Lead Environmental Engineer

Richmond, VA
Health, Safety & Environment

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at https://www.advansix.com.

The Lead Environmental Engineer – Air is responsible for managing the process for maintaining and revising the air permits for the Hopewell facility.  The Lead Environmental Engineer – Air will work with facility engineering staff, managers, and outside consultants to develop air permit applications for submittal to regulatory agencies.  Additionally, this role will be responsible for maintaining the underlying data which supports the air permit application process including the air emission calculation basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the underlying data to support the air permit application, including air emission factors
  • Work with facility engineers, managers, and outside consultants to develop air permitting applications for submittal to regulatory agencies
  • Collaborate with the regulatory agencies to finalize air permits
  • Conduct project reviews for permitting/regulatory requirements and internal HSE corporate standards
  • Analyze air emission trends and identify projects for air emission reductions
  • Manage on-site (internal) audit program of functional compliance with Env Procedures
  • Design stack testing programs and manage consultants to perform emission testing required for air permit compliance demonstrations
  • Interact with regulators to resolve compliance issues; establish permit requirements and assists in regulatory audits
  • Responsible for tracking new regulatory developments, determining impacts, and development / implementation of compliance plans.
  • Manage consultants and budget requirements (per project and annual budget)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or environmental engineering, chemistry, or equivalent field
  • 5+ years of experience with air permit application development (preferably in the state of Virginia)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with governmental regulatory agencies
  • Knowledge and experience in Federal Clean Air Act regulations including SOCMI HON,NSR/PSD, LDAR, NSPS, and Title V air permitting.
  • Knowledge of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) air permitting requirements
  • Experience in chemical manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with unions desirable
  • Must have an uncompromising drive for compliance and willingness to escalate issues as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and teamwork skills
  • Ability to interface with and influence all levels of plant personnel
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong auditing abilities
  • Must be highly motivated, energetic, and a self-directed individual with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with manage multiple priorities
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


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  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!