Title:  Environmental Engineer Advisor

Requisition ID:  686

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  No Travel Required

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 

With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

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Role Summary

The Environmental Engineer is responsible for ensuring environmental compliance of the WWTS and other environmental areas at the Mill.  Areas of responsibility include wastewater, solid and hazardous waste streams, DOT shipments, environmental management systems, and assisting with air permit compliance.  The person in this position will demonstrate due diligence and environmental stewardship which will help the mill achieve continued regulatory compliance.  A continuous focus on working safely and providing guidance for safety improvement is required.  The Environmental Engineer report to the Environmental Manager.


Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Knowledge and understanding of mill’s WWTS state environmental permit and its compliance parameters and reporting requirements
  • Familiarity with mill’s federal and state air permits so as to assist with air permit compliance issues when needed
  • Coordinate collection and perform analysis of environmental information to quantify and report environmental impacts and performance
  • Oversee compliance activities for the WWTS to assure timely and effective completion of mill environmental activities including company policy, state and federal regulations, on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis
  • Implement projects and best management practices which will help the mill’s WWTS achieve continued compliance
  • Participate in strategic planning for WWTS compliance on process improvement projects
  • Assist in compliance review inspections, audits and assessments by corporate and governmental agencies
  • Respond to and track all concerns, complaints and queries from regulators and audit findings
  • Financial management including managing budgets and compliance with financial controls
  • Ensure timely completion and accuracy of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual state and federal environmental reports required to demonstrate compliance, as well as required internal mill daily, monthly and annual reports
  • Coordinate with TCEQ and water quality consultant in maintaining the WWTS permit, including five (5) year renewals and assessed fees payments
  • Assist in development and submittal of WWTS permit modifications in support of mill operations
  • Assist in reporting of environmental incidents, participate in incident investigations, assist in drafting investigation reports and assist in development and execution of corrective actions based on investigation recommendations
  • Operation and coordination of maintenance of WWTS equipment including samplers, aerators, chemical addition, flow meters, level gauges, and outfall weir gates and sluice gates
  • Work with environmental lab personnel on collection and shipping of environmental samples
  • Provide oversight of environmental lab personnel for daily compliance and internal mill testing, quarterly WWTS performance testing, and annual groundwater monitoring
  • Assist environmental lab personnel in maintaining and troubleshooting lab equipment and procedures
  • Provide oversight of environmental lab personnel for quality control of environmental data
  • Assist in conducting environmental training for new hires and annual environmental refresher training
  • Contract management and coordination for environmental activities and projects including dredging WWTS and levee maintenance and repair
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and how they apply
  • Experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrated track record of success at working in team environments with focus on safety, results, and ability to prioritize tasks and solve problems
  • Proven ability to communicate, verbally and written, with employees at all levels of the organization, contractor employees, venders, and Government Officials
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite for communication and data tracking and analysis
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


Key Competencies

  • Confidentiality, Ethics and values, Integrity and Trust, Timely problem solving, Decision making, Approachability, Communication, Customer focus, Priority Setting, Time Management, Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge

Nearest Major Market: Macon