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Phillips 66 Environmental Specialist - Rodeo Refinery in Rodeo, California

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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 2019.


Reporting to the Environmental Team Lead, the Environmental Specialist provides technical support to the Refinery, primarily for water, waste or air compliance issues.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Working routinely with all Refinery Departments to ensure compliance with Local, State, and Federal permit requirements and environmental regulations.

  • Preparing reports, plans, work plans, and general correspondence to regulatory agencies.

  • Conducting regulatory required environmental studies and investigations.

  • Interfacing with agency personnel during on-site inspections.

  • Evaluating new environmental regulations to determine impact to the business.

  • Initiating new projects (includes defining project scope) necessary to comply with new environmental regulations.

  • Guiding and providing training to Refinery employees (and maintaining training records) to enhance organizational understanding and compliance of environmental requirements/changes.

  • Participating in Corporate Annual Compliance Reviews, third-party audits and agency investigations, and conducting routine/periodic audits of Refinery departments to ensure environmental compliance.

  • Conducting investigations of environmental incidents and preparing/submitting written reports to appropriate agencies.

  • Working closely with Operations and Maintenance personnel to evaluate, develop, and recommend alternative solutions for compliance with Local, State and Federal regulations.

  • Coordinating and participating in joint industry environmental compliance projects.

  • Organizing and participating in industry/agency negotiations, workshops and meetings in developing rules, regulations and permits.

  • Providing support during on/off hours during operational incidents/emergency response efforts; this position will be assigned an on-call rotation to respond to environmental issues and inquiries from Operations, Maintenance, etc.

  • Maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity concerning regulatory, human resources and community environmental matters.

  • Experience in any or all of the following areas:

o Local, State and Federal Air quality regulations and compliance programs (Title V, BAAQMD Rules, Federal NSPS and MACT)

o Water quality, including, NPDES compliance and permitting

o Hazardous waste management and permitting

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work on the job posting country

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related Science

  • 3 or more years of direct experience in environmental field

  • Previous direct experience with air regulations, water regulations or hazardous waste

  • Strong working knowledge of Federal and California environmental regulations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at


  • 5 or more years of work experience in environmental field, preferably in refining/petrochemical industry

  • Previous environmental audit and investigation experience

  • Previous regulatory negotiations experience

  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills

The San Francisco Refinery consists of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, California, 200 miles south of San Francisco, California, while the Rodeo facility is in the San Francisco Bay Area. Semi-refined liquid products from the Santa Maria facility are shipped by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as a calciner. The San Francisco Refinery processes a mixture of heavy, high sulfur and light sweet crude oil. It receives California crude oil by pipeline, and both domestic and foreign crude oil by tanker. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It also produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. The majority of the refined products are distributed to California by pipeline and barge. Additional refined products are also exported to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

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 September 29, 2020 .

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

Requisition ID: 53254

Location: California - Rodeo

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Rodeo Refinery

Technical Req : No