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Environmental Engineer


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  82203
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 – Unit Contact will be responsible for providing multi-media environmental support to Syngas and Methanol production units with a strong emphasis on Texas and Federal air regulations.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    This Environmental Unit Contact role is a single point of contact to provide guidance on compliance with air, waste and water regulations and permits to Operations, Technical and Maintenance teams who support manufacturing units. 
•    Work with operating, technical, maintenance and reliability disciplines in identifying and resolving threats to environmental compliance in unit.
•    Partner with Air Permit program owner in obtaining air permit amendments, PBR’s, Standard Permits for the unit by supplying needed information, identifying permitting opportunities and developing permit strategies.
•    Ensure water permit samples are obtained and threats to water compliance are identified and mitigated.
•    Participate in unit morning production update meetings.
•    Lead Environmental Audits in unit as needed.
•    Complete environmental review and approval step of Management Of Change process.
•    Ensure waste management procedures in unit are being followed and the site waste engineer is aware of changes to waste generation or management in unit.
•    Walk through unit and utility areas routinely to identify compliance concerns and to develop strong working relationships with operators and contractors. 
•    On a monthly basis ensure air emissions are calculated and compliance records are reviewed and maintained. 
•    Complete weekly review of HSE incidents in incident tracking database and ensure Title V deviations are identified and properly classified and ensure any emission events have proper records in place.
•    Respond to agency requests for information as needed. 
•    Prepare and submit the following reports for Syngas and Methanol units: Semi-annual Title V deviation reports, NSPS Db, HON, Boiler MACT.  Also, develop deep knowledge of HON, NSPS Db, 30TAC115 and 30TAC117 and certain engine rules as they apply to sources in assigned units.
•    Serve in On-Call rotation for environmental release reporting making agency notifications for release events.
•    Ensure requirements in Agreed Orders or Consent Decrees are effectively implemented by deadlines.
•    Represent the site in trade organizations and best practice groups.
•    Identify, initiate and develop projects that improve environmental performance.
•    Review environmental performance data each month with Operations and Technical managers and initiate continuous improvement activities. 
•    Occasionally present HSE topics to new employees and unit personnel as needed. 
•    Develop Environmental portion of Turnaround HSE plans for Syngas/Methanol units.
•    Provide inputs for HSE budget for environmental expenses in operating area.
•    Lead or participate in HSE incident investigations.
•    Help develop more junior environmental staff through offering guidance on technical issues, providing peer review of documents and mentoring. 

Min. Qualifications

•    Four year applicable Engineering or Science degree.
•    Minimum of 10 years of environmental experience working in a petrochemical manufacturing facility or refinery. Syngas or Methanol plant experience a plus.
•    Deep knowledge in air quality regulations and their application in petrochemical facilities. 
•    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 and recordkeeping.
•    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 deliverables on projects.
•    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.



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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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