Senior Environmental Specialist —Waste

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Position Summary

This position implements environmental programs and ensures environmental compliance associated with the waste management and spill response and activities for the Company's US Southern Region sites.  


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

  • 5 – 7 years experience in a plant or regulatory environment

  • Experience working with and proven understanding of various governmental regulations

  • Extensive experience working with RCRA waste operations, wastewater, and other potentially hazardous pollutants

  • Working knowledge of federal operating permits

  • A solid history of working with regulatory agencies

  • Excellent computer skills including the ability to use Google Suite, various email and internet applications, sales and financial databases, government systems, etc.

  • Solid English communications skills, both oral and written, Spanish language skills helpful 

  • Ability to multitask; good organizational skills

  • Customer service focus; ability to influence; ability to communicate diplomatically

  What we can offer:

  • ​Medical / Dental Insurance                               

  • Vision Insurance                                           

  • Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance         

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance                               

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Supplemental  Life/AD&D Insurance                                                   

  • Vacation 

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

Task & Responsibilities:

  • Proactively monitors compliance with environmental waste permits and raises potential issues to the Gulf Coast Environmental & Quality Manager in a timely manner.

  • Assists in monitoring of the Company's environmental compliance policies, procedures and programs.

  • Complies with the Company's Global Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality standards and maintains continued quality of Company process systems.

  • Actively participates in regulatory site inspections.

  • Reviews and completes the environmental sections of internal, customer and supplier information requests, as needed.

  • Responsible for completing and submitting the following regulatory reports in a timely manner:

    • Monthly Underground Injection Control (UIC) Injection Reports;

    • Monthly Waste Receipt Summaries;

    • Quarterly UIC Corrosion Monitoring Reports;

    • Annual UIC Injection Zone Report;

    • Annual Waste Minimization Certification;

    • Annual Waste Summary;

    • Annual Tier II Report;

    • Annual Toxic Release Inventory Report;

    • Annual Pollution Prevention Progress Report;

    • Annual UIC Mechanical Integrity Testing Report; and

    • Biennial Waste Report.

  • Coordinates the completion and submittal of appropriate spill remediation reports and notifications including, but not limited to, Affected Property Assessment Reports and Response Action Plans for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

  • Responsible for completing necessary paperwork and processing TCEQ invoices for payment including, but not limited to, TCEQ Monthly Waste Facility Fees.

  • Maintains and updates, on a monthly basis, the facilities' TCEQ Notices of Registration for waste activities.

  • Develops reports, on a quarterly basis, to the Company division office of the status of ongoing site remediation activities.

  • Responds and assists with spill response measures; assists in cleanup as required; monitors waste management issues; performs sampling; maintains documentation and analytical data including chain of custody documents.

  • Conducts and submits specified water sampling to appropriate parties, as required.

  • Complete all reports to Harris County & Galveston Subsidence District (HGSD), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and Texas Water Development Board.

  • Monitors water withdrawal; records amounts of potable, industrial, and surface water.

  • Completes regulatory reports.

  • Conducts stormwater lift inspections; response to stormwater drainage issues.

  • Performs quality review and calculations on state discharge elimination data; completes and submits stormwater discharge report; maintains documentation

  • Assists with regulation research; files environmental regulatory updates; assists with data

  • Performs gathering, documentation, and regulatory interpretations for permit applications, amendments and renewals.

Are you the Senior Environmental Specialist -Waste that we are looking for?

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Vopak is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is different, and the differences in people allow us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. That's why we are curious about who you are! EOE/M/F/D/V stands for Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (employment)

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