The Senior Coordinator, Regulatory Project Development reports directly to the Manager, Regulatory Project Development, and will support the Corporate Environmental Department and be based in Corpus Christi, TX. Under general supervision, the Senior Coordinator is responsible for performing and supporting environmental tasks related to capital development projects, including FERC pre-filing and filing applications, environmental permitting and notifications, and regulatory support of LNG and pipeline projects in the development and construction phases.
Familiarity with FERC Section 3 and Section 7 requirements, environmental designs and specifications, and environmental permitting and notification requirements to design and construct LNG and pipeline facilities. In depth understanding of all applicable Federal, state (emphasis on Texas), and local environmental laws, regulations, codes, and standards and permits required to construct LNG and pipeline facilities, including but not limited to: the Natural Gas Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Clean Water Act. Comprehensive knowledge of applicable Federal and state laws, regulations, codes, and standards related to industrial and hazardous waste management.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- The Senior Coordinator will work independently in support the FERC’s NEPA process for jurisdictional projects and activities, including preparation of proposals, preparing and reviewing resource reports, tribal consultations, and other documents for FERC filings.
- Lead environmental permitting aspects of project development, including permitting under the Clean Water Act (Sections 401, 402, 404, 408), Endangered Species Act consultations and Section 106 coordination. Prepare and review wetland delineation/mitigation plans, biological assessments, T&E habitat characterization, and environmental inspection and reporting during construction.
- Interface with Federal, state and local agencies, and lead communication and coordination of company activities including field visits, and environmental inspections.
- Work closely with multiple teams to identify environmental permit and project design requirements during all aspects of project development, planning, permitting, and construction execution. Ensure timely communication of project schedules and deliverables, as well as timely submission of required notifications applicable for facilities in development and under construction.
- Monitor, audit, train and prepare reports to assure compliance with environmental regulations, permit conditions, site-specific conditions, requirements, policies or other authorizing documents required by Federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
- Update management on any deviations related to permit conditions or other environmental performance requirements. Seek continuous improvement in alignment with corporate and facility performance goals.
- Assist with the review and oversight of new regulatory initiatives ensuring compliance with existing regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS)
- Education and Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related field, with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in environmental project management.
- Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of environmental permitting experience.
- Exceptional leadership, management, and administrative abilities.
- In-depth knowledge of permitting and development aspects.
- Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Organized and able to manage multiple activities and programs timely and with a high degree of accuracy.
- Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a dynamic work environment.
- Strong and current knowledge of Federal, state, and local environmental laws, policies, and agencies.
- Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite consisting of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
There are no direct reports.
FREEDOM TO ACT
The Senior Coordinator has a high degree of aptitude in their field and requires moderate supervision. The Senior Coordinator shall be empowered to recommend corrective actions as needed and will document the corrective actions that may have violated company policy or laws and regulations pursuant to facility regulatory requirements, permits or authorizations.
- Job is performed in a typical office and/or construction site environment, is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
- Business requirements may occasionally necessitate that work be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
- Business requirements may include periodic travel, including to operating facilities or facilities under construction.
- Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.