The position is responsible for environmental compliance at the facility and will use Chemical Engineering experience and education in the coke calcining industry to coordinate with process, operations, maintenance, and project managers to insure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations. This position will perform the drafting and negotiating of permitting including new permits, renewals, modification to existing permits, updates on the potential effects of new regulations, audit of required recordkeeping and compliance in all media at the facility. This position will include liaison with site and corporate operations, environmental and legal personnel, as well as State and Federal environmental regulatory agencies. The position will also work with the engineering group to analyze opportunities to improve operational flexibility and reduce emissions through the evaluation of permitting opportunities and/or environmental controls and systems.
•Manage Environmental permitting and compliance activities for Gulf Coast petroleum coke calcining facility including, but not limited to, Title V, Green House Gas, Annual Emission Inventories, and TRI.
•Coordinate stack testing protocols, air modeling analysis, QA/QC for Continuous Opacity Monitors, and related technical tasks.
•Implement plant environmental policies, goals and standards. Manage required inspections and audits to insure compliance.
•Interface with environmental agencies and become involved in local industry committees.
•Investigate permit excursions and Title V deviations, file appropriate reports, determine root cause and recommend corrective action.
•Prepare regulatory reports and correspondence and maintain compliance and training records in accordance with permit and regulatory requirements and internal Environmental Management Information System and Record Retention Policy.
•Conduct facility specific training for other personnel.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:
•Pragmatic, sound judgment on the practicalities of environmental compliance and commercial awareness and appreciation of business goals.
•The ability to effectively manage relationships with managers and employees and influence the decision making of management to accomplish goals and ensure alignment with the overall environmental compliance strategy and reputational risk management of the company.
•A high level of initiative, drive and organizational ability.
•The confidence, energy and experience necessary to work with minimal supervision.
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment.
•Proven project management skills and ability to problem solve.
•The ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
•Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office Software including Excel and Access.
•Ability to handle sensitive / confidential information; public relations experience preferred.
Related Industry / Job Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in environmental engineering, management and compliance in pyro- processing or a related industry such as petrochemical or refinery, including facility experience. Substantial experience in Clean Air Act permitting, reporting and compliance is required. Experience with National Ambient Air Quality Standards requirements and implementation is desired.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related field.
Oxbow Carbon - 15 months ago