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Head of Remediation and Water - Environmental Engineering

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!


What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

The Head of Remediation and Water is responsible for the management of remediation activities and strategy over five sites (three active chemical manufacturing plants, one inactive facility, and one private property) as well as directing the South Arkansas Water Compliance Program.  The primary purpose of this position is to manage these programs to ensure federal, state, and local agency compliance and to serve as an in-house subject matter expert in these areas to support operational excellence, continuous improvement, and liability management.  This position provides oversight to the Remediation and Water Programs as well as the management and development of the environmental technicians within these groups. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Advise Leadership, Engineers, and PTSE as subject matter expert (SME) in RCRA regulations, remediation, and related compliance programs.
  • Responsible for the management of remediation activities and strategy development for the Environmental Remediation Program as well as associated reporting. 
  • Technical oversight of the Water and UIC programs.  Responsible for the review of permits, DMRs, and other related compliance reporting (DOJ Reports, CAO, etc.)
  • Manage strategic historical liabilities.  Work with PTSE, LEX, and other internal/external stakeholders to identify and manage liabilities.  Responsible for reserves projections, financial assurance (UIC, RCRA), and other related matters.  
  • Work with GPL on commercial agreements, PRs, Pos, and invoices.
  • Participate in Environmental audits, inspections, and the associated reporting and processes.
  • Staff and develop the South Arkansas Remediation and Water Groups (8 direct reports)


  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering or another technical field. Master's or higher degree strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • Knowledge of RCRA and CWA requirements including RCRA Part B Operating Permits, post-closure care and maintenance of SWMUs (i.e., closed landfills/surface impoundments, groundwater, etc.), remedial systems (e.g., soil vapor extraction system, and groundwater recovery systems, chemical oxidation, sparging, etc.), financial assurance (RCRA, UIC), NPDES water permits, No-Discharge permits, general industrial stormwater permits, regulatory review/reporting, spill response, and release notifications (NRC and otherwise).  
  • In-depth knowledge of Environmental regulations/requirements.
  • Experience with complex remediation, water permits, permit review, and regulatory reporting.
  • Experience with team leadership and personnel supervision.
  • Experience with liability management, financial reserves allocation, and regulatory review/interpretation.
  • Extensive background with regulatory and technical evaluation, group leadership, planning, financial analysis, personnel management, and supervision.


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The minimum pay for this position is $125,000. Please note, the actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.
  • Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.


LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5764

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Facilities, Environmental Engineering, Compliance, Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Operations, Engineering, Legal

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