approval and implement new/revised polices as needed;
  • Oversee and direct internal audit and inspection program at all field locations. Develop and implement corrective actions as needed. Support the preparation and response to all transportation related external audits & inspections;
  • Ensure all motor carriers maintain compliance with applicable motor carrier safety regulations as it pertains to driver and vehicle management. Programs include but are not limited to hours of service, medical surveillance, driver qualification, controlled substance and alcohol testing, training and vehicle management. Investigate, source and gain approval where necessary of tools and products that can streamline and/or facilitate day to day operations;
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive date collection and reporting program to provide both internal and external customers relevant transportation related statistics. Process all inspections, citations, notices of violations and allocate all associated costs.  Negotiate, on a case by case basis settlement agreements with applicable government agencies;
  • Oversee all Federal, State, Provincial and local transportation permitting activities including related operating and fee report preparation and submittal. Reconcile all associated fees and allocate appropriately;
  • Liaison between Transportation Compliance and other corporate departments to insure policies, procedures and programs do not contradict and/or conflict with other corporate initiatives. Ensure clear communication exists between departments and all requested assistance is rendered. Maintain close partnership with Fleet Operations Department and insure goals and objectives are aligned;
  • Investigate all incidents and accidents, obtain all relevant information, make all necessary oral and/or written notifications and track and confirm corrective actions. Participate in all relevant accident/incident review meetings;
  • Partner with Internal Regulatory Training to insure all applicable training materials and reference materials are current, develop and implement stand alone topic driven awareness modules, develop, implement and deliver specific topic driven training courses (i.e. Coordinator & General Manager Training);
  • Partner with Facility Compliance to insure Truck-to Truck transfer network is managed and operated in compliance with Federal, State, Provincial and Local regulations. Maintain and update Compliance manual;
  • Insure Company safety and security plan is current and in place. Update as necessary. Address all security related issues and/or concerns;
  • Provide 24/7 on call services for transportation related incidents and events. Ensure all applicable staff and departments are informed and all necessary support, guidance and assistance is rendered;
  • Support all additional duties and requests as assigned by management;
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and will be required by the needs of the Clean Harbors business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation, Logistics, Environmental Science required;
  • Prior experience in a regulatory compliance role involving hazardous and/or solid waste activities in either the private or public sector preferred;
  • 10+ years working in the transportation and hazardous/solid waste industry;
  • Able to obtain a Passport allowing travel between the US and Canada and if needed outside of North America;
  • Maintain a current drivers license and able to maintain a valid Light Truck File where applicable;
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and Provincial transportation and hazardous/solid waste regulations under all modes of transportation;
  • Working knowledge of applicable worker protection rules and regulations;
  • Excellent communications, writing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent employee management skills;
  • Proficient in Windows based applications including but not limited to Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Able to work independently or in a group setting;
  • Able to mentor and develop staff and build a cohesive and results driven department;
  • Able to interact and effectively negotiate with internal and external customers and regulatory agencies representing Federal, State, Provincial and local governments;
  • Ability to travel extensively.

40-years of sustainability in action. At Clean Harbors, our mission is to create a safer, cleaner environment through the treatment, recycling, and disposal of hazardous materials. Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is on-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us. 

Join our safety focused team today! To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Clean Harbors is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other federal, state/provincial or local protected class. 

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company. 


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