Permitting Environmental Engineer – Martinez, CA
Job Ref: 113418BR
Location: Martinez, CA United States
Job Expires: 19-Aug-2019
Job Type: Full Time
The Environmental Engineer is responsible for supporting the refinery environmental compliance with corporate policies and federal, state and local laws and regulations. The Environmental Engineer works closely with operations, maintenance, inspection, other engineering disciplines and contractors to ensure that environmental requirements are clearly understood and conveyed throughout the organization. The Environmental Engineer provides compliance assurance and works to continuously improve our environmental management systems and environmental performance.
- Review Refinery changes (including both physical and operational changes) to assess permitting and regulatory requirements
- Review projects and Management of Change actions for compliance and permitting requirements
- Prepare/submit permit applications to the relevant federal, state, and local agencies and obtain the necessary permits from relevant agencies
- Develop strategies for working with internal and external stakeholders
- Negotiate issues with a broad spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. agencies, non-governmental organizations, contractors, internal resources
- Oversee contract resources within deadline and budget constraints.
- Develop and incorporate project permit regulatory plans to ensure a sustainable regulatory compliance and monitoring program is in place post project
- Develop and deliver training to refinery personnel and contractors as required concerning permit, regulatory and corporate requirements
- Provide compliance assurance for regulatory (federal, state, and local) requirements, and Shell environmental standards
- Preparation and submittal of compliance reports to local, state, and federal agencies.
- Lead/participate in agency inspections and compliance/enforcement issues as appropriate
- Lead/participate in Shell driven audits as appropriate
Promote the identification and development of environmental opportunities and improvements to the organization
- Monitor and evaluate emerging environmental regulatory requirements for business impact and assist in the implementation
- Provide guidance and support to other environmental staff in areas of expertise.
- Support/backfill other environmental media functions in air, water and waste
- Participate as appropriate in state/industry trade association working groups
- Participate in the refinery 24/7 on call environmental duty rotation
- Participate as a member of the Refinery Oil Spill Response Team
- Works with a broad spectrum of regulatory agencies (e.g. EPA, BAAQMD, Contra Costa County, City of Martinez, California Energy Commission, California State Lands Commission, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, US Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies)
- Works in an area with very active non-governmental organizations and environmentalist groups
- Oversees multiple contractors at times
- Evaluates an extensive range of refinery requirements
- Works to many regulatory and internal deadlines
- Collaborates with a broad internal audience to develop strategies for addressing internal and external stakeholders
- Building strong positive working relationships based on a high level of trust and credibility with agency personnel, NGOs, operations and maintenance personnel, and managers, supervisors and staff
- Prioritizing and managing large numbers of projects and requests simultaneously
Meeting compliance, permitting, and project deadlines while still supporting day-to-day needs
- Navigating the complexities of refinery discretionary permitting in California’s Bay Area
- Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
- Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, environmental, physical sciences, or other closely related technical field required.
- Minimum seven (7) years work experience with federal and state environmental regulatory in a in a refinery or chemical plant
- Working knowledge and experience with refinery environmental discretionary permitting and refinery regulations required by local and federal environmental agencies including Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Environmental Protection Agency. California Environmental Quality Act experience a significant plus.
- Proven track record of working collaboratively with diverse groups
Proven track record of productivity when challenged with multiple projects and priorities
- Supervisory Experience a significant plus.
- Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues in a simple, straightforward manner to individuals and groups at many levels inside and outside of the organization