Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist

  • 3M
  • Maplewood, MN
  • Sep 15, 2018
Full time Air Quality EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality

Job Description

Position Description

3M is seeking a Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist for 3M’s Environmental Operations located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist will lead environmental construction and operating permitting projects and serve as a Business Group Contact to provide environmental compliance support to 3M facilities and divisions across the U.S. and globally.

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This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Compliance duties include:

  • Analyze U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and local regulations to determine applicability and/or permit implications, identify facility-specific compliance requirements, and facilitate implementation.
  • Coordinate necessary actions to prepare and submit environmental permit applications including (but not limited to) emissions calculations, emission source characterization, and analysis of air dispersion modeling results.
  • Identify strategic flexible permit provisions based on current and future plans for operations and legal requirements.
  • Negotiate permit terms with agency staff and obtain environmental permits in a timely manner for 3M operations.
  • Document environmental compliance requirements, communicate to facilities and provide support to those facilities to develop strategies and systems to maximize operational flexibility and ensure compliance.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant agency staff and engage as appropriate to resolve ambiguities or non-compliance with regulations or permits.
  • Advise management of gaps and improvement opportunities in permit management process.

Business Group Contact duties include:

  • Serve as key point of contact for all environmental issues and questions originating from assigned Divisions or manufacturing sites.
  • Lead environmental communications on a Business level, which typically include but are not limited to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Planning activities of the Business, capital project forecasting, and compliance resolution.
  • Provide guidance to Business on corporate goals/environmental metrics, and coordinate the sharing of best practices
  • Assist facilities with corporate initiatives, audits, inspections and external engagement activities
  • Serve as a team member for internal environmental audits.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum seven (7) years of combined experience in the field of environmental permitting and/or regulatory compliance as it applies to air, water, and/or waste in a private, public, government or military environment
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working directly with U.S. EPA Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience interpreting and managing U.S. environmental industrial regulatory compliance
  • High attention to detail, with process-oriented view and ability to document conclusions clearly and concisely
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relations with clients
  • Ability to communicate with varying levels and functions within the organization as well as in one-on-one, small groups, and large audience settings 
  • Minimum of six (6) year experience with project management and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to multi-task.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of Lean Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop into a new position via acceptance of coaching, mentoring and networking to strengthen knowledge and expertise
  • Experience managing air permitting projects involving New Source Review (NSR)/Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulations
  • Experience interpreting state-specific air permitting regulations (several states a distinct plus)
  • Ability to understand and apply analytical and statistics tools

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