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Senior Air Quality Management Engineer - Decatur, IL



Quality Assurance
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SR Environmental Engineer (Air Program) – Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Health, Safety & Environment

Job Description

SR Environmental Engineer (Air Program) – Decatur, IL
Drive Environmental Compliance and Innovation!
This a full-time, exempt position.

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in ensuring air quality compliance and driving environmental excellence? We have an exciting opportunity for an Air Program Lead in Decatur, IL. As the Air Program Lead, you will report to the Decatur Complex Environmental Manager and be an integral part of our EHS Center of Excellence, directly supporting the Decatur Complex. Join us in our mission to create a greener future!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be the air quality expert! Provide subject matter expertise and support for air regulations, air permitting, and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting for the entire ADM Decatur Complex.
  • Take ownership of all air permitting activities for the Decatur Complex, including New Source Review (NSR), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), and Title V. This includes conducting emissions calculations, preparing permitting documents, engaging with agencies, and providing compliance guidance.
  • Support CAPEX and operations-driven projects at the Decatur Complex, ensuring environmental due diligence, permitting, and compliance. Contribute to the development of air quality-focused environmental improvement projects.
  • Evaluate and effectively communicate air permitting and compliance requirements to Decatur facility environmental support, operations leadership, and internal stakeholders, fostering a culture of understanding and adherence.
  • Update and maintain the established electronic environmental database, keeping it current as new permits are issued.
  • Champion regulatory compliance reporting- Prepare and submit regulatory air reporting submissions, including Annual Emissions Reports, Title V compliance reports, and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports specific to the Decatur Complex. Conduct thorough data analysis to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manage air emissions source testing and interpret the data for the Decatur Complex facilities, enabling us to make informed decisions.
  • Serve as a seamless interface between ADM's project team and consulting team, effectively conveying technical, schedule, and financial information in a timely and professional manner.
  • Participate in compliance audits and contribute to the development of Best Management Practices (BMP), ensuring our operations align with the highest environmental standards.
  • Foster effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, as well as regulatory agencies, to drive environmental success.
Additional Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Environmental Management or other related program preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience with progressive responsibility preferably in an industrial environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Illinois and federal air quality permitting and compliance requirements preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Environmental Justice and how it impacts air permitting preferred.
  • Experience with emissions source testing and Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS).
  • Knowledge and experience with Toxic Release Inventory requirements, methodologies, and reporting.
  • Must communicate effectively with engineering and operations technical staff, legal counsel, and regulatory agency personnel.
  • This position requires the ability to work in a variety of conditions such as an office environment, indoors/outdoors, hot/cold weather as well as physical demands such as standing, kneeling, and sitting for prolonged periods of time, climbing stairs/ladders and the ability to work in confined spaces in a variety of environmental conditions.
Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.


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