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Senior Environmental and Sustainability Specialist

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


Job Summary: 

The role of Environmental Specialist will play a key role in coordinating environment-friendly projects and work within Volvo Cars to minimize cost and any environmental impact from the operations at the Ridgeville Facility. This position will support the environmental areas of responsibility in relation to air and water emissions, waste management, as well as the implementation and oversight of ISO 14001, Volvo’s environmental management system. The position will play a key role in the sustainability planning for Volvo’s goals as operations expand at the Ridgeville Facility.


Principal Responsibilities:

•    Implement, coordinate and maintain environmental protection activities to verify compliance with all Volvo and State, Local and Federal Environmental Regulatory requirements.  
•    Support plant environmental coordinators and provide guidance and interpretation of all environmental regulatory requirements as they relate to the production activities.  
•    Perform measurements, analysis and appropriate reporting according to legal requirements. 
•    Continuously be updated and be proactive concerning new legal requirements. 
•    Develop and implement specific Programs and Policies as needed to maintain full compliance with all applicable requirements.  
•    Liaising with key stakeholders to develop their sustainability strategies
•    Identifying sustainability risks and appropriate mitigation measures and highlighting any opportunities to increase the organisation’s sustainability credentials
•    Identify feasible sustainable operations concepts on behalf of the facility


Job Specifications:
•    4-year degree in Sustainability, Environmental Management, Environmental Science or equivalent
•    6-10 years’ experience in an Environmental role, preferably in automotive or other manufacturing industry.
•    Strong background in US Environmental Regulations and policies across all medias
•    Strong communication and reporting skills.
•    Team player, strong social abilities. 
•    Preferred certified Lead Auditor - ISO 14001. 
•    Knowledge of auto industry or similar manufacturing industry.
•    Project and time management skills.
•    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as advanced analytical and critical     thinking skills.



•    Ability to articulate complex issues.
•    Continuously works to protect and enhance Volvo’s reputation.
•    Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
•    Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
•    Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
•    Adjusts behavior style to match the demands of the situation.
•    Knows how the organization operates and knows its place with the larger context of the industry and marketplace.
•    Recognizes and responds appropriately to political and practical realities.
•    Listens to others; respects their differences.
•    Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations.
•    Ability to utilize a PC to communicate, track trends and retrieve relevant information.
•    The ability to speak credibly to authorities, environmental organizations and/or other public groups with varying levels of understanding.
•    Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.  
•    Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.   
•    Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow & be challenged using both formal & informal development channels.   
•    Builds trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.   


Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  57360

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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