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Early Career Development Program (ECDP) - Sustainable Solutions

West Wareham, MA
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Early Career Development Program (ECDP) - Sustainable Solutions
Job ID 6891           
West Wareham, MA
Sustainable Solutions
Sustainable Solutions
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Less than 1 year

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Early Career Development Program (ECDP) is part of Covanta’s strategy to hire and develop a high performing, diverse talent pool. The ECDP is a three-year program in which participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and receive wide exposure to Covanta’s different business functions through a coordinated rotation among a variety of assignments, both within and outside their primary department.  Candidates for the ECDP are required to have a bachelor’s degree and zero to three years’ of relevant experience by the hire date. For a list of additional qualifications, please refer to the Position Requirements section below.  ECDP candidates interested in being considered for multiple ECDP positions should submit a separate application for each requisition and include a cover letter describing how the ECDP program fits with their career goals.

The ECDP hire for the Sustainable Solutions team will represent the company’s interest at the project level within the Sustainable Solutions business unit to assure maximum profitability and return on investment including participation in the schedule and budget processes. 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Maintain thorough awareness of technical, commercial and financial issues related to assigned projects.
  • Assure timely reporting of performance results by project personnel to corporate groups.
  • Participate in internal review process to report on the current and forecast performance of asset(s).
  • Provide support to project staff if needed to resolve appropriate project, regulatory, contractual or commercial issues.
  • Assure awareness of regional operations personnel of any project level problem that may affect project performance.
  • Participate in project & customer meetings, conferences and discussions to assure active involvement in the asset's affairs.
  • Maximizing the value of an asset.
  • Assist in organizing and implementing a business plan that meets the objectives of the project(s) structure and contracts.
  • Optimizing all elements of the asset with the appropriate risk profile.
  • Monitoring and analyzing the key performance indicators of the project and reporting on them. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering or related field(s) from an accredited university/ college


  • 0-3 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in negotiating an administering contracts and agreements as well as budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of energy assets, operational requirements, safety and compliance requirements a plus
  • Effective management skills, including labor relations, planning, budgeting and financial assessment
  • Proficient with MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of MS Projects is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technical writing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Cross functional skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Sharp learning curve
  • Ability to extract and analyze data
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • Motivated and committed


  • Willing and able to travel or relocate, as needed.
  • Willing and able to do shift work, which may primarily occur during an outage or an execution of a growth project
  • Candidates interested in being considered for multiple ECDP positions should submit a separate application for each requisition and include a cover letter describing how the ECDP program fits with their career goals.

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)


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