Environmental Engineer


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Environmental Engineer – Air is to oversee, manage and maintain the site’s compliance with State and Federal air regulations including, but not limited to, the site's Title V air permit.  The role requires strong technical ability, including interpretation of applicable regulations, basic computer modelling of air emissions, and the design, operation, and troubleshooting of pollution control equipment, instrumentation, and data collection infrastructure.  In addition, the scope of the role necessitates an attention to detail, capability to manage multiple and competing priorities, independence, and the ability to influence, communicate and work effectively with a broad range of internal and external parties.  
•    Serves as the technical expert on all matters relating to the site’s air emissions, pollution control infrastructure and associated regulatory compliance.  
•    Functions as the liaison between the site and the IEPA and EPA on air permitting and compliance matters.
•    Manages the site’s compliance with State and Federal air regulations including, but not limited to, the site's Title V air permit and all associated monitoring, recordkeeping, computer modelling, data analysis and reporting.  
•    Interprets regulations and permit requirements for applicability and subsequently translates into activities, guidance, programs, and oversight to ensure site compliance.
•    Develops, manages, and submits permit renewals, construction permits, permit modifications, stack testing protocols, LDAR monitoring programs, reporting and other permitting activities, as necessary.  
•    Develops and implements environmental management systems and any programs, work instructions, policies, or procedures to ensure the site maintains compliance.
•    Maintains and submits accurate compliance records, and any necessary reports. 
•    Leads and participates in meetings, environmental audits, and trainings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information associated with scope of responsibility.
•    Responds as needed to emergency situations during or after hours. 
•    Recommends capital expenditures necessary to maintain compliance as it relates to the site’s air emissions and Title V permit.
•    Partners with operations and engineering on projects to ensure scope of work, design, operation, and maintenance are compliant and effective.
•    Responsible for chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA) and Form R reports. 
•    Notifies area management with Environmental deviations while providing support.
•    Provides prompt and accurate feedback to area management. 
•    Participate and maintain compliance related activities including internal and external audits for applicable standards and certifications such as ISO 9001:2015, EFfCI, FSSC 22000, Kosher, Halal, RSPO, ISCC+ and others.
•    Other duties as required.


•    Minimum of 10 years’ experience performing a similar or related role within a chemical manufacturing environment.
•    Strong working knowledge of US regulations pertaining to air compliance.
•    Demonstrated integrity.
•    Strong people skills and an ability to influence others.
•    Advanced computer skills including modelling, spreadsheets, data collection and analysis.


•    Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or EH&S



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Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
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