Department Overview The Environmental Management team is committed to full environmental compliance and establishing our position as an environmental leader to support the companies' vision to become the leading utility in the United States. We are undertaking numerous initiatives to put our environmental values to work - while at the same time delighting our customers, energizing our employees, and rewarding our shareholders.
Position Summary This is a senior-level engineer job that is responsible for technical support and programmatic management of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program. This job includes oversight of the preparation of SPCC plans, ensuring that the engineering and design of the controls are adequate for the materials stored at our facilities, and applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction. Provides technical direction and knowledge transfer and assistance to employees responsible for the implementation and day-to-day maintenance of the plans and controls. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: deliver presentations, lead team meetings, interpret industry practices and codes.
Job Responsibilities * Safety: Completing all required safety training; Promoting safety awareness; Conducting work in accordance with all safety procedures.
* Program/Project Management: Effectively structure and control program/project work; integrate all aspects, ensure that work progresses on schedule and that work meets specification or required standards. Recognize established timelines and budget constraints when planning work efforts and scheduling resources. Monitor timelines, milestones, and resource usage(actual vs. plan); address scope changes by adjusting work efforts and plans. Ensure that supervisor and LOB clients are notified of any deviations to cost, deliverables, or schedule commitments, and establish regular checkpoint controls for timeliness and accuracy of deliverables. Oversee contractor work and function as a single point of contact for business partners, agencies, and contractors as required. Management of contractors tasked to prepare or update plans, build or repairSPCC containment structures, maintain SPCC containment. Preparation of SPCC plans and coordinating the preparation of SPCC plans with contractors and with internal partners. Assists with or conducts project walk down and works with the project team, including both internal and external clients, to establish the scope of work, schedule, and cost commitments. Gatherstechnical information from field data and project team. Provide guidance to design and contractor team members, and reviews the design and technical documents. Coordinate with other lines of business, ensures designs and technical documents meet appropriate criteria, quality, and job scope. Approve reports, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects. Review and approval of project material procurement list, vendor drawings, equipment specification updates, and engineering material requests. Coordination of project activities with other disciplines.
* Consulting/Expertise: Participate in continuous learning opportunities to enhance technical and operational expertise (e.g., attending conferences, partnering with field operations, providing vacation relief, completing additional education, etc.).Monitor professional and technical advancements and adjust techniques to incorporate best practices with management input and guidance. Develop and deliver high-quality training and training materials in responsible areas of knowledge. Develop, write, revise, and improve procedures and processes to implement regulatory requirements.
* Compliance/Regulatory Support: Monitor changes to existing and pending laws and regulations, by using online tools and communications from the government, agencies, and industry associations. Apply principles and processes of laws, rules, regulations, and codes; identify and resolve compliance issues. Communicate potential impacts (financial and operational), of pending regulation to affected LOBs, through the Environmental Management leadership team. Respond to information requests from LOB clients, industry associations, and public agencies (e.g., interpreting spill data, transformer PCB composition data, water quality data, spill potential calculations, etc.). Input and maintain all compliance commitments in the assigned database with appropriate task notifications and escalations. Ensure compliance through record-keeping and accurate and concise documentation. Lead efforts to identify and resolve compliance issues; implement corrective actions or preventive controls for cross-functional LOB issues. Ensure timely completion of required environmental training and all assignments. Lead root cause analyses or process improvement initiatives to improve compliance. Prepare and/or confirm the accuracy of technical data. Represents PG&E to government bodies as required for assigned projects. Manage large complex projects and perform engineering analyses, studies, and develop conceptual designs. Lead, coach, direct, and assist technical employees and teams on technical issues. Provide support to other departments inland, permitting, and legal issues.
* Financial Management: Monitor assigned project and program budgets, ensuring contractor invoices, are timely, within approved contract limits, and do not exceed the approved budget for the work. Process invoices in accordance with all applicable Accounts Payable guidelines. Provide accurate forecasts for assigned projects and programs in a timely manner; supervisor informed well in advance if costs may exceed or significantly under run budget. Meet with stakeholders and client groups to review costs for assigned projects and programs, address questions and resolve issues.
*Quality Assurance: Organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time. Collect and analyze operational/field data using risk analysis to determine the degree of potential operational or economic impact and/or risk to PG&E and make recommendations to address such impacts. Coordinate data collection from various internal and external sources, review data for accuracy and revise as needed.
Ensure that work procedures are well-developed, documented, and issued in a timely manner, roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood, training is developed and implemented, communication plans are followed through and validated, and measures and controls are established.
*Interaction: External interaction primarily includes directing project-related work and contract administration with contractors and vendors; also includes providing information, leading discussions, and obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies. Internal contacts primarily are with Line of Business partners, colleagues, and the Environmental Management team. Tasks include directing project-related work, discussing and reporting progress, exchanging and coordinating information, managing meetings, and providing appropriate documentation.
Minimum: * 8 years of cumulative experience in a relevant environmental field, hazardous materials management, spill response, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan preparation, civil engineering design/project management * Bachelor’s degree in engineering * Must possess a current and valid Professional Engineer’s license issued by the California Dept. of Consumer Affairs BPELSG * Must possess a valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain by the first day of employment
Desired: * Master’s degree in environmental discipline, sciences, engineering or MBA * Experience to successfully manage extensive SPCC Program * Comprehensive understanding of SPCC and APSA regulations and Hazardous Materials compliance * Comprehensive understanding of Fire Codes * Comprehensive understanding or familiarity with Steel Tank Institute and/or American Petroleum Institute Standards * Project management training (e.g., Project Management Professional (PMP) certification) * ISO 14001 management systems training * Six Sigma and/or Lean training * High level of IT platform proficiency on standard software packages, the web, and mobile apps. * Expert knowledge of hazardous materials/waste and petroleum industry practices, standards, and equipment * Ability to develop and implement all aspects of multiple assigned projects * Use of independent judgment * Very strong oral and written communication skills * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision * Write guidance documents, and/or collaborate with others to create guidance documents * Follow upcoming State and Federal regulation changes, and assist with implementing changes to comply with those regulation changes * Deeply knowledgeable with various laws, regulations, codes, etc., including:
40 CFR Part 112: Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (PCBs) 49 CFR DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations CCR Title 22 Division 4.5 Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste California Health & Safety Code Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Hazardous Materials Business Plans * HAZWOPER certified
Internal Number: 89420
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