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Senior Environmental Scientist-ESC-Flexible Location

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 25931 

Job Category : Environmental Management / Safety 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: General Counsel

Job Location : San Ramon

Company

 

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

Department Overview

Environmental Management is committed to full environmental compliance and establishing our position as an environmental leader to support the companies vision to become the leading utility in the United States. We are undertaking numerous initiatives to put our environmental values to work, while at the same time delighting our customers, energizing our employees and rewarding our shareholders.

 

Position Summary

This is an ESC or union-represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

 

This is a senior-level position that requires project management and program management skills and duties and provides technical support for a wide range of air quality (AQ) compliance matters. Furthermore, the duties for the position include enhancing and/or creating clear and consistent guidance/programs/procedures and collaborates with Environmental Management (EM) personnel and lines of business (LOB) partners to effectively communicate and implement air quality compliance guidance/programs/procedures intended to comply with numerous local, state, and federal regulations/requirements/policies following the spirit and intention of the law.

 

The Senior Environmental Scientist will collaborate, support and provide guidance to Environmental Field Specialists (EFS) and others within EM and the LOBs who support both facility compliance and construction projects while supporting PG&E goals, directives and values. For both projects and facility support, this position’s objective is to resolve problems, eliminate obstacles, streamline work practices and reduce air quality risks. This position will also be responsible for development and implementation of AQ compliance practices, programs and strategies across the PG&E service territory. This position reports to the EM Manager supporting Gas and Electric Transmission.

 

Facility Support- the primary responsibility for this position is to support and collaborate with Gas Transmission Facilities; however, this position will also support our Gas Transmission Projects at non-permitted facilities, Substations, Electric Transmission, and IT field facilities to ensure they have fully compliant AQ systems and processes in place that are consistently applied system wide.

 

Project Support- the focus on this area is to support and collaborate with Gas Transmission Facilities and Gas Transmission Projects’ management and personnel to ensure environmental compliance on all construction projects in those lines of business. In addition, this position will support Electric Transmission and EM in various substation, Electric Transmission (ET) line, Information Technology (IT), and Wildfire Safety Inspection Program (WSIP) projects.

 

About WSIP- As part of our enhanced wildfire safety efforts, implemented following the recent wildfires as additional precautionary measures intended to further reduce wildfire risk, we are conducting accelerated inspections of electric infrastructure in areas at higher risk of wildfire across our service territory. This work is being done as part of the Community Wildfire Safety Program and is in addition to our routine inspections and maintenance programs. In order to support and expedite this effort, we are mobilizing all qualified internal transmission personnel as well as a combination of contractor and mutual aid resources.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

Continuously working in adherence with all safety requirements and drives safety forward by utilizing or applying concepts learned during training, initiatives, and other resources available to enhance safety. Embrace and model the PG&E Safety Pledge and ensure compliance with all company work procedures and safe work practices. Identify and mitigate unsafe work conditions

 −The responsibilities associated with this position include providing environmental compliance support for Gas & Electric Transmission facilities and projects and are not be limited to the following:

  • Gas Facility Compliance Support                                                                          
    • Support Gas Transmission facilities on Title V compliance program implementation, including:
      • Semi-annual and annual report preparation
      • Source testing coordination
      • AQ compliance program updates and support
      • Facilitate local air district, state, or federal inspections, inquiries, data requests, etc.
      • Response to non-compliance and internal audits
      • Annual review and revision of AQ documents
      • Manage permit application submittals including Title V renewals and equipment/process revisions
      • Emission control plans and/or continuous monitoring plan preparations and submittals
    • Support Gas Transmission facilities on air emissions compliance at non-Title V permitted facilities
    • Support Gas Transmission facilities on California Air Resources Board Oil & Gas (CARB O&G) compliance program implementation, including:
      • Critical Component reports submittals
      • Underground Storage Facility Monitoring Plans submittal for applicable facilities
      • Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) process implementation and ongoing leak survey and repair reporting, and compliance support
      • Report preparations and submittals
      • Equipment registration preparations and submittals
      • Facilitate local air district and/or CARB inspections, inquiries, data requests, etc.
      • Response to non-compliance issues
      • General compliance support on other rule requirements
  • Substation Facility Compliance Support                                                                         
    • Develop, implement and maintain an SF6 compliance program
      • Assist in preparation and submittal of annual SF6 emissions report to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CARB, coordinating with Power Generation and Electric Distribution departments
      • Support development and improvement of SF6 compliance programs and ensure enterprise-wide implementation
      • Support process improvement efforts related to successful implementation of new CARB emission requirements
      • Provide training for internal personnel
      • Review internal data management systems (e.g. SAP) to ensure that compliance data is being entered correctly by LOB; implement corrective actions as needed
      • Work with LOB to support an SF6 leak-reduction program and controls to ensure that a <1% leak rate is achieved and maintained by 2020
      • Support other GHG annual reporting efforts by serving as a liaison with Gas and ET, EM, and others.
  • General facility air compliance
    • Review pertinent information management system to monitor air compliance via work management task completions
    • Coordinate permit procurement for new sources
    • Create and present air quality training for lines of business and other stakeholders
    • Create guidance and compliance support for new or revised regulations
    • Lead the sourcing, contracting and management of AQ consultants providing permitting and programmatic support
  • Gas and Electric Transmission Projects Compliance                                                        
    • Support Project EFS and others to assure air compliance is maintained on projects, including portable equipment permitting, dust mitigation, asbestos planning/mitigation, on and off-road equipment compliance, gas venting notification and reporting
    • Review project review document language for consistent implementation on projects
    • Drive consistency in project planning and agency interaction for all projects
    • Create guidance and compliance support for new or revised regulations
  • General Air SME Duties                                                                                                        
    • Support the Air Quality Program by participating in regular meetings, leading or contributing in efforts to improve enterprise-wide air quality compliance processes, and providing general support to the creation, revision, and/or implementation of standards/procedures/guidance documents
    • Process and manage contracts for AQ consultants that provide permitting and compliance services
    • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with our regulators and partner with them, as appropriate, on air quality improvement efforts.

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

− Bachelor’s degree in an environmental discipline, sciences, or engineering

Eight years of relevant work experience in the environmental air quality field, which includes technical expertise in subject areas, establishing and maintaining client relationships, problem solving, establishing new processes and procedures and enhancing existing ones, and effectively communicating verbally and in written form

− Must possess a valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain by first day of employment.

 

Desired:

− MS in environmental discipline, sciences, engineering, or MBA

− Program management training (e.g., Project Management Professional (PMP) certification)

− ISO 14001 management systems training

− Excellent knowledge of local, state and federal environmental air quality regulations, policies, laws, etc.

Ability to understand and implement environmental requirements into operational processes and procedures

− 40 Hr. OSHA HAZWOPER Training

− Proficiency in applying project and program management principals

− Working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment

− Demonstrated ability to manage and implement all aspects of multiple projects

− Use independent thinking, analysis, and judgment

− Strong oral and written communication skills

− Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision

Ability to partner and work collaboratively

Strong ability to use data to assess business environmental risk factors

--Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland