Date:  Jan 9, 2022

Kapolei, HI, US, 96707

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  2105

Title:  Environmental Engineer


Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically-complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.


The Role 

Reporting to the Environmental Manager your primary responsibility is to ensure the Refinery complies with all Federal and State regulations pertaining to all waste management projects.  As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you will: 

  • Coordinate all hazardous and nonhazardous waste collection, management of satellite accumulation areas, sampling and testing, preparation of treatment and disposal facility waste profiles, waste manifests, shipments, invoice reviews and approvals, training, and recordkeeping. 
  • Prepare and submit required RCRA related reports including RCRA Biennial Reports, hazardous waste minimization plan, waste analysis plan, hazardous waste contingency plan.
  • Review and select waste contractors and treatment and disposal facilities and transporters for minimizing environmental liability and costs to Refinery.
  • Be on-call and available to manage spill response and cleanups relative to soil or water, including historical remediation programs.
  • Coordinate testing of vacuum trucks for RCRA Subpart CC and NESHAPS FF compliance.
  • Maintain relationships with federal, state and local agencies, including USEPA and HDOH.
  • Manage other environmental programs or special projects as assigned, including but not limited to:
    • Prepare and submit Tier II SARA 312 chemical inventory reports
    • Coordinate preparation and submittal of SARA 313 Form R (TRI) reports.
    • Manage TSCA program, prepare and submit TSCA compliance agency reports.
    • Coordinate and report on aboveground storage tank roof and seal inspections
    • Participate in incident investigation and other safety programs.
  • Perform other duties and special assignments as necessary.


The Opportunity 

  • We are a growing company with a large and critical area of responsibility that will challenge you and allow you to grow.
  • Be rewarded for successful performance.
  • Collaborate on exciting projects to develop innovative solutions.
  • Work with great people to make a difference.
  • Have the privilege of living and working for a refinery in Hawaii.


The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Environmental Engineer opportunity, you will have: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geology, or related field required.  Professional certifications preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of four years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience in waste management and soil and/or groundwater remediation preferably in a petroleum refinery.
  • Requires a team player, with strong organizational skills.
  • Requires ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, EPA reporting programs.    


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, location, location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the (Kapolei area).  Located on the south west side of O’ahu, Kapolei, named for the volcanic cone Pu’u of Kapolei, is colloquially known as the “second city.”.  It is a vibrant, affluent city that is growing rapidly and is within a few miles from beautiful beaches, camp sites and adventure parks. 


In August 2021, the Hawaii Refinery achieved the 2020 AFPM Safety Achievement Award from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. 


Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be a successful Environmental Engineer, you will: 

  • Be proactive 
  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems 
  • Strong work ethic and accountability 
  • Deliver operational excellence by planning, organizing and owning work assignments from start to finish.
  • Recognize impact behavior has on others and demonstrates commitment, adaptability and resilience.
    • Relate well to and effectively influences others within and across functions through effective communication and collaboration
  • Make decisions in timely manner


The Company 


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 150 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 123 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. 



Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii

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