11 May, 2023

Environmental Engineer

  • Unilever
  • Rexdale-Kipling, Etobicoke, Toronto, ON, Canada
Engineer Environment

Job Description

This position is responsible for the facilitation of Unilever’s environmental strategy at Rexdale Plant, including ensuring compliance with all relevant CEPA, OHSA and Environmental standards. Including leading and lending expertise to all environmental-related issues within the operation. Leads the Unilever management System, Environmental Pillar and supports all aspects of Process Safety Management. Supports and fully functional in Unilever safety polices and guidelines.


  • Participate in regulatory Unilever internal auditing, compliance, and permitting.

  • Target and goal setting for environmental metrics of plant (1, 3, 5 years)

  • Review the sustainability planner for the site; identifies and implements waste and cost reduction initiatives for the plant with no adverse impact on impact operations

  • Keep current with all federal, provincial, regional and local environmental legal requirements and monitor developments and changes, hence assisting the plant leadership team with making informed decision

  • Assist the different teams with environmental goals, objectives and strategic plans; help identify environmental improvement opportunities and provide guidance on operational challenges

  • Assist operations with environmental goals, objectives and strategic plans; help identify environmental improvement opportunities and provide guidance on operational challenges.

  • Based on legal and Unilever internal requirements, report all significant environmental issues identified during environmental inspections, audits, and investigations immediately using the reporting platform SHE NET

  • Ensures all regulatory requirements associated with the carrying out of operational duties are completed as required by the relevant regulation, certificate, or permit

  • Maintain and continuously develops the facility’s environmental program

  • Assist with Process Safety programs (Both Ammonia and Combustible Dust)

  • Monitors, analyses, and reports the overall environmental performance and action plans for continuous improvement.

  • Lead Unilever’s decarbonization ambition for the facility

  • Ensures environmental permits, approvals and licenses are up to date

  • Keep up to date with relevant environmental trends, legislations and best practices

  • Understands the processes for the measurement and management of environmental impact, including resource planning/conservation and waste minimization

  • Reports and communicates results, issues, and improvements to relevant stakeholders.

  • Develops and identifies cleantech projects and works with cross functional team to ensure timely delivery of project

  • Oversees the wastewater systems within the facility, coordinates with third party in charge of waste treatment and manages all regulatory aspects in its entirety

  • Coordinates and tracks all waste streams from the facility, manages the HWIN site and report results

  • Lead all activities within the Unilever Management System (UMS) Environmental Pillar.

  • Plan, organize, direct, train and motivate a diverse workforce to optimize environmental performance.

  • Champion environmental reporting systems and dashboards.

  • Develop and Implement training for all Environmental aspects.

  • Improve team delivery of all environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) within each product team to reduce cost within the operation.

  • Developing and maintaining a thorough understanding of current waste systems supporting the site manufacturing process


  • B.Sc. degree or greater in Environmental, Engineering, or related fields

  • 3 years experience or more leading environmental projects on energy, water, CO2, and waste reduction is preferred

  • Experience in food and beverage industry is considered an asset

  • Environmental professional (EP) certification or ability to become certified

  • Background and expertise on and regulatory environmental compliance requirements.


  • Must be able to work across multiple shifts in a 24/7 environment. 

  • Have an operational knowledge of various Information Technology support systems.

  • Working knowledge of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) principles and processes

  • Required to lift, up to 50 lbs. occasionally.


  • Individual will be expected to work on the manufacturing floor and be exposed to mechanical operations, cleaning and caustic solutions.

  • Working outside in extreme temperatures

  • In addition, there may be exposure to allergens, including but not limited to eggs, soybean oil, vinegar and lemon juice

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Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

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