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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Energy, Oil & Gas - Refining
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Specialist, Operations Environmental

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners has a proven track record of stability and success. We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating by a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do.

It is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies. Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences. Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate, and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job.

Role Summary:
This role is responsible for refinery environmental compliance including maintaining and demonstrating compliance with all applicable permit and regulatory requirements which encompasses permit requirements and conditions applicable under Title V, as well as, other applicable air, water and waste rules. This role serves as the main contact between environmental, maintenance, technical, and operations personnel and ensures that environmental rules are translated into clear guidance at the plant/refinery level. 

Responsibilities & Essential Functions include: 

  • Development of Environmental Compliance Tasks
  • Work with environmental leadership staff to develop environmental compliance tasks that must be completed to achieve and demonstrate compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Work with Production management and Training to update operating procedures as required to be in compliance with environmental rule requirements.
  • Communication and Training 
  • Responsible for working with the Environmental group to maintain high level of understanding of the environmental requirements applicable to the positions’ assigned plant/refinery.
  • Serves as the key communicator with the operating and maintenance groups for environmental compliance matters within the operational area.
  • Key interface between the Environmental group and the Operations & Maintenance organizations to ensure understanding of environmental requirements.
  • Develop and support ongoing training of compliance requirements of impacted Operations and Maintenance personnel.
  • Receive ongoing training on unit environmental limitations and obligations.
  • Share environmental best practices among other assigned areas and between sites. 
  • Task Execution and Monitoring, and Verify Completion of All Requirements 
  • Track emission rates for assigned unit(s) relative to site and permit limits to assess compliance.
  • Assist in strategic activity planning for production and maintenance to maintain compliance with emission caps and limits.
  • Work with other operating and maintenance personnel to assure that the required compliance tasks are executed and adequate verification of compliance systems are in place.
  • Prepare regulatory deviation and corrective action reports when required.
  • Identify, investigate, communicate and lead efforts to correct deviation issues.
  • Summary Reporting, Audits and Corrective Action Management 
  • Participate in follow-up/closure activities as needed (Training reinforcement, procedure revision, NSR permit revision, etc…).
  • Work with Environmental and Operations departments to identify and drive continuous environmental improvement. 
  • And other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements: 

  • Education: High school diploma or GED required
  • Education: Undergraduate degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum five (5) plus years of plant/refinery operations experience
  • Specific refinery experience preferred but not required.
  • Possess and demonstrate a thorough technical understanding of plant processes and unit operations (technical process expert).
  • Strong understanding of environmental requirements affecting the plant/refinery is required.
  • This position supports the shift organization in a 24 hour, 365 day per year operation.
  • Travel Requirements: % age of travel. 5%

Certificates & Licenses: None required 

Other Skills, Attributes and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal skills are required due to the frequent interaction with department personnel and other functional groups. 

Essential Functions: 

  • This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.
  • This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.

Physical & Safety Requirements: 
The employee may be exposed to a hazardous working environment at field locations and must be able to enter and climb above-grade storage tanks, traverse pipeline right-of-way and terminal piping structures and access stack test locations 40 to 50 feet above grade. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. 

About You:
To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance. Excellent communication, both written and verbal, as well as strong organizational skills are paramount. You must work independently and be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers, and handling sensitive and confidential information.

Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of its employees that result in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.

About Us:
Buckeye Partners is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business. As one of the nation’s largest independent petroleum products common carrier pipeline network providers, Buckeye Partners L.P. provides terminals, storage and refined product distribution services; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs. 

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) headquartered in Houston, Texas is one of the primary distributors of petroleum in the eastern and mid-western portions of the United States. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on the following website: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

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