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Environment & Sustainability Specialist

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

This position will lead and manage Environmental programs, processes, and remediation throughout the North American HUB (Canada & United States).  Each of the site’s Environmental Practitioners will have a dotted line into the HUB Environmental Specialist who will report to the HUB HSSE Manager.

In your role as a HUB (Regional) Environmental Specialist at Hitachi Energy you will be part of our success by:

  • Acting as a coach and advisor toward the leadership team concerning environmental management
  • Program / process development to enhance organization’s compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
  • Providing support for the Company and Business Unit environmental management systems and assisting the sites with inspections and audits, analyzing the results, and managing the corrective actions
  • Ensuring compliance to environmental incident reporting, investigation, and analysis program.
  • Assisting the sites with customer environmental requests as well as consolidating / presenting HUB environmental information upon customer request
  • Assist and oversee any ongoing environmental remediation that is occurring within the HUB.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of various Company and Business Unit environmental programs and procedures (Energy Management, Greenhouse Gases, Material Compliance, Waste Management, etc.)
  • Propose and oversee environmental KPI’s to drive overall environmental improvement within the business.
  • Help to identify sustainability projects that will reduce overall environmental impact.
  • Act as a coach for ISO 14001 certified factories.  Act as a coach for ISO 50001
  • Responsible for participation in HSSE strategic planning to help move the organization towards achieving all KPI’s as well as target and objectives.
  • Responsible for participation in annual HUB HSSE department budgeting and capital expenditure planning 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental or Occupational Health Sciences
  • Eight or more years of relevant HSSE experience, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations including air, wastewater, stormwater, remediation, and hazardous waste
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and influencing skills
  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and plant specific software systems


  • Professional certifications (e.g., CHMM, REM, CSP, CIH)
  • Experience and/or familiarity with environmental ISO standards
  • High comfort level with digitized management tools
  • Experience with represented workforce

Ability to operate within and support matrixed leadership and functional teams

Basic Info
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America
South Boston, Virginia, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Legal, Compliance & Audit
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-05-25
Reference number R0022359
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Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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