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Environmental Specialist

Company: Sasol (USA) Corporation
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Location: Houston, Texas, USA
We are currently recruiting for an Environmental Specialist . This position reports to the SHE Manager and is located at our Greens Bayou Plant in Houston, TX 77015.
Purpose of Job
The Environmental Specialist will primarily focus on coordinating the air compliance program for Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC manufacturing facilities (Winnie and Greens Bayou plants), including providing subject matter expertise for air permitting and air regulatory compliance. The position may have additional responsibilities or projects in other environmental compliance areas; such as water, waste, and remediation programs; and/or at other locations. Responsible for improving performance, ensuring full compliance with applicable regulations, and promoting a culture of "Zero Harm" at all levels in the organization.
Key Accountabilities

  • Management Systems: Develop, implement, and maintain management systems to ensure compliance for environmental (air) requirements; including:

  • RCMS -, ISO/Quality, OSHA PSM, EPA RMP, DHS, DOT, etc.; and

  • Governmental and company regulatory requirements, including reporting and inspections

  • Risk Management: Assist with assessments and mitigation identification; including PHAs, MOCs, Aspects/Impacts, Sasol's One SHE Excellence Approach etc.

  • Emergency Response: Establish and maintain an agency notification process for release events as part of the facility emergency response action plan

  • Incident Investigations: Ensure SHES related incidents are investigated and corrective/preventive recommendations are identified

  • Community and Agency Relations: Develop and foster relationships with industrial neighbors, industrial organizations, and regulatory agencies

  • Environmental Performance:

  • Identify, develop, and maintain performance metrics for air compliance; and

  • Identify, develop, and implement performance and compliance improvement projects; including waste minimization, emission reductions, release event reductions, non-conformance elimination, etc.

  • Regulatory Advisor:

  • Knowledge of air permit requirements/conditions and applicable regulations

  • Keep abreast of changing regulatory landscape

  • Review, interpret, and implement updates/changes to permits and regulations

  • Provide guidance on air regulations and air permitting requirements (PbRs, Standard Permits, and Amendments) for capital projects and other process/equipment changes and associated MOCs/PHAs

  • Identification and communication of compliance requirements

  • Communicate with various agencies on air compliance issues

  • Compliance Training: Ensure regulatory training is identified, available, and provided

  • Compliance:

  • Submission of regulatory and company-required reports (Title V, Air Emissions Inventory, GHG, NSPS, TSCA, SARA, TRI, Tier 2, etc.), accurate and on time

  • Submission of permit changes (renewals/ amendments/PbRs) & negotiation of conditions

  • Prepare and deliver periodic (monthly, quarterly, etc.) compliance performance summaries with site management

  • Act as agency contact for the site inspections/investigations

  • Perform field and record audits to validate compliance measures

  • Ensure proper procedures, tools, and records are in place, monitored, and maintained

  • Ensure technical basis, measurements, monitoring, calculations methods, etc. are in place for all emission sources; including release events

  • Leadership and General Roles:

  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting and managing SHES expenditures

  • Participation in SHES committees and Teams

  • Ensure SHES Group provides support to the business

  • Ensure administrative functions for SHES are maintained (DMS, Incident/Action Management, Training, Legal Registry, Metrics, etc.)

    Formal Education

    • Bachelor's degree required; chemical engineering - preferred, or related environmental degree applicable to Environmental Compliance or Management

      Working Experience

      • Experienced or senior specialist with 5-10 years of applicable environmental experience in the petrochemical industry, specifically a minimum of 3-5 years of recent Texas air regulatory experience

      • Minimum 5 years of experience dealing with regulatory agencies

        Required Personal and Professional Skills

        • Comprehensive understanding of applicable legal/regulatory environment, specifically for air compliance (Clean Air Act, NESHAPs, NSPS, GHG, TSCA, Title V, SARA, etc.)

        • Experience in managing permit applications, renewals, and amendments

        • Experience in coordination/oversight of service providers that provide: consultation services, stack sampling, lab testing, LDAR monitoring, etc.

        • Experience in project management

        • Knowledge of and experience with emissions controls - MSS, LDAR, Flares, Scrubbers, Vapor Combustors, and Stack Monitoring/Testing

        • Experience working in management systems - RCMS -, ISO, PSM, QMS, EMS, etc.

        • Leadership skills and ability to provide guidance to employees and consultants

        • Strong communication and organizational skills/techniques and ability to effectively interact and liaison with all levels of the organization and with local, state, and federal regulators

          Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company with a 70-year heritage. Through our talented people, we use our expertise and selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, manufacture and market chemical and energy products globally.
          When you join Team Sasol, you are joining a company that puts people at the center of everything we do. Sasol invests in its employees along every stage of the career path and offers development opportunities to help you cultivate your career in a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.
          Sasol is committed to promoting better, healthier lives for you and your family. Below is an overview of our benefits and compensation programs:
          --- Medical, including prescription drug benefit, Dental and Vision (start day one of employment with no waiting period) --- Retirement Pension Plan --- Savings and Investment plan (401k) with eligible company match --- Paid vacation and holidays --- Disability benefits --- Other special programs, i.e., EAP (employee assistance program), wellness, pet benefits, caregiver support benefit, Aflac, Legal Guard, and many others --- Comprehensive compensation program
          Sasol (USA) Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by applicable law, regulation or local ordinance.
          Sasol treats work-authorized job applicants equally in recruiting and hiring without regard to their citizenship status or national origin unless required by law, regulation, executive order, government contract, or determination by the Attorney General. Please note Sasol will not sponsor, obtain, and/or petition for temporary visa status (for example, E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN) for candidates for this position and/or personnel hired for this position.
          We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from third-party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not pay a fee for resumes submitted

Keywords: Sasol (USA) Corporation, Houston , Environmental Specialist, Other , Houston, Texas

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