Site Environment & Energy Area Specialist

Facility:  Engineering

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. As a result, our employees embark on life-changing careers with opportunities for mobility and growth within a global organization. At Novo Nordisk, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry.


Our new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Are you ready to help make what matters? Then, we are ready for you!


Position Purpose

Ownership & facilitation of all aspects of DAPI-US Environment & Energy (E&E) programs.


Accountabilities (Environmental & Energy Focus)

  • Ensure compliance to ISO14001, ISO50001 & all federal, state & local environmental regulations
  • Support obtaining & maintaining ISO14001 Certification consistent with overall DAPI-US organization
  • Responsible for planning & executing Environmental Management Review (yearly review of the ISO14001 & ISO50001 system)
  • Responsible for reviewing, preparing & submitting reports to authorities & DAPI E&E SVP Partner
  • Develop the annual goals & targets for improvements to E&E footprint across the site
  • Collect, maintain & report environmental data for internal & external stakeholders
  • Manage all environmental mapping of process waste & energy use in CVP area
  • Execute the waste disposal & recycling program within compliance, while implementing ideas for reducing waste volumes
  • Manage vendors & contracts for waste handling as needed
  • Serve as leader & knowledge sharer to EHS Associates within CVP area
  • Collaborate with & share best practices with other CVP partners within DAPI-US, SVP Environmental Partner & PS EHS


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of process or environmental engineering experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with environmental regulations, permitting, compliance & monitoring at Federal, State and Municipal levels
  • Experience in pharmaceutical (cGMP) environment
  • Strong knowledge of wastewater permitting, compliance & treatment technologies
  • Understanding of Hazardous Waste regulations (RCRA)
  • Technical ability to identify & select methods for reduction of air and/or water emissions, as well as reduced water usage
  • Working knowledge of EPA RMP & other regulatory information & NC DEQ regulations


Desired Qualifications

High level of familiarity with Air Permitting (Title V) & Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), or New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in & around an operating facility with high hazard chemicals & active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • Ability to position oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Frequently moves about building(s) to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights
  • Occasionally required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions
  • Occasionally required to wear a respirator to perform job duties. May be required to be clean shaven & pass a medical clearance for respiratory protection use
  • Available to work hours necessary to support production & maintenance activities
  • Able to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.