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Environmental Specialist

Plan and perform activities related to refinery air issues. This includes regulatory review, compliance assurance and data/document management. Additionally, the incumbent assists the Environmental team with water, waste and any other environmental issues as needed. Responsible for leading, assisting and/or collaborating on the environmental compliance efforts of the LBU. This effort is directed towards the application of engineering disciplines, planning, organizing, executing, and controlling capital and expense programs for environmental control. This includes contact with and reporting to federal and state environmental agencies. Provides staff support as it relates to plant operations, air emissions, wastewater treatment, waste treatment and disposal, and environmental control.
Responsibilities as the lead or a collaborator will include:
Prepare and oversee the preparation of documents necessary for the authorization of emissions (permits, amendments, and permit by rules).
Develop and conduct compliance assurance reviews using a compliance module in order to support Title V compliance certification.
Develop and implement enhancements to emissions calculations for agency and corporate reports (i.e., TRI, AEI, STEERS, Special SIP Emissions Inventories, and REED).
Prepare and submit regulatory compliance reports (i.e., Title V Semi-Annual Deviation Report, Title V Annual Compliance Certification, NSPS Subpart DDD Semi-Annual Report, Annual NOx, plus others as assigned)
Develop/conduct environmental training as required. Provide written guidance to operations, maintenance and administration to ensure that environmental requirements are communicated.
Develop and implement management systems in order to improve the environmental performance of the Refinery.
Report all emission event and maintenance, start-up, shutdown activity to TCEQ via web based computer system (STEERS) as required.
Initiate investigations into root cause of emission events and maintenance, start-up, shutdown activity to be used as affirmative defense in demonstrating compliance and for the Consent Decree requirements.
Respond to Regulatory Agencies' (i.e., TCEQ, Coast Guard, GLO and EPA) inquiries. This includes onsite investigations and preparation of documents in response to request.
Coordinate required emissions performance test and calibration test with vendors.
Loss control responsibilities include: Understanding, supporting and compliance with all plant policies, procedures and applicable regulations; conducting applicable Loss Control Challenge activities, including inspections and audits as assigned; completion of assigned Loss Control action items; and completion of regulatory and other required training.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry or closely related technical field
5+ years of plant environmental experience.
Working knowledge of state and federal air permitting regulations and requirements.


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