Air Compliance Manager (Interstate Gas Transmission)

Tallgrass Energy

$100K — $200K *

Littleton, CO 80123
+ 2 other locations

2w ago


11 - 15 years of experience

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Job Description

Salary Range:

$145,000.00 To 175,000.00 Annually

Tallgrass was named one of the 2023 Top Workplaces USA and highlighted in Colorado's Top Workplaces for the past seven consecutive years. Tallgrass is a leading energy infrastructure company focused on safely, reliably, and sustainably delivering the energy and services that power our nation and enable our quality of life.

At Tallgrass, we value our teams and strive to create an environment where employees feel respected, and their contributions are valued. We aim to support employees' physical, mental, and financial well-being through a comprehensive Total Rewards Program.

  • Industry competitive pay
  • Health insurance package options that include Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Infertility Coverage
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) with up to a 6% match that vests immediately plus an employer discretionary contribution of up to 4%
  • Wellness Programs and Mental Health Resources
  • Employer-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • Critical Illness & Accident Insurance
  • Vacation, sick days, paid caregiver leave, volunteer and bereavement paid time off
  • Identity theft protection
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Company-paid holidays and floating holidays
  • Company vehicle (if applicable)
  • Employee discounts; vehicles, tires, cellular plans, and more
  • Networking and employee engagement events
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests
  • Hybrid work schedule with onsite collaboration three days a week

Primary purpose:

To manage and oversee air permitting and compliance activities of the Air Compliance Team in support of new projects and on-going operations of Tallgrass Energy facilities specifically with interstate gas transmission experience. In addition to management responsibilities, the Air Compliance Manager also works as an individual contributor on the Air Compliance Team.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, budget and manage timely and accurate applications for and issuance of required air permits.
  • Manage air compliance requirements in a consistent and effective manner.
  • Ensure that the Air Compliance Team is developing expertise, working well as a team, and managing Clean Air Act compliance consistently across the Company by providing coaching and developmental opportunities, mentoring, and by fostering collaboration.
  • Ensure that the Air Compliance Team is maintaining air permit requirements and tracking actual air emissions data to ensure compliance with the permit requirements
  • Conduct State and Federal regulatory applicability analyses.
  • Frequently interact with regulatory agencies, consultants, and operations personnel.
  • Participate in industry activities, such as regulatory development stakeholder efforts.
  • Act as the Company’s Subject Matter Expert for air compliance requirement questions.
  • Conduct on-site verification and knowledge of oil- and gas-related equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with engineering, operational and managerial staff.
  • Provide technical support to operations staff to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act and other related Federal and State air permitting requirements.
  • Lead organization in establishment of Company’s GHG goals and initiatives
  • Maintain and track key metrics and KPI’s associated with the Company’s air emissions
  • Preparation of concise representation of air data for leadership presentations
  • Act as the Company’s Subject Matter Expert for methane detection technologies.
  • Foster communication with the workforce to strengthen the importance of EHS objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and fulsome workflow processes for departmental tasks
  • Maintain workload metrics to support resource loading of the department
  • Respond to air related incidents with accountability for information and knowledge within the air expertise
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of company EHS policies and procedures and applicable regulatory agency regulations, standards, and guidelines.
  • Lead and maintain a comprehensive understanding of PHMSA data gathering and reporting requirements for natural gas pipeline facilities as required by the “Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020” (PIPES Act of 2020), Section 114(b), 49 U.S.C. § 60108(a).
  • Address EHS matters by making recommendations based on knowledge of company practices and government regulations. If required, research information needs through corporate personnel, trade, or government organizations.
  • Foster a positive open work environment, systems approaches and disciplined execution of all assigned tasks.
  • Manage personnel-related matters, including providing performance-based feedback, providing support and completing administrative paperwork as needed.
  • Collaborate with a variety of people with tact, courtesy, and professionalism.
  • Maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Other daily, weekly, monthly, or special projects may be assigned.


Minimum requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering or a related discipline.

Experience/Specific Knowledge:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years direct and active work experience with air permitting and compliance in the oil and gas industry.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience with direct people management.
  • Working knowledge of the Clean Air Act and State regulations where Tallgrass assets are operated.
  • Previous experience in successfully interacting with Federal, State and local agency officials related to air permitting authorizations.
  • Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company and its insurers (for travel).

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong technical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent project management and multi-tasking skills required.
  • Attention to detail and high-quality organizational skills.
  • Must have ability to successfully perform the required and expected duties with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, and follow company policies.
  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines and prioritize work.

Physical Demands:

All the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Required to carry a cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • Candidates will be required to clear a drug screen and complete a background check, including a credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Yes


  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Business, or a related discipline.

Other responsibilities:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Tallgrass is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Tallgrass Energy is a midstream energy company that provides crude oil transportation, storage, and terminal services. The company operates pipelines and storage facilities in the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions of the United States. Tallgrass Energy was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.
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