Sustainability Engineer

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Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Marietta, US Van Buren, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.



About the role

  • Implement the sustainability transformation in the plant by supporting the transformation wave and by implementing global technical solutions as well as the self-starter kit.
  • Implement shopfloor basic procedures related to energy, CO2 emissions, water & waste.
  • Implement processes to achieve the company's overall goals by continuously improving and reducing energy intensity, CO2 emissions, water consumption & waste generation.
  • Cooperate with and support the Regional Change Agent (RCA) to identify, evaluate & promote relevant energy, emissions, water & waste reduction technologies within the company.


Your Impact as Sustainability Engineer:

  • Embed sustainability into daily way of working tools (Gemba walks, layered process audits (LPAs), performance dialogues)
  • Organize, monitor, and analyze, energy, water & waste data
  • Reduce idle energy consumption and eliminate compressed air, water, steam & gas leakages
  • Organize and carry out energy, water & waste assessments
  • Define, evaluate, and prioritize energy, water & waste improvement projects
  • Improve the awareness of sustainability related considerations the entire organization
  • Provide energy, water & waste visualization on the shopfloor
  • Assist production management enhance energy, water & waste awareness during shopfloor meetings
  • Organize & implement cross functional sustainability Gemba walks and LPAs with feedback loops on the observations
  • Organize sustainability awareness training and related activities
  • Systematically organize " Sustainability topic of the month" events on the shopfloor and follow-up results
  • Identify and appoint " Sustainability Champions" in relevant departments and train them specifically.
  • Serve as local first point of contact for sustainability-related questions, ideas & proposals
  • Support local industrial project leaders in carrying out sustainability impact assessments for new project proposals and support project impact tracking for planned & ongoing projects.



About You

Essential skills & competences:

  • Bachelor's degree in related Engineering field or Environmental Sciences.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a Manufacturing setting; preferably with experience both in sustainability and steel.
  • Must have strong technological experience with demonstrated ability to learn multiple systems.
  • Planning and organizing for project delivery – champions change and development plans, steers project delivery. 
  • Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to determine actionable projects that achieve results. 
  • Must have demonstrated experience in solving complex technical problems
  • Must have strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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