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Environmental and Regulatory Advisor, Waste at Suncor Energy

Environmental and Regulatory Advisor, Waste

Suncor Energy Commerce City, CO Full-Time
$90,000 - $115,000/Year
Joining Suncor means you will work for one of the best companies in Canada, providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive and lead. As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities. Our work culture includes a dynamic mix of professionals, with a diversity of skills and expertise.

Are you an experienced Environmental and Regulatory professional with a focus on managing hazardous waste? In this fast-paced role, you will be an integral member of our Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS or EH&S) team at our Commerce City refinery, which is the largest refinery in the Rocky Mountain region and the only petroleum refinery in Colorado.

As the Environmental & Regulatory Advisor (Waste Advisor) you will support environmental and regulatory compliance activities associated with the Commerce City Refinery as well as oversee the refinery waste compliance program. The Waste Advisor will collaborate with across teams to ensure that wastes generated at the refinery are properly managed and disposed of in accordance with all Federal and State regulatory requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a similar field

4-10 years experience in hazardous waste management, remediation, and/or overall environmental regulatory compliance

Experience in an environmental program area that involves operations and experience providing guidance on a day-to-day basis to management and/or operations personnel

Technical knowledge of waste management regulations (e.g. RCRA, TENORM)

Ability to interpret and apply regulatory requirements (e.g. RCRA, DOT, CWA, CAA, SPCC, environmental permits)

Experience assisting or conducting incident investigations, audits, and self-assessments

Ability to manage contractor services and budgets

Experienced in interpretation of laboratory results and other environmental data

Knowledge and understanding of refinery operations, and experience in the petroleum refining industry would be considered an asset


Advise Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, and Turnaround groups on waste compliance and other environmental regulatory compliance requirements

Advise on Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) compliance concerns

Act as the Suncor sponsor for the primary onsite waste contractor and manage contractors supporting the waste compliance program

Review and approve hazardous and non-hazardous waste profiles

Interact with regulators

Maintain facility Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan

Support emergency management and business continuity

Provide backup support for water compliance and remediation programs

Provide 24-7 on-call support to the refinery as a representative of the environmental group (approximately 8 weeks per year)

Prepare and submit reports and registrations including spill and release reporting, exception reports, and sustainability reports

Track compliance with 90-day accumulation and hazardous waste manifest return copy requirements

Location and other Key Details:

You will work out of our Commerce City refinery, located at 5801 Brighton Blvd.

Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs, including being on-call as appropriate and potentially working night shifts as necessary during large scale outages, turnarounds, and/or emergencies

You will be required to use ladders and work on elevated work sites such as scaffolds and towers with the ability to perform in a variety of different environments both indoor and outdoor as well as within confined spaces

Salary and Compensation Details:

Our business professional roles follow internal compensation guidelines and the pay band will generally be based years of experience and scope of work

$90,000 - $115,000 annual salary and an annual incentive program

Great work/Life balance, including a generous vacation program

Competitive benefits programs offering choice and flexibility

Generous pension and 401(k) savings plans

Why Suncor?

Suncor's operations include oil sands development, production and upgrading; offshore oil and gas; petroleum refining in Canada and the U.S.; and the company's Petro-Canada retail and wholesale distribution networks (including Canada's Electric Highway™, a coast-to-coast network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations). Suncor is developing petroleum resources while advancing the transition to a low-emissions future through investment in power, renewable fuels and hydrogen.

With a strong strategy for growth and our long-standing approach to sustainability, operational excellence, capital discipline and technology and innovation, Suncor offers a solid foundation for you to continue building your career. We offer rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions – all of which means tremendous potential for your future. We are focused on deepening our commitment to inclusion and diversity and creating a respectful workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We have numerous employee inclusion networks to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change within Suncor. Current networks include both workplace inclusion networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship). Through the Journey of Reconciliation, we are progressing the way we think and act to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Please note we will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.


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