Sr. Environmental Analyst
SouthWestern Energy Company - Houston, TX

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Senior Environmental Analyst

Southwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America. Our primary business is the exploration for and production of natural gas within North America. We are also actively engaged in exploration and production activities in Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Brunswick, Canada. Please visit our website to learn about SWN .


When you become part of the Southwestern Energy Company team, you will engage your career with hands-on experiences in challenging exploration and development projects. As a new employee, you are given the opportunity to contribute from day one by working side-by-side with experienced employees to cultivate innovative strategies and solutions. We are at the forefront of several significant projects, most importantly the Fayetteville Shale play in Arkansas. In fact, Southwestern Energy was the first to discover the economic viability of the Fayetteville Shale and successfully produce its gas. We are currently the largest producer in the Fayetteville Shale. In a few short years, we have surpassed 1 Bcfd and have invested more than $6 billion in this expanding operation in Arkansas. Our work is also well known in the Arkoma Basin in Western Arkansas, East Texas, and we have recently begun exploratory efforts in Pennsylvania’s exciting new Marcellus Shale and in New Brunswick, Canada.

Primary Focus:
Identify, develop, coordinate and implement procedures, programs and practices to assure SWN's compliance with environmental regulations, to reduce company environmental risk and liability, and to minimize any negative impacts to the environment from company operations. Act as SWN’s technical representative or liaison to governmental agencies, and for consultants or contractors providing service to the company. Consult, advise or direct activities on broad range of air, water, waste, and land management issues for routine/ongoing operations as well as regional projects, corporate or business development initiatives, or new acquisitions, special projects for the company. Integral role in company’s emergency response structure for incidents with any environmental impacts.

Specific Responsibilities:
Provide environmental advice, assistance, and support to Engineering, Operations, Construction, Land and Legal departments. Oversee regulatory operating compliance and permitting, develop or recommend procedures, provide guidance and relevant written resources or support materials. Regulatory areas of expertise/familiarity include all aspects of permitting pipeline ROWs, compression, and other land uses for gas and oil activities. Relevant experience in the North-East part of the United States (PA in particular) is a pre-requisite for this position.

Track compliance and regulatory concerns for the PA-DEP and the USACOE. Review and interpret new and existing regulations or industry efforts and develop Company responses to them as required.

Create, update and maintain various environmental compliance documents, contract specifications, technical resource documents, and manuals.

Assist in development of company environmental mitigation sites.

Develop and coordinate SWN's environmental awareness initiatives, training programs, and ongoing outreach efforts, materials and resources.

Coordinate and direct preparation, implementation and follow-up for environmental audits of Operations, other Company segments or due diligence reviews for acquisitions.

Support and assist Company emergency response efforts; advise on and direct remedial actions, technologies and regulations. Assist with post-leak monitoring and remediation projects, develop appropriate sampling procedures, assist document preparation and agency oversight. Obtain necessary training and/or certificates.

Minimum of a 4-year degree, Masters degree in environmental, physical or biological sciences, engineering or related field.

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