Company: Shell
Skills: Environmental Engineer, Regulatory Compliance
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Martinez, California, United States

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.

Job Description

The Environmental Engineer is responsible for supporting the refinery environmental compliance with corporate policies and federal, state and local laws and regulations. The Environmental Engineer works closely with operations, maintenance, inspection, other engineering disciplines and contractors to ensure that environmental requirements are clearly understood and conveyed throughout the organization. The Environmental Engineer provides compliance assurance and works to continuously improve our environmental management systems and environmental performance.

  • Review Refinery changes (including both physical and operational changes) to assess permitting and regulatory requirements
  • Review projects and Management of Change actions for compliance and permitting requirements
  • Prepare/submit permit applications to the relevant federal, state, and local agencies and obtain the necessary permits from relevant agencies
  • Develop strategies for working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Negotiate issues with a broad spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. agencies, non-governmental organizations, contractors, internal resources
  • Oversee contract resources within deadline and budget constraints.
  • Develop and incorporate project permit regulatory plans to ensure a sustainable regulatory compliance and monitoring program is in place post project
  • Develop and deliver training to refinery personnel and contractors as required concerning permit, regulatory and corporate requirements
  • Provide compliance assurance for regulatory (federal, state, and local) requirements, and Shell environmental standards
  • Preparation and submittal of compliance reports to local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Lead/participate in agency inspections and compliance/enforcement issues as appropriate
  • Lead/participate in Shell driven audits as appropriate
    Promote the identification and development of environmental opportunities and improvements to the organization
  • Monitor and evaluate emerging environmental regulatory requirements for business impact and assist in the implementation
  • Provide guidance and support to other environmental staff in areas of expertise.
  • Support/backfill other environmental media functions in air, water and waste
  • Participate as appropriate in state/industry trade association working groups
  • Participate in the refinery 24/7 on call environmental duty rotation
  • Participate as a member of the Refinery Oil Spill Response Team
  • Works with a broad spectrum of regulatory agencies (e.g. EPA, BAAQMD, Contra Costa County, City of Martinez, California Energy Commission, California State Lands Commission, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, US Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies)
  • Works in an area with very active non-governmental organizations and environmentalist groups
  • Oversees multiple contractors at times
  • Evaluates an extensive range of refinery requirements
  • Works to many regulatory and internal deadlines
  • Collaborates with a broad internal audience to develop strategies for addressing internal and external stakeholders
Special Challenges
  • Building strong positive working relationships based on a high level of trust and credibility with agency personnel, NGOs, operations and maintenance personnel, and managers, supervisors and staff
  • Prioritizing and managing large numbers of projects and requests simultaneously
    Meeting compliance, permitting, and project deadlines while still supporting day-to-day needs
  • Navigating the complexities of refinery discretionary permitting in California's Bay Area

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, environmental, physical sciences, or other closely related technical field required.
  • Minimum seven (7) years work experience with federal and state environmental regulatory in a in a refinery or chemical plant
  • Working knowledge and experience with refinery environmental discretionary permitting and refinery regulations required by local and federal environmental agencies including Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Environmental Protection Agency. California Environmental Quality Act experience a significant plus.
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively with diverse groups
    Proven track record of productivity when challenged with multiple projects and priorities
  • Supervisory Experience a significant plus.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues in a simple, straightforward manner to individuals and groups at many levels inside and outside of the organization


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