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  • Job reference: RMS0136858

GPLNG E&R State/Local Agency Coordinator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/02/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (24/03/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A major operator is seeking a 2-3 years contract Environmental and Regulatory State/Local Agency Coordinator based in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
POSITION TITLE: State-Local Agency Coordinator – Golden Pass Environment, Regulatory and Land (ERL)
DESCRIPTION: PROJECT POSITION
LOCATION: Houston, TX with regular travel to Austin, Tx and Baton Rouge, La (initially)
TIMING: January 2014

REPORTS TO: ENVIRONMENT, REGULATORY AND LAND LEAD

ROLE
• Lead effort to acquire state permits and complete required consultations for the Golden Pass Liquefaction project, with emphasis on securing major source air permits includes a PSD permit from TCEQ and a Greenhouse Gas permit from USEPA, Region 6.
• Involvement in contested case hearing and being deposed
• Responding to public comments and concerns.
• Serve as a day-to-day technical staff contact with state regulators that have jurisdiction over the various components of the project
• Serve as a subject matter expert for the various state permitting and consultation requirements for the project with an emphasis on air quality and air permitting
• Provide strategic regulatory planning input related to state permitting

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Evaluate ERL baseline schedule to optimize acquisition of state permits and other authorizations
• Assure acquisition and compliance with required state authorizations associated with field studies
• Assist in cost and schedule estimating, forecasting, and stewardship with focus on state regulations and permitting requirements
• Monitor emerging state regulations and emerging Federal regulations that would cascade into state regulations
• Ensure that environmental and regulatory requirements / standards related to state regulations are properly integrated into project design and implementation plans
• Maintain alignment within the ERL Team regarding overall work plans and obligations; organize / participate in weekly and monthly meetings with ERL contractors and ERL Team to ensure common understanding of requirements / deliverables and status of the work
• Assist in the public consultation component of the state permitting process, including responding to public comment or concerns.
• Highlight permitting issues / recommendations to the ERL Lead on a real-time basis for resolution
• Steward ongoing activities and compliance issues with the ERL Lead
• Monitoring and guiding Air Modeling/Permitting contractor
• Manage interfaces among the various disciplines responsible for advancing action items
• Provide weekly and monthly progress reporting on permitting status and issues
• Provide personal SSH&E leadership in actions as a project team member
• Handle other ERL duties as requested by the ERL Lead

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• University Degree in Earth or Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Engineering or other field related to environmental study (advanced degree preferred)
• 10 – 15+ years broad-based experience in environmental permitting and regulatory compliance in the oil and gas industry with strong subject matter expertise on Texas state and air regulations and USEPA Greenhouse gas PSD permitting
• Contractor management and leadership skills
• Experience with interacting with state, and local government officials
• Experience interacting with a variety of external entities (e.g., local communities, NGO’s, etc.)
• Strong influencing, consulting, and analytical skills
• Strong organizational and technical judgment skills
• Strong interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills; persuasive with strong business perspective
• Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and changing priorities

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