Environmental Department Manager


Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  38218
Date:  May 17, 2024

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.





The Environmental Manager will be responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring all environmental programs for the site while working with internal and external stakeholders. To be effective, this individual must demonstrate the ability to lead and influence staff not under direct supervision.  The ideal candidate will take the initiative to solve complex challenges and have a strong ability to think laterally in delivering project solutions.



  • Manage the ongoing compliance requirements for the facility.  Secures and maintains appropriate permits for air (Title V, local), water (NPDES, wastewater, water withdrawal and dredging), bulk oil and chemical storage and ensures appropriate waste management.
  • Prepares and submits the required compliance reporting, including but not limited to: NDPES, DMR, Title V, annual permit reporting, GHG verification, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains the required plans SWPPP, SPCC, FRP and the conducts or oversees the relevant inspections.
  • Provides technical review and risk assessment for proposed new projects and significant operational changes. 
  • Manages permitting for new projects and modifications.
  • Develops and sustains relationships with Federal, Local, and State agencies, community associations, legal teams, and consultants.
  • Point of contact for regulatory audits, visits or inspections.
  • As a part of the facility leadership team, provides guidance on environmental regulations and works to build a genuine culture of Environmental awareness and responsibility.
  • Responds to on-site emergencies and incidents and acts as incident command in conjunction with Health and Safety and Security functions.
  • Plans and forecasts the annual Environmental Budget and manages expenditure.
  • Prepares and submits incident and near-miss reports, participates in, or leads investigations to identify root cause and determine solutions.
  • Walks the site on a regular basis to establish environmental presence and provide support.
  • Prepare routine correspondence, data reports, standardized documents, and work plans for internal and external reviews.
  • Manage projects, complete fieldwork and write summary reports as needed.
  • Stays current on regulatory changes and local developments to respond to and protect company interests.
  • Lead employee engagement efforts including oversight of environmental committees and internal environmental audits/inspections and lead environmental training for the site.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledgeable of federal, local, and state regulations for environmental compliance
  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in air, water, and waste reporting, permitting, and approvals in a manufacturing environment.
  • Candidate must have excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills. 



  • Minimum of a B.S. Degree in Environmental or Chemical Engineering. Environmental Science or a closely related field is required.




Those candidates who demonstrate a high degree of the following traits will be considered a strong motivational/ cultural fit:

  • MANAGING COMPLEXITY - Keeping focused on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Makes timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations.
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT - Ability to reduce waste, and inefficiency; standardize or simplify activities to the benefit of the customer.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Managing resources, time, money, and scope in the completion of a set of activities, which lead to the achievement of an objective(s).
  • SYSTEMATIC THINKING/ACTION - Understanding how things influence one another as a whole. Ability to manage inter-connections in a way that creates better processes.
  • ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY - Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people. Ability to adjust to changes in context.
  • BUILD STRONG WORK RELATIONSHIPS - Seeks, listens to, and acts on the input of people at all levels.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skills on the job and learning through their application.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore