Environmental Engineer

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  • Location: Donaldsonville, Louisiana

  • Business Area: Engineering and Engineering Services

  • Schedule: Full Time

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions.  Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.


Engineering and Engineering Services

Job Summary:

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. As a member of the EHSS Team, the position plays a critical role in engaging and incorporating environmental stewardship in the overall EHSS culture. This position serves as a technical and proficient subject matter expert to reduce risk and drive continuous improvements.

Job Description:

  • 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
  • Build and maintain relationships internally and externally for the continuous improvement of the environmental programs, including service on company committees as required
  • Develop a thorough, practical knowledge of regulatory and corporate EHS requirements and effectively transfer that knowledge to inter-department team members
  • Independently execute work priorities/plans and contribute to requests from other department personnel relative to role’s assigned functions for multimedia or specific medium area
  • 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, as well as evaluations to identify trends and incident precursors to identify key areas of improvement, root-cause analyses, and corrective/preventative actions.
  • Participate in company audits and site inspections by regulatory personnel for assigned media
  • Support other department roles, including service in other environmental areas as backup
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments and management to ensure environmental fundamentals and best practices are integrated, understood, and implemented in appropriate areas such as operating procedures, engineering practices, and asset integrity
  • Maintain a training program for assigned media programs which highlights the desired culture, vision, expectations, standards, roles, and responsibilities
  • Assure adequate procedures and systems are in place for compliance  and as contributions to other department standard operating procedures and practices
  • Completes other assignments or functions as requested by EHSS Manager or Supervisor

    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 internal and third party activities and measurements to validate that it meets regulatory compliance requirements
  • 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. Work with affected leadership to ensure that all terms and conditions are consistent with operations
  • Ensure relevant environmental training is provided to facility personnel so that environmental regulatory and company responsibilities are communicated and understood
  • Accurately prepare and submit timely external reports
  • 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
  • Master and use company site and corporate tracking tools and systems for EMIS, etc.

    Leadership, Communication, & Development:

  • Be a leader in EHS culture by demonstrating, promoting and developing processes, practices, and activities that advance and sustain CF’s EHS culture.
  • Be an educator and mentor for all facility members to empower and engage them in creating and sustaining CF’s 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.

  • Successful Candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or equivalent environmental engineering/science with related technical and regulatory experience in chemical/refining industry.
  • A minimum of 5 years (8+ years preferred) of environmental experience in chemical manufacturing, consulting, or regulatory role.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and drive results with personnel in other departments/functions.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; including the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and projects with competing demands
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to influence culture.
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local environmental standards, codes, regulations, and laws.
  • Must be able to acquire Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

    Position Scope/Contribution:

  • 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.
  • Travel required: Up to 20%.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  


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