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Environmental Manager Site Olen


Olen, BE

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What you will be doing
As Manager Environment you are the expert center of the site in Olen for a number of specific environmental topics in particular soil and groundwater remediation, water management incl. waste water treatment, hazardous substances and noise aspects!
You will develop, lead and participate in (cross-departmental) projects with the aim of aligning processes and/or the operation of the service and BUs with legal requirements and permit demands.
To this end, you keep yourself continuously informed of legislative evolutions and developments in the field of environmental topics and technology with the aim of increasing knowledge and to keep Umicore processes in these expert field top notch.

Your detailed responsibilities

  • Project management: organising, developing and supporting improvement projects/processes including follow-up action plan, project dates, coordinating internal&external service providers, training sessions...
  • Coordination and implementation of soil investigations and soil remediation including groundwater management.
    • Interim reports to OVAM, soil certificates, follow-up of BSP, etc.
    • Preparing and coordinating fieldwork (sampling labs, engineering offices and UM site managers).
    • Budget management
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize wastewater management
    • Robust framework for discharge limits
    • Circular water management and waste water treatment
    • Design of self-control program for monitoring (waste) water flows
  • Follow-up of compliance with changing environmental and energy legislation and permits, including setting out vital actions in collaboration with relevant operations & services
    • Based on environmental legislation and existing guidelines, you will investigate the effects of industrial projects on environmental factors such as water, soil, air, noise & people.
    • Coordinate and participate in (cross-departmental) projects with the aim of aligning processes and/or the operation of the service and BUs with legal requirements and permit obligations.
    • Monitoring compliance with environmental and licensing requirements by carrying out regular checks, audits and commissioning at the workplaces.
    • Coordination of periodic - internal (Enhance, OR, CPBW, ...) and external (IMJV etc.) - Environment & Energy reports.
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, application and evaluation of environmentally friendly production methods and products by participating in BREFs, (environmental) feasibility studies and providing training & awareness (internally).
  • Environmental management of hazardous substances
    • Management the dashboard for Hazardous Materials in cooperation with Product Stewards.
    • Coordination of OVR and safety studies relevant for the storage of hazardous substances.
    • Coordination and implementation of the environmental prevention plan for storage and shipment of chemical substances and emergency procedures e.g. the training of intervention teams, the information and training of employees, the organisation and supervision of evacuation exercises, …
    • Management of cooling substances and related greenhouse gas emissions
  • Noise impact (reduction) management
    • Drawing up a management plan to prevent and/or remediate noise nuisance.
    • Steer & management of noise model, periodic noise measurements and noise remediations.


Who we are looking for

  • You have a Master degree in Sciences (environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, …) or equivalent by experience.
  • Proven experience (>5 years) with environmental subject matter such as soil remediation, circular water use & waste water management, management of dangerous substances (incl. OVR), noise control and permits & environmental reportings in an industrial environment.
  • Accredited degree of Environmental Coördinator - type A (milieucoördinator A)
  • Good experience with ISO14001 management system
  • Broad interest in sustainability
  • You are eager to keep track of the latest legislation and developments in the field of environment
  • Autonomous workdrive and good dedication to problem solutions and results
  • You have an analytical focus
  • Proficient in Dutch and English


What we offer
We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


About Umicore
Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About our Support Functions
A global organization. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centers that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in. 


If our pioneering approach can make us a leader in sustainability, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO

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