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Environmental Manager

Corporate CAN, 104-3027 Harvester Rd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Req #370
Wednesday, July 3, 2024


From our roots providing sand to local foundries in the 1880's, Opta has grown to an international group of companies committed to delivering optimal results for our customers. Opta's purpose is to be the leading supplier of performance solutions for metallurgical, value-added glass, and specialty chemical applications. We strive to be the leading provider of innovative steelmaking reagents, slag conditioners, and metal remediation materials consumed in the North American and European markets. We aim to be the market leader in steelmaking products through an unwavering focus on supporting our customers’ needs. We measure our success by our presence in a majority of steel mills throughout the world. Our vision is to expand our geographic reach and broaden into adjacent industries such as aluminum, copper, concrete, and glass. 


Accountability and Integrity in everything we do
  • PEOPLE: We will invest in our people with promoting Diversity and Inclusion for the success of our organization
  • CUSTOMERS: Committed to our customers to deliver Consistent Quality products, Solutions and Service
  • SAFETY: Providing employees a Safe environment in which to thrive
  • INNOVATION: Deliver outstanding performance through Continuous Improvement and Creativity
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Enhancing Sustainability by respecting and protecting the Environment in the communication where we live and work

Position Summary

Reporting to the EH&S Director and collaborating with the Engineering Team and Management Teams, the Environmental Manager is responsible for leading our ESG and ISO 14001 initiatives and ensuring the organization complies with all environmental laws and regulations.



ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System)

  • The Environmental Manager (EM) will design and implement the Global Corporate ISO 14001 program ready for certification in 2025.  The EM will be directly responsible for the training of management system procedures and processes at all Canadian facilities.  The EM will also be responsible for company personnel training and ensure the certification of all Canadian facilities.  The EM will monitor the program and standard to ensure continued compliance and future certification renewal of ISO 14001.

ESG (Sustainability)

  • The EM will implement the new ESG Global platform in North America, liaising with our global entities for strategic alignment.  The EM must stay aware of global ESG trends, regulations / best practices and customer requirements and through the platform formulate actions to reduce the organization’s environmental impact and stay in compliance with the changing global ESG climate.  The EM will be responsible to conduct ESG assessments and analysis.  


  • The EM will be responsible for driving corporate change with respect to ISO 14001 and ESG requirements, internally and from customers.  Training programs will be constructed to Increase awareness top down, including C-suite personnel.  The EM will also be responsible for liaising with customers and suppliers to ensure we are meeting customer expectation and ensuring compliance with respect to ISO 14001 and ESG by the organization’s suppliers.


  • The EM will develop facility level policies and procedures within the EMS to ensure compliance with Local, Provincial and Federal regulations and laws.  The EM will also be responsible for managing the collection and submission of data required to satisfy environmental permitting, approval and reporting requirements.  The EM will liaise with various levels of government and third-party consultants to ensure compliance with the aforementioned items.

  • The EM will be responsible for ensuring that permitting, internal and external environmental requirements are being met or exceeded at all Canadian company locations.

Other Duties

  • It is expected that the EM will join local and provincial environmental interest groups, representing the company with neighbours, customers, suppliers, industry associations and regulators.

  • The EM will construct dashboards and KPIs to track the company’s environmental and sustainability performance, supplying the information to stakeholders within and outside the company.


  • As an integral member of the EHS department, the EM will also be responsible for building the corporate ISO 45001 (Safety Management System), which will be integrated into the ISO 14001 system.  The EM will also have responsibility in the certification and maintenance of the ISO 45001 system.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, preferably chemical or environmental.

  • 3-5 years relevant experience.

  • ISO 14001 design and implementation is required.

  • ESG experience is required.

Travel Required: Must have a valid driver’s license, passport and be able to travel to the USA.  The majority of travel will be within Canada – approximately 30%.

Opta offers a diverse 
compensation and benefit package that includes the following: 
  • Extended Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Healthcare Spending Account
  • Life, AD&D, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Time Off 
  • RRSP Match
  • Competitive Compensation program
  • On Demand Pay (Dayforce Wallet)
We thank everyone for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

he above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Opta Inc., an Opta Group Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $90,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $100,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Corporate CAN, 104-3027 Harvester Rd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada