Environmental and Sustainability Director - Remote

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  490163



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


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The Director of Environmental & Sustainability will plan, lead, and coordinate the Oldcastle Infrastructure Sustainability Strategy implementation and all related Environmental Compliance programs and projects aimed at achieving the sustainability targets and improving the environmental performance across the business.


Working and collaborating with global and regional functions, the Director of Environmental & Sustainability will implement and drive sustainability programs to ensure the efficient, timely and on-budget execution of CRH sustainability projects and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Able to communicate and establish strong working relationships with all levels of management (front line leaders to senior executive management), with the ability to work well on a national level.
  • Build Corporate Environmental & Sustainability team, including hiring of and managing direct reports and implementing growth, development, and succession plans.
  • Develop and implement corporate-level environmental programs, policies, and procedures to ensure site compliance with federal, state, local and site permit and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist sites in completing environmental inspections and audits providing recommendations and ensuring follow-up on corrective actions.
  • Assist EHS team with the investigation of environmental deviances or facility Notices of Violation and coordinate the development of action plans.
  • Work with the cross-functional leadership team to promote and support a positive and proactive sustainability culture throughout the business.
  • Sustain the function agenda (with peers and the organization) in capital investment projects and every choice that has a potential environmental impact (i.e., energy consumption, site grading, air, stormwater, wastewater generation, waste streams, etc.).
  • Ensure completion of internal and external recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Manage relevant tools/software and record management systems.
  • Manage company's audit programs related the sustainability and environmental international standards.
  • Network with external bodies (professional bodies/associations, academia, regulatory agencies etc.) to identify environmental compliance and/or sustainability best practices and supporting technological enablers (digitization, data analytics, knowledge systems etc.), with a view to driving continuous improvement.
  • Ensure the alignment with existing and upcoming sustainability and environmental legislation and international standards.
  • Work with Marketing, HR, Operations, and Communications to establish and promote an effective environmental and sustainability training and communication programs within the business.
  • Own sustainability and environmental compliance performance standards, policies and KPIs, ensuring that all data is accurate and complete.
  • Develop, implement, and drive environmental compliance through education, training, reporting and implementation of corporate compliance and company initiatives, identifying issues, performing audits / inspections, and helping to develop continuous improvement programs.
  • Evolve forums to better foster EHS&S collaboration and knowledge sharing across regions and facilities.
  • Support Corporate Health & Safety Director and other members of the Corporate EHS&S team as needed.


Other Requirements:


  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the public at all times.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required. 
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Ability to read and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write complex correspondence.  Ability to carefully articulate and clearly communicate both specific technical information and creatively compose development strategies.  Ability to effectively participate in and speak to large groups.  Advanced presentation skills required.
  • Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Ability to effectively navigate and research regulatory agency and industry related web content.
  • Technical proficiency in at least one of the following areas - environmental compliance, sustainability, EHS.
  • Good business acumen, strategic thinker, flexible, resilient, courageous, and composed under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to influence without authority and foster effective collaboration between stakeholders.
  • Strong project and process management skills, with experience managing major projects and/or change initiatives.
  • Ability to develop strategic partnerships with external parties (import of specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities).


Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in EHS, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, or other relevant field.
  • Professional certification (e.g., Certified Environmental Professional)
  • Experience working within a matrixed global organization, leading multi-disciplined, geographically dispersed teams.




Effective communication, leadership skills, strategic mindset, ability to drive vision, creative writing, clear and analytical thinking, creative presentation abilities, speaking clearly and effectively in front of large and small groups, and organization abilities.


Physical Requirements


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to handle or feel.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 40 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment


Office/home office environment, site visits including plant and job sites, hotels and conference rooms. This position will require 25% to 50% travel.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jan 27, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Environmental Engineering, Manager, Wastewater, Facilities, Water Treatment, Engineering, Management, Operations