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Environmental Specialist

Elkton, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jul 10, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
We are looking for an Environmental Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will work to enable the Enterprise and Gore Performance Solutions (GPS) to increase confidence in compliance with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) obligations. You will also develop and implement operational processes that enable the Enterprise to identify, assess, manage, and control EH&S operational hazards/risks and relevant costs.

This position will be located at our facility in Elkton, Maryland, with the possibility of a hybrid remote work arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.

  • Shared ownership of driving and implementing environmental (air, water, waste, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) compliance activities, initiatives, and performance
  • Partner with divisional, corporate, and global EH&S teams to drive consistency in developing, implementing, and maintaining plant and divisional environmental systems, practices, and procedures
  • Manage air quality compliance (prepare and submit permit applications, modifications, reports, and monitoring)
  • Support industrial waste compliance (prepare and submit reports, profiling, shipment tracking, etc.)
  • Act as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.
  • Partner with plant's EH&S team to continually improve and maintain emergency response procedures
  • Provide training and education, as necessary, to achieve desired environmental performance and compliance
  • Collect, analyze, and report EH&S metrics
  • Partner with the Enterprise EH&S team and other teams as appropriate to drive alignment and integration
  • Identify and understand appropriate regulations and participate in compliance-gap analysis

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Health and Safety or a related field (e.g. Engineering, Chemistry), plus a minimum of 8 years environmental regulatory experience (i.e. Permit Application Development, Emission Quantification, Compliance Management Tools, Regulatory Applicability Analysis & Permit Strategy Development)
  • Experience with air/water permitting, hazardous waste management in a manufacturing, chemical processing, or laboratory environment
  • Experience developing material balances including quantifying emissions to air, water, waste and product content
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, assessing, and controlling environmental risk and implement practical and effective risk-reduction solutions
  • Proven problem-solving skills including incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Ability to experience working with project and change management practices and tools, including organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build consensus and influence a diverse group of Associates, especially regarding design and operation
  • Ability to work independently, contribute within a team, and actively engage and partner with manufacturing and technical Associates
  • Ability to drive completion of multiple projects and priorities with competing resources needs
  • Ability to travel up to 5% and work off-shift hours, if needed

Desired Qualifications:
  • Environmental Certifications (EIT, PE, CHMM)
  • Experience with hazardous waste management and working knowledge of MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment) regulations
  • Experience operating within EH&S management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 & ISO 45001), related consensus standards, and industry best practices

This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Candidates must be "U.S. persons" as that term is defined in 8 USC §1324b(a)(3). The term "U.S. persons" includes resident aliens ("green-card" holders) as well as certain refugees, asylum-holders and residents qualifying for temporary residence under the terms of 8 USC §1255a.

Hybrid Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's hybrid working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing".

We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Additional Information
  • Travel%: 5%
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Schedule: Full-time

About Gore
For 65 years, Gore has improved lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for Associates. We push the boundaries of whats possible - not just through our products and technologies but also through individual growth and development.

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