Job Purpose / Summary
With a vision to be the premier LNG exporter in North America, our client is adding natural gas liquefaction and export capabilities to the existing LNG terminal. They are seeking the expertise of an experienced Environmental Professional with an expertise in Air to work within the Environmental Department, SSH&E division in Beaumont, Texas. The Environmental Air Advisor will be responsible for supporting the the Company / Import Terminal Facilities, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Stabilization & Liquefaction Trains, and Pipeline Facilities. This person will be responsible for reducing and controlling Terminal & PL environmental air impacts. This is a highly technical role that requires someone with substantial regulatory reporting experience.
Essential Duties / Functions to include, but not limited to:
- Responsible for daily compliance assurance with multiple conditions of TCEQ PSD NSR and PSD GHG Air Permits, and Federal Title V Operating Permits
- Responsible for initial compliance test on all equipment required by permit (GT’s, Aux. Boiler, TO’s)
- Responsible for meeting and planning with vendors regarding the initial compliance tests, must be prepared for TCEQ at least 45 days prior to first initial Compliance test
- Post initial compliance test, responsible for reporting and preparation and submission to agencies
- Hourly monitoring of Data Acquisition Handling System (DAHS) from various process equipment linked to Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
- Document reasoning for any permit level emission exceedance
- Title V daily field checks of process, pollutant emitting equipment and controls for permit compliance
- Daily creation of Title V deviation reports as required by permits
- Immediate reporting to Environmental Supervisor of any air permit exceedance, need for deviation report or violation
- Daily review of PI data historian with reports capturing process equipment operating status specifically required by air permits
- Ensure daily back up of all CEMS data as required by permits
- CEMS logbook daily compliance assurance
- Daily LDAR field monitoring compliance assurance to capture approximately 60K + facility valves/connections quarterly as required by permits
- Give prompt notification to Maintenance team of needed repairs, reports of leaks, and reporting to agencies
- Ensure all piping, valves, connectors, pumps, agitators, and compressors are labeled with a unique ID tag for LDAR air permit compliance purposes
- Ensure any “exempted” components are identified and listed as per air permit requirements
- Daily flare Opacity observation
- Responsible for documenting specifics of permitted equipment Maintenance, Start-up, and Shutdown (MSS) including duration, pollutant volume, and reason for the event
- Weekly compliance assurance of backup fire and water pump run-time hours log and proper documentation
- Monthly compliance assurance of 8 engine run-time hours log and proper documentation
- Must submit monthly metrics to Environmental Supervisor with air permit limit exceedances, deviations reports, and any violations
- Semi-Annual TCEQ Excess Emission & CEMS Operability Report completion and reporting
- Coordination of TCEQ quarterly Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATA) on all process equipment with CEMS, including report oversight and submission to agency
- Coordination of quarterly CEMS Cylinder Gas Audits, including proper audit documentation
- Semi-Annual Title V Report preparation and reporting
- TCEQ Annual Emission Inventory creation and reporting
- Knowledge of mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting
- GHG Annual Report creation which requires calculations with Eng. Dept. assistance and potential use of PI data historian
- On-Call duties
- Identified of TCEQ Permit By Rule (PBR) and/or LDEQ equivalent regulations permit
- SAP Environmental work orders
- Environmental reviews of Management of Change (MOC)
Minimum education required of the position.
- Associate’s Degree or Technical Degree in related field (Environmental Science or Engineering) or equivalent work experience
Minimum experience required of the position.
- 5+ years of experience in an environmental role of similar responsibility with chemical, or oil and gas industry preferred.
- New operations design, start-up, and / or turnaround experience is a plus
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position.
- Work in a fast-paced environment with evolving business demands and multiple priorities
- Able to facilitate progression of a team through complex analysis or reviews leveraging effective interpersonal and communication skills
- Leadership skills in being able to input individuals in a functional team without direct authority
- An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment
- Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication
- Able to work with all levels of the organization whose cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities
- Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines
- Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
- Excellent Microsoft Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
Required job competencies of the position.
- Strategic Decision Making
- Business Acumen
- Influencing and Consulting
- Planning and Organizing
- Initiating Action
Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position.
- TWIC Card in good standing status
- TCEQ Certified Opacity Observer
- Office and Field Environment
- Personal protective equipment required while in the designated field locations.
- Some travel to Houston Office required
- Typical office physical requirements
- May involve or require walking longer distances and / or climbing stairs in designated field site locations.