Environmental Engineer

  • Direct Hire
  • St. James, LA
  • Education Required: Bachelor Degree
  • Experience Required: minimum of 5 years (8+ years preferred)

The Personnel Consulting Group

The Environmental Engineer is responsible to provide technical support to ensure effective environmental systems are maintained for compliance and excellence and generally serves as a subject matter expert in at least one medium (air, water, waste) with current medium emphasis noted in bold. The main areas of responsibility include managing environmental compliance (including monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping), development and maintenance of environmental permits, release reporting/investigation, and providing training and support to facility personnel to ensure environmental systems are effective to maintain compliance with governmental regulations and company policies/practices. This position serves as a technical and proficient subject matter expert to reduce risk and drive continuous improvements.

Job Responsibilities:
  • This position is responsible for providing technical support for environmental compliance, continuous improvement, ensuring cooperation with business objectives, and has significant impact upon the process environmental performance and culture of the facility
  • Primary function of position will be matched with individual expertise as part of environmental team for an even distribution of workload and may vary in accordance with team needs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years (8+ years preferred)
  • Advanced technical knowledge of environmental regulations, application of pollution abatement processes, equipment, and procedures
  • Working understanding of chemical operations, safety systems, and environmental metrics
  • Experience with electronic tools/systems, simulation software, and tracking mechanisms
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; including the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and projects with competing demands
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local environmental standards, codes, regulations, and laws




  • Identify and help interpret current and potential EHS regulatory and company requirements that will affect the facility
  • Work with affected departments to create/maintain EHS policies, systems, and processes that meet or exceed the regulatory and company requirements with a focus on multimedia environmental considerations
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of facility EHS system metrics and identify improvement opportunities for implementation
  • Facilitate and support company incident reporting/investigation process
  • Prepares internal and external reports
  • Monitors process data for environmental attributes on performance and trends, and actively pursue opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Provide guidance to facility as a subject matter expert in assigned areas, including, but not limited to air, water, and waste management practices
  • Ensure the facility’s systems and associated practices are maintained to minimize risk and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations as well as company standards
  • Assist in incident investigation, as it relates to environmental considerations
  • Participate in company audits and site inspections
  • Maintain a training program for assigned media programs which highlights the desired culture, vision, expectations, standards, roles, and responsibilities

Environmental Monitoring & Reporting

  • Identify and facilitate the completion of required activities and measurements for environmental regulatory compliance parameter sampling and monitoring (internally and third- party)
  • Review measured environmental parameters and identify to facility leadership any non- compliance issues. Proactively identify potential environmental non-compliance issues and provide recommendations for resolution
  • Prepare timely submission of regulatory application(s) to ensure valid permits to operate
  • Ensure relevant environmental training is provided to facility personnel so that environmental regulatory and company responsibilities are communicated and understood
  • Manage site-wide solid and hazardous waste program, including profiling, handling, shipments, tracking, training, procedures, and directing others on material movements/transfers
  • Lead air emission, water discharge, and/or waste minimization team/efforts in cost effective manner
  • Oversee site groundwater program and impoundments
  • Participate in various air programs which may include GHG, MACT, and Title V compliance; and stack testing oversight
  • Prepare annual Tier 2, CWC, and TRI reports
  • Serve on project teams; evaluate relative MOC activities and AFE/WR

Leadership, Communication, & Development:

  • Be an educator and mentor for all facility members to empower and engage them in creating and sustaining companies’ EHS culture
  • Help remove barriers for facility personnel in meeting EHS expectations
  • Promote and demonstrate the value of continuous improvement of EHS performance
  • Promotes and adheres to all EHS regulations and company policies
  • Keeps up to date with company EHS policies as new information is made available
  • Remains current in practice areas through participation in internal and external professional development opportunities

EHSS Team:

  • Actively participate and engage as a member of the EHSS team, collaborate, and contribute to the overall improvement of EHS
  • Actively participate in inter-company activities as requested
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