Bechtel Corporation Environmental Permitting Manager, PCAPP (207355) in Pueblo, Colorado

  • Requisition ID: 207355

  • Position Title: Environmental Permitting Manager, PCAPP (207355)

  • Project: Pueblo

  • Location: Pueblo, CO

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • US Citizenship Required: Yes

  • Surety Program: UAP

  • Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherance to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements

Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for an Environmental Permitting Manager at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Project Manager at the PCAPP project. The Environmental Permitting Manager serves as the project’s subject matter expert (SME) responsible for obtaining and maintaining environmental permits for PCAPP in the areas of: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Air Quality; and Water Quality.

This is a long-term assignment with a 9-80s schedule. The work hours are from 6:30am 4:00pm Monday Thursday, and 6:30am 3:00pm every other Friday. This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assigns work responsibilities and duties to ES staff assigned to the project and provides technical support and direction on work products (e.g. Environmental Management Plans, etc.)

  • Supervise team of permitting engineers.

  • Interpret regulations and permit conditions.

  • Interface with management regarding environmental issues; performs liaison functions with off-site stakeholders, government client, and regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinate all permit schedule activities and ensure incorporation into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).

  • Provide environmental technical support to the Engineering, Plant Operations, Waste Management, Emergency Preparedness, Training teams as well as other functional areas on the PCAPP project.

  • Draft environmental permit applications; permit modifications; permit or regulatory driven periodic reports, test plans and reports.

  • Provide general environmental permit management support of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA) and other local, state, and federal permits for the project.

  • Review design and operations documents and capture environmentally significant activities and aspects of the design and incorporate in permit language.

  • Support the development and execution of environmental compliance programs and any required report, notification, or submittal to local, state, or federal regulatory agencies.

  • Support the PCAPP safety culture by working safely in accordance with procedures and by enforcing a safe work environment.

  • Participates in meetings with customers, functional managers and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of developing ES issues which will affect their activities.

  • Monitors, reviews, and analyzes proposed changes in environmental laws/regulations, financial institution performance standards, and industry standards/practices potentially affection the project and provides input and recommendations for addressing such changes.

  • Provides input to functional manager regarding ES personnel matters on project with regard to recruitment, training, and development.

  • Conducts ES reviews of project to monitor compliance with environmental requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and internal project processes and procedures.

  • Works with NS&E Manager of ES&H and Bechtel Legal on addressing and resolving pending agency non-compliances, notices of violations, potential fines and other enforcement actions.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, chemistry, or engineering with over 15 years of applicable experience. In lieu of a degree, 21 years of directly related experience is required.

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). *

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, with emphasis on hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal regulations.

  • Capable of working on a team, using judgment and discretion to make decisions which may impact facility operations and compliance.

  • Experience working with regulatory agencies in a permitting, compliance, or operations role.

  • Ability to successfully pass medical screen, including the ability to wear a respirator and other PPE, lift up to 50 lbs. and work in the proximity of toxic chemicals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in science, chemistry or engineering with 13 years of applicable experience.

  • Knowledge of or experience with Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act requirements.

  • 15 years’ work experience with the U.S. Army’s Chemical Demilitarization program or a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility.

  • Experience supervising or managing technical personnel.

  • Experience supporting public outreach efforts

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

_X___ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

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