Sr Environmental Specialist

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Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 31113

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC.  This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004).

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

Job Description:


The Senior Environmental Specialist is part of the environmental team that works to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations, as well as permit conditions and environmental programs. This position will support development and implementation of internal environmental policies, procedures, initiatives and programs.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide technical and regulatory support for day-to-day environmental compliance.
  • Provides company-wide development and execution of compliance strategies for all environmental programs including but not limited to air, wastewater, stormwater, public water supply, refrigerant management, solid and hazardous waste, chemical antiterrorism, spill prevention and emergency response plans.
  • Manages the development and submittal of environmental permit applications, programs and plans. Requests and negotiates permit changes and conditions. This also includes interaction with plant personnel and project engineers to understand the project scope and to provide environmental guidance.
  • Manages regulatory-required environmental monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping and maintains these records in accordance with the company record retention policy.
  • Executes proper management of all applicable sites’ waste management activities to ensure full compliance with federal, state and local regulations including preparing hazardous waste manifests and coordination of hazardous waste shipments.
  • Prepares, implements and maintains applicable environmental training programs for the organization. This includes delivery and documentation of required training.
  • Participates in internal EHS compliance audits across all operating companies to evaluate program and training effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Drives the execution and continuous improvement of environmental programs and sustainability initiatives.
  • Evaluates environmental implications of project activities to identify regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in environmental regulatory agency inspections.
  • Performs special assignments within the company to develop and implement solutions to specific environmental needs.
  • Serves as the organizational liaison with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Stays abreast of new/emerging local, state and federal environmental regulations applicable to our operations.




  • A B.S. or advanced degree in engineering, relevant sciences or specific environmental discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant environmental experience.
  • Computer skills, specifically the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook, SAP and ability to learn to use proprietary databases and other computer based applications.
  • Advanced organizational skills, detail-orientated and ability to meet deadlines with high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision to accomplish goals and meet schedules and work as a team leader/facilitator to address specific issues.
  • Possess strong problem-solving, critical thinking, reasoning and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with regulatory programs preferred.
  • Must be comfortable and competent at interfacing with governmental agencies.
  • Must have the ability to read and grasp environmental regulations, technical documents and mathematical calculations.
  • Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with various departments.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.


Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at

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