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Ash Reuse Applications & Innovation Analyst (3773) 

Posted on Thursday, Sep 25 2014 0:00 AM

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About Covanta

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx. For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Position Description:
 

The Ash Reuse Applications & Innovation Analyst is an exciting new position within Covanta Metals Management (CMM) team. This individual will work with the Sr. Director of Ash Reuse Applications & Innovation and the Ash Reuse Applications Engineer to research innovative ideas, with a focus on solving the challenge of how to beneficially reuse the ash that our Waste-to-Energy plants produce. Knowledge of the mineralogical, chemical and geotechnical properties of ash (bottom ash and fly ash) and experience with reuse of materials into industrial products including but not limited to cement, concrete blocks, and aggregate are a plus.

The individual should be adept at quickly researching different areas and technologies, studying advancements in (but not limited to) Europe, developing market sizing, competitive analysis, and developing creative ideas to help solve this exciting challenge.

In addition, the individual will help share innovative ideas across the company. The Analyst will update, monitor and moderate ideas submitted through spark!, Covanta’s innovation and knowledge sharing platform. The individual will also maintain and develop new methods for communicating best practices across the fleet of 45 power plants.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand our waste-to-energy (WTE) ash. This includes mineralogical and chemical study of WtE ash (bottom ash and fly ash).
    • Understand ash properties to find best opportunities for reuse
    • Research top technologies and processes for ash reuse
    • Research existing specs for reuse of coal ash in the US
    • Research reuse of WTE ash in Europe
  • Seek out new innovative ideas in various areas that could benefit Covanta
    • Monitor adjacent industries to find innovative ideas that could benefit Covanta
  • Vet innovative ideas submitted by employees or received from external sources, based on technical knowledge. Consult subject matter experts when needed. Bring best innovative ideas to department heads to assist in their business lines.
  • Manage the Innovation platform
    • Program innovation challenges
    • Moderate challenges
    • Monitor innovative ideas submitted through the online platform
  • Best Practice Sharing (Knowledge Sharing)
    • Develop communications for best practice sharing
    • Maintain the knowledge sharing platform (discussion forums)
  • Mapping of Covanta locations vs. potential technology providers through mapping programs
  • Assist other members of CMM team with research and reporting needs
Position Requirements:
 
 
  • Bachelors degree in Earth Sciences, Geology, Mineralogy, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Construction materials or similar field.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in beneficial reuse of materials, ash reuse, construction industry, cement or concrete industry, mining industry, coal industry, solid waste management/engineering, materials management, recycling, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) or similar industry
  • Understanding of waste incineration residues
  • Sense of urgency
  • Out of the box thinker; open-minded
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience with mapping programs and SharePoint a plus
  • Programming, HTML skills a plus
  • Experience with regulatory and environmental issues related to ash reuse a plus
  • EIT a plus

Positive Can-do attitude a must!

 
 
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Position Type:Full Time
Reference Code:3773
Other Benefits:Great benefits including Annual bonus, 401K, Vacation, Holidays and a comprehensive health benefits package.
Location:Morristown, NJ
Job URL:http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_covanta/external/gatew...
Travel Required:20% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:Sep 6, 2014

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How to Apply

Please apply online
 
 
We will not be able to sponsor US work Visa at this time.
 
Thank you,
 
Vineet Wadhwa 

Company Information

Covanta
445 South Street
Morristown, NJ 08502
USA

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