Regional Environmental Manager,

United States, Texas, Deer Park

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


The primary purpose of this position is to assure site compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations, for the North American Polymer Chemistry sites. The person is this role establishes programs to meet current and future compliance requirements; maintains and carries out duties associated with ISO, Responsible Care© 14001 and AkzoNobel environmental management systems; consults with the plant operations and maintenance personnel to maintain compliance with environmental regulations; and manages permit applications and permit maintenance. Permitting is conducted using third party support, which is managed by this role.
The North American Polymer Chemistry Sites manufacture and distribute Organic Peroxides and Metal Alkyls which are sold to major manufacturers of thermoplastic resins such as PVC, LDPE, polypropylene, EPS and acrylic resins. Organic Peroxides and Metal Alkyls are highly hazardous in nature.
Principal Accountabilities
- Manages site’s environmental programs. Assures existing and future air regulatory compliance requirements including the preparation of the appropriate federal and state air construction and operating permit approvals. Ensures compliance with HRVoc emissions and Title V regulatory requirements.
- Assures existing and future wastewater regulatory compliance requirements affecting All North American PC Operations including the preparation of the appropriate waste water discharge permit applications and Baseline Monitoring Reports
- Manages the collection, labeling, storing, and disposal of all hazardous and non- hazardous solid waste streams. 
- Manages the day-to-day operation/compliance of the Different Waste Water Service Providers and onsite Waste Treatment (Biosan) discharge along with Stormwater Outfall / SPCC plans, and coordinates the resolution of non-compliant operations. 
- Advises and consults with site personnel on the appropriate handling of environmental issues. Ensures all site MOC approvals meet Environmental Compliance requirements and changes are approved
- Coordinates all CERCLA, TCEQ, LEPC, HCPCD, and GCWDA Emergency Release Notifications for North America and is the primary point of contact for Environmental Regulatory Agencies during site inspections and audits
- Prepares and submits various company and regulatory reports: - Site's Air Emission Inventory for submittal to the TCEQ / NYDEC;
- Title V Semi-Annual Reports for submittal to the TCEQ;
- Annual Waste Summaries for submittal to TCEQ / NYDEC;
- Tier II Hazardous Material Storage Amounts for submittal to the TCEQ / NYDEC;
- Toxic Release Inventory Form R Reports for submittal to the USEPA;
- Semi-Annual 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart NNN Notification Summaries for submittal to the USEPA;
- Quarterly Drinking Water Quality Reports for submittal to TCEQ;
- Assists in the preparation of the site’s Annual Pretreatment Survey for submittal to POTW; and AkzoNobel Annual Environment Report

- Manages the existing fugitive monitoring program including the coordination of quarterly monitoring and any follow-up repairs. Organizes and maintains all associated fugitive monitoring records
- Understand and help implement the site’s Operating Policy, and HSSE goals and objectives. 
- Support and participate in on-going HSSE improvement activities and committees including VPP and BBS (Swagger)
- Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs
- Understand and implement any parts of the Battleground Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to area of responsibility
- Participate in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process.
- Understand and help implement the site’s Quality Policy, Quality goals and objectives, and the Quality Improvement Process (MTQ)
- Be fully aware of your specific quality assurance responsibilities
- Be familiar with sitewide document control, internal quality audits, corrective action, non-conforming product and record keeping procedures
- Be sure employees under supervision, if applicable, are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States




Deer Park

Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Sub business unit

Polymer Chemistry_Americas

Job family

Health, Safety & Environment

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- B.S. Environmental Engineering or Science
- Experience: 8+years chemical/petrochem plant environmental experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of US and state environmental laws and regulations
- Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
- Must be able to wear FRCs, steel toed boots, hard hat and safety glasses and be able to go into a plant environment
- Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact with employees at all levels of the organization (operators to senior managers) as well as maintain relationships with external government agencies

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)