The Advisor, Project Compliance reports to the Director, Environmental Compliance and will support environmental compliance-related activities for all Cheniere assets as directed and requested. The Advisor, Project Compliance is primarily responsible for directing and assuring environmental compliance during the construction of LNG, Pipeline and Midstream facilities, with additional focus on environmental compliance during the commissioning and transition of assets from construction to operation. Duties will include compliance management related to air quality, waste management, water quality, and release prevention contingency planning and response. This position will interact regularly with Engineering & Construction, Operations, Upstream Infrastructure, and Health and Safety personnel, regulatory agencies and consultants.
Familiarity with LNG, Pipeline and/or Midstream development, construction and operations is required. Strong project management experience is desired. Understanding of applicable Federal, state (Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas) and local environmental laws, regulations, codes and standards and permits required to operate Company assets, including but not limited to: the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Natural Gas Act, RCRA, SARA reporting, TSCA and emegency environmental response planning, techniques and reporting is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The Advisor, Project Compliance will:
Lead the Corporate Environmental Compliance function in support of engineering, project development, technical services, E&C and Operations as assigned.
Manage projects for remediation of soils and groundwater as a result of spills, releases or acquisition of property.
Provide technical support to due diligence activities in support of potential acquisitions and divestitures.
Support compliance staff on construction projects and at operating facilities in evaluating monitoring data, identifying trends and developing and executing plans to mitigate compliance issues.
Manage various technical initiatives as assigned. These may include research on new technologies, evaluation of specific requirements of new or changing regulations and their impacts to operating assets, and participation in industry trade group technical committees.
Manage responses to environmental inspections, data/information requests and enforcement action.
Provide support to construction projects and operating assets to develop strategies and specific plans to comply with changes in regulations and/or other compliance requirements.
Manage updates, renewals and revisions to existing construction and operating plans (SPCC, SWPPP, etc.), updating and revising existing Environmental SOPs.
Manage consultants and contractors engaged in project compliance support, including development of scope of work, request for proposals, selection of qualified consultants and monitoring of budget.
Participate in internal compliance reviews and audits as assigned.
Assist in preparation of compliance budgets, corporate and operating assets.
Interface with Federal, state and local permitting agencies, including participation in field visits, and environmental inspections.
Provide environmental representation, advice, training, guidance and support to LNG, Pipeline and Midstream Engineering & Construction and Operations personnel as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS)
Education and Certifications: Bachelor Degree in Environmental or related engineering discipline, environmental or related earth science, or related environmental studies or other equivalent education.
Experience: Minimum of fifteen years of compliance and/or project management experience in the energy industry, preferably in LNG, Pipeline and/or Mid-Stream construction and operations.
Exceptional Project Management skills are required.
Exceptional leadership skills are required.
Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects and initiatives.
Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong and current knowledge of Federal, state and local environmental laws, policies and issues.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite consisting of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
There are no direct reports. The Advisor may manage and/or supervise contractors or consultants.
FREEDOM TO ACT
The Advisor, Project Compliance is an expert in their field and requires minimal supervision. The Advisor, Project Compliance shall be empowered to order corrective actions as needed and will document the corrective actions that may have violated environmental laws and regulations pursuant to facility regulatory permits or authorizations.
Must be willing to travel to/from off-site facilities average of 50 percent of time for multiple days per trip.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, type and write.
Must be able to board a ship via a gangway and climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps).
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.
ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS
Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.