Environmental Associate

  • Job Tracking ID: 512238-619326
  • Job Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 07, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

Invite a friend
facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support facility personnel with ensuring that the facilities complies with all applicable environmental regulations, mitigates potential liabilities and helps avoid penalties, sanctions or other legal punishment. The regulatory scope includes, but is not limited to: local, state, and federal Environmental rules/regulations.
  • Support facility CAMS management & facility personnel in the development, implementation, and review of policies, standards and procedures to comply with applicable permits and regulations.
  • Enforce standards to ensure the organization achieves and maintains compliance.
  • Maintain proactive lines of communication with all facilities, relevant decision makers, and stakeholders to keep all parties informed of regulatory changes.
  • Provide regulatory oversight, leadership, and direction to assigned facilities.
  • Assist facilities with developing budgets and budget presentation as it relates to environmental compliance.
  • Analyze the various options for complying with new regulations, changes to regulations and permits.
  • Interpret laws, regulations, and permit requirements, and assist assigned facilities with staying abreast of the changing regulatory landscape to help the facilities, relevant decision makers, and stakeholders anticipate and shape potential new requirements.
  • Provide assistance/oversight for assigned facilities in regards to the regulatory reporting requirements associated with program areas such as Title V, NSR, GHG, RMP, NPDES, RCRA SARA Title III, and Tier II.
  • Coordinate periodic facility assessments to ensure that the applicable regulatory requirements are being implemented.
  • Provide professional interface, as requested, with regulators and officials including preparing for and coordinating inspections, responding to information requests, developing strategies, permit modifications and renewals, and reviewing routine compliance reports.
  • Work closely with all facilities, relevant decision makers, and stakeholders to contribute technical and regulatory expertise necessary for optimal operation and management of assets.
  • As requested, assess potential regulatory consequences of significant changes in project operations.
  • As requested, participate in incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation.
  • Provide coaching, assistance, and tools to all levels of the business to promote a culture in which environmental compliance is at the forefront of each discussion being made.
  • Oversee the day-to-day environmental compliance of each assigned facility. This includes but is not limited to review of routine reports, compliance tracking systems, policies/procedure implementation, and permit(s) compliance.
  • Support client goals of optimizing assets and provide requested information/data.
  • Assist with managing/overseeing client contractors and/or vendors related to environmental compliance.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Requirements

  • Four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) and some specialization in the relevant fields, preferred.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in the Environmental Field, preferably in the power industry.
  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position therefore; the successful candidate shall have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Overnight and short-term travel on company business is an expected part of this position, 40% travel to other facilities and off-site activities.
  • Perform repetitive and non-repetitive physical duties. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling, stretching, bending, climbing, working in awkward positions, and lifting up to 25 lbs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive experience in the use of software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and write technical reports, correspondence, and procedures.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to organize effectively and facilitate process teams to implement facility improvements.
  • Ability to handle quick changing situations under stress and to work extended hours on short notice when required.
  • Strong analytical skills with an attention to detail and an investigative mindset.
  • Must be able to review and interpret large, complex volumes of information and summarize for wide spread distribution.