Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Tacoma, WA, US, 98421

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  3273

Title:  Senior 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 you will join a team that also includes two full time and one part-time environmental engineers and a contractor. You will assist the Environmental Department in meeting a myriad of environmental regulatory obligations. Your primary responsibility will be implementing and managing the site’s environmental compliance activities, with a focus on clean air compliance program requirements. This includes evaluating compliance issues and developing compliance plans and permitting strategies necessary to remain compliant and resolve any issues.


Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Communicating any compliance issues to management and serving as a technical liaison between Environmental, other refinery departments and environmental government agencies.
  • Training refinery personnel on permitting requirements and participating in regulatory agency refinery inspections.
  • Functioning effectively in a team setting necessary to promote unity and develop workable solutions.
  • Build and maintain internal partnering relationships with other refinery departments such as Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Safety and the Laboratory.
  • Establish and maintain external working relationships with regulatory agencies, trade associations, consultants and contractors.
  • Monitor environmental policies/regulations and establish compliance programs for the refinery.
  • Ensure environmental compliance manuals and procedures are periodically reviewed and kept current.
  • Complete accurate/timely compliance reports to applicable federal, state and local agencies.
  • Provide environmental permitting support.
  • Provide guidance and interpretation of environmental regulations to refining personnel.
  • Assist in the development of environmental procedures/guidelines.
  • Conduct refinery inspections.
  • Function effectively in a team setting necessary to promote unity and develop workable solutions.
  • Key environmental program areas regarding clean air compliance include Title V AOP, NSPS, MACT, NSR, NAAQS, Risk Management Program, Consent Decree Administration, Greenhouse Gas Reporting, Emission Inventory Reporting, assisting with EPA Fuels Compliance Reporting, Facilitate Source Testing, WA Cap and Invest Regulation Compliance Support.
  • As part of the Environmental Department, you will also help support
    • Clean Water Compliance Program
    • RCRA Compliance Program
    • Oil Spill Compliance Program
    • Community Right-to-Know Program
    • Remediation Program
    • Transportation Support
    • TSCA


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 Senior Environmental Engineer role, you will have: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering (preferred) or another relevant scientific/technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience in environmental compliance, preferably in refining, petrochemical or manufacturing.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop processes and programs specific to the refinery business and culture.
  • Solid experience with clean air compliance programs is strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and technical writing skills.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Solid organizational abilities.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • The ability to cleanly and concisely communicate to diverse groups at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Be able to bring diverse groups together to a common goal and work through issues to fins consensus solutions.
  • Think and work independently while also sharing ideas and working toward team goals.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to achieve goals independently.


Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


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 Tacoma, WA area in a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch and opportunities to wind down after work with plenty of beautiful scenery to explore.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 Senior Environmental Engineer you will: 

  • Be Data Driven
  • Identify ways to improve compliance 
  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems 
  • Strong work ethic and accountability 
  • Effectively communicate with the team and ask questions 


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. 


Pay Range:

$125,428 - $188,142 per year



Full-time employees (and their families) are offered medical (with prescription), dental, vision, voluntary critical illness, accident, life/AD&D insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account. Employees can enroll in our company’s 401k plan and are able to purchase company stock at discounted prices.  Salaried employees are eligible for Unlimited Paid Time Off and have twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year.


Other Compensation:

Employee is eligible for an annual incentive program targeted as 15% of annual pay based upon both company financial performance and individual performance to goals.  



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