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Requisition Number 18-0462
Title EHS Specialist III
City Middletown
State CA
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 25
Relocation Provided Yes
Location Geysers
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

The position is a member of the team responsible for routine Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) compliance management of up to 13 electric power generation facilities. Responsible for complex, technical work in a wide range of EHS disciplines (with emphasis in Health and Safety) to maintain compliance with the organization’s EHS standards, federal and state regulatory requirements, and consensus industry standards. Reviews and interprets EHS rules and regulations and advises management accordingly. Has complete understanding of EHS principles, concepts, practices, standards and regulations. Helps to lead a culture focused on EHS risk identification, assessment and mitigation. Coordinates compliance assurance activities with multi-media environmental programs, including air emissions, wastewater discharge, waste management, and all associated monitoring, reporting, and other permit requirements. Reviews plant EHS procedures and makes recommendations for updates according to laws and regulations and best practices. Investigates EHS incidents, accidents, injuries, and near miss events. Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazardous potential. Supports employee training related to EHS compliance and emergency preparedness. Prepares and maintains all necessary EHS compliance documents and records.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide oversight of major programs which can include PSM/RMP, EPCRA, Accident and Injury, Waste Management, Air Compliance, and Wastewater Compliance.
• Partner with operations to build employee engagement through establishment of goals, planning, and personal engagement.
• Drive EHS risk recognition and mitigation by assessing and communicating physical, operational, and regulatory risks related to EHS matters.
• Support continuous learning through identification of EHS best practices and timely and relevant communications.
• Serve as a catalyst for continuous improvement through EHS assessments, event and trend analyses.
• Track EHS compliance status, and ensure timely and accurate completion of task requirements.
• Review collection and record keeping practices related to EHS matters.
• Compile and submit internal and external reports as specified by EHS requirements.
• Makes decisions regarding own work, often in ambiguous situations; makes recommendations regarding own function/discipline.
• Works on problems of moderate complexity.
• Uses independent judgment within defined policies and practices. Interprets guidelines; selects methods, techniques, and analytical approach.
• Little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
• May be designated project or technical lead for an ongoing process or short-term project within the EHS Department.
Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred, will consider 10+ years’ experience in lieu of degree.
• Requires 5+ years’ experience in EHS, in an industrial environment such as chemical manufacturing. Experience in the power industry is preferred.
• Solid, working knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to all Environmental, Health and Safety, with an emphasis in Health and Safety.
• Ability to overnight travel 20% of the time and utilize company vehicle to travel between the local Geysers facilities daily.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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