Permitting and Compliance Specialist in Houston, TX

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Wood Group   •  

Houston, TX 77002

Industry: Energy & Utilities


8 - 10 years

Posted 52 days ago

Are you an Environmental Engineer with 8+ years of experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established environmental consulting firm on technically complex projects and with opportunities for personal and professional growth? Are you looking for a firm that values its employee's enthusiasm and technical contributions? We are growing and have a career opportunity for an Environmental/Regulatory Permitting and Compliance Specialist to join our dynamic team in Houston, TX.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate proposed or existing operations to determine applicable environmental and regulatory compliance requirements at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Develop comprehensive permitting and compliance plans for projects – both construction phase and operational phase- utilizing a strategic approach that is cost-effective and efficient
  • Deliver permits including preparation of permitting documents, agency engagement, and compliance guidance
  • Prepare environmental compliance plans such as SPCC Plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Waste Management Plans, etc.
  • Support proposal development with estimates for efforts required to deliver environmental and regulatory compliance for projects
  • Contribute to client business development activities in a doer / seller format, including client development, SOW and proposal preparation and client-centric presentations
  • Execute project performance and budget monitoring & reporting (internally and externally)
  • Serve as an effective interface between client's project team and consulting team, conveying technical, schedule and financial information in a timely and professional manner

Skills / Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental or Chemical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline
  • Professional registration as PE or ability to attain in short period
  • Proven project management skills
  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years' experience delivering environmental/regulatory permitting and compliance support from studies and design phase up to construction and operations in one or more key markets including Oil and Gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), Power (generation and transmission/distribution), or Chemical Manufacturing
  • Multi-media permitting and compliance experience in federal and state programs such as RCRA, SARA Title III, CAA, SPCC, NPDES/POTW, NEPA, CWA Section 404/408, and state / county permits
  • Quickly interpret and apply understanding of various regulatory bodies
  • Adept at relationship building, team building and conflict resolution
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and writing skills
  • Willing to travel up to 25% to meet project needs in the Gulf Coast region
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy


  • Master's degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline
  • Direct experience working for an industrial company, especially if accompanied with consulting experience
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER, ICS 100 – 300

Physical Demands:

  • Field work in outdoor environments – walking on uneven terrain
  • Wear petrochemical facility standard PPE including FRCs, steel toed shoes, half face and full face respirators

Valid Through: 2019-10-17