Company: Shell
Skills: Waste Management
Experience: 5 + 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

This Water Quality Environmental Engineer position reports to the Refinery Environmental Manager and will be part of a team of environmental professionals covering all aspects of refinery environmental matters.

The successful candidate will support the refinery's environmental compliance with corporate policies and federal, state and local laws and regulations.

The successful candidate will work closely with operations, maintenance, inspection, other engineering disciplines, and contractors to ensure that environmental requirements are clearly understood and conveyed throughout the organization.

The successful candidate provides compliance assurance and works to continuously improve our environmental management systems and environmental performance.

The specific role of the Water Quality Environmental Engineer is to provide regulatory support and expertise to the Martinez Refinery wastewater, groundwater, spill prevention and response, and related areas. This includes:

  • Oversee and Coordinate compliance assurance for Refinery operations for applicable permits and regulations, e.g., NPDES, SPCC, AST, OPA 90, State and Regional Water Quality Control Board, and others. This requires the ability to interpret complex legal and regulatory language in numerous regulations.
  • Negotiate issues with a broad spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. agencies, non-governmental organizations, contractors, internal resources). This includes negotiation and management of any ongoing compliance issues with applicable agencies using strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Negotiate future compliance requirements with applicable agencies for renewals and modifications to the refinery's water and groundwater permits.
  • Oversee contract resources within deadline and budget constraints.
  • 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 internal environmental standards
  • Prepare monthly discharge monitoring reports, semi-annual groundwater reports, various reports required by NPDES permit, and other regulatory reports.
  • Lead/participate in agency inspections and compliance/enforcement issues as appropriate.
  • Lead/participate in internal and external regulatory audits (e.g. ISO 14001) 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 and respond to refinery during environmental incidents.
  • Participate as a member of the Refinery Oil Spill Response Team
  • Maintain required plans, e.g. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Spill Prevention and Countermeasures Plan, Facility Oil Spill Response Plan, and others
  • Manage the budget for the site's environmental reserve budget and other environmental project budgets.
  • Assume environmental off hours and weekend duty assignment, rotating with other departmental staff.
  • Works with a broad spectrum of regulatory agencies (e.g. San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, EPA, California State Lands Commission, Coast Guard) as well as Refinery operations personnel.
  • 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.

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.
The following demonstrated experience for the candidate will be considered:
  • Minimum five (5) years work experience in Federal and State environmental regulatory experience in an industrial setting; preferably refinery or and/or chemical plants
  • With at least five (5) years Technical engineering support; preferably refinery or and/or chemical plants
  • Experience with wastewater treatment operations and regulations, groundwater regulatory and remediation, and oil spill response.
  • Communicating using strong technical, verbal, written, and persuasive to obtain agreement with agency personnel or other external stakeholders. This includes competence in shifting communication styles from high technical/regulatory detail to broader picture depending on level discussion required.
  • Interpreting complex environmental requirements and working with industrial operations and technical staff to develop robust compliance programs.
  • Negotiating requirements with applicable agencies for renewals and modifications to the environmental permits (preferably refinery's water and groundwater permits) and ongoing compliance issues.
  • Negotiating issues with a broad spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. agencies, non-governmental organizations, contractors, internal resources)
  • Demonstrating ability to building strong positive working relationships based on a high level of trust and credibility with diverse groups
  • Prioritizing and managing large numbers of tasks, projects, and requests simultaneously


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