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Engineer Management

Texas, United States
October 25, 2016

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Highly motivated and qualified Environmental Specialist with over 35 years work experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. An effective communicator, causal reasoning advocate, and team leader skilled at compliance assurance, adherence to environmental standards, and impact targets are integrated as a fundamental part of production unit operations.


Air Dispersion Modeling

Risk Assessments

Hazard Analysis

Air Emissions/Release Calculations

Process Optimization

Regulatory Acumen

Management Systems Development

Ensure Safe Production Process Knowledge


Shell Oil Company - Deer Park, TX May 2007 - Present

(a unionized 1500-employee integrated refinery and chemical complex)

Environmental Specialist – Air Compliance


Implemented all aspects of change leadership by aligning work process for several EPA and NGO Consent Decrees

Proactively partnering with site leadership and production teams providing timely advice to stakeholders (management and the production team) on environmental issues for strategic business decisions; Liaise with regulatory entities (Harris County Pollution Control, Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, EPA Region VI and EPA Washington) and NGOs in regards to environmental issues – NELC Consent Decree and EPA Section 114 requests and contested case hearings.

Implement all aspects of the Environmental Management Plan and ensure compliance (e.g., identify and implement critical environmental corrective actions and recognize opportunities for compliance improvement) utilizing the Ensure Safe Production and Proactive Monitoring processes, incident investigations and emission event inquiries.

Assisted with development, monitoring and reporting of HSE and corporate environmental standards – assure site compliance at all times with NSPS Ja, CEMS, GHG reporting and SARA reporting

Conduct impact assessments (ISO 14001 and due diligence) and devise risk management strategies


Implemented successful environmental management strategies on new federal and state regulations and Consent Decrees; including the Heater & Boiler MACT and NOx Reduction, Petroleum Refinery Initiative, National Environmental Law Center, and Flare Consent Decrees– Early closure of Consent Decrees; streamlined department personnel by 15% by using LEAN principles to focus on value added activities.

Drove substantive changes in reporting and communication of compliance issues, resulting in vastly improved Title V compliance (7 Title V permits; 16 NSR permits)-reduced compliance issues by 30%, based on Title V deviation reporting.

Spearheaded restructuring of environmental limit alarms and operator actions and improved compliance documentation systems- reduced compliance issues by 20%

Bayer Corporation - Pittsburgh, PA Feb 1997 – Jan 2007

(a $46B (USD 2015 GR) corporation, the world’s third largest pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer employee 116,800 associates in 77 countries)

Environmental Superintendent - Synthetic Rubber Division, Orange, TX (Jan 2000 – Jan 2007)

(a non –union 300 employee synthetic rubber manufacturing plant.)


Developed and implemented an ISO14001-compliant Environmental Management System

Identified and performed risk analyses of the environmental impact of projects/production unit issues

Supervised the closure of landfill (Class II Hazardous Waste)

Completed 4 Title V permits and 5 NSR permits, renewed NPDES and TPDES permit and RCRA permit. Developed compliance plans and work standards to assure Title V compliance and deviation reporting. Trained staff and management team regarding Title V environmental awareness


Developed environmental policy and EMS

Designed and implemented across-the-board staff training program

Prepared, secured and administered compliance plan for Title V and wastewater permits

Process Safety Specialist – Corporate -Pittsburgh, PA (Feb 1997 – Jan 2000)


Project team member with HSSE focus

Hazard Analysis Facilitator

RMP Program Subject Matter Expert

Incident Investigator


Conducted Process Hazard Analysis for major projects, PSM and Regulatory Audits and PSM and Regulatory Incident Investigations for multiple sites

Completed Risk Management Program Hazard Assessment and facilitated community outreach for multiple facilities

Performed air dispersion modeling for RMP and Incidents with potential offsite impact

PPG Industries – Chemical Division - Lake Charles, LA May 1980 – Jan 1997

(a unionized 1500- employee petrochemical manufacturing facility supplying chlor-alkali and chlorinated ethylene derivative products)

Process/Project Engineer/Process Safety Engineer (1993-1997)/Production Supervisor


Developed and implemented Process Safety and Risk Management programs

Supervised solvent production unit staff and wastewater treatment facility staff

Project/Process Engineer for chlor-alkali expansion project


Implemented PSM and RMP programs

Reduced operational cost of solvent unit; optimized wastewater treatment facility

Designed and constructed triple effect evaporation system, optimizing steam utilization and caustic purity


Master of Environmental Management program

University of Houston – Clear Lake

(attended 1995-1997)

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering Dec 1979

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

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