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Elwood, Illinois
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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3-5 years
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Compliance Coordinator - Elwood

NAES Corporation has an opportunity for an experienced Compliance Supervisor at the Elwood Energy facility located in Elwood, IL (just south of Joliet).  Elwood Energy is a 1,350-MW natural gas simple cycle peaking facility, utilizing 9 each – GE Frame 7FA combustion turbines.

The Compliance Supervisor is responsible for implementing and maintaining the NERC and EH&S Programs for the facility and provides support in those areas for plant management.

Responsible for the oversight, administration and coordination of all plant Operator and Owner NERC accountabilities.

Must be familiar with all NERC standards and requirements in order to: 

  • Understand and interpret regulatory requirements (know where to obtain information and interpret requirements to be applied at the plant level);
  • Monitor NERC websites for new regulations and requirements that are applicable to the plant;
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of technical data and structure such information for the purposes of clearly documenting and demonstrating compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Compliance standards.
  • Complete Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAWs) for the plant
  • Provide responses that are accurate, technically competent, and given with consideration to represent the stakeholders in a proper manner during compliance visits
  • Ensure that plant NERC Reliability procedures and policies are kept up to date with requirements
  • Provide training to plant personnel on updated or new NERC procedures and requirements


  • Coordinate, oversee and implement daily environmental programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and site permit and regulatory requirements.
  • Continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) reporting – in accordance with Title V permit requirements enforceable by IL EPA and U.S. EPA, responsible for compiling monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports. This involves monitoring, record-keeping, interpreting data and submitting reports on-time.
  • Storm water runoff plan – ensure facility meets regulatory requirements at all times. Take samples of storm water drain systems during rains, conduct analysis of samples to ensure no chemical or oil makes its way into drains.
  • Submit recommendations to the facility Owner on matters regarding Wastewater and water sampling procedures in accordance with NPDES compliance. Provide support to the Owner for interface with local environmental regulators to include preparing for and coordinating inspections, responding to information requests, supporting strategies for and negotiations of permit modifications and renewals, and preparing routing compliance reports and communications.


    Maintain various facets of the Company’s Environmental Management System (EMS) including but not limited to the EHS filing system, the Obligations Tracking System (OTS) and X Files (OSHA & regulatory-mandated training records).

Spill prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan – maintain facility procedure to address the following: 

  • Operating procedures to prevent substance spills onto the ground (oil, chemicals);
  • Control measures to prevent a spill from reaching navigable waters;
  • Countermeasures to contain, clean up, and mitigate the effects of an oil spill
  • Discharge prevention measures including procedures for routine handling of products

Safety is a core value of NAES. In this position, you will have a direct role in ensuring that all work is performed in a safe manner and in continuing compliance with established procedures and OSHA regulations.

This includes: 

  • Facilitate and administer the employee safety program and site contractor orientations;
  • Provide safety training topics to employees in daily meetings, conduct regular site safety meetings, and lead site orientation for contractors and visitors;
  • Conduct routine site walk-downs to perform housekeeping inspections, identify potential hazards, and conduct one-on-one contact sessions with workers to discuss safety issues;
  • Maintain safety data sheets (SDSs) and interpret for safe handling and disposal of chemicals
  • Respond to Incidents including, but not limited to, injuries, incidents and near misses; write a report that explains what happened, identify the cause and recommend corrective action; follow-up as necessary to ensure that corrective action is taken.
  • Provide management/over sight for the LOTOC, Confined Space, Emergency Response Programs and other plant/corporate policies and procedures
  • Act as liaison between plant and regulatory agencies
  • Provide safety and compliance guidance to employees and contractors during plant equipment outages.
  • Monitor and implement new and changing OSHA regulations
  • Interface with Operations and Maintenance teams with their respective regulatory emphasis to insure that appropriate and adequate documentation is acquired, maintained and reported as required.
  • Maintain various facets of the Company’s Environmental Management System (EMS) including but not limited to the EHS filing system, the Obligations Tracking System (OTS) and X Files (OSHA & regulatory-mandated training records).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The Compliance Supervisor operates from established and well-known procedures, performing duties independently with only general direction given. Decisions are made within policy constraints. The Compliance Supervisor encounters new and varied work situations, involving a high degree of complexity. 

The Compliance Supervisor must ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. The Compliance Supervisor must effectively communicate information to the Plant Manager, fellow supervisors, and subordinate operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvement. The Compliance Supervisor must ensure duties are performed in such a way as to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio. 

All employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer’s needs are being met. 

The Compliance Supervisor reports to the Plant Manager and maintains a close working relationship with NAES corporate NERC, Safety and Environmental Support Services as well as Client Corporate contacts. 

Power plant environment. Physical requirements include: standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.

Position will require extended working hours and varied shifts at times with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required. 


  • Associate degree or equivalent technical training knowledge and experience desired.
  • Experience in NERC, safety and environmental compliance for operating facilities is desired, preferably in a power plant or power-related industry.
  • A general knowledge of power plant operations is desired, including the interrelationship of environmental impacts and compliance with operation and maintenance functions.
  • General knowledge of major environmental legislation involving air, water, hazardous materials and waste management with at least one specialized area of knowledge at the regulatory requirement level.
  • General knowledge of applicable safety statutes and regulations and familiarity with the principles associated with maintaining a strong safety program. Working knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, DOT, NFPA and NEC regulations desired.
  • Certification as Level 5 HAZWOPER desired
  • Experience using continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS) software desired
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills and an ability to present facts, conclusions and recommendations in written communications, both in formal and informal formats.
  • Strong oral communication skills are essential. Key point-of-contact for meeting with regulators during compliance visits. Must be able to deliver training material in a manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a record of building consensus among internal and external parties.
  • Ability to perform and manage multiple varied tasks in an industrial environment and to identify and analyze potentially complex compliance risks promptly.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.

To submit an application, log into our Careers Page by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above, referencing Req # 16-0282. 

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