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Strategic Environmental Manager (Wastewater)



~~~$7,500 Sign On Bonus~~~

~~~Relocation Assistance Available~~~

The successful candidate will be provided a $7,500 signing bonus after starting the new role. External candidates and internal Koch company employees moving to the new location when hired are considered eligible.

Georgia-Pacific has an immediate opening for a regional Strategic Environmental Manager to provide leadership, support, and strategic planning for the water/wastewater programs at our Containerboard facilities located in Big Island, VA, Cedar Springs, GA, Brewton, AL and Monticello, MS.

In this regional role you will embrace and lead our transformation efforts and will be a key leader in the development, implementation, and management of the region’s environmental water/wastewater compliance programs and management systems. The Strategic Environmental Manager will possess strong interpersonal skills, and efficiently balance multiple priorities. You’ll need strong verbal and written communication skills and to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences. You’ll lead by example, be self-motivated, possess strong analytical skills, exhibit sound decision-making, and have proficient organizational skills.

In this role, you will support and work out of the Cedar Springs, GA facility daily with travel to the other Containerboard facility locations as necessary (Big Island, VA, Brewton, AL, or Monticello, MS). In this role, you will work closely with the site and other environmental managers in the Containerboard Region and across other regions to share knowledge that will help the entire organization deliver superior results.

Our culture is defined by the Principle Based Managementphilosophy which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction related to the region’s water/wastewater programs consistent with our Stewardship & Compliance Principle to achieve our Vision.
  • Develop and maintain an evergreen point of view of environmental risks, priorities, key issues, and strategic plans as it pertains to the region’s water/wastewater program.
  • Lead and support business permitting efforts and track emerging issues.
  • Fulfill regulatory compliance obligations in a disciplined manner that leverages technology enablers, common processes, and best practices from across the enterprise.
  • Systematically drive the water/wastewater environmental programs to be more resilient, effective, consistent, verifiable, and efficient (structured and principled vs. rule based).
  • Build solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of mill processes and their impact on environmental performance that allows each facility to enable our operations teams to meet their environmental obligations.

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, or Pulp and Paper Science
    • Five (5+) or more years of environmental regulatory experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment
    • Experience leading projects, people, and/or teams

      What Will Put You Ahead

      • Experience in leading water/wastewater environmental programs in a large manufacturing environment (Both Activated Sludge Treatment and Aerated Stabilization Basin systems)
      • Experience with developing and improving strategic plans related to water/wastewater programs.
      • Pulp and paper process and regulatory knowledge (NPDES, Stormwater, SPCC and USACE programs)

        Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

        At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

        Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
        Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
        This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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