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Denver, Colorado
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Lead Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Professional, Compliance Management

A brief description summarizing the overall purpose and objectives of the position and the results the worker is expected to accomplish. 

The Lead EHS Professional, Compliance Management develops and implements company-wide programs and processes necessary to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations. The scope of work spans a broad spectrum of EHS regulatory requirements and essential compliance management programs, such as Training, Emergency Response, Incident Investigation, Management Review and Employee Engagement. The position plays a key support and advisory role, working directly with regional EHS and Operations teams and Corporate EHS functional experts. As a senior team member, the incumbent mentors and serves as a technical resource for other EHS staff. The successful candidate reports directly to the Vice President, EHS and is a member of the EHS Leadership Team.

The tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position that are most important to get the job done. 

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of PDC’s Compliance Management on a regular basis; develop prioritized work plans to address shortcomings and improvement opportunities;
  • Implement an EHS Training management infrastructure including curriculum, content, effectiveness measures and recordkeeping;
  • Manage PDC Energy’s essential compliance procedures, manuals and guidance documents; develop content, oversee quality, ensure regular review, and effective distribution;
  • Organize and implement procedures, training and drills to build PDC Energy’s Emergency Response capability;
  • Maintain a corrective action tracking system to ensure closure of actions identified by internal and external inspections and audits;
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable regulations and standards as they are introduced or changed; translate emerging requirements into actionable procedures and ensure the organization’s readiness for compliance;
  • As a subject matter expert, provide input and guidance to PDC’s management, field personnel, and contractors to enhance PDC’s compliance status;
  • Develop and publish compliance performance measures;
  • Coordinate closely with affected internal stakeholders, including other EHS staff, Operations, and support functions;
  • Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned

The specific minimum competencies required for job performance. 

  • Subject matter expert regarding rules and regulations affecting oil & gas operations, as well as management systems to assure compliance;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Effective in collaborative work environment;
  • Thorough knowledge of EHS regulatory standards and compliance;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision in a highly dynamic work environment;
  • Effective in engaging stakeholders and building support for new initiatives;
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills

The scope of the person’s authority, including a list of jobs that report to the incumbent. 

  • This is an individual contributor role, with no direct reports;
  • Supervision of contractors and leadership of project and program teams will be required.

The environment in which the job is performed, especially any unique conditions outside a normal office environment. Consistent with that of a normal office environment. Occasional travel to PDC Energy field locations and external events is required. 

The minimum level of education, experience, and certifications required to perform the job. 

  • BS Degree in Environmental or Safety-related field, MS preferred;
  • 8 years of experience of progressive responsibility in EHS roles;
  • Experience in Oil & Gas or other extractive industry highly preferred;
  • Relevant certifications, such as CSP, PE, CIH, a plus.

PDC Energy is an exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, Colorado focused on value-added organic growth through active horizontal drilling programs and bolt-on acquisitions in its core areas. PDC's operations include production, development, exploration and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (“NGLs”). PDC’s portfolio is comprised of the Wattenberg Field in Colorado, the Delaware Basin in West Texas and the Utica Shale in Ohio. The Company’s total 2016 net production increased approximately 44% year-over-year to 22.2 million barrels of oil equivalent ("MMBoe"), which was derived primarily from the Wattenberg Field, and consisted of 61% crude oil and NGLs, and 39% natural gas.

PDC Energy currently employs over 425 employees in Colorado, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages to entry-level and experienced employees in a wide range of career areas.


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