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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Carrollton, Georgia
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Utilities
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Director

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities.

Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Job Title: Environmental Director

Department: EHS & Security Department

Location: Corporate

Report To: Vice President of Environmental Safety, Health & Security


In support of Culture of Zero, the person assuming this position is to coordinate all Environmental activities for the organization.  The incumbent will act as a team member to Operations, Distribution/Transportation and TCAS’ Senior Staff, Corporate Environmental Staff, and ensure Environmental is considered in all appropriate business activities.  Incumbent will lead the efforts to implement an effective Environmental management system to address risks associated with the business.  In addition, support the overall Corporate Environmental strategies and initiatives across all environmental media (air/greenhouse gas/water/waste/energy) to comply with environmental regulations, permit requirements, internal policies and standards across the organization. 

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create synergy and support the Culture of Zero culture.  Develop and monitor effective Environmental management strategies, provide recommendations and technical expertise on regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in conducting environmental regulatory assessments of plant and capital projects to define and secure environmental approvals. This includes developing environmental permitting strategies, preparing (or coordinating preparation) of applications, interaction with the customer and regulatory authorities as required, and the creation of appropriate project documentation.
  • Monitor agency rule-making and analyze emerging regulations to settle impact on plant operations, existing permits, etc.
  • Develop, maintain and improve environmental compliance tools, monitoring, sampling and testing programs to demonstrate compliance with regulatory and permit limits for assigned facilities.  Respond to agency requests and prepare and or submit timely reports to informational requests. 
  • Direct and train facility personnel in environmental compliance permit and regulatory requirements, including any tools for compliance.
  • Prepare and submit environmental compliance reports to local, state, and federal agencies for assigned facilities.  Assist as needed with completion of manifests.
  • Audit and monitor activities to ensure all environmental regulatory requirements are being met. Provide effective communication and liaison support between employees, facility management, and federal, state, & local regulatory agencies. Meet regulatory agencies and internal company audit personnel during environmental audit/inspection visits to provide requested info, documentation, responses, etc. that demonstrate a compliant position.
  • Drive and execute a comprehensive multi-year strategy to continue the company’s drive toward zero environmental incidents.  The strategy focuses on both technical systems/standards, leadership, behavioral, and cultural aspects.
  • Ensure the construction, expansion and other production operational changes have appropriate permits as required.  Coordinate resources to ensure Environmental aspects and requirements, including legal requirements.
  • Coordinate Environmental audits and assessments to assure compliance with regulatory requirements (waste management, waste streams, EPCRA, storm water, spill prevention and sustainability), establish Key Performance Measures (KPIs), Total Targets to Improve (TTIs) expectations, identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Facilitate incident investigations including root cause analysis for corrective actions.  Collaborate with Lean to assist personnel on environmental investigations and proper documentation.  Measure plant performance, benchmarking against best in class manufacturing.
  • Support the locations in the development and maintenance of Environmental systems, ISO, and or equivalent management systems.


Specific Deliverables:

  • Stay abreast of dynamic business conditions and ensure Environmental management systems are sufficient to maintain Environmental values
  • Act as an Environmental coach and mentor for plant managers and Environmental professionals
  • Must have good interpersonal astuteness and the ability to work with various level of the organization.
  • The incumbent will ensure Environmental reporting, recordkeeping, training, investigations of all incidents (SIF) and non-compliance incidents. 


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Environmental Safety, Environmental Science, Risk Management, or closed related field and 10+ years experience in manufacturing and or ten (10) years environmental experience as a Director of progressively more responsible diversified electrical manufacturing facility, Metals manufacturing, and safety and regulatory compliance, or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • Approximately 10+ years of environmental regulatory compliance knowledge and experience in all media, e.g. air, greenhouse gas (California, Alberta, Ontario desirable), water, waste. Title V air permit understanding/experience is required (experience with South Coast Air Quality Management District rules and permitting process is highly desirable). Experience must be demonstrated at a minimum for Federal and California environmental programs but must have broad enough skills to quickly learn requirements in other locations for assigned facilities. Experience with defining and securing environmental permits, approvals and regulatory requirements for new corporate facilities is desirable.
  • Must be computer savvy using existing programs and systems and able to quickly learn and adapt to new ones. These include but are not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite (including strong Excel skills), internal Environmental/Incident Management Information Systems and various regulatory agency systems for compliance/reporting including, but not limited to, CERS (SARA 311/312 or Tier II),(Storm Water), (SARA 313), Cal-eGGRT/e-GGRT (CA/Federal GHG Reporting) and Various Local Air District Reporting Software/Portals.
  • Requires effective communications (oral & written) both internally and externally.
  • Requires working effectively with other people and effective team building skills.
  • Requires effective planning and organizing skills.
  • Requires effective computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Professional certification in safety desired.

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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