Environmental Manager

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The Volvo Trucks North America New River Valley Plant, located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, is undergoing major industrial changes as we adapt to increasing technology. The NRV Plant is the largest plant globally within the Volvo Group and is home to 100% of all Volvo trucks produced for the North American market.

With 2 million square feet under roof, on a site of over 550 acres the New River Valley Plant is poised to continue its growth with new product and industrial projects.

Job Description:

Opportunity to be a part of, and lead a technically strong site based environmental and energy team involved in the development of best practices supporting our Environmental core value. Maintain compliance for the NRV site while supporting future industrial projects. Take part in global Volvo Truck Operations Environmental and Energy planning and implementing best practices.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Effective leader of people, with a track record of team development, empowerment and communication within a highly technical environment
  • Coordinate the environmental activities associated with major industrial projects
  • Promote and secure common industrial process solutions for environment and energy that are aligned with the Volvo Core Values
  • Lead the establishment and maintenance of Environment and Energy as a pillar within the Volvo Production System for the New River Valley site
  • Maintain compliance for the site with applicable, local, State and Federal requirements. Oversight and/or preparation of permit applications for all environmental media and pathways affecting the NRV Plant
  • Excellent communication skills with team, peers and executive management
  • Detailed knowledge and practical experience in compliance, permitting and reporting for state and federal environmental regulations and associated reports for RCRA Hazardous Waste, Clean Air Act including PSD, NSR, Title V, GHG Emissions Management and Reporting, Clean Water Act, Emergency Response Plans, Oil Discharge Contingency Plans, Storm water Management, Industrial Wastewater Operations and Permitting, Pollution Prevention Act, Solid Waste Management, and Waste Minimization
  • Core technical responsibilities focus upon air permitting and related compliance strategies with project teams, permit compliance implementation for data acquisition related to process performance, recordkeeping, and reporting, including multiple MACT requirements and annual emission statements
  • Practical experience implementing the ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 Standards and Programs, including DOE’s Superior Energy Performance requirements
  • Experience with Environmental Database Management and Administration and reporting
  • Schedule and assign work to staff and engineers based on evaluation of their knowledge of specific disciplines
  • Confers and negotiates with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to determine local environmental and energy standards, industrial priorities and new developments in pollution control, carbon footprint reductions, and energy management
  • Responsible for facilitating Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization and environmental and energy sustainability programs
  • Manage and monitor the compliance management system, task management, APCD monitoring systems and database, and paint usage monitoring systems
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintain New River Valley’s environmental management system (EMS) and energy management system (EnMS), and related database(s)
  • Responsible for the communication of the status of the EMS and EnMS to the senior management staff, including periodic senior management reviews
  • Responsible to ensure the Environmental Department activities meet the requirements of the environmental regulations, permit conditions, and company policies and guidelines
Required Competencies:
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Directing Others: Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator
  • Drive For Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Informing: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information
  • Managing Diversity: Manages all kinds and classes of people equitably; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and both sexes; hires variety and diversity without regard to class; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required in Engineering, Chemistry, Hazardous Waste Management or Applied Sciences
  • Preferred Master’s in Engineering, Chemistry, Hazardous Waste Management or Applied Sciences
  • Ten (10) years of related work experience required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, SQL queries etc.
  • Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) preferred

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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