Company: Shell
Skills: HSE Manager / Advisor
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: New Orleans, LA, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

33780BR Sr. Environmental Engineer (Deepwater), New Orleans, LA United States New Orleans, Louisiana Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things. Purpose & AccountabilitiesThis position is part of the Upstream (UA) Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Environmental department. The person in this position will be part of a team of environmental professionals based in New Orleans. The person successful in the role will provide day to day environmental reviews of projects and “change” in the Gulf of Mexico supporting exploration/drilling, completions, well services, production, abandonments and related organizations. This support will involve working with Production-GOM, PT Wells, P&T Major Projects - Deepwater, UPX, SEPCo Projects, UP SE, , regulatory agencies (EPA, BOEM, DEQ, etc¦) and industry groups (API, OOC) on environmental reviews, permits and issues arising from the project.  This role also provides technical oversight for three project environmental engineers.Job DimensionsAct as single point of contact as assigned by the Environmental Manager for expert multimedia environmental project review and support to exploration, development, production and abandonment projects in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). This includes P&T, SEPCo, Exploration, Well Services, Development and Operational projects, Regulatory Affairs (BOEM and USCG). Accountabilities Includes-

  • Build and maintain constructive, transparent relationships with Business Opportunity Managers, HSSE Project Leads, Wells Delivery Managers, SEPCO Projects engineers, Subsurface Teams, and others within the UPD-GOM organization who lead change.
  • Identify and understand environmental risks and either eliminate or manage them to meet regulatory, company and stakeholder HSE requirements and expectations.
  • Monitor project activity schedules to understand upcoming work and flag potential new work to appropriate project environmental engineering staff to conduct the appropriate reviews.
  • Providing environmental review and recommendations to projects at new and existing facilities, including assessments of air emissions, water discharges and intakes, waste management, and ecological environmental impact.
  • Developing and implementing air quality reports (AQRs) associated with exploration, drilling and production activities.  As necessary, seek management approval for reduced operational flexibilities (fuel reductions) in AQRs and communicate resulting field limits accordingly.
  • Input and review of NEPA-required environmental impact analysis (EIAs) that are a component of submittals to government agencies
  • Input and review of EPA/BOEM required air dispersion modeling
  • Managing contractors performing air dispersion modeling and developing EIAs
  • Development and submittal of eNOIs and NOI for NPDES permitting.
  • Conducting change reviews for compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Developing and maintaining all procedures and systems to efficiently manage project/change and communicate compliance requirements from project/changes.
  • Serving as a direct liaison to EPA/BOEM agency representatives as needed for assigned projects/systems.
  • Participating in trade organizations (OOC and API) to understand regulatory program changes (e.g., NPDES permit renewals, significant agency rulemaking, etc.)
Participating in the environmental department duty rotation (24-hr on-call response approximately every 6 weeks).
Participating as a member of the GoM oil spill response team.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, or hold a valid work visa that does not require sponsorship in order to legally work full-time in the United States.
  • B.S. in Engineering, science or related field
  • Minimum of 10+ years experience in the environmental field with at least 3 years of offshore oil & gas exploration experience.
  • Working knowledge of offshore environmental regulations
  • Experience working with government agency personnel
  • Experience with Air Quality standards are preferred
  • Interacting with non-governmental organizations and other community stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Working effectively across organizational and functional boundaries
  • Working with diverse, wide-spread virtual teams
  • Very strong organizational skills, attention to detail and awareness of regulatory processes
  • Self-starter, requires little direction
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, teams, and work processes that may have competing priorities.
  • Ability to work through others to achieve results and accomplish goals


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