Environmental Engineer

3 days left

General Motors LLC
Spring Hill, Tennessee, US
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
About GM

There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work in General Motor's premiere battery facility, Ultium. As an Environmental Leader, you will design and implement environmental programs that allow you to collaborate with a diverse group of professionals to manage environmental compliance and conformance. We are currently looking for talented individuals who have a passion for the environment and who want to assist making Ultium Cells a leader in environmental compliance and sustainability.

Electricity is the future of transportation, powered by battery cells that are designed and manufactured by some of the brightest, most innovative people in the world. Ultium Cells is committed to using the most technologically advanced methods in the industry to produce the very best of those battery cells, now and for generations to come. But we need a team of forward-thinking folks with diverse skills and experiences to achieve that vision. We are looking for talented individuals ready to seize the opportunity to learn about and grow with the electric transportation industry.

  • Responsible for developing/maintaining/supporting robust and consistent environmental stewardship program strategies in support of GM's mission to deliver sustainable solutions that improve the communities in which we live and work.
  • Experienced in at least one of the main environmental programs (air permits and regulation, water permits and regulations, or waste regulations)
  • Engages with Domain Experts as necessary to ensure continual improvement and support new program/project implementation.
  • Key collaboration with plant management and employees, FAMs, regulatory agencies, internal and external community leaders and members, legal staff, GM and external audit services, utility service provides (WWTP & PH), Project Planning teams at sites & HQ, domain experts and chemical and resource management business partners.

Additional Job Description

People Are Key:
  • Provide results in a manner that is truthful and demonstrates strength of character. (Win with Integrity)

We Are They:
  • Focus on driving consistent environmental stewardship programs in support of GM's mission to deliver sustainable solutions that improve the communities in which we live and work. (Think Customer)
  • Build bridges by engaging with our Business Partners and environmental leaders to enable success for the organization, ensuring the achievement of Business Plan goals and objectives, as well as meeting regulatory compliance requirements. (One Team)
  • Engage with the Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation (TDEC) and any other local regulatory agencies to ensure implementation of robust environmental programs and to build relationships that support innovation and expedient resolution of concerns. (One Team)
  • Travel required to Ultium 1 facility located in Ohio for training purposes
  • Collaborate with and support environmental team from Spring Hill Manufacturing and Bowling Green, KY Assembly site

Excellence is a form of deviance:
  • Develop creative solutions to complex environmental challenges. (Innovate Now)
  • Utilize technology and information to develop and maintain environmental management systems in support of GM's mission to deliver data driven solutions that allow us to operate efficiently now and in the future. (Innovate Now)
  • Monitor environmental parameters and progress to provide recommendations for continuous improvement. (Be Bold)

From No to Go:
  • Support and improve system designs that preserve the environment, integrate the latest technologies and provide long-term environmental solutions. (Look Ahead)
  • Demonstrate a culture of inclusion by actively listening, embracing change and educating others to work effectively together while providing environmental training and coaching. (Be Bold)

If you're not positive energy, you are negative energy:
  • Speaks up to ensure we are doing the right thing for the right reasons. (Be Bold)
  • Grow to understand the plant manufacturing systems including production processes, wastewater discharges, storm water management, air emissions impacts, sewer systems, chemical usage, and waste management/recycling programs, to ensure effective decision-making and regulatory compliance. (It's on Me)
  • Interface with business partners and regulatory agencies to prepare required regulatory documentation and reports, schedule and perform compliance testing. (It's on Me)
  • Role model and reinforce our vision, mission, drives and behaviors that cultivate our cultural transformation. (It's on Me)


  • Communicate proficiently to all levels of management with executive presence
  • Work autonomously
  • Develop and lead effective teams
  • Determining compliance & data analysis
  • Timely and effective problem solving
  • Project execution
  • Connects the team to the outside world

  • Proficient in Air Permitting, Storm Water Permitting, Wastewater Pretreatment Permitting and/or Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements.

  • Experience in environmental engineering or related science, preferably at a manufacturing operation.
  • Basic knowledge of the automotive manufacturing processes is preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in engineering or related sciences with emphasis on environmental engineering required.
  • Demonstration in continuous education preferred

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us atCareers.Accommodations@GM.com. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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