Environmental Compliance Specialist/Engineer
Position Description: Seeking staff level (or Sr. Staff level) Environmental Compliance Specialist or Environmental Engineer to support natural gas pipeline operations in MA, CT, NH, RI, NY, NJ, and PA with potential to work on other Kinder Morgan assets or projects in the northeast region. Office location will be at a Kinder Morgan Operations facility within the support area. Ideal candidate will have MINIMUM 5-7 years related experience (10+ years for Sr. level), including experience in waste management, remediation, analytical data collection and interpretation, SPCC plans, Tier II reporting, NORM management, emergency response and incident reporting.
Must be able to work independently without direct supervision and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Job duties include, but may not be limited to: 1. Ensure SPCC Plans are prepared in accordance with 40 CFR Part 112 for applicable facilities and conduct annual SPCC training for field operations. The ideal candidate will have approximately 5- 7 years related Oil and Gas SPCC experience.
2. Preparation, review and approval of Waste Management Plans for construction projects in the assigned business areas. 3. Periodically conduct and document third party waste disposal company audits to determine acceptable use by the Company. 4. Make necessary spill and release notifications to appropriate state and federal agencies. Position requires night, weekend and holiday 'on call' for emergency response and release reporting. 5. Provide technical assistance with cleanup and sampling requirements to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. 6. Ensure spill and release reports are properly documented in the company incident database. 7. Prepare and submit operations related water permit applications. 8. Oversee compliance activities associated with authorized discharge permits, including submitting of discharge monitoring reports, pollution prevention plans, and notice of terminations, as appropriate. 9. Provide environmental due diligence support on acquisition and divestiture activities. Review site investigation data reports, research compliance information on State and Federal websites, assist in the preparation of contract language, and oversee implementation of Phase I and Phase II field investigations. 10. Identify possible risks/liabilities and associated costs for consideration by the Acquisition or Divestiture Team. 11. Coordinate and participate in periodic EH&S assessments, inspections, and audits. In addition, participate in incident investigations and support the preparation of relevant documentation.
12. Represent the Company in industry trade associations and with regulatory agencies to promote the company’s position on EHS issues, when and if requested. 13. Offer innovative solutions to solve difficult issues in a team environment. 14. Interpret EHS regulations and advise management of mandated requirements when assigned to specific teams. 15. Manage spill clean-up and some remediation projects, as necessary. 16. Coordinate DOT Hazardous Materials transportation issues within area of responsibility. 17. Successfully manage “special projects” as a Subject Matter Expert, when required. 18. Successful candidate will serve as Company representative with regional State and some Federal agencies.
19. Support Operations in the management of non-hazardous waste, RCRA hazardous waste, TENORM waste, Mixed Waste, and Universal Waste. Prepare waste determination emails, RCRA SQG Emergency Preparedness plans, and RCRA LQG Contingency Plans; communicate plans to emergency responders. Provide Operations with event-specific training when elevated waste generator status occurs.
20. Working knowledge of TX Railroad Commission and TCEQ waste and release reporting regulations.
21. Knowledge of natural gas storage field operations will be a plus.
Facilities within the successful candidate’s area will include: natural gas transmission pipelines and compressor stations including gas processing plants, natural gas storage, and treating facilities, as well as natural gas liquids pipelines based on company needs and business unit growth opportunities. Position includes a company vehicle.
Travel required is estimated to be ~25% to 40% on an on-going basis. Some overnight travel required.
Position involves a great deal of autonomy and discretion in scheduling site visits and business travel. Pre-employment background check, and drug screening, will apply. Successful candidate must have valid driver’s license and pass DMV records check.
Position requires the ability to climb stairs, traverse rugged terrain on foot, carry up to 50 pounds and occasional travel by air.
Prior natural gas industry environmental experience or related consulting experience, a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geology, or environmental sciences preferred. Current certification as a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) is a plus, but not a requirement for this position.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. provides a competitive insurance and benefit package, in addition to base salary and other compensation.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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