Job Description: Directs and coordinates the regulatory affairs and permitting activities for NuStar's U.S. based pipeline and terminal operations and the Customs activities for NuStar's U.S. and International operations. Leads NuStar's permitting, regulatory affairs and customs team. Close coordination with project managers and regional operations groups is essential.
Ability to identify, coordinate and lead all permitting activities for strategic capital projects and assist operations with permitting and compliance as needed including all environmental, building and operational permits. Develop and maintain a comprehensive process to expedite and ensure efficiency relative to permitting. Ensure department maintains and well documented and comprehensive file of needed permits for each project and work to expedite these with federal, state and local agencies as well as port authorities and fire departments.
Lead cross-functional teams involved in preparing regulatory applications and submissions. Ensure regulatory submissions are complete, clear and accurate.
Liaison with regulatory bodies and proactively develop relationships with federal, state and local permitting agencies in the primary areas NuStar currently operates or will be performing capital projects.
Identify and become familiar with all environmental and operational issues in the permitting process in collaboration with the regional operations groups. Identify EPA Title V revisions and other environmental requirements in order to assist the regional HS&E groups in the environmental permitting process.
Coordinate meetings with representatives of municipalities, highway departments, fire departments, port organizations and other groups to establish permitting requirements.
Inform project managers of permitting requirements and timelines.
Ensure technical information needed in the permitting process is delivered to agencies in a timely fashion.
Provide strategic advice on regulatory matters related to pipeline and terminal projects, regulatory issues and compliance-related matters requiring regulatory approval or oversight.
Proactively develop strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders, government representatives, and regulators. Conduct periodic meetings with regulators regarding strategic regulatory approaches for a specific project or regulatory activity.
Work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure our business practices meet or exceed regulatory and governmental requirements.
Ensure NuStar management is informed of regulatory proposals or changes that have the potential to impact the company. Ensure company has an effective system to ensure appropriate facility personnel are aware of regulatory obligations and proposed changes to those obligations.
Support legal department throughout the regulatory process, including at formal hearings.
Participate in industry associations, forums, and initiatives related to regulatory matters.
Develop process to regularly evaluate and review regulatory processes to identify areas of improvement and ensure regulatory needs of management and regional personnel are met.
Ensure all company records, including permits, approvals, are properly filed and retained in accordance with Company policies.
Responsible for the Restricted Party Screening program, bond maintenance, customs risk assessments, supporting due diligence efforts for new business lines, and local program manual development.
Bachelor's degree in Business, an Environmental, Health or Safety discipline, a related Science or Engineering required. MBA preferred
Minimum 10 years total environment, health or safety related regulatory and permitting experience. Preferred minimum five years supervisory or director level environment, health or safety related regulatory and permitting experience.
Specific experience with regulations and permits applicable to petroleum liquids terminal and liquids pipeline operations preferred.
Proven record in project and permitting management, including developing and maintaining policies and procedures to effectively apply for and receive permits and other government authorizations.
Proven record in compiling, tracking and explaining environmental, health and safety regulatory changes and developments.
Demonstrated success in leading cross-functional teams and interacting with regulators to achieve team objectives.
Experience with international customs and ethics compliance preferred. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong organizational skills. Process driven.
40% travel is expected.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply directly through NuStar's career site at www.nustarenergy.com/careers.
When a higher-level posit