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Sr. Principal Environmental Controls Engineer

Sr. Principal Environmental Controls Engineer

locationLittleton, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/18/2024
Full Time

Who We Are

Johns Manville is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality insulation and commercial roofing, along with glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy.

A proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, we serve customers in more than 80 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.

Pay Range

$129,200.00-$177,700.00 Annual

This is the base salary pay range that an applicant can expect to make upon hire.   Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors. In addition, this position is eligible for an incentive bonus. 

Sr. Principal Environmental Controls Engineer

Johns Manville is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Sr. Principal Environmental Controls Engineer. Strong preference is for this individual to be based out of our Littleton Technical Center however for the right skill and ability there may be flexibility to be based elsewhere.

The purpose of the Senior Principal Environmental Controls Engineer role will be to provide engineering discipline and technical leadership in environmental equipment engineering, optimizing operation of abatement equipment, identifying opportunities for improvement, contributing to resolving environmental issues that may arise, and developing technical strategy for existing or future JM production lines.

Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify under our relocation policy.

Anticipated deadline to apply: 6/15/24.  This deadline is Johns Manville’s good faith estimate of when the application will close.  Johns Manville may extend the deadline and will update this posting promptly if it is extended.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Applying appropriate control technologies to improve environmental aspects of existing or future production lines, focus heavily on air emissions.
  • Contributing to JM teams to ensure lines are operated in compliance with permits, primarily related to control device or abatement system technical operation.
  • Developing and maintaining parametric limits and monitoring requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise to plants and Corporate Environmental in establishing plans for new permit applications (State and Federal, new permits or re-permitting, whether minor construction permits, PSD permits, Title V operating permit renewals, etc.)
  • Frequent interface with personnel from Plants, corporate (Division, Process, Capital, Technology SMEs, Project, Environmental), vendors, consultants, and sometimes with regulatory agencies.
  • Applying disciplined approach to leading or contributing to complex environmental and operational issues, in a cross-functional organization.
  • Establishing best practices in environmental engineering calculations.
  • Providing expertise on operations and maintenance of existing abatement equipment.
  • Providing guidance on existing or future production and environmental equipment, recurring issues, or complex problems relating to environmental aspects, including:

oScope, operation, documentation, modeling, maintenance, limitations, instrumentation, data retention, controls, heat recovery, waste minimization.

oTriage issues with specific production lines and abatement equipment.

oIdentify long term solutions to cost-effectively control emissions from new and existing lines in a way that maximizes operational flexibility of the operating lines.

oUnderstanding implications of existing and upcoming regulations and BACT. In turn, establish viable strategic and technical approaches for existing or future production lines.

oMay be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science, with a minimum of 15 years of experience around continuous process manufacturing in environmental controls technologies with experience as a project, process, or design engineer for environmental controls

       o   Higher degree or multiple degrees is beneficial.

  • Proven track record of identifying and implementing new abatement equipment or in improvements to existing equipment.
  • Strong understanding of abatement equipment configuration for a range of abatement technologies, types, and applications, including their respective performance aspects, strengths and weaknesses, and their necessary support systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in proposing and justifying the most suitable choice between improving or replacing existing equipment, and in most-suitable equipment for new production lines.

oDemonstrated experience must include having considered the means to address issues with existing equipment vs. application of various abatement technologies, their costs, supporting systems, net emission performance aspects in making recommendations, and similar.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills including the ability to interact with a broad range of employees and disciplines such as machine operators, project engineering, capital engineering, legal, EH&S, finance, procurement, and plant operations.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills including complex data analysis.
  • Successful history of innovation and adaptability.
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks.
  • Proven results orientation including the ability to lead key projects to successful completion.
  • Experience with complex DOEs for technology improvement.
  • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization and influence the organization.
  • Leads individuals or a project team to achieve milestones and objectives by setting priorities and providing direction.
  • Industry expert; has the connections in the industry to stay abreast of best practices and activity.
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to set and communicate expectations to team members.
  • Proven ability to make timely decisions.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Proven analytical and quality improvement ability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Travel required (60 or more days per year)

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Please Keep in Mind

If you do not meet 100% of these requirements, we at JM still want to hear from you. So, if you are interested in the role, we encourage you to apply so we can learn how your skills and talents can contribute to our team.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Diversity & Inclusion

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities. Our D&I council is composed of employees from locations across North American & Europe who meet regularly and work to promote and foster an environment of inclusion. Born from our D&I council is our network of employee resource groups (ERGs) that are focused on supporting diverse communities in the workplace. Review more about our diversity & inclusion initiatives on JM’s Career page.

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.