BP Americas, Inc. Environmental Superintendent in Blaine, Washington


Job title:

Environmental Superintendent



Role synopsis:

The Environmental Superintendent provides a strategic overview on current and future environmental regulations impacting the refinery. As the Environmental Superintendent, you will be the primary contact for interface with local, state and federal environmental officials. You will lead a team of environmental professionals to deliver cost effective compliance and manage environmental protection programs for the refinery.

Req ID:



United States - Washington - Blaine

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

  • Leads, manages, trains, coaches and appraises performance of the environmental team and plans for professional and career development

  • Provides the primary interface with local, state and federal agencies including Northwest Clean Air Agency, Washington Department of Ecology, and US EPA Region X

  • Coordinates the effective and efficient delivery of environmental compliance programs and reporting requirements for the refinery

  • Oversees the delivery of timely environmental permits for all new capital projects completed at the refinery

  • Ensures effective communication of all applicable environmental regulations to internal stakeholders including Operations, Maintenance, Projects and Turnarounds, Optimization and Technical Departments

  • Works with internal stakeholders to develop cost effective solutions to complex environmental challenges from day-to-day operations to long-term deployment of capital. Works closely with the HSSEQ Manager and Extended Leadership Team peers to nurture strong Environmental performance and culture

  • Works closely with BP Legal and the Environmental Compliance and Advocacy Team (ECAT) to assure proper regulatory interpretation and compliance

  • Works with BP Legal on any environmental legal issues such as lawsuits, settlements, variances, abatement orders and compliance schedules to ensure that appropriate legal processes are in place for compliance

  • Develops and manages the annual budget and ensures spend is aligned with plans

  • Ensures continual environmental improvement and self-verification through successful ISO14001-2015 attestation and OMS implementation

  • Interacts with regulatory agencies during planned and unplanned inspections

  • Member of the Refinery Incident Management Team. Participates in all training and emergency response drills and helps develop capability and competency of personnel responsible for environmental emergency response activities

  • Member of the Refinery ELT and HSSEQ Department leadership group.

Essential Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering

  • Master's degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Policy

  • High level of energy, drive, and resilience

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Air Quality permitting and compliance experience

About BP:

BP is one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies. With a workforce of nearly 85,000 employees, BP operates or markets its products in more than 80 countries. BP provides millions of Americans with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and petrochemicals for everyday products. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP's downstream operations refine, transport, sell and trade crude oil and petroleum products. In North America, we are a major oil refiner and market 15 billion gallons of gas to consumers at our branded retail sites every year. BP has large, modern refineries in Cherry Point, WA; Toledo, OH; and Whiting, IN. These three refineries, with total capacity for processing nearly 1 million barrels of crude oil every day, are part of a worldwide network of 15 BP refineries.

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Job category:

Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Washington


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years regulatory experience in environmental permitting and compliance

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in refinery or chemical plant operations or operations support role such as turnaround planning, maintenance, process or environmental engineering

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.