Senior Environmental Expert (Air Focus) - France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom

  • GE
  • Europe
  • Apr 17, 2018
Full time Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Sustainability

Job Description

Role Summary:The Senior Environmental Expert has deep knowledge of Environmental laws & regulations applicable to GE's fixed facilities & service operations. The role provides technical support & leadership necessary to drive compliance, meet customer requirements & achieve regional excellence by working to meet the needs of the GE Businesses and OneEHS. Also working with regulators and operational management, & takes a leading role in defining company standards, & shaping corporate environmental strategy.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates a broad spectrum of initiatives simultaneously 
  • Acts as a change agent and interacts cross-functionally to lead the development and implementation of GE environmental policies, standards and continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Serves as a member of the region’s team of Environmental experts, supporting front line operations on all aspects of environmental compliance, sustainability and GE program implementation 
  • Serves as the region’s Environmental lead expert on air emissions management for applicable EU and international regulatory requirements and industry standards Supports and guides site and distributed workforce EHS managers on Environmental issues, specifically permitting and air emissions management, and energy use
  • Works with Business EHS teams to understand and advise on ISO certification strategy and supports operational execution 
  • Drives operational and cultural change, simplification and cost-out across the OneEHS function 
  • Understands and serves the needs of GE fixed and distributed locations
  • Understands and serves the needs of GE businesses and OneEHS functions  
  • Drives compliance and the reduction of risk 
  • Provides operational assistance after a major EHS incident or event occurs  
  • Maintains a relationship with regional environmental regulatory bodies 
  • Coordinates regional best practice sharing 
  • Supports all other demands as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in an EHS-related discipline or with extended studies in an EHS-related discipline, from an accredited college or university 
  • Expert knowledge on the European Clean Air Policy and associated Regulations (e.g. Industrial Emissions Directive, Medium Combustion Plants Directive), with proven expertise in air emissions management 
  • Demonstrable competence (qualifications/training/experience) in European and international regulations concerning air emissions management (e.g. use of Best Available Techniques). 
  • Must speak English fluently 
  • Minimum 7+ years overseeing the execution of EHS programs

Desired Characteristics:

  • Extensive experience with one or more GE businesses within the region 
  • Other language capability 
  • Deep knowledge of GE's EHS programs and systems 
  • Experience working in or across various GE subsidiaries or businesses
  • Extensive experience working with industry Environmental organizations  
  • Strong understanding of legal requirements associated with Environmental issues related to air emissions management 
  • Experience with ISO certification programs, or other major Environmental programs 
  • Currently residing within the region  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with internal and external customers, and all levels of the organization  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to facilitate and conduct presentations with large and small groups  
  • Serves as coach and mentor to other EHS professionals

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