Conducts analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, development of alternatives and recommendations. Presents analysis and recommendations to management and may implement selected alternative. Analyses include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis, trending/forecasting, financial analysis, budget analysis and reporting. This position will fulfill a dual role of Plant Environmental Analyst as well as Plant Safety and Training. Specifically, this position will provide professional level services for ensuring the company complies with environmental and safety regulatory requirements of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), OSHA, state and federal laws and regulations relating to generation operations.
Responsibilities of the mid-level position are:
Monitor the performance of the water chemistry at the plant site.
Ensure that environmental data collection and reporting is carried out in accordance with company policies, federal and state regulations
Analyze financial analyses of environmental and safety impacts on business operations.
Provide accurate input into the budget process and contribute to meeting the actual targets.
Provide environmental support to the thermal plants.
Provide technical support to Plant operating staff for both environmental and safety programs.
Review policies, methods and procedures to ensure accuracy for regulatory and company compliance.
Review all environmental or safety incidents, investigate a depth of detail and participate in creating reports of the actual or potential seriousness of the incident.
Organize training and education materials to Plant operating staff and management concerning environment and safety subjects including application of laws, regulations and policies for environmental and safe work practices.
Participate in safety committees, emergency response teams and Plant Environmental Management Team.
Observation of environmental and safety hazards and potential risks to people, facilities or equipment in accordance with applicable local, state, federal regulations.
Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential environmental and safety hazards and to ensure regulation compliance.
Review employee environmental and safety training programs to determine their adequacy
Occasional travel will be required.
In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the sr. level are:
Provide technical leadership and support to operations and engineering staff.
Perform complex environmental work requiring the considerable exercise of independent analysis and judgment in environmental services.
Develop and improve methods and procedures to ensure appropriate regulatory and company compliance.
Supervise consultants and contractors to ensure that obligations, requirements, and compliance are met.
Develop company policies and procedures on environmental matters.
Work as a liaison between regulatory agencies and other company departments.
Manage environmental activities of consulting firms.
Prepare budget forecasts and actual performance of budgeted activities for assigned environmental services. .
Deliver training and education to operations staff and management.
Ensure that environmental data collection and reporting is carried out in accordance with company policy and state regulations.
Report issues and problems via SAP maintenance management system.
Requirements of the mid-level position are:
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences or Engineering; or the equivalent combination of related education and experience.
A minimum of three years experience in environmental, safety or regulatory matters.
Working knowledge and understanding of environmental and safety issues and the company’s business processes for both areas of accountability.
Experience in environmental management and reporting, including auditing and training; or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Ability to present information to appropriate field personnel.
Data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, forecasting, and modeling skills.
Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
Proficient with the use of personal computers including SAP, spreadsheet, PI, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
Communication and interpersonal skills including ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.
Ability to prioritize workload under pressure.
In addition to the above, the requirements of the sr. level position are:
A minimum of five years experience in environmental or regulatory matters.
Advanced technical knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and the company’s business processes.
Experience in environmental management and reporting, including auditing and training.
Ability to develop and present training to appropriate field personnel.
Project management skills including project leadership, task identification, scheduling, and cost/expenditure identification.
Three or more years of direct experience and responsibility in environmental, regulatory matters, Industrial Health, Safety, chemistry or related field.
Experience and knowledge of Combined Cycle Power Plant operations and/or maintenance.
College degree in Environmental, Industrial Health, Chemistry, Industrial Safety.
Current or previous experience fulfilling role in Environmental reporting, Industrial Health, Industrial Safety organization.
Ability to develop additional skills as necessary to fulfill various roles of this position
Strong background in OSHA Standards
Experienced working in an industrial or power generation setting.
Specialized environmental knowledge and experience of air or water issues and regulations in industrial or power generation.
State, federal or regulatory training, certifications or licensing in Environmental and/or Safety.
Training of plant technicians in plant chemistry operations.
Experience with environmental management monitoring and reporting.
Specialized knowledge of air or water issues.
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Portland, OR, USA
Support and implement reporting obligations related to greenhouse (GHG) allowances, fuel mix, GHG emissions, carbon offsets, renewable energy credits (RECs), and renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Manage compliance and marketing positions for company’s GHG allowance, REC and low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) credit portfolios. Develop and implement greenhouse gas (GHG) allowance and carbon offset purchase and sale strategies.
Implement GHG emissions and fuel mix reporting obligations and support reporting obligations for RECs and state RPS requirements in accordance with California, Oregon, and Washington regulatory program requirements.
Manage compliance and marketing positions for GHG allowances, RECs, and LCFS credits.
Compile, analyze, interpret, and summarize REC, GHG allowance, and LCFS credit data.
Develop GHG allowance, REC, LCFS credit and carbon offset marketing strategies accounting for market intelligence, interpretation of rules and legislation, cost, and risk.
Provide data and analysis in support of new and existing legislation or policies related to RECs, GHG, carbon offsets, and RPS obligations.
Implements all elements (i.e., contracting, tracking, reporting, and approvals) of marketing activities related to RECs, LCFS credits, carbon offsets, and GHG allowances, including PacifiCorp’s participation in California GHG allowance auctions, consistent with internal policies and procedures.
Manage purchases of environmental commodities for company voluntary program offerings.
Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with key individuals and entities in the environmental attributes (RECs, GHG, carbon offsets, etc.) market place.
Work closely with senior management and other departments in support of organizational objectives.
Represent the company when interfacing with commercial counterparties, state regulatory commissions, and other state regulatory stakeholder groups.
Prepare testimony to support regulatory proceedings as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of five years of experience in regulatory compliance and data analysis, or a related area.
Knowledge of GHG emissions, fuel mix, and REC reporting requirements concepts in both voluntary and regulatory environments.
Data analysis and report compilation experience including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Experience in performing environmental attribute marketing activities.
Proven skills in sales and negotiations, problem solving, and analysis.
Familiarity with applicable federal, state, local laws, and regulations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to assertively negotiate transactions and settlements.
Leadership and teamwork skills to negotiate with and influence peers and management on policy and strategic issues.
Understanding of commodity risk management concepts.
Knowledge of the company’s policies, procedures, and practices.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.
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