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Environmental Engineer


Houston, TX, US, 77017-2740

Req ID:  75426
Facility:  Houston Refinery-123
Department:  Environmental 2
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Environmental Engineer position is responsible for performing assigned environmental responsibilities for the purpose of ensuring the refinery is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations, rules, and permit requirements. The position has ownership for understanding one or more bodies of environmental regulations and related compliance activities, and assigned environmental tasks, programs, processes, or systems. As an Environmental Engineer, this position plays key role in regulatory interpretation and compliance functions at the refinery.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Performs assigned air, water and waste environmental tasks.
  • Prepares applications, obtains, maintains, modifies, and manages day-to-day compliance programs for air, water, and/or waste permits and rules as assigned.
  • Performs complex environmental assignments and has ownership of some significant environmental functions and/or programs at the site.
  • Interprets federal, state, and local rules and their interrelationships to the refinery.
  • Performs emissions calculations for tanks, cooling towers, emissions events, emissions inventory, TRI inventory, and MSS and permit compliance, etc.
  • Participates in spill, release, and emissions event/incident investigations as assigned.
  • Participates in agency inspections/investigations/audits and assists with preparing responses as assigned.
  • Occasionally leads teams and other environmental professionals as assigned.
  • Performs Environmental On-Call duties several (typically 3-7) weeks a year.
  • Responds to after hours and weekend refinery incidents even when not on-call.
  • Responsible for any environmental tasks that may be assigned to manage environmental department workload and site environmental compliance.
  • May function as an environmental representative to a unit(s).
  • Responsible for review/approval of Management of Change (MOC) tasks in areas assigned.
  • Performs assigned environmental responsibilities with minimal or no supervision.
  • Have experience with refinery Federal and Texas air rules and regulations (e.g., NSPS J/Ja, NSPS K/Ka/Kb, NESHAP, RMACT I & II, EPA RSR, MACT F/G/H, SOCMI HON, Tx Reg 5, Tx Reg 7, etc.).
  • Have experience with notification to agencies, e.g., NRC, STEERS, LEPC notifications.
  • Reviews/approves/completes MOCs as environmental representative to assigned unit, area, or asset team.
  • Reviews/approves/completes incidents as assigned.
  • Prepares/completes all tasks or reports for which he/she is responsible.
  • Supervise/manage environmental consultants or contractors as assigned.

Min. Qualifications

  • Minimum BS or advanced degree in Engineering or Science
  • Minimum of 0 - 5+ years environmental experience
  • Must have good interpersonal skills; work well with others
  • Must have good verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Must have good time management and organizational skills
  • Must be a quicker learner, self-motivated, and dependable
  • Must be detailed and results oriented and a problem solver
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint (e.g., Office365)
  • General/Working knowledge of MOC, SAP, IMPACT/INTELEX, EDMS, LIMS, IP21 (or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Texas air rules/regulations (required)
  • Working knowledge of environmental labs and analytical reports
  • General knowledge of emergency response

Preferred Qualifications

General knowledge of solid waste, wastewater, and drinking water regulations (plus)

HAZWOPER trained/certified  (plus


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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