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Environmental Manager

Category:  Health, Safety,
 Environment & Security
Department:  Environment
Type:  Permanent
Location:  TX, Houston
Salary:  Not available

Job Description:

Company Profile:

Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.


  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and relationship management skills. Able to inspire and lead others without line management authority
  • Ability to operate with senior leaders and operational managers 
  • Technically competent in current Environmental best practice
  • Highly skilled in the analysis of technically demanding and detailed information and ability to quickly identify the underlying issues and trends
  • Strong capacity to be future focused in identifying risks and opportunities and their implications
  • Strong communication skills to be able to put across complex concepts and data in a way that is readily understood and actionable, using a variety of media
  • Skillful in engaging others with technical issues and maintaining their interest and enthusiasm
  • Skillful in distilling knowledge and building skills in others
  • The capacity to be pragmatic and practical in the way that technical issues are addressed
  • Extensive knowledge of HSES systems, practices and legislation
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret legislative requirements and advise/influence accordingly
  • 5-10 years minimum relevant experience
  • A background in the Energy and Utilities industry is desirable
  • Experience of developing/implementing ISO14001 Environmental Standard and integration within HSES management systems
  • Working and managing in a matrix organization
  • Working with external stakeholders including regulatory bodies to achieve the required outcomes for the business


  • To lead on the development and implementation of the Environmental plan for the business including the setting of objectives and targets
  • To provide visible engagement with operational teams to ensure they have suitable awareness, information, advice and support to meet the requirements of the businesses Environmental plan and obligations  
  • Develop and where required, deliver environmental briefings
  • To deliver continuous improvement of the environmental policies and procedures in alignment with the Group and Business Unit HSES Management System Framework
  • To implement and maintain ISO 14001 certification across North America
  • To provide functional leadership support to the Business Unit to optimize environmental activities
  • To lead with the design and implementation of carbon reduction plans and improvement projects
  • To ensure appropriate input to the lifecycle of any relevant project to confirm environmental expectations are defined and implemented
  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure environmental performance is adequately measured and objectives are met
  • Implement, coordinate a range of activities and initiatives which are designed to have a positive impact on the environment
  • To design strategies to deliver the Group Environmental expectations
  • To report and track trends on environmental performance in alignment with Group HSES
  • Support the HSES assurance program to ensure compliance through provision of subject matter expertise in audit planning and execution
  • To work with internal and external stakeholders, including supply partners, and promote continuous improvement to assist with the achievement of our environmental expectations and objectives

The Individual

Direct Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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