Occidental Petroleum Environmental Air Permitting Engineer in Houston, Texas

Title: Environmental Air Permitting Engineer Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. We are currently looking for an individual either with extensive prior experience in air permitting or an established engineer in oil and gas production with limited experience in permitting wanting to grow their knowledge and expertise as an air permitting engineer in our Permian Environmental and Regulatory group based in Houston, Texas or Midland, Texas. Essential Job Duties: • Prepares and submits air permits for plant facilities and terminals across the Oxy business units • Works with the Facilities Engineering and Operations groups to evaluate construction and operational change projects to ensure that regulatory applicability is determined and appropriate permitting has been conducted. • Conducts routine evaluation of facility operations to ensure that air permits are being compiled with, and stay evergreen. • Conducts field base training for operations personnel on local permit requirements to ensure that programs for compliance are in place and adequate. • Works with automation and plant production engineers to develop tracking tools and models for assisting in compliance monitoring. • Communicates regularly with operations personnel to maintain a high level of knowledge for compliance in the field. • Works with Houston staff for maintaining current on environmental regulations applicable to operations and formulates compliance strategies consistent with Oxy policy. • Oversees consultants as required in the development of specialized permitting. • Coordinates routine compliance inspections with Operations for air permits and participates in external audits as required. • Attends technical meetings of trade association work groups as needed to assist in developing and improving regulatory requirements. • Maintains files for air permits. • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or petroleum engineering, science, or a technical related degree; • Well–developed verbal and written communication skills, problem analysis skills, and technical translation skills; • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, communicate, and consistently apply environmental rules and regulations; • Strong math, science and computer skills; • Strong skills in process simulation, and data management • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and adjust quickly to changes in priorities. • 2-5 years experience in environmental air permitting working directly related to Oil and Gas operations. Additional Desired Qualifications: • Working experience with process and environmental engineering software such as Promax, E&P Tanks, SANGEA, and dispersion modeling software. • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization. Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status