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Environmental Engineer - Permitting Lead

Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: USA: Port Arthur, TX, US, 77640

Company: CPChem

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Chevron Phillips Chemical is seeking an Environmental Engineer – Permitting Lead to join our team at the Port Arthur, Texas facility.  The Environmental Engineer – Permitting Lead us responsible for all permitting compliance at the Port Arthur facility.  The Environmental Engineer – Permitting Lead is responsible for providing comprehensive environmental expertise primarily in air quality; some responsibility for wastewater, storm water, drinking water, and/or waste management may also be required. This individual is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local Environmental regulations as well as adherence to company policies, procedures, and implementation of company best practices.  This individual must manage multiple priorities concurrently and drive to completion environmentally focused projects.  #HPCP


  • Lead the air permitting process at the Port Arthur plant and ensure the site meets renewal application deadlines.
  • Lead the permitting process to completion, including tracking of all interactions with the TCEQ permit engineers, modelers, consultants. and corporate permitting group.
  • Track all permitting actions. 
  • Develop implementation plans for all major changes to the plant’s permits.
  • Work with the Environmental Department and provide guidance on MOCs that potentially require permitting modifications.
  • Maintain subject matter expert (SME) knowledge in air regulations.
  • Be the lead permitting representative on capital projects associated with the plant.
  • Mentor and develop the environmental air staff, including Environmental Engineers and Environmental Specialists, and provide on-site consultation to facility operations personnel as needed.

Responsibilities (continued)

  • Provide leadership for the development of unit operating personnel to help understand Environmental requirements, particularly permitting requirements.
  • Conduct field audits to ensure activities/conditions are consistent with changes to the permits.
  • Partner with Operations, Corporate EHS and Legal to address environmental permitting issues and concerns at the site.
  • Participate in Trade Associations and interact/network with other industry representatives as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of air environmental improvement capital projects for the site as needed.
  • Review and interpret proposed/pending air regulations and forecast their impact on plant operations.
  • Lead efforts to develop and implement compliance plans for new air regulatory requirements.
  • Perform any other environmental related work as assigned by the Environmental Superintendent.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental management, or other scientific or EH&S related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a solid working knowledge in TCEQ and EPA air regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) air regulations is required.
  • Strong knowledge of federal NSPS, NESHAP, NSR, MACT and Title V standards.
  • Experience with submitting Permit By Rules (PBRs).
  • Ability to solve complex challenges associated with environmental requirements, considering both long-term and short-term impacts which may include consideration of competing priorities such as technical/engineering, economic, regulatory, legal, safety, community, and schedule, among others is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and superior written/verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chemical Engineering degree.
  • At least 7 years of experience with a solid working knowledge in TCEQ and EPA air regulations.
  • Experience in the chemical or petroleum industry. 
  • Experience with wastewater permitting.
  • Experience with Stack Vision or other environmental data management system.




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Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 12/31/2022

Nearest Major Market: Beaumont

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