Sr Environmental Specialist


Scarborough, ON, CA, M1V 1Z5

Function:  Envir, Health and Safety
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62855





The Environmental Lead leads environmental functions at the Toronto facility. The successful candidate in this role works on implementation of critical processes, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to the environment. The Environmental Lead must spend significant time on the plant floor, engaging and coaching employees, front-line leaders, maintenance, and contractors on a daily basis. As an integral part of the plant leadership team, the Environmental Lead will provide information and guidance for activities relating to the site-wide sustainability and operating objectives.



Reports to:  EHS Leader


Span of Control




Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs

  • Ensure regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes.
  • Create, maintain, and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Effectively address enforcement actions from local, provincial or federal agencies.
  • Provide expert technical support in identifying and resolving critical regulatory issues.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate policies and programs.
  • Implement, development and maintain the environmental management system. (i.e. ISO 1401)
  • Address any deficiencies in internal EHS audits.
  • Actively participate in the operational sustainability data collection process to ensure standardized reporting across the company
  • Collect samples and monitoring data outlined by environmental permits, regulations and systems in accordance with current sampling protocols,
  • Liaise with government officials as required (Municipal, Provincial and Federal)
  • Update and deliver employee training programs related to environmental topics



Provide Environmental and Sustainability Leadership

  • Provide site leadership for operational sustainability/compliance initiatives around reducing the company’s footprint in energy consumption, waste, water, air and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Actively participate and represent the plant with external organizations such as, Scarborough Business Association, Toronto Industry Network and other various municipal departments. 
  • Transforms plant environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Owens Corning’s corporate goals.
  • Builds and fosters positive environmental behaviors and performance among all plant employees
  • Supports the company values of “Expanding Our Impact through Sustainability” through on and off-the-job environmental programs.



Develop skills and grow capabilities in the plant

  • Coach, mentor, and influence plant employees in order to cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship.
  • Contribute to the plant’s sustainability culture by actively leading various committees (ex. green committees). 






  • Bachelor’s degree or college from a post-secondary institution in EHS or related field, such as, engineering, or science.
  • 5 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment.
  • Professional certification preferred (i.e. CET, P.Eng, EP).
  • Strong organization, problem solving and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the USA




  • Environmental management systems experience.
  • Experience effectively engaging employees.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies.




  • Understanding of Ontario ECA requirements and associated monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Strong working knowledge of Federal, Provincial and Municipal environmental legislation
  • Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and systems needs and implement appropriate action plans
  • Ability to influence and establish alignment with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and management/employee committees to achieve facility and company objectives
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills



About Owens Corning

Masonite is now proudly part of Owens Corning. Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our four integrated businesses – Roofing, Insulation, Doors, and Composites – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with more than 25,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.