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Senior Environmental Air Permit Writer

Olin Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls, a division of Olin Corporation, has an opening for a Senior Environmental Air Permit Writer, located at our Freeport, TX Site Leverage ORC (Olin Responsible Care) organization ORC Leveraged Delivery is a service organization established to perform primarily Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Security functions in support of all the Blue Cube Freeport businesses and functions. This role is responsible for working with their assigned plants to ensure all potential air emissions are properly authorized in NSR permits, PBRs and Title V federal operating permits.  They will also assist plants in understanding what is required to demonstrate compliance, and facilitating environmental agency investigations for their areas.  This is a highly visible and valuable position with significant impact on environmental compliance and growth at the Freeport Olin site.  The role is part of a small team of Environmental Air Permit Writers at the site. Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition.  Olin is the world's leading producer or chlor alkali products and Vinyls, the number one supplier of epoxy materials, the number one global seller of membrane caustic soda and chlorinated organics and the number one North American seller of chlorine, bleach and hydrochloric acid.  Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components and industrial cartridges. Essential Job Functions: Work with assigned business areas to develop long-term air permit strategies considering future regulatory requirements and long-term business objectives. Ad-Hoc consultant for assigned business areas on commercial agreements or contracts with environmental issues. Ad-Hoc consultant to work with EH&S and business personnel at other Texas sites for resolution of significant permit issues. Participate in major project siting studies involving Texas sites as an air permitting subject matter expert. Develop and improve air permitting procedures and leverage across all applicable Olin sites. Serve as subject matter expert for emission reduction credits. Registration of the sale or transfer of emission reduction credit and allowances. Lead projects through the preparation of permit (NSR, Title V, PSD, PBR, Standard) applications and agency negotiations to ensure optimal permit conditions.  This frequently requires working with consultants as you negotiate permits details with the TCEQ, EPA, and other environmental agencies. Assist plant personnel in the implementation of air approvals into plant operating discipline by providing interpretation guidance and leveraging solutions between plants. Coordinate agency information requests. Serve as lead contact and advise other Olin personnel during inspections/investigations (both on-site and "records review") by local, state, or federal agencies. Prepare and submit routine compliance reports to agencies. Assist plants in preparation of Title V Deviation reports and other regulatory reports, driving site consistency in reasonable inquiry and deviation reporting. Review proposed project changes to evaluate permitting needs. Facilitate compliance issue resolution with appropriate team members. Evaluate impact of proposed regulations on site plants and facilities. Facilitate implementation of new regulations in site facilities Calculate netting of key emissions (NOx, CO, PM, VOC) Utilize operating discipline to ensure consistency among site and state air permit writers Work with consultant to perform impacts and other modeling Coordinate Texas EH&S Audit Privilege correspondence for businesses Minimum Requirements: Four year technical degreerequired (Chemical or Environmental Engineering preferred, but will consider Environmental Science, and Chemistry) Ten plus years of experience in air permitting and air compliance for chemical, plastic, hydrocarbon and energy facilities Established, long-term professional relationship with regulatory agencies Candidate must be able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and must be able to prioritize work to meet internal and external deadlines Strong written and oral communications skills are necessary, as this position requires interaction with various levels of Olin management, as well as interaction with government agencies Candidate should be able to demonstrate strong logical thinking and computational skills in order to ensure compliance with permit limits Candidate must be able to lead project meetings and to give presentations to small and medium sized groups of people Candidate must be proficient in standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Previous experience in EH&S preferred Knowledge of the State of Texas and Federal air regulations and their impact on the Chemical Industry is preferred, especially with regard to permits Work schedule is optional 9/80 or conventional 5 - 8's Work is primarily in office, with occasional plant visits and some travel to Austin, TX Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education 6154
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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