Location Cleveland
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive
Reference 22606

Are you a technical whiz when it comes to environmental standards, especially for air quality and air permitting? Are you equally as talented in forecasting upcoming regulations for environmental standards, able to articulate your vision to others in conversation, or even coming up with a strategy that anticipates those changes ahead of time?

Acre is excited to be partnered with Cleveland Cliffs on adding an experienced Program Manager of Environmental Permitting & Regulatory affairs to lead environmental air permitting and regulatory initiatives. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of environmental air permitting, including overseeing the preparation and submission of air permit applications, and engaging in state and federal air rulemaking and policy development that impact applicable regulations and laws and developing and implementing environmental compliance strategies.

Cleveland-Cliffs is a fully integrated, high-quality steel producer. They proudly serve a diverse range of markets and are the largest steel supplier to the automotive industry in North America. Built on a strong legacy of safety and environmental stewardship, Cleveland Cliffs is committed to a sustainable future. With ongoing initiatives to reduce waste, improve water conservation, and reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2030, they aim to become North America's leader in steelmaking and mining sustainability.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Complete air permit applications and obtain necessary air permits for new or modified facilities.

  • Manage Title V air permit applications and commenting on draft permits to minimize risks.

  • Manage installation and preconstruction air permits, including conducting preconstruction new source review (NSR/PSD) permit evaluations for capital projects.

  • Develop appropriate air emission modeling and permitting strategies to manage strategic air permitting initiatives or permit modifications as necessary to support business objectives.

  • Monitor and analyze environmental developing air regulations and laws at the local, state, and federal levels, and assess their impact on the company's operations.

  • Work closely with the regulatory agencies and stakeholders to facilitate the permit review and approval process.

  • Manage the environmental air permitting initiatives and provide guidance and support to environmental team members.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including internal teams, regulatory agencies, and local communities. Represent the company on related industry committees.

  • Conduct environmental assessments and identify potential environmental risks and liabilities.

  • Advise the Director of Permitting on environmental air permitting issues and regulatory changes.

  • Monitor and analyze environmental air regulations and laws at the local, state, and federal levels, and assess their impact on the company's operations.

  • Develop comments and engage with local, state, and federal agencies on air rulemaking and policy development.

  • Represent the company in regulatory meetings and hearings, and maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies and stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Environmental discipline.

  • Experienced in source testing as well as multi-source air modeling.

  • Familiarity with design or engineering and operation of emission control systems for the Iron & Steel industrial sector.

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional air quality experience, including permitting, modeling and reporting.

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and submitting air permit applications and other environmental compliance requirements/documentation.

  • Expertise analyzing and interpreting air regulation's impact on facilities.

  • Working knowledge of the Clean Air Act, NSR/PSD permitting, state/local/tribal air quality regulations, Title V requirements, source emission calculations using EPA or industry standards.

If you are interested, please apply directly, or contact Jenny Han Simon at jenny.hansimon@acre.com for more information.