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Requisition Number 17-0163
Post Date 5/24/2017
Title Environmental Health & Safety Manager
City Franklin
State VA
About Enviva

Enviva combines earth’s oldest renewable energy source with 21st century technology to make wood pellets.  By using wood pellets instead of coal, electric utilities can reduce the lifetime greenhouse gas emissions intensity of power generation by 80%.  And wood pellets can provide uninterrupted power at any time, at large scale and at comparatively low cost.  As a result, Enviva delivers a sustainable, cost-efficient and essential complement to wind and solar power.

Founded in 2004, Enviva is today the world’s largest producer of wood pellets – a small and seemingly ordinary product that is helping solve intractable challenges of energy and the environment and delivering real results.

Enviva owns and operates almost three million tons of wood pellet production capacity which we have strategically located in the southeastern United States, one of the most attractive wood fiber regions in the world due to its abundance of commercial, working forests and growing timber inventories. We export our pellets to major utilities and power generators in the United Kingdom, Europe and increasingly Asia that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint by about 80 percent. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. And we employ more than 600 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce.

We are proud that our procurement activities provide essential markets for low-value wood and help keep forests forested.  At Enviva, our job is more than making pellets. We work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities.

Enviva conducts its activities through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned private company.

Enviva Partners, LP

Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) is a publicly-traded master limited partnership that aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva Partners sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay agreements with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom and Europe. Enviva Partners owns and operates six plants in Northampton County and Ahoskie, North Carolina; Southampton County, Virginia; Amory and Wiggins, Mississippi; and Cottondale, Florida. They have a combined production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons of wood pellets per year.

In addition, Enviva Partners owns a deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, which is used to export wood pellets. Enviva Partners also exports pellets through the ports of Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida.

Enviva Development Holdings, LLC

Enviva Development Holdings, LLC develops and builds wood pellet production plants and export terminals. It has a pipeline of projects under development to support growing demand for wood pellets.

Through a joint venture with the Hancock Natural Resource Group and other affiliates of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Enviva Development Holdings is currently commissioning a 500,000 metric-ton-per-year production plant in Sampson County, North Carolina and a deep-water marine terminal in Wilmington, North Carolina which will bring Enviva’s enterprise production capacity to nearly three million tons per year.

  • Identify work place hazards and work with plant staff to mitigate/abate these hazards.
  • Work closely with Plant Managers to understand company needs and mission.
  • Work closely with Plant Managers, supervisors and team leaders to implement and continuously improve EH&S programs.
  • Conduct safety training to all employees and vendors as required.
  • Lead safety team meetings and develop presentations as needed.
  • Perform EH&S compliance audits/assessments of facility and contractor work activities.
  • Effectively communicate with contractor safety managers to plan a safe approach to work tasks.
  • Provide prompt documentation of assessment findings, observations, and recommendations.
  • Advise and assist Safety Committees to achieve their goals.
  • Take a lead role in encouraging behaviors and other activities to mitigate potential health and safety incidents.
  • Conduct investigations of Health & Safety incidents to include root cause analysis.
  • Implement safe work practices and behaviors to achieve ZERO incidents/accidents (TIR).
  • Ensure employees’, contractors’, and vendors’ work practices are in regulatory compliance with OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory agencies, as well as with company standards and policies.
  • Demonstrate functional, technical knowledge and skills in areas such as OSHA, NFPA, NEC, NIOSH, ANSI, and ASTM.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, Industrial Engineering or related degree/equivalent experience required with high level of knowledge of regulatory requirements (OSHA, NFPA, NEC, ANSI, and NIOSH) as applied to industrial operations.
  • Experience working in Health & Safety regulatory compliance in an industrial setting required.  Environmental compliance experience a plus. Internship experience may be considered based on relevancy.
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal, written, and analytical skills as well as have the ability to interact effectively with plant managers, team leaders and team members.
  • Proficient in Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Ability to work and lead in a fast paced, industrial, team environment.


Previous certification in the regulatory topics below:

Trainer Requirements:
Combustible Dust
Accident Prevention
First Aid/CPR/AED
Bloodborne Pathogens
Fall Protection
Confined Space:  Entrant, Attendant, Entry Supervisor
Control of Hazardous Energies
Electrical Safety
Emergency Action Planning
Fire Prevention
Forklift Operator
General Housekeeping
Hazard Communications
Materials Handling
Motorized Mobile Platforms
Noise and Hearing Protection
Recordkeeping-OSHA 300 Log
Personal Protective Equipment
Power Tool Use and Guarding
Respiratory Protection
Crane/Hoist/Rigging Safety
Stairways and Ladders
Welding/Hot Work
Incident Investigation
Safety Committees
General Health & Safety Workshops
Aerial Work Platforms
Working and Walking Surfaces


OSHA 10 Hour-General Industry
OSHA 30 Hour-General Industry
OSHA 10 Hour-Maritime
OSHA 30 Hour-Maritime
NFPA 70e


Compensation will consist of a competitive salary and benefits.


Enviva is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Enviva is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Enviva does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Enviva complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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