WestRock Environmental Manager in West Point, Virginia

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Environmental Manager - West Point, VA

19th & Main St

West Point, Virginia, 23181

United States

The Opportunity

The Environmental Manager is responsible for understanding and communicating the environmental laws, regulations, and WestRock policies applicable to a large, fully-integrated Kraft pulp and paper mill, and for ensuring that mill personnel adhere to the requirements.

What you’ll need to succeed

Bachelor’s degree in chemical or environmental engineering, or environmental science, but will consider a strong candidate with a bachelor’s degree in other engineering or science programs.

At least ten years’ experience in environmental compliance in industry, preferably in pulp and paper.

Success in managing and developing direct reports.

Expertise in managing Title V, VPDES, CERCLA, SPCC, RCRA, Solid Waste, and EPCRA programs.

Experience in developing and teaching effective environmental compliance training programs.

Preference will be given to a candidate who knows the regulatory requirements of CEMS and associated DAHS and has at least a basic understanding of how CEMS work.

Preference will be given to a candidate with landfill management experience.

Proficient computer skills (including MS Office, most importantly Excel and Microsoft Word).

Willing and able to walk and work in an industrial location indoors or outdoors, including walking up and down steps and ladders with all safety equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves, steel-toed shoes, etc.)

Eligible to work in the United States

Required Competencies

Excellent communication skills.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Excellent planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills.

Safety mindset.

Program development.

How you will impact WestRock

The Environmental Manager will perform the following work functions:

Manage a team of mill employees and contractors. (Environmental engineers, laboratory personnel, administrative assistant, instrument technicians for CEMS, and landfill operations and hauling contractors).

Review capital project plans and perform permit applicability assessments for applicable projects.Develop permit applications for projects and submit to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Complete a department budget annually.

Mentor direct reports and co-op students.

Weekend and holiday duty.Report approximately every fifth week on weekends and holidays.While on call duty, attend morning meetings, check for permit deviations or releases, and respond accordingly.Report to the mill as soon as possible, at any time of day or night, to address emergencies.

For each of the following, ensure the required reporting, monitoring, training, policies, procedures, and maintenance programs are in place and implemented correctly:

Title V air permit program and underlying construction permits, including PSD, NSR, Boiler MACT, MACT Subpart S, RICE MACT, Part 75 coal/gas-fired boiler, CEMS, LDAR, asbestos, greenhouse gas, CFCs, stack testing (manage contractor), RATAs, and CGAs.

Landfill management.

Hazardous waste management for a small quantity generator, as well as other special wastes (used oil, oily debris, PCBs, etc.)

Analytical Laboratory with VLAP certification.

VPDES permit including sampling and analyses, Cluster Rule/BMP Requirements.

Groundwater permit and water conservation.

SPCC and SWPP plans for mill and landfill.

EPCRA/CERCLA reports. Tier II, Form R, continuous release of reportable quantities.

Environmental release response, including response equipment.

TSCA reporting.

Department of Homeland Security Site Security Plan.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP).Lead the EAP committee; organize annual drills, coordinate with the emergency responders, police, fire departments and mill Incident Response Team. Includes Hurricane and High-Water, Tornado, Work Place Violence, Bomb Threat and Fire Prevention.

Process Safety Management/Risk Management program for four highly hazardous chemicals.

Radiation Safety Program.

Special projects with contractors, such as installing secondary containment structures, repairing storm water piping, segregating town storm water runoff from the mill, tank/container decommissioning, installing and repair of CEMS

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

At least ten years’ experience in environmental compliance in industry, preferably in pulp and paper.Success in managing and developing direct reports.Expertise in managing Title V, VPDES, CERCLA, SPCC, RCRA, Solid Waste, and EPCRA programs.Experience in developing and teaching effective environmental compliance training programs.Preference will be given to a candidate who knows the regulatory requirements of CEMS and associated DAHS and has at least a basic understanding of how CEMS work.Preference will be given to a candidate with landfill management experience.Proficient computer skills (including MS Office, most importantly Excel and Microsoft Word).Willing and able to walk and work in an industrial location indoors or outdoors, including walking up and down steps and ladders with all safety equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves, steel-toed shoes, etc.)Eligible to work in the United StatesRequired CompetenciesExcellent communication skills.Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.Excellent planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills.Safety mindset.Program development.How you will impact WestRockThe Environmental Manager will perform the following work functions:Manage a team of mill employees and contractors. (Environmental engineers, laboratory personnel, administrative assistant, instrument technicians for CEMS, and landfill operations and hauling contractors).Review capital project plans and perform permit applicability assessments for applicable projects.Develop permit applications for projects and submit to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.Complete a department budget annually.Mentor direct reports and co-op students.Weekend and holiday duty.Report approximately every fifth week on weekends and holidays.While on call duty, attend morning meetings, check for permit deviations or releases, and respond accordingly.Report to the mill as soon as possible, at any time of day or night, to address emergencies.For each of the following, ensure the required reporting, monitoring, training, policies, procedures, and maintenance programs are in place and implemented correctly:Title V air permit program and underlying construction permits, including PSD, NSR, Boiler MACT, MACT Subpart S, RICE MACT, Part 75 coal/gas-fired boiler, CEMS, LDAR, asbestos, greenhouse gas, CFCs, stack testing (manage contractor), RATAs, and CGAs.Landfill management.Hazardous waste management for a small quantity generator, as well as other special wastes (used oil, oily debris, PCBs, etc.)Analytical Laboratory with VLAP certification.VPDES permit including sampling and analyses, Cluster Rule/BMP Requirements.Groundwater permit and water conservation.SPCC and SWPP plans for mill and landfill.EPCRA/CERCLA reports. Tier II, Form R, continuous release of reportable quantities.Environmental release response, including response equipment.TSCA reporting.Department of Homeland Security Site Security Plan.Emergency Action Plan (EAP).Lead the EAP committee; organize annual drills, coordinate with the emergency responders, police, fire departments and mill Incident Response Team.Includes Hurricane and High-Water, Tornado, Work Place Violence, Bomb Threat and Fire Prevention.Process Safety Management/Risk Management program for four highly hazardous chemicals.Radiation Safety Program.Special projects with contractors, such as installing secondary containment structures, repairing storm water piping, segregating town storm water runoff from the mill, tank/container decommissioning, installing and repair of CEMSWestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Environmental Manager

Virginia-West Point

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