Senior Principal Environmental Engineer - Houston
Houston, TX 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 global leader and manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer - Houston. This is a multimedia environmental field support position responsible for coordinating environmental compliance activities for Air Products' facilities and will be based in Houston, TX.

  • Maintain and improve programs across all environmental media (air, water, waste, drinking water) to comply with environmental regulations, permit requirements, internal policies and standards for assigned facilities primarily in Texas and Louisiana (3-4 larger sites; 5-8 smaller sites), with the majority of the sites being located in Texas.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve environmental compliance tools, monitoring, sampling, and testing programs to demonstrate compliance with regulatory and permit limits for assigned facilities.
  • Direct and train facility personnel in environmental compliance permit and regulatory requirements and tools for compliance.
  • Prepare and maintain waste profiles for assigned facilities and secure approvals from waste disposal facilities. Advise as necessary completion of manifests.
  • Prepare and submit environmental compliance reports to local, state, and federal agencies for assigned facilities.
  • Prepare and submit permit applications and conduct permit negotiations with regulatory agencies for assigned facilities.
  • Environmental regulatory assessments of plant and capital projects to define and secure environmental approvals. This includes developing an environmental permitting strategy, preparing (or coordinating preparation) of applications, interaction with the customer and regulatory authorities as required, and the creation of appropriate project documentation.
  • Monitor agency rulemaking and analyze emerging regulations to determine impact on plant operations.
  • Maintain and improve compliance assurance tools and overall effectiveness of compliance performance for assigned facilities.
  • Participate in company-wide work groups and improvement teams as assigned.
  • Provide project leadership with data-driven strategies and abilities to analyze requirements, identify trends, collaborate with stakeholders, and lead cross-functional teams to develop practical solutions that improve EHS performance.
  • Meet with regulatory agencies and internal company audit personnel during environmental audit/inspection visits to assure compliance.

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline - chemical engineering preferred. An advanced degree in environmental engineering desirable.
  • Approximately 7-10 years of environmental regulatory compliance knowledge and experience in all media, e.g. air, water, waste. Title V air permit experience is required. Experience must be demonstrated at a minimum for Federal and Texas environmental programs, but must have broad enough skills to quickly learn requirements in other locations for assigned facilities. Experience with defining and securing environmental permits, approvals, and regulatory requirements for facilities in Texas is required.
  • Experience with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS).
  • Training experience is necessary as communicating compliance requirements to facility personnel is an essential element of the position
  • Must be computer savvy using existing programs and systems and able to quickly learn and adapt to new ones. These include but are not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite (including strong Excel skills), SAP Compliance and Event Management, various regulatory agency systems for compliance (e.g., STEERS, Tier II submit, CDX net-DMRs, TRI, etc.).
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills along with project management skills and a work process orientation.
  • Able to work in both field and office settings.
  • Able to travel to visit facilities as required for compliance purposes (25%).

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In addition to offering a comprehensive benefits package including holidays/vacation, medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans, we also pride ourselves as being an organization where you can realize your potential through a tailored career path and be part of a company where you belong and matter.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.
Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Air Products is also committed to Employment Equity (Canada).
Individuals who may have an accommodation need related to applying for positions with Air Products in the U.S. and Canada, should contact Air Products at 1-800-966-2724, Option #1.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 to 10 years
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