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EH and S Specialist IV - Project Permitting Professional - Co - WIlliams

Posted on: 18-Aug-2012

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 Career Opportunities: EH&S Specialist IV-Project Permitting Professional (21124)

Requisition Number 21124 - Posted 08/16/2012 - Denver, CO

Purpose & Scope of Position:

This job is responsible for acquiring or coordinating the acquisition of all permits needed to enable engineering and construction activities related to pipeline, compression and plant-construction for onshore Engineering and Construction projects throughout Williams Midstream. This is accomplished while maintaining full compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local rules and regulations and Company-established standards throughout the construction phase. By owning, controlling and managing each permit application process, this position will thoroughly understand all relevant issues so that key internal and external stakeholders are appropriately identified and involved. This position manages all interactions needed to enable the efficient and timely processing of required permits. This position utilizes existing or develops new systems, databases and software applications needed to ensure full and complete compliance with all applicable regulations during the construction phase and will be responsible for effective transition of all regulatory requirements to Operations after commissioning of startup.




Key responsibilities may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

- Identify all regulatory issues that apply to company engineering and construction projects.

- Work with Legal, internal SMEs and external consultants to interpret regulations and to establish or utilize the most effective and efficient compliant path-forward.

- Acquire federal, state and local permits needed to enable engineering and construction activities.

- Identify key external stakeholders (e.g. County Commissioners, Planning Directors, etc.) and manage interactions needed to enable the efficient and timely processing of the Company s required permits.

- Negotiate ancillary agreements/issues such as water rights agreements, mineral owner s agreements and zoning changes.

- Manage the generation of models and forecasts needed to support the permit-application process.

- Negotiate stipulations, mitigations, requirements and restrictions in applicable permits, ensuring consistency with Company standards.

- Manage environmental assessments and environmental impact studies that may be required by various agencies.

- Analyze and establish the process work flow, data integration and reporting needs to satisfy regulatory requirements and keep internal stakeholders informed.

- Manage consultants and contractors to support database integration, requirement identification, and subsequent data migration to EMIS.


A bachelors degree in an engineering or equivalent technical or scientific field and at least 8 years of experience is essential.

Experience and detailed knowledge of construction permitting, licensing, and planning is required, including those related to air emissions, roads and road crossings, stormwater, wastewater, hazmat, utilities installation, snow removal, dust control, special use, temporary living quarters, water wells, septic systems, buildings and wetlands.

Critical competencies of this position include:

- Customer Focus
- Project Management & Budgeting
- Priority Setting
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Oral and Written Communications
- Data Gathering, Organizing & Analysis
- Conflict Management
- Functional/Technical Skills
- Negotiating

***This position will be filled at the posted level and within the salary range if commensurate to the experience (i.e., skills, abilities & knowledge) of successful candidate; however if unable to be filled at this level, the position may be filled with a respective competitive market based on the experience of the selected candidate***