Environmental Engineer – Water


What’s the role –
This position provides regulatory expertise, coaching and hands-on support to drive environmental compliance with a focus on water regulations. The position delivers regulatory and company environmental training and applies requirements across multiple process units.  Educates and partners with plant personnel, community members and regulators to create and implement innovative solutions to achieve extraordinary environmental performance.

  • Provides expertise, coaching, consultation, and hands-on environmental support to plant personnel across the Deer Park site including regulatory and Shell Group standards.

  • Monitor site performance against permit and other regulatory requirements and identify opportunities to continuously improve.

  • Prepare and maintain agency documents such as water permits, emission reports, incident reports, variance petitions and other surveys.

  • Communicate and ensure alignment with process units on permit and compliance requirements.

  • Performs emissions calculations and understands the impact of various operating conditions on emissions.

  • Assists in the selection of air pollution control technology for new or modified equipment.

  • Reviews, interprets, and clarifies regulatory and legal requirements applicable to Deer Park, and takes initiative to ensure site programs comply with requirements

  • Understands management systems and Shell Group standards and works with operations, maintenance and engineering teams to deliver programs that fulfill requirements and deliver performance results.

  • Manages assigned environmental programs and procedures, monitors conformance and intervenes to improve performance.

  • Develops and revises site environmental policies and programs.

  • Develops and delivers environmental training to address regulatory and Shell Group standards, site environmental policies, programs and procedures.

  • Participates in 24 hour on-call rotation to determine reportable quantity releases and report incidences to appropriate regulatory agencies within required timeframes.

  • Interacts with external regulatory agencies and auditors.

  • Provides support to turnarounds and projects and the Shell capital project process.

  • Analyzes site environmental data and trends, communicates results, and recommends interventions to improve performance.

  • Conducts field reviews, audits, and investigations.

  • Assesses change in method of operation or modifications for environmental regulatory impacts, i.e. NNSR.

  • Respond to agency enforcement actions by providing quality information in a timely manner.

  • Manages change within assigned process areas in accordance with site and department procedures.

  • Monitors, tracks, updates environmental incidences within the site tracking systems.

  • Understands process unit environmental testing requirements and coordinates all activities related to source testing as required.

The position has site-wide programmatic scope and influences Shell personnel, contractors and incident investigation teams.  There are no direct reports, and minimal discretionary spend authority associated with the position.  The Environmental Engineer provides air regulatory expertise, compliance, permitting, program development, water and waste regulatory awareness, agency interface and reporting for Shell Deer Park. This position is a champion for site environmental compliance processes and actively engages all levels of the workforce across the Operations, Maintenance, and Projects teams to enable continuous improvement.

Skills and Requirements

What we need from you –

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in Environmental within a petrochemical or refining manufacturing facility – required

  • Experience with obtaining or renewing operating permits (ie. CAA, NPDES,PSD, NSR, Title V)

  • Experience in directly interfacing with state or federal regulatory agencies.

  • Degree required: BS in Engineering or Sciences

  • The candidate should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Good interpersonal skills and a high degree of work organization are expected.  Proven capability to learn and understand complex requirements.

  • Language(s) Needed:  Must have excellent verbal and written skills in English

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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