We have an immediate opening for a Compliance Coordinator at the Southampton Power Station. The plant is a 51 MW biomass facility located in Franklin, VA.
We are an independent services company dedicateto delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in financial advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance and technical support to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.
The Compliance Coordinator implements, coordinates and performs plant regulatory support functions. Responsible for performing environmental functions reliably, efficiently and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, permit conditions, policies, procedures and community commitments. Manages overall environmental, health and safety compliance and maintains effective relationship with plant management and employees, regulators, corporate employees, community members and other stakeholders. Act as lead in support of the station’s Compliance Program.
- Develops, coordinates, oversees and implements environmental programs, policies, and procedures which assure compliance with federal, state, local, and site permit and regulatory requirements. These environmental programs, policies and procedures are to be based on specific directions provided by the Owner.
- Ensure day-to-day environmental compliance at the plant, including all applicable environmental monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements, including continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) operation, data collection and reporting. Prepares or oversees the preparation of all required routine and non-routine environmental reports to regulatory agencies. Using developed protocols, conducts routine self-assessments to assure continuing compliance with site environmental requirements, commitments and procedures.
- Primary point of contact with owner environmental group which handles interface with local environmental regulators. Provides assistance to owner in preparing for and coordinating inspections, responding to information requests, supporting strategies for and negotiations of permit modifications and renewals, and preparing routine compliance reports and communications.
- Manages (with Owner guidance) or supports, preparation of permit renewals/modifications and resolution of enforcement actions.
- Under Owner’s guidance, maintain the Environmental QA/QC Manuals and ensures compliance with all environmental regulatory requirements.
- Under Owner guidance, selects and manages consultants for specialized environmental technical expertise, as needed. Clearly delineates consultant’s scope, schedule, and budget and manages work products.
- Works closely with all departments and employees and contributes technical and regulatory expertise and guidance to assist in problem solving.
- Assesses environmental and regulatory consequences of any significant change in project operations.
- Prepares and manages annual budget for safety and environmental related functions and ensures spending is managed within the established budget.
- Understands project operations such that opportunities to reduce both environmental risks and costs can be aggressively sought and proposed.
- Maintains project environmental records in accordance with Owner’s established management procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Fully support and participate in the NAES Safety Program.
- Serves as the Facility Safety and Health Coordinator and takes an active leadership role in the Employee Safety Committee.
- Keeps SMP’s current for Southampton, reviewing and updating as appropriate.
- Implement the employee and contractor safety program. Conduct routine self-assessments to ensure continuing compliance with established procedures and OSHA regulations.
- Develops and manages action plans to address identified issues in both the Safety and Environmental Program Areas.
- Complete other tasks as assigned by the Plant Manager
Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each and every employee’s performance.
- BS degree in environmental sciences or related field or comparable experience at responsible levels. Five years experience in environmental compliance for operating facilities is desired, preferably in power plant or power-related industry.
- General knowledge of power plant operations, including the interrelationship of environmental and safety impacts with operation and maintenance functions.
- A general knowledge of safety, health, and environmental legislation involving air, water, hazardous materials and waste management with at least one specialized area of knowledge at the regulatory requirement level.
- Strong oral and written communication skills as well as good planning and organizational skills are necessary.
- The ability to work effectively as a team leader with excellent interpersonal skills is required.
- Proven record of building consensus among both internal and external parties.
- Possess ability to perform and manage multiple varied tasks in an industrial environment and to identify and analyze potentially complex compliance risks promptly.
- A working familiarity with NERC rules and regulations experience with Electrical Relay Maintenance, IT Security and regulatory reporting is highly desirable
NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.
It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.