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Environmental Engineer (Air Permit)


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  80856
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Environmental
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

Located in La Porte, TX, the role of Environmental Engineer will be responsible for maintaining all air permits for a petrochemical manufacturing facility and ensuring that the applications are timely, accurate and reflect the
needs of the operating units.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Responsible for preparing and submitting amendments, renewals and alterations to NSR Air Permits and MSS Air Permits.
•    Responsible for submittal or assistance with Permit By Rule Registrations and Standard Permit applications.
•    Will partner with Environmental Unit Contacts (EUC) to identify air permitting needs and in obtaining necessary information from unit needed for applications.
•    Works with EUC, technical engineers, and operations to ensure the new air permit conditions are acceptable to operating units.
•    Works with EUC to set up systems to comply with any new permit conditions.
•    Will be responsible for interaction with TCEQ personnel during permit application process and responding to Notices of Deficiency and answering questions.
•    Ability to manage consultants for outsourced permit steps (i.e., ambient air dispersion modeling 
•    Will work to obtain air permits with maximum operating flexibility that accurately reflect unit operating constraints.
•    Will maintain robust electronic record keeping system that provides clear documentation of basis for permits, calculations, and agency correspondence.
•    Will assist EUCs during air regulatory inspections and agency information requests.
•    Will assist in preparation of annual emissions reports as needed.
•    Develop and maintain process to review capital projects and Long-Range Capital spending plan to identify the need for air permit amendments as early as possible.
•    Serves in On-Call rotation for environmental release reporting.
•    Represents the site in trade organizations and best practice groups.
•    Identifies, initiates and develops projects that improve environmental performance.
•    Reviews environmental performance data and initiate continuous improvement activities.
•    Backup to EUC’s by supporting specific areas of the plant in daily operations and compliance activities.
•    Occasionally present HSE topics to new employees and others as needed

Min. Qualifications

•    Four year applicable Engineering or Science degree.
•    Minimum of 6 years of hands-on experience of creating and submitting NSR air permit applications in Texas for refineries or petrochemical facilities.
•    In depth knowledge of Non-Attainment NSR, Dispersion Modeling, PSD, Netting and understanding of TCEQ air permit process from application to permit issuance.
•    Demonstrated experience interacting with a regulatory agency.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
•    Must be organized and meticulous at documenting the basis for permits.
•    Ability to understand Petrochemical processes and equipment, base knowledge of chemistry and math.
•    Microsoft Suite skills with an emphasis in Excel.
•    Have the ability to organize and prioritize work, facilitate meetings, give presentations and have strong aptitude to utilize technology to bring efficiency to the compliance management systems.
•    Must be able to establish long-range plans with interim milestones for permit projects.
•    Effectively communicate permit progress to key stakeholders
•    Be able to foresee problems, identify proactive measures that can be taken and have the capability to plan the work and execute the work.
•    Own decisions and outcomes.
•    Must be able to work as part of a team.
•    Provide great customer service to internal and external customers.
•    Occasional travel to Austin TX may be required for meeting with TCEQ 



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Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


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