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Enviornmental Engineer

Houston, TX

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together.

Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.

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The Senior Environmental Engineer/Specialist ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as the company’s policies and procedures related to environmental permitting and compliance. Acts as the liaison between environmental agencies and our Operations function for all environmental requirements. This position is available to be located in either Carlsbad, NM or Houston, TX.

Responsibilities may include 

  • Seeks opportunities to improve the company’s environmental permitting and compliance processes  
  • Leads environmental permitting and compliance activities for the assigned facilities in coordination with the Operations function 
  • Develops, seeks to improve, plans and executes the implementation strategies for environmental compliance policies, procedures, permits and regulations 
  • Maintains advanced knowledge of applicable regulations including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Endangered Species Act and various state level regulations, conducts regulatory assessments and provides regulatory interpretations and guidance 
  • Completes operational compliance assistance reviews and supports the company’s environmental audits 
  • Oversees, reviews and recommends improvements for operational monitoring and data as required by environmental permits and regulations 
  • Reviews records required to demonstrate compliance with environmental requirements  
  • Develops, reviews and submits various environmental reports as required by permits and regulations 
  • Responds to and completes reporting for environmental release events  
  • Ensures new and modified operations secure required permits and authorizations 
  • Ensures appropriate corrective action is taken where health and safety hazards exist 
  • Acts as the primary contact for Environmental Agencies including coordination of agency inspections and follow-up activities 
  • Develops and oversees environmental training and provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance 
  • Performs other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or a similar degree field 
  • A minimum of 5 years related experience in the oil and gas industry is required 
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable federal and state air and water quality regulations is required 
  • Advanced mathematical, science, and analytical abilities with the capacity to identify trends 
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to influence at a local level and across a broad organization 
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships 
  • Advanced technical writing skills 
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products, especially MS Excel 
  • Experience with Environmental Management Systems 
  • Ability to lead a team as well as work independently 

Physical Requirements

  • This job primarily operates in a professional office environment and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copy machines, etc.
  • Noise level is typically low.
  • Frequently in a stationary, sitting position for prolonged periods of time. Regularly moves about inside the office to complete tasks, attend meetings or to access the copy machine or file cabinets.  
  • Periodically pulls/pushes doors open to move around the office.
  • Occasionally may lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds. 
  • Occasional travel will be required 



Phillips 66's Midstream business is a safe, reliable and trusted logistics provider for the movement and storage of liquid or gas energy via pipelines or terminals. We are an industry leader in logistics and operate or manage more than 22,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil from oil fields to refineries and finished products from refineries to storage terminals. We operate 39 terminals that supply finished products to consumer gas stations, as well as crude oil and NGL storage terminals and NGL fractionation facilities. We also provide the connectivity between the various Phillips 66 business units.


Total Rewards

At Phillips 66, providing access to high quality programs and care for you and your family is important to us. Maintaining a culture of well-being — physical, emotional, social, and financial — is essential for a high-performing organization. When we are at our best, we are poised to deliver exceptional results — personally and professionally. Benefits for certain eligible, full-time employees include:

  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus
  • 8% 401k company match, with an additional 0-4% Company 401k contribution based on the Company’s financial performance
  • Cash Balance Account pension
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP
  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services


To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of March 22, 2024.


Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.


Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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