Calpine EHS Specialist II in Texas City, Texas
Calpine Corporation is America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets. Its fleet of 76 power plants in operation and one under construction represents nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations and its retail businesses, Calpine serves customers in 22 states, Canada and Mexico. Its clean, efficient, modern and flexible fleet uses advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.
The company was established on the premise that a strong commitment to the environment is inextricably linked to excellence in power generation and corporate responsibility. Since its founding in 1984, Calpine has led the power industry in its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. In addition, its renewable geothermal plants use steam generated deep below the earth's surface to produce clean, renewable electricity.
Job Summary (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned)
The position is responsible for routine Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) compliance management of three electric power generation facilities.
Responsible for complex, technical work in a wide range of EHS disciplines to maintain compliance with the organization’s EHS standards, federal and state regulatory requirements, and consensus industry standards. Reviews and interprets EHS rules and regulations and advises management accordingly. Has fundamental understanding of EHS principles, concepts, practices, standards and regulations. Coordinates compliance assurance activities for safety and multi-media environmental programs, including air emissions, wastewater discharge, waste management, DOT and all associated monitoring, reporting, and other permit requirements. Serves as the liaison between regulatory agencies and plant staff. Has familiarity and experience using software applications and web-based tools related to EHS reporting for power plant operations. Reviews plant EHS procedures and makes recommendations for updates in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and best practices. Champion for event-free operations and risk recognition/mitigation in environmental and safety areas, including Calpine Cardinal Safety Rules and occupational safety compliance. Investigates EHS incidents, accidents, injuries, and near miss events. Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to mitigate potential hazards. Supports internal and external audits and agency inspections, and employee training related to EHS compliance and emergency preparedness. Prepares and maintains EHS compliance documents and records.
Provide oversight of major programs which can include Safety for General Industry, Air & Water/Wastewater compliance, Waste Management, PSM/RMP, DOT and EPCRA.
Partner with operations to build employee engagement through establishment of goals, planning, and personal engagement.
Drive EHS risk recognition and mitigation by assessing and communicating physical, operational, and regulatory risks related to EHS matters.
Support continuous learning through identification of EHS best practices and timely and relevant communications.
Serve as a catalyst for continuous improvement through EHS assessments, event and trend analyses.
Track EHS compliance status, and ensure timely and accurate completion of task requirements.
Review collection and recordkeeping practices related to EHS matters.
Compile and submit internal and external reports as specified by EHS requirements.
Makes decisions regarding own work, often in ambiguous situations; makes recommendations regarding own function/discipline.
Works on problems of moderate complexity.
Uses independent judgment within defined policies and practices. Interprets guidelines; selects methods, techniques, and analytical approach.
Little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
May be designated project or technical lead for an ongoing process or short-term project within the EHS Department.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in Engineering or Science. Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in EHS, preferably in the power generation industry.
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to EHS
Ability to travel 30 – 50% of time between local plants, occasional overnight travel
Professional EHS certification (e.g., CSP, CHMM, CIH, REM, etc.) preferred
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