Environmental Specialist

Employer
Chromalox
Location
Harrisville, Utah, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 30, 2021
Closes
Sep 09, 2021
Ref
2288027562
Discipline
Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
As an Environmental Specialist, you will understand the impacts of industrial activity on the environment and identify ways to manage, minimize or eliminate them. You will work to identify and implement environmental improvements across our operations, accelerating progress towards our sustainability goals, including (but not limited to) water, waste and biodiversity management, ensuring compliance with local regulations and in line with best practice environmental management.

The Environmental Specialist role requires you to:
  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of environmental management systems (e.g. ISO 14001), regulatory requirements and compliance
  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation and best practice
  • Work to support the delivery of environmental improvements in our operations, helping the business to deliver a reduction in water consumption, year on year reductions in waste generated, waste hierarchy improvements, elimination of the use of solvent-based paints, and biodiversity improvements in our operations
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop appropriate management systems to ensure that all employees are aware of their statutory duties and responsibilities, and provide advice as and when required
  • Support leadership/management teams to ensure compliance with related Group policies and procedures
  • Build Environmental Management Plans in alignment with Group and local legal requirements
  • Support the development and delivery of water management plans and efficiency programs
  • Support the review of site waste management arrangements to identify improvement actions which promote the waste hierarchy and support the business in working towards zero waste to landfill
  • Ensure environmental considerations are integrated into risk assessments and site waste management plans
  • Support the submission of timely and accurate environmental data
  • Raise the profile of environmental management on sites and across the organization
  • Liaise with relevant bodies such as regulatory authorities and certification bodies in relation to environmental compliance, environmental management systems, or the delivery of environmental improvements
  • As required, engage with and co-ordinate external specialists to deliver specific industry led advice, services or other support that contributes to environmental improvements in our operations
  • Working with key stakeholders, reviewing operational and capital investments in relation to environmental risks and opportunities
  • Willingness to work across the region you're supporting

The Environmental Specialist role will support local teams to:
  • Review environmental information and data to identify trends and areas for improvement
  • Develop and implement campaigns and improvement plans in agreement with the regional leadership
  • Timely completion of regular environmental reporting requirements, in line with company requirements
  • Contribute to the implementation of our Sustainability Strategy
  • Produce environmental plans, procedures and associated documentation/permits or exemptions that are required and ensure they are implemented and integrated into local environmental management systems

The Environmental Specialist role will collaborate with colleagues to:
  • Carry out regular inspections of sites and workplaces to determine whether work is being carried out in accordance with relevant Company policies, procedures and relevant legislation and to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Be the lead technical support for any environmental incident investigations
  • Give advice to Operatives and Managers on environmental issues improving workforce awareness, knowledge and competency of environmental issues through tool box talks, town halls and workshops during site visits
  • Develop and implement environmental management systems such as ISO 14001


Required Skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability and experience of applying these to deliver sustainability improvements
  • A proven ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems
  • Good inter-personal skills, with an ability to develop relationships at all levels of the organisation and drive change using influence, including training on environment related topics
  • Results driven, self-motivated and able to work well individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to prepare high quality written documentation
  • Willingness to provide guidance and constructive feedback to colleagues on environmental management issues
  • Ability to work across either multiple sites or geographies
  • Passion to drive positive change
  • A strong alignment with our values (Collaboration, Customer Focus, Respect, Safety, Excellence, Integrity)


Required Experience
  • Degree level qualification in a related subject, such as Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management or similar
  • Proven experience in environmental management
  • Current (or clear timeline to achieving) Practitioner Membership of a relevant professional body, such as the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) or local alternative
  • Experience with wide range of environmental permits and licenses (water and/or built environment) is desirable.
  • Experience with working with manufacturing sites to improve their environmental management
  • Experience in the development and/or delivery of environmental guidance notes, operational control procedures and awareness campaign materials


  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability and experience of applying these to deliver sustainability improvements
  • A proven ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems
  • Good inter-personal skills, with an ability to develop relationships at all levels of the organisation and drive change using influence, including training on environment related topics
  • Results driven, self-motivated and able to work well individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to prepare high quality written documentation
  • Willingness to provide guidance and constructive feedback to colleagues on environmental management issues
  • Ability to work across either multiple sites or geographies
  • Passion to drive positive change
  • A strong alignment with our values (Collaboration, Customer Focus, Respect, Safety, Excellence, Integrity)


  • Degree level qualification in a related subject, such as Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management or similar
  • Proven experience in environmental management
  • Current (or clear timeline to achieving) Practitioner Membership of a relevant professional body, such as the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) or local alternative
  • Experience with wide range of environmental permits and licenses (water and/or built environment) is desirable.
  • Experience with working with manufacturing sites to improve their environmental management
  • Experience in the development and/or delivery of environmental guidance notes, operational control procedures and awareness campaign materials