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Environmental Engineer

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Baytown, TX, US, 77521

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging, cosmetics, soap, household detergents and carpet, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products. We are a global company with 5,000 employees supplying customers in nearly 140 countries and generating more than $9 billion in annual revenues. Our research discoveries have helped transform our industry, and safety remains our top priority each step of the way.


Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We are a mid-sized company with the family-like atmosphere of a small company and a culture of respect and inclusion. A diverse group of people working together means we are bringing the best ideas to the table. We also value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. Our company is recognized as one of Forbes Best Midsized Employers, and we have been named among the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces for four consecutive years.


The communities where we live and work are an integral part of what we do. We show our commitment by volunteering locally and making a pledge to sustainability. To us, sustainability means keeping the health and safety of our workforce paramount, being a responsible steward of the environment, creating the chemical building blocks for products that will exceed customer expectations, and acting responsibly and ethically across our global business dealings.


There’s never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. We recently completed our $6 billion U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project expansion and have an eye toward further growth. We are positioned better than ever before to serve the global and growing demand for high quality plastics used in products that improve our quality of life. If you’re ready to grow with us, apply today!


This position in the Environmental Department will be responsible for assisting the business in maintaining environmental compliance by providing day-to-day environmental oversight and support to operating units, developing and negotiating environmental permits, developing compliance management systems, training personnel and evaluating performance. This position will interface with other plant locations and corporate staff groups for compliance tracking and performance improvement goals; and act as Plant contact with various agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Harris County Pollution Control Department.


Key job responsibilities include:

  • Managing applicable federal, state, and local regulations and permits as they relate to company operations and develop compliance strategies for the same.
  • Working closely with Operations, Maintenance and other support departments to develop and implement strategies/procedures on maintaining environmental compliance.
  • Developing methods and assembling data for environmental compliance reports, general enforcement issues, metrics and performance tracking.  Prepare and submit these reports in a timely manner to meet required deadlines.
  • Evaluating gaps, making recommendations, and aiding in implementing solutions to maintain environmental compliance.
  • Preparing impact review and implementation of regulatory changes including advising and leading the necessary efforts to integrate the new requirements with the affected plant organizations and contractors.
  • Providing environmental training to operations, maintenance, and other departments as required.
  • Having a Focus on Safety and implement Stop Work Authority.
  • Implementing ICARE, Tenets and Guiding Principles.
  • Providing assistance to ensure compliance with agreed orders and other legal documents.
  • Conducting environmental inspections/audits to evaluate the Company’s compliance with applicable permits and federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Maintaining a strong relationship with federal, state and local regulators.
  • Representing the company to regulators, the public and trade organizations.
  • Representing the company during agency inspections and negotiations.
  • Serving as an internal consultant, providing environmental expertise on air quality compliance and permitting, emissions and release calculations, wastewater system design and operation, and pollution prevention strategies for various expense and capital projects.   



  • Minimum of 5 years Chemical/Refinery with experience in environmental permitting and compliance.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Engineering preferred, from an accredited college.
  • Proficiency in understanding and communicating the technical aspects of complex environmental laws and regulations, including but not necessarily limited to the following:  federal NSPS (e.g. DDD, VV, D/Db/Dc, Kb, IIII, JJJJ, others), NESHAP (e.g. BWON), MACT (EMACT, MON, Boiler MACT, RICE MACT, others); state VOC and NOx regulations; LDAR programs; GHG and criteria pollutant emissions inventories; and NSR and Title V permitting.
  • Effective at working with engineering, operations, maintenance, co-workers, company management, and contract personnel, both individually and in a team environment. Ability to resolve conflicts with other functional groups and reach agreements with those groups.  
  • Self-motivated (operating with minimal day-to-day work direction) with above-average presentation, writing, planning, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels in the organization.
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of chemical process unit operations and wastewater management systems, as well as applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws, permits and regulations.
  • Extensive capabilities in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software required; experience with Microsoft Access and/or specialty applications a plus.


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes (Internal Candidates Only)

Closing Date: 01/24/2019

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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