Environmental Engineer


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as an Environmental Engineer at Vopak and contribute to social themes such as energy security and energy transition. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity, and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as an Environmental Engineer at Vopak.

What will you do as an Environmental Engineer?

The overall responsibilities of this position are to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations, codes, and standards; and, to implement environmental programs associated with maintenance and improvement of air quality management for the Company’s Southern Region. 

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses.

  • Various growth opportunities.

  • Group health insurance starts day one

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance                               

  • Tuition Reimbursement

What do we expect from you as an Environmental Engineer?

  • B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering required. 

  • Minimum of 7 – 10 years of experience working in a plant or other highly regulated environment. 

  • Expert knowledge of air emissions requirements, air emissions permitting, and air quality issues. 

  • Expert knowledge of federal operating permits.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Air permitting and compliance programs: 5 years

  • Environmental Engineering: 7 years

What does your day look like?

Your core responsibilities are:

  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, codes, and standards related to air emissions and air quality;

  • Calculates air emissions corresponding to records of inventory, loading rates, sampling, and testing data.

  • Acts as the Company’s regional subject matter expert on air emissions and air quality issues and provides support to the business as needed; including but not limited to providing regulatory interpretations; providing instruction and direction regarding compliance with permit, regulatory, and Company requirements; providing information regarding the current and expected regulatory environment; and conducting file research.

  • With input from the SHEQ Manager, develops and implements permitting strategies for site modifications and expansion projects;

  • Actively participates in permitting, compliance, and enforcement negotiations with regulatory authorities including but not limited to developing and presenting corrective and preventive action plans; negotiating settlement terms; and negotiating permit terms and conditions.

  • Manages multiple environmental and engineering consultants in the preparation of air permit applications, conducting of air emissions sampling, testing of pollution control equipment, conducting air dispersion modeling, and other activities as required.

  • Develops project scopes of work for consultants and contractors and assists in the selection of qualified consultants and contractors in coordination with other departments

  • Develops and implement alternative operational plans to minimize emissions under upset and maintenance conditions.

  • Acts as primary Company representative or may provide support for other staff during regulatory compliance audits by customers, site’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) program, government agencies, Company global or division representatives, and/or other third parties.

  • Assists in developing the Environmental & Quality Department’s annual budget. Regulatory Compliance Improvement Plan, and maintains line budget responsibility for assigned accounts.

  • Schedules and manages required air emissions monitoring activities.

  • Maintains a list of emission points and corresponding monitoring and recordkeeping requirements as outlined in site air permits and/or applicable local, state and federal regulations.

  • Calculates air emissions corresponding to records of inventory, loading rates, sampling, and testing data.

  • Performs quality review of all required emissions calculations and associated regulatory reports prior to report submittal.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Work Environment

This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to outside elements.  Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 100°+ and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 0° in the winter months.  There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous.  The employee may enter confined spaces and work in elevated environments.  Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.  General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.  All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear.  The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 50’ in height.  The employee may be required to enter confined spaces.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employees may be required to travel by air, rail, bus, or car.

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