Job Description


The Senior Environmental Engineerl is responsible for leadership and management of the remedial portfolio for Westlake.  This includes evaluation and execution of complex groundwater and other contaminated media remedies at both active manufacturing and legacy sites. Communication of remedial actions to regulatory authorities, report preparation and review, negotiation of remedies, and consultant management are typical duties.  Assists accounting in determination and/or classification of remedial reserves and asset retirement obligation spending.  Serves as primary in-house consultant on remedial issues.  Experience with wetland development issues and prior experience with Corps of Engineers a plus.  Although the role is focused on execution of corporate remedial obligations, the Senior Environmental Engineer may also be asked to complete other tasks as necessary for execution of department mission.  The scope includes all Westlake manufacturing facilities worldwide as well as retained liabilities.  Acts under direction from Director, Environment and Sustainability and other senior management as required.

This location for this role includes, but are not limited to: Houston, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Atlanta, GA; or other existing Westlake locations.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Subject matter expert for internal stakeholders on remedial projects and relevant regulations.

  • Develop and implement strategies for managing remedial obligations and liabilities.

  • Assertive management of outside consultants to ensure corporate remedial goals and strategies are accomplished both short- and long-term.

  • Manage current active remedial portfolio and remedial reserves accounting

  • Lead annual potential remedial obligation exercise and report preparation.

  • Interface with regulatory authorities on matters concerning remediation and/or wetland development issues.

  • Assist with environmental due diligence when acquiring/divesting property, and plant expansions.

  • Lead third-party financial reserve audits.

  • Engage in solicitation and evaluation of SOWs from contractors and consultants

  • Other non-audit related HSE tasks as directed.


  • BS Degree in Engineering, required.

  • 10 years minimum experience in manufacturing, corporate, or consulting on remedial matters, required.

  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience leading corporate-wide, large-scale remediation projects and related concerns preferred.

  • General knowledge of environmental, health, and safety regulation applicable to chemical plant and general manufacturing required.

  • Strong facilitation, organization, interpersonal and computer skills, with a good working knowledge of related databases and applications, and excellent verbal and written communication abilities.  Above average presentation skills required. 

  • Capable of developing and managing multiple projects.

  • Exhibits positivity, passion, integrity and accountability.    

  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment and lead team projects and collaboration.

  • Possesses conflict resolution skills to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Knowledgeable on all OSHA/EPA/DOT requirements for environmental remediation including generating and transporting hazardous wastes.

  • Experience with development and defense of Technical Impracticability (TI) positions is a plus.

  • Knowledge of solution mining of salt domes is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of SAP is a plus.

  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) card.


At Westlake, you will be a part of global diversified team working together to provide the world essential and more sustainable products that enhance people’s lives every day. There are learning and development opportunities to craft your career path.  We offer benefits that enhance your life such as competitive compensation package, health insurance, bonus incentives, retirement plan, life benefits - and many more.

Relocation: Yes (Domestic only)

Travel: up to 25%


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk and climb; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and infrequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.   The employee must frequently make minor decisions with limited information, general decisions in the absence of specific directions, and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.


The noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate when working in an office, however, some of the work may be required in the operating units which mandates usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  During active remediation additional requirements may include fit testing for respiratory equipment, chemical suits, face shields, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs.  Moderate travel (20-40%) may be required in the performance of duties.

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