Description: This position is located in Vanguard’s Elk Basin office north of Powell, WY but will require occasional travel to Gillette and Waltman, WY and western North Dakota. The candidate will be responsible for Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and federal Environmental (water, soil, waste, air) and Regulatory compliance and reporting. Support upstream oil and natural gas drilling, recompletion, workover, construction, production, processing and transportation from coal bed and conventional wells including a gas plant that recovers sulfur and Y-grade liquids. Wyoming/Montana operations currently include the Big Horn, Powder River and Wind River Basins. North Dakota scope of work is limited to site reclamations and bond recovery. The candidate will report to the corporate EHS Manager in Houston with dotted line support of the Production Superintendent. The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills as they will interface with EHS professionals in other offices, local Production Engineer, Plant and Production Foremen.
Safety and environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. Interface with regulators for permitting, reporting, compliance inspections, etc. Advise, coach and mentor line management, workers and contractors. Some oversight of contractors for the below. Disciplined, organized, diplomatic, self-starter.
- Permitting (APD’s, WPDES/MPDES, landfill operations, weed control, sundry notices, ROW’s, road spread, burn, etc.)
- Air Compliance issues (Continuous Emissions Monitoring and Relative Accuracy Air Testing at the sulfur plant; facilitate emissions testing and LDAR as required for engines, boilers, etc.; implementQuad Oa, LDAR, Quad J, Quad Z, subpart HH, etc.)
- Plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
- Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) Plan development, review, audit and implementation.
- Oil spill investigation, cleanup, and documentation (agency notification and reporting). Interface with Compliance Audits (EPA, DOJ).
- Remediation (spills, weeds, roads).
- Reclamation plans and implementation. Recover bonds.
- Reporting (WPDES/MPDES discharge water sampling/reporting, soil/oil sampling, landfill operations groundwater sampling, spills, emission events, Title V permit, Emission Inventory, GHG, Tier II).
- Mechanical Integrity Testing (MIT) for injection wells, inactive wells, and annual MIT variance injection profiles on specific group of Big Horn injection wells. Track, schedule, oversee and report.
- Other duties as they arise.
- Back-up and support the safety specialistto:
- Develop and present Environmental and Safety Training programs and monthly safety meetings.
- Participate in development, implementation and auditing of EHS policies, procedures and safe work practices.
- Inspect and audit facilities and behaviors. Exercise Stop Work Authority. Not a Safety Cop.
- Incident investigation, analysis, reporting, follow-up, injury management, corrective action tracking.
- Pipeline permitting; one call registration, mapping and administration.
- Using ISNetworld to evaluate contractor safety programs.
- Five years of experience in the above competencies and 10 years in the upstream industry.
- Technical B.S. degree preferred in lieu of some of the experience. Environmental or safety degree preferred.
- Certifications preferred.
- Read/write/speak English.
- Intermediate competency with MS-OFFICE products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Driver’s license and ability to safely drive a ¾ ton 4×4 pickup truck.
- Ability to work outdoors during the hottest summer and coldest winter in Wyoming. Ability to walk on uneven and muddy surfaces, climb stairs and ladders, walk up/down steep slopes, walk in snow and on ice.
- Ability to safely wear hard hat, safety toe boots, fire retardant clothing, safety glasses, hearing protection, respirator, work gloves, rubber gloves. Must be clean shaven.
- Availability to be on call in case we have an incident that requires immediate response.
- Competence in Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC), Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (MBOGC) and North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) regulations as they relate to our business.