Environmental Specialist

Dow Chemical Freeport, TX
The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Specialist within the Freeport Light Hydrocarbons EH&S organization located in Freeport, TX in one of our Light Hydrocarbon units. The Environmental Specialist shares with the EH&S Delivery Leader the responsibility to implement, coordinate, and maintain a proactive plant/ department specific Environmental management system; in order to meet business objectives and maintain the license to operate through compliance support.

The compliance support includes the coordination and administration of existing Environmental programs, determining the applicability (and non-applicability) of regulatory requirements, conducting compliance gap analysis and assessments, developing implementation plans to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards; and the implementing of global EH&S management systems and work processes. The candidate will work closely with the Operating Plant and EH&S Leadership, other members of the EH&S Delivery Team, and plant personnel to ensure full compliance with regulatory requirements, enhancing EH&S knowledge and awareness throughout the department, and improve EH&S performance to achieve site and corporate goals.

The role primarily focuses on Environmental compliance and the candidate will be responsible for the following:

* Implement global EH&S management systems (work processes, standard, procedures).

* Ensures that the environmental aspects of Operating Discipline are adequate and applied to achieve environmental performance goals.

* Works closely with facilities to implement needed Operating Discipline to ensure on-going sustainable compliance with existing and new permit and regulatory requirements.

* Initiates requests for change to the EH&S Delivery Leader to improve the best knowledge and experiences. (work processes, operating discipline, LER, Best practice, existing practices, gaps to standards).

* Acts as the focal point for a business/plant for Environmental issues.

* Participate in and provide data for Environmental audits, internal and external.

* Coordinate and optimize Environmental programs for across the site or within specific facilities and businesses.

* Lead or participates in environmental related reviews and projects (facility MOCs). Initiates Environmental Management of Change (EMOC) and completes Environmental Regulatory Assessment Tool (ERAT) evaluation for proposed facility changes.

* Conducts and documents investigations of environmental incidents and ensures follow-up actions to prevent recurrences that are addressed.

* Performs RMWP roles as needed for site-specific issues.

* Identify opportunities to streamline Environmental resources and work processes.

* Collects, inputs and calculates Environmental reporting information.

* Prepares periodic Environmental reports (MACT, Title V).

* Links to Environmental Expertise to obtain clear interpretations of site-specific regulatory process, regulations, laws and associated procedures.

* Coaches teams and individuals on environmental related tasks and activities.

* Assists in developing and achieving area or plant environmental goals.

* Ensures Environmental Compliance tasks are completed.

* Provides data for TCEQ requirements/responses upon request for development of environmental permits and guidance of the Delivery Leader.

* Provides data and other information to air permit writers to prepare Permit by Rules or Permit Amendment applications for emission or operational changes.

* Prepare data as requested for Notice of Enforcement and Notice of Violation responses for Delivery Leader.

* Accountable to ensure environmental trigger events and actions from EMOC/ERAT reviews are placed into the E&AT.

* Initiates and supports MOC for Environmental matters as necessary.

* ODMS 6.07 Focal Point for site wide environmental procedures and processes.

* Conducts or is at least involved with environmental self-assessments/audit privileges. Prepares audit notice and disclosure letters and submits to Env Leverage Delivery for review/submittal.

Critical Success Factors:

* Working knowledge of all Environmental Work Processes and tools, working knowledge of plant /department operations and processes.

* Completes100% CTT tasks assigned to Environmental Specialist on time.

* Thorough understanding and ability to apply all regulatory, permit, and company requirements in areas of responsibility.

* Attentive to details needed for compliance while also balancing risk/resources.

* Can perform the Auditor role.

* Can identify incident reduction issues and implement preventive actions

* Can perform the RCI team leader/ member roles.

* Can describe the corrective action process and coach others on it.

* Is able to use the Event & Action tool to input data and pull reports and constantly monitor the application and progress of it.

* Can describe and utilize the MOC process.

* Can perform the RMWP Expertise Roles as needed.

* Is able to negotiate resources in cooperation with global and site resource leaders.

* Can describe the Global EH&S organization.

* Can identify and access EH&S Subject Matter Experts for obtaining interpretations.

* Can coach others on the EH&S area for which they are the focal point.

* Need to understand GIRD and specific government reporting requirements.

* Excellent communication skills. Able to intervene and/or escalate as needed.

* Must be able to understand the business / site EH&S strategy and related performance data.

* Good computer skills to work with all EHS WP and tools.

* Can apply and coach others in the use of Environmental Standards, Policies and Tools, including;

* Waste Characterization

* Waste Handling and Disposal

* Specific plant Air and Title V permits

* Plant RCRA permit/regulatory requirements (if applicable)

* Apollo Root Cause training

* Process Safety Containment Event (PSCE) evaluation tool

* Plantware (EHS Essentials)

* Specific plant regulatory requirements (as applicable) such as HON, MON, MACT EEE, NESHAP benzene, NESHAP vinyl chloride, NSPS, etc.

* Permitting and Permit by Rule work processes, including Air Permit Implementation work process and Compliance Demonstration Plans

* Audit Privilege Work Process

* Environmental Change Review Work Process

* Regulatory Enforcement Work Process

* Site Change Implementation Work Process

Required Qualifications:

* Minimum of years of 3 years of manufacturing, engineering or R&D experience

* A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.


* Bachelor's degree required

* Engineering or Technical degree preferred

Note: This position does not offer relocation benefits

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

* Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

* An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

* Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

* On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

* Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

* The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

* Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

* Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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