Chevron Corporation Air Permitting Engineer in El Segundo, California

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Air Permitting Engineer located in El Segundo, CA through October 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).


As a member of the Health, Environment, and Safety Division, this position provides air permitting support and air regulations guidance to refinery projects, operations, and maintenance. This includes the preparation and processing of air routine and project permit applications. This will require close work and coordination with project teams, operations, and the air regulatory and field compliance groups. The person will also analyze process changes and potential projects to determine whether an air permit is needed and to document the basis of decision. On a day to day basis, the person will assist air regulations, field compliance, and operations in interpreting compliance for permit conditions. The position calls for an individual who can interact with Management, Staff, refinery personnel, and who works well in a team environment. In addition, the successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to work in both office and field locations, possess organizational skills to coordinate and prioritize activities to meet project and compliance deadlines, and keen analytical skills to solve problems and/or identify alternatives.

Key Job Responsibilities (essential position functions and capabilities):

  • Prepare permit applications for routine process changes, compliance, and projects. Work with SCAQMD to get the best possible permits. Engage all Chevron stakeholders in negotiating permit conditions and reviewing draft permits and keep customer apprised of progress on permits.

  • Work with project teams to determine the permitting required for project alternatives. Develop permitting information needs lists, permitting cost estimates, and permitting schedules for the projects.

  • Review process changes and projects to determine whether an air permit is required. Document the determinations.

  • Coordinate Statewide Compliance Certifications for air permits.

  • Provide day to day guidance to operations, Air Regulations, and Field Compliance on compliance with permit conditions.

  • Calculate fugitive emissions baselines for permit units. Calculate fugitive emissions changes due to projects. Reconcile, explain, and document baseline changes due to projects and turnaround work.

  • Verify, pay, and track SCAQMD invoices for permitting, including fees for annual permit renewal. Work with SCAQMD accounting to resolve discrepancies.

  • Facilitate weekly Focus on Fundamentals meetings for Air Permitting.

  • Submit public information requests to SCAQMD to obtain permit application evaluations and rule compliance plans.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science.

5 years of experience working on air compliance and air permitting in the South Coast Air Basin.

Experience calculating fugitive emissions baselines and project increases for refinery permit units and determining and documenting differences in baselines due to projects and turnaround work.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering. Chemical or Environmental Engineering preferred.

3 years on-site air permitting experience at a petroleum refinery in the South Coast Air Basin.

Experience preparing Health Risk Assessments in support of permit applications and an understanding of air dispersion modeling of air pollutants.

Experience calculating storage tank emissions using Tanks 4.0 or other software approved for this use by regulatory agencies.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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