Environmental Specialist I/II/III/Sr.

  • Kern River Gas Transmission Company
  • Salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • Dec 06, 2017
Full time Air Quality Energy Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description


 This position is responsible for ensuring Kern River compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations associated with pipeline project development, permitting, construction and operations support.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
Supports/Advises various departments and organizations concerning company compliance with environmental regulations. Interprets applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies. 

Develops and maintains necessary documentation related to environmental compliance programs.

Coordinates planning, environmental cost estimating and preparation of environmental impact assessments, biological resource protection and cultural resource evaluations. Writes and edits comprehensive environmental reports for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Prepares and submits applications to procure environmental permits, approvals, variances and other authorizations.

Monitors environmental regulatory initiatives and participates in their developmental process prior to rulemaking.

Serves as liaison to environmental regulatory agencies in support of company functions.

Coordinates the planning and implementation of waste management and remediation activities. 

Coordinates the planning and implementation of the requirements of various agencies, such as the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.

Conducts required environmental training and periodic employee awareness programs.

Performs environmental compliance audits and due diligence investigations.

Coordinates and manages environmental emergency response activities.


This position will be filled at level I, II, III, Sr. depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications.

For Sr. level - A bachelor's degree in environmental science, engineering, or other related natural resource field or equivalent and 6+ years of environmental experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Expert knowledge of environmental regulations and law, construction environmental mitigation methods, procedures and operational compliance requirements.

Knowledge of biological resources, water resources including wetland regulation and permitting, waste management, cultural resource regulation, endangered species, air quality, land use and agency negotiation or a combination of experience.

Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, presentation, and database computer applications.

Proficiency in use of proprietary software such as financial tracking, invoice payment, and time reporting software.

Basic math and writing skills, including spelling and grammar.

Ability to analyze and judge reports and records.

Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to negotiate.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Good organization skills.

Leadership skills in environmental project management.

Valid driver's license and ability to travel to remote locations.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  

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