Environmental Engineer

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Location: Tilburg, NL, 5048 AN

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

IFF is a leading company in the creation and production of flavors and fragrances. Our products are utilized in the food industry, soap and detergent industry, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. 


For our production facility in Tilburg, which falls under the BRZO legislation, we are seeking an Environmental Engineer to strengthen our Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) department. The EHS department is responsible for translating the IFF Policy into procedures related to Environment, Health, and Safety for all IFF employees in Tilburg.


The Environmental Engineer to support the production activities at IFF-Tilburg, with expertise in applying best practices. You will also ensure compliance with the Environmental Permit and other relevant Dutch and European laws and regulations. You will maintain the certified environmental management system according to ISO-14001, including energy management, and ensure compliance with other applicable environmental laws and regulations


  • Handle operational matters arising from the current Environmental Permit to ensure compliance with its requirements.
  • Coordinate inspection visits from the Environmental Services Middle and West Brabant (OMWB).
  • Submit environmental permits (e.g., construction, demolition, etc.) arising from projects.
  • Submit interim (environmentally neutral) changes arising from projects.
  • Support environmental and/or sustainability projects for the IFF-Tilburg location.
  • Participate in the local Green teams to develop sustainability initiatives.
  • Prepare and submit the (electronic) Environmental Annual Report for IFF-Tilburg annually.
  • Provide various reports to government authorities and industry associations annually.
  • Develop and maintain the annual odor and emission measurement plan to ensure up-to-date data is available, and corrective actions can be taken in case of potential norm exceedances.
  • Maintain and monitor the certified environmental management system (ISO-14001) within IFF, ensuring compliance with all external and internal requirements.
  • Support the local Waste & Recycling department to enhance the local waste streams and optimize waste recycling.
  • Conduct internal audits for the Environmental Management System.
  • Stay informed about relevant developments in environmental laws and regulations and propose procedures and practices for IFF-Tilburg to meet European and Dutch requirements.
  • Evaluate proposed environmental solutions to support operations.
  • Investigate causes and make recommendations for improvement in case of complaints or emergencies to minimize future risks.
  • Conduct Environmental incident root cause analysis and advise the organization on counter measures.
  • Develop and deliver relevant training sessions.


What we offer

  • IFF yearly contract (with the possibility of a permanent appointment)
  • Full-time job (40 hours)
  • 8% holiday pay
  • 25 vacation days
  • 3 additional days off (ADV)
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Monthly accumulation of 2.38% of the gross monthly salary in the Individual Choice Budget (IKB). The IKB can be saved, paid monthly with your salary, or used to buy up to 15 extra days off.
  • Vitality budget
  • Travel allowance for everyone (€0.21 per km)
  • Work in an international and vibrant environment
  • Good training and development opportunities as we like to invest in you.
  • Ample parking space for cars and bicycles.

Job Requirements

  • You have a Master OR Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or an equivalent degree.
  • We will rely on your solid work experience of 7-10 years in the chemical industry, government, consulting firm, or consumer product industrial production environment in an environmental engineer role.
  • Your expertise in environmental laws and regulations, monitoring methods, environmental testing, and related regulatory equipment.
  • You have worked in a regulatory environment dealing with environmental issues.
  • Ability to work independently with a reputation for passion, drive, influencing skills, and intercultural adaptability.
  • You have practical knowledge of compliance with environmental program regulations and maintenance of legally required programs.
  • Your core competencies
    • Adaptability
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization
    • Fluent in English


IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex, or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.