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Senior Air Quality Specialist

Company: PDC Energy, Inc
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Min $116,500/yr Max $146,000/yr
Bonus Target 15%
Equity Target 15%
The Air Quality Specialist will work within a team who are passionate about air quality and addressing complex engineering situations. The Senior Air Quality Specialist position will focus on Colorado and Texas air quality permitting and compliance activities. - This person will assist with NSPS OOOO, Colorado Emissions Inventory, and Colorado's GHG Intensity rule. The Senior Air Specialist is an internal spokesperson and subject matter expert for creating and improving processes related to these programs. - The Air Quality specialist also leads internal communications and provides expertise within these settings in determining permitting options for new and modification projects. This subject matter expert reports to the Air Quality Supervisor and leadership on status of focused programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position that are most important to get the job done.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for Colorado and Texas permitting;
  • Complete permit applications and maintain good relationship with State agencies from permit reviews to final permit issuance;
  • Regularly collaborate with facilities engineers and production engineers on new projects. Lead meetings, provide tracking to groups and serve as focal point for handoff of permit compliance requirements within PDC;
  • Participate as a lead contributor to the Colorado Regulation 7 Emissions Inventory reporting program. Be able to coordinate with Systems and IT in developing and troubleshooting data managers, reports and calculations in ACTs;
  • Participate in OOOOa program, assessing applicability and acting as subject matter expert in coordinating with the asset field compliance team;
  • Assist with annual APEN and ongoing 5-year APEN renewals;
  • Provide continual updates in the form of visual and verbal communications to leadership on permit status, current projects, and program updates;
  • Support GHG rulemaking activities (trade association, PDC party status, expert testimony, etc.) as deemed appropriate/assigned by your supervisor;
  • Maintain knowledge of environmental regulations, best practices, standards, etc. to support PDC's knowledge base in air quality and sustainability matters; support GHG related company training and communication;
  • Document and maintain PDC's interpretation/standards and process and update as needed;
  • Work with EHS Systems and Operations to identify continuous improvement projects (process improvement, best practices, new technology, etc.) and highlight impacts to management;
  • Participate in forums that facilitate cross-communication on air quality topics;
  • Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as may be required at the direction of supervisor;
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety and environmental compliance in all job aspects.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES - -
    The specific minimum competencies required for job performance. - -
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental regulatory standards and compliance practices as they relate to air emissions; knowledge of EPA Federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program and Colorado Reg 7 Emissions Inventory;
  • Demonstrated experience with Colorado and Texas oil and gas air permitting;
  • Demonstrated experience with NSR and Title V;
  • Demonstrated and efficient experience with Promax;
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding, interpreting and applying regulations to oil and gas operations;
  • Demonstrated experience with ACTS. Includes running data managers, running reports, and updating database with permit requirements and emission factor data;
  • Experience or awareness with SCREEN3 and AERMOD. Experience is preferable;
  • Familiarity with oil and gas operational practices, field environment and technical and engineering terms related to these practices;
  • Strong verbal skills and ability to lead meetings with operational and production engineering staff on air quality permitting and compliance;
  • Strong computing skills including advanced Excel work and development of visual aids. Experience with Power BI, Spotfire, Python are preferred;
  • Demonstrated track record of engaging with stakeholders to understand interests and priorities;
  • Experience analyzing and communicating complex concepts and data to a broad range of audiences;
  • Flexible to work in an evolving regulatory environment;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Strong attention to detail with analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills;
  • Motivated self-starter with strong sense of integrity;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to work collaboratively within a team and across teams;
  • Familiarity with oilfield equipment, processes, and terminology;
  • Experience with controls and auditing process.
    CAREER PROGRESSION ATTRIBUTES
    The specific minimum attributes required at the designated Career Progression classification.
    Professional 3
  • Competency - Possesses thorough working knowledge of own discipline and is acquainted with other disciplines. Conducts advanced assignments under guidance of more experienced personnel.
  • Responsibility - Fully competent in standard techniques, procedures and criteria used in carrying out a sequence of tasks. Under general supervision, performs all aspects of job duties applying new information and concepts. May have responsibility for planning and executing project s and regular workload.
  • Problem Solving - Assists in developing recommendations for more difficult and complex issues. Presents recommendations and builds on ideas of others. May serve as lead on projects.
  • Teaming - Works effectively with other disciplines and departments. Provides assistance or supervision to less experienced employees. Takes an active part in team meetings and decisions.
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    The scope of the person's authority, including a list of jobs that report to the incumbent.
  • This position may include supervision of external contractors.
    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The environment in which the job is performed, especially any unique conditions outside a normal office environment.
  • 90% office environment, 10% field environment;
  • Willing to travel to field locations in Texas a minimum of twice per year and as necessary in Colorado.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    The minimum level of education, experience, and certifications required to perform the job.
  • Accomplished incumbent typically possessing a minimum of 5 years of environmental experience with an emphasis on air quality in the Oil and Gas sector, established position specific skills, and working knowledge of other inter-departmental functions;
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent;
  • Experience with Colorado and Texas oil and gas air permitting.
    PDC ENERGY VALUES
  • Integrity - We live by our word. We strive to be fair and honest, maintain high ethical and moral standards, and are known for doing what we say we will do.
  • Stakeholder Focus - We treat stakeholders fairly. We aim to exceed internal and external stakeholders' expectations by understanding their needs and requirements to ensure we deliver on our commitments. - We collaborate with our fellow employees, investors, partners, service providers and communities in a transparent manner that builds trustworthiness.
  • Performance Driven - We are driven to excel. We demonstrate our commitment to achieving quality results through visible leadership, sound growth, financial discipline, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Teamwork - We are one company. We will succeed far beyond our individual contributions through effective teaming. Each of our contributions and roles are critical to ensure our collective success.
  • Respect - We foster respect. We respect each other through our actions, the environment and the health, safety and well-being of our employees as well as the communities where we live and work.

Keywords: PDC Energy, Inc, Denver , Senior Air Quality Specialist, Other , Denver, Colorado

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