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Regional Environmental Manager

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: TX, US

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


The Regional Environmental Manager will assist multiple JELD-WEN manufacturing sites and with implementing the EH&S Management system, developing and implementing effective environmental programs, and ensuring compliance with company global policies and standards and regulatory requirements. The Regional Environmental manager is responsible for helping to build consistency throughout the company by providing functional/technical expertise to multiple site environmental personnel and assisting operational leaders with building a stronger environmental culture. The Regional Environmental Manager will conduct regulatory research, environmental application development, calculating emission inventories,  agency negotiations, managing environmental data, preparing environmental reports & submittals, tracking permit and reporting due dates, providing regulatory guidance, providing tools to assist in maintaining compliance, conducting periodic compliance reviews of facilities and draft permit reviews.  This position will provide guidance on facility design, pollution control selection, expansion opportunities, and regulatory changes.

The successful candidate must have experience with EH&S management system implementation, leading incident investigations, conducting hazard & risk assessments, training with hourly and management personnel, conducting environmental audits and driving cultural change. Experience developing and implementing forward thinking processes that have enhanced the EH&S culture, reduced injuries and demonstrated improved performance are essential.

Experience with MS Suite of products, e.g., Excel, Access, Minitab, PowerPoint & Visio required.



  • Routinely visit assigned facilities to provide environmental compliance assistance and coaching and assess compliance with applicable environmental regulations and company policies. Identifying environmental risks in the workplace and assisting sites with developing and implementing prevention programs
  • Advising operations leaders and employees on how to minimize environmental risks in the workplace and improve compliance
  • Assisting sites in complying with applicable environmental requirements
  • Training site employees on environmental requirements and the EH&S management system
  • Assisting sites with implementing JELD-WEN EH&S programs, policies & standards, the  EH&S management system and sustainability initiatives
  • Training operations leaders and line managers to recognize hazards and risks and leading the line organization in identifying and controlling hazards and risks
  • Conducting health & safety inspections in the workplace
  • Participate in the Global EH&S audits as required
  • Offering general health & safety advice to business and site leaders and employees
  • Ensuring injuries, illnesses and near misses are reported to the global Environmental, health & safety department and business leaders
  • Assisting sites with incident investigations and regulatory inspections
  • Communicating environmental performance with site leadership
  • Assisting sites with maintaining accurate environmental records applicable for the site, e.g., training documentation, equipment inspection records, etc.
  • Assisting sites with implementing environmental inspection and audit findings and tracking findings to closure
  • Sharing Environmental lessons learned
  • Partnering closely with all site leaders to create, maintain and improve an environmental compliance culture
  • Provide environmental updates to the NA Director EH&S and NA Business Unit Leadership
  • Assist sites and regions with preparing and responding to regulatory inquiries/notices of violations by federal, state, provincial and governmental Environmental authorities
  • Prepare and present accurate technical analysis of government regulations
  • Communicate environmental actions to internal and external contacts
  • Manage multi-media environmental compliance programs and permitting actions. Act as an interface between environmental regulatory agencies and JELD-WEN
  • Perform inspections and evaluations of facilities, processes and equipment
  • Identify potential non-compliant environmental conditions along with corresponding solution options to address the potential non-compliance
  • Manage and participate in the timely meeting of internal and external reporting and permitting deadlines
  • Manage and participate on cross-functional team projects
  • Meet internal and external project and regulatory deadlines
  • Develop and deliver effective training to site environmental coordinators and other internal staff



  • BS Engineering, Environmental Sciences or similar
  • Professional Engineer (PE), FE, PE, QEP, preferred
  • 7-10 years of Environmental experience preferably in a global manufacturing organization with multi-site responsibilities
  • Experience implementing Environmental Management Systems, e.g., ISO 14001
  • Significant knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations required
  • Experience using web-based systems to support EH&S, e.g., Gen-Suite, or similar
  • Strong communication, presentation, training and facilitation, project management skills are essential
  • Proficiency in LEAN and Continuous Improvement manufacturing principles
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Process safety management or risk management plan (RMP) experience desired
  • Exemplary customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced skills using the Microsoft suite, including Excel, PowerPoint and Access databases
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze Environmental data
  • Up to 50% overnight travel required.



JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services