Environmental Representative

Job Requisition ID:  50469

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com. 



The primary objective of Global Environmental Affairs is to provide expert consultation in environmental compliance to Eastman's global manufacturing operations by delivering strategic and tactical support that embraces and converts the complexity of global environmental compliance into value for Eastman.  In support of this, the Environmental Representative has the depth and breadth of expertise to deliver strategic and tactical environmental expertise to Eastman’s manufacturing sites.  Additionally, the Environmental Representative will periodically provide expert environmental support and leadership to corporate ESG, Sustainability, and Circular Economy initiatives.


Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Primary technical expertise focused on air compliance to manufacturing sites in North America with additional support to EMEA, AP, and Latin America regions during corporate initiatives.
•    Function as a site’s technical resource for major and minor PSD/NSR permitting, NSPS, MACT, Control Technology Assessments (BACT/RACT/LAER/BAT), and emissions inventory development and reporting that are occurring across multiple state air quality regulatory agencies.  When necessary, oversee consultants support for permit application development to ensure permit flexibility and cost control.
•    Champion environmental compliance efforts including identification of permit needs, potentially applying for, and obtaining required permits, identifying permit modifications supportive of operations, and implementation of policies and management systems to ensure compliance with permit and other regulatory requirements.
•    Support the initiatives of the GHSE organization by serving as a global resource and mentor for practices, programs, and analysis/resolution of issues in environmental compliance, data collection, and reporting which may include complex analysis or solutions. 
•    Maintain in-depth knowledge of current, proposed and promulgated environmental regulations for North American sites to determine the impact on current and future activities.
•    Develop and maintain corporate environmental policies and procedures. Ensure consistent interpretation and implementation of environmental requirements across sites as appropriate.
•    Lead major local and multi-site environmental topic team(s) with complex risk.
•    Participate in the Global Environmental Advocacy Team which seeks to influence the development of scientifically based environmental regulatory policies, regulations, and guidance that both protect the environment and enable Eastman’s global operations. The team engages both internal and external stakeholders on strategic environmental issues that impact Eastman and stakeholders.
•    Work with external and internal clients to develop cost-effective compliance strategies for new regulations, growth projects, emission reduction projects, capital projects, improvement projects, and operational changes.


•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, Environmental or a related science/technical field with manufacturing experience preferred 
•    Exceptional leadership/teamwork skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a matrixed environment 
•    Proven environmental expertise with a minimum of 7 years (10-15 years preferred) of environmental regulatory compliance experience including addressing regulatory/compliance issues at a manufacturing site(s), either within direct manufacturing line of management or in a related service organization
•    Self-starter, effective communicator (both verbal and written), and networker with the ability to interact effectively with operations, permitting agencies, regulators, and compliance officers will be a key skill set
•    Execute work remotely from physical manufacturing locations and HSE teams that will support those efforts
•    Technical or consulting experience in other media (Water and Waste) is a plus


Certification or Licensing:
•    No professional certifications or licensing are required.  It is preferred if the candidate holds environmental professional certifications (e.g., CEP, REP, CESM, etc.) and/or Professional Engineer (PE) license(s) in the one or more of the states where Eastman and subsidiary manufacturing sites are located [AL, FL, LA, MA, MD, NJ, SC, TN, TX, VA, and/or WI].


•    Approximately 10-15 percent travel is required for this position (primarily domestic with potential international)

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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