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Date Posted: Feb 13, 2020

Location: Gregory, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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The Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for technical work in a wide range of environmental and safety disciplines to achieve compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and with NRG policies. This EH&S Specialist will contribute to the development and effective implementation of strategy, programs, systems, and processes that ensure compliance with all applicable environmental laws, permits and regulations as well as corporate environmental policies, goals, targets, and compliance programs.  This includes compiling required samples and data, filing necessary reports, coordinating necessary testing, and recommending appropriate actions to ensure continued compliance with environmental rules and regulations. Other activities include providing support for air quality and compliance activities, including compliance certifications and audits.  Working with plant management, the role shall participate in developing and implementing environmental projects critical to Station success, and other special projects as needed.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, interprets and advises management on environmental and safety compliance or environmental and safety policy matters.
  • Provide support to Gregory Station and NRG facilities in a safety conscious and compliant manner; actively support Safety over Production.
  • Preparation and submittal, as required, of air emission, wastewater discharge and other relevant reports and documents that support compliant power generation at the Gregory plant (a gas-fired electric generation facility).
  • Develop and provide necessary training of plant personnel so that all facility employees have the knowledge and skills necessary to comply with environmental and safety regulations and policies.  Training should emphasize Environmental/Safety Compliance over Production.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in the collection, review, and submittal of data to support environmental reporting programs.  Expertise with Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) related data and regulatory programs desirable.
  • Coordinate all aspects of testing programs:  Regulatory agency notifications, direct test contractors, communicate requirements to on-site personnel, evaluate test results, data and procedures for compliance with applicable environmental requirements.
  • Reviews plant procedures and make recommendations for updates according to laws, regulations, and good power plant practices and standards.
  • Investigates safety and environmental incidents as necessary, maintain the data bases and does reporting.
  • Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operation of equipment, to minimize the risk, unsafe or hazardous conditions.
  • Develops and conducts employee training, emergency preparedness and quality assurance programs.
  • Prepares and maintains safety and environmental documents and records.
  • Implements safety and environmental programs and initiatives.
  • Communicates requirements to plant employees and contractors.
  • Ensures that environmental permit requirements are met, including monitoring, testing, reporting, record keeping and fee payments
  • Coordinates the timely modification or renewal of all permits.
  • Manage regulatory required plans including the Hazardous Materials Release Reporting and Inventory Plans, Risk Management Plans, SPCC.
  • Serves as plant liaison with regulatory agencies (in coordination with corporate support services) regarding plant compliance matters.
  • Supports plant environmental and safety emergency response as required
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Working Conditions:

  • Primarily in a power plant environment including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas; requires occasional travel to other facilities and for training.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals
  • Must respond to environmental incidents (provide direction, submit necessary reports remotely, proceed to site during non-normal business hours, etc.).
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 5 years Power Plant Experience with experience in safety and enviromental programs. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Environmental Services, Engineering or Science and 4+ years’ experience in environmental and safety programs 
  • OR
  • 8 years combination of education and/or experience in environmental and safety programs.  
  • Solid, working knowledge of Safety and Environmental regulations at state, federal, and local level; understands safety and environmental, concepts, practices, standards and regulations.
  • Capable professional with understanding of job and awareness of company and industry practices.
  • Stack emission and industrial wastes discharge permit experience.
  • Experience developing and implementing Title V compliance programs or experience with air quality compliance issues preferred.
  • Project management skills are a plus.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated and self-directed to work independently with minimal supervision, yet able to work as a team.
  • Ability to obtain drinking water license and TCEQ Wastewater Class D Operator license.
  • Possess or ability to obtain Visible Emissions Observer certification.
  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operations and comprehensive knowledge in the area of responsibility.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.


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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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