Alaska – Kuparuk Environmental Coordinator – Air, Spill Plans and Water

  • ConocoPhillips
  • North Slope, AK, USA
  • May 24, 2018
Full time Air Quality EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Training Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Alaska Overview:
ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska’s largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil 2017. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields on the North Slope.  The company has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


Description:The NSK Environmental Coordinator Air, Spill Plans and Water Discharge will lead by example and give full support to the HSE policy, goals, efforts and programs of the COPA Health, Safety and Environmental Management System.  Provide effective Environmental support to North Slope Operations, and additional support to Capital Projects, Drilling & Wells, and Exploration to maintain excellent environmental stewardship throughout the North Slope.  Develop environmental programs in accordance with Corporate, CPAI and statutory requirements.Contribute to the development of an excellent HSE department by communicating environmental policies and standards to staff; implementing initiatives to improve environmental practice and awareness; and recommending effective environmental management programs.This position will work a rotating, 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off schedule.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Strong Safety Leadership and a commitment to developing an incident free culture with North Slope Operations
  • Serving as a technical resource by providing guidance and assistance to the field and coordinating programs to validate compliance with environmental regulations related to: Air Quality operating permits, federal New Source Performance Standards, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans, Alaska Oil Discharge Prevention Contingency Plans (ODPCP), Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits (APDES), spill reporting and prevention,  and other related field environmental issues as required
  • Identifying environmental risks, issues, and mitigation strategies, and communicating with Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) and other internal business partners
  • Assessing field activities by conducting onsite audits and site visits to validate environmental compliance.  A minimum of 10% of time will be spent doing procedural verifications
  • Providing written compliance reports to agencies; representing ConocoPhillips during agency inspections; and maintaining contacts and working relationships with local, state, and federal agency personnel
  • Designing and conducting environmental training programs
  • Maintaining environmental manuals and key databases
  • Participating in the Incident Management Team as the Environmental Unit Leader
  • Coordinating facility tours and/or classes for external agency stakeholders
  • Assisting with regulatory advocacy efforts focused on permitting-related local, state or federal regulatory initiatives
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned


Basic/Required:

  • Legally authorized to work in the Unites States
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences or other related discipline
  • 5+ years of environmental permitting and/or compliance experience with emphasis on upstream exploration, production, industrial, or abandonment operations
  • Willing and able to work in a remote work location on 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off work schedule

 Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in environmental engineering or science, biology, geology, or related sciences
  • 3+ years of experience in Alaska environmental compliance (air, water, spill prevention and response including SPCC)
  • Working knowledge of Alaska local, state and federal environmental and land use regulations (North Slope Borough, AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation, AK Dept. of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) including the National Environmental Policy Act and its application to oil and gas projects
  • Professional working experience in and understanding of environmental regulations and their applicability to upstream oil and gas operations. 
  • Experience working with external communities and stakeholders
  • Experience working with third-party contractors to cost-effectively achieve business goals
  • Alaska North Slope experience
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive relations with HSE and External Affairs team members, external stakeholders, internal business partners and natural resource management / regulatory agencies
  • Organizational abilities, especially the ability to work many short and long term issues or projects concurrently
  • Working knowledge of project management processes and tools (e.g. project planning, budgeting, prioritization, scheduling, critical path analysis, cost tracking) and Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Strong communication (written, oral and formal presentation/PowerPoint) skills essential
  • Practical self-starter who can work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet commitments and deliver project results
  • Ability to lead and influence others
  • Ability to cultivate diverse stakeholder support
  • Utilize communications and interpersonal skills to align people and motivate to achieve goals
  • Promptly identify, surface, and facilitate resolution of conflicts between project stakeholders. 
  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of June 5, 2018.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. 

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