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Manager, Environmental Compliance, Operations West

Cleveland Cliffs
Burns Harbor, Indiana, US
Closing date
Dec 4, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Responsibilities:Regular interface with assigned operations to ensure superior compliance, continuous improvement and to support the business objectives
Contribute to developing plans for continuous improvement in environmental performance for assigned operations.
Ensure systemic implementation of rigorous corrective/preventive action and sharing of best practices to improve performance and reduce risks
Assessment of performance issues and risks
Benchmarking operation performance and sharing of best practices
Drive "culture change" through leading by example, coaching, mentoring and engaging people at all levels of the organization. Assist in the development of site environmental leaders.
Coordinate communication and response activities to environmental regulatory authorities and other internal stakeholders when the company is required to provide such communications.
Coordinate environmental performance metric reporting for assigned operations
Coordinate with assigned operations and reporting manager to ensure timely/accurate issuance of periodic reports
Coordinate periodic conference calls with assigned operations to encourage collaboration, team building, and professional development:
Regular communication/collaboration with site environmental, operating personnel
Lead and assist operating sites in the consistent implementation of corporate policies and programs
Coordinate with other corporate Environmental Affairs staff as appropriate to support information requests, reporting and program improvements, and proper reporting of potential environmental risks and liabilities.
Work on project to integrate and streamline EMS procedures across legacy facilities
Coordinate with Regulatory Affairs team on applicable emerging regulations to ensure business is protected from emerging new regulatory risks
Coordinate with site and Regulatory Affairs team to prepare/review and submit applicable environmental permits, and assist/review agency submittals

Scope of the position:

This person will be located in the Burns Harbor office and report directly to the Senior Director Environmental Compliance, Steel to oversee the environmental program of sites in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and part of Ohio. This person will drive improvements based on applicable local, state and federal requirements, as well as Cliffs policy and procedures for superior environmental performance.

Experience Requirements:

Minimum/Basic Requirements:6 -10 years Environmental management experience in manufacturing environment.
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with site operational leadership, self-starter.
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ability to work independently, prioritize work and handle multiple projects.
Possess excellent written and verbal skills.
Current working knowledge of various State and Federal environmental Laws and regulations applicable to operations
Familiarity with CAA, CWA, TSCA, RCRA including hazardous waste rules and inspection requirements
Familiarity with reading and interpreting laboratory analytical reports required to support all regulatory requirements for all media (air, water, and waste)
Proficient in MS Office products.

Preferred Requirements:
11-20 years implementation and management of Environmental Management Systems and Programs within the steel or similar heavy industry,
Familiarity with steel industry operations
Experience maintaining ISO Certified Management Systems (ISO9000, ISO14001, etc.) in heavy manufacturing environment
Extensive working knowledge of both Federal and State environmental laws and regulations related to steel or similar heavy industry.

Education Requirements:

Minimum/Basic Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent work experience.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call 1-(312) 899-3097 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Do not email your application materials to this email address. Application materials sent to this email address will not be considered.

As a company, we are doing what we can to keep all our employees safe and healthy. It is the current expectation that ALL Cleveland-Cliffs employees will be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. Before accepting an offer of employment you must certify that you are fully vaccinated. Cleveland-Cliffs reserves the right to require proof of vaccination.

Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The company generally does not sponsor candidates for temporary visas or permanent residency for this position. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. The following links provide information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.
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