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Waste & Water Environmental Engineer


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

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INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA

Job title: Waste & Water Environmental Engineer

Salary range:  $93,858 - $167,805

Location: Chocolate Bayou Works – Alvin, TX

Closing date:  March 24, 2023

Organizational Context and Job Purpose

Business Context:  The O&P USA business includes the product lines Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Polypropylene and High Density Polyethylene.  Manufacturing sites include Chocolate Bayou Works (Alvin, TX), Battleground Manufacturing Complex (LA Porte, TX), and Carson, (Carson, CA), with a division office in League City, TX. 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The primary responsibilities of the Environmental Engineer are to ensure CBW compliance with regulations concerning waste, water and wastewater.  This includes meeting and delivering the environmental needs of both internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Ensure compliance with sampling and reporting requirements for site wastewater, including Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit, Multi-Sector General Permit and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
  • Manage amendments and renewals for TPDES permit and Multi-Sector General permit.
  • Ensure compliance with sampling and reporting requirements for site drinking water system.
  • Responsible for managing waste Notice of Registration (NOR), waste characterization and reporting.  Coordinate with site waste contractor for disposal of site waste.  Ensure compliance with site waste requirements for Large Quantity Generators.
  • Support waste-related activities arising from capital projects and turnarounds.
  • Advise the site on issues related to the cost of waste management and disposal.
  • Responsible for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance for the site’s closed landfill, including coordination of groundwater monitoring.
  • Responsible for managing Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) program and updating SPCC Plan as appropriate.
  • Manage ongoing requirements for Underground Storage Tanks (UST).
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance with Source Reduction Waste Minimization plan requirements.
  • Support air programs, including requirements for floating-roof storage tanks.
  • Scheduled for on-call duty to ensure timely agency reporting of incidents.
  • Organize and maintain compliance records, perform audits and submit regulatory reports.
  • Support the line organization and plant functional teams by being involving in routine and non-routine activities.
  • Be part of the Operations Clean Sweep Team and assist facility with the goal of zero discharge of plastic pellets and flake.
  • Develop and update site environmental policies and procedures, and document environmental teamwork practices.
  • Represent SHE in project development and execution.

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in waste and water compliance at an industrial facility.  Petrochemical manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Experience in interfacing with external regulatory agencies.
  • Experience in using regulatory reporting platforms (e.g., STEERS, EPA-CDX)


  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in delivering technical presentations
  • Ability to function effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Able to analyze and interpret compliance data
  • Advise stake holders on environmental decision making
  • Possess skills to communicate compliance requirements and influence stakeholders at various levels of the organization to achieve environmental compliance and KPIs
  • Organized with a focused attention to details
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications and databases

Other Requirements

Must be able to perform office tasks to include but is not limited to computer work that involves but is not limited to generation of reports, scheduling, data entry, calculations, research and electronic mail.  Computer tasks may be performed up to 4-6 hours per day.  These tasks may include but would not be limited to frequent: 

  • prolonged sitting

  • prolonged mouse and keyboard usage

  • prolonged visual focusing

  • reaching in various planes 

  • other physical tasks as needed

The engineer may also attend meetings averaging 4-6 hours per week or more. Must be able to perform fieldwork tasks in order to perform assigned tasks according to the engineer’s responsibility throughout the plant. These tasks may involve but would not limited to occasionally:

  • walking varied distances

  • climbing up to 150 feet occasionally and up to 300 feet on a rare basis

  • Note:  Confined space entry may be essential for the Process Engineer only. 

  • bending, kneeling, knee standing, crawling or squatting

  • maneuvering in tight spaces

  • reaching in various planes

  • lifting of objects primarily less than 10 pounds

  • grasping (exerting up to 50 pounds) for various tasks

  • minimal pushing and pulling (approximated at less than 25 pounds for manipulation of lightweight items)

  • exposure to extreme heat for short periods of time due to PPE, weather conditions or equipment

  • entry, working and maneuvering in confined spaces (*entry into confined space 20 inches in diameter)

INEOS offers a competitive wage/benefits package and a safe, healthy, and professional work environment.

This position will work a flexible 9/80 work schedule which provides the flexibility of alternating Fridays off.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.