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  SPIRE –  ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER II

Department:                        Health & Safety & Environmental

Reports To:                            Manager, Environmental Compliance

Location:                                 Kansas City

Job Classification:             Individual Contributor

Job Group:                           Professional

Grade:                                     7

FLSA Status:                         Exempt

Last Revision:                      September 2017

Spire, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Engineer II to work in our Kansas City operation. This position will assist the Manager, Environmental Compliance providing professional technical services so that Company activities, locations, equipment, and records are compliant with federal, state, and local environmental regulations, as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) and OSHA regulations where there is overlap.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain knowledge of applicable environmental regulations and applicable DOT, Corps of Engineers and OSHA regulations having direct and/or potential impact on Company operations.
  • Secure environmental permits and complete required regulatory submittals needed for the Company to conduct operations in an environmentally compliant manner.
  • Manage and arrange disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous and universal wastes generated by the Company.
  • Manage environmental projects including research, design, scheduling, construction oversight and preparing requests for bid proposals.
  • Manage and/or conduct evaluation and remediation of former manufactured gas plant sites.
  • Inspect Company facilities for compliance of environmental and related regulations; provide recommendations for needed corrective or preventive actions.
  • Manage environmental incidents.
  • Research and interpret proposed new environmental regulations and/or modifications to existing environmental regulations for their potential impact on Company operations. Provide appropriate input to governmental agencies and industry groups.
  • Participate in stakeholder workgroups involved with promulgation of environmental regulations.
  • Maintain central file system for environmental activities required by regulations.
  • Attend trade association meetings to maintain current knowledge of existing and proposed environmental regulations at the federal, state, and local level.
  • Manage environmental concerns of Company employees, develop and conduct training as necessary.
  • Point of contact for environmental regulatory entities.
  • Other duties assigned.

Required Education and (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar technical degree in environmental sciences.
  • 3 years of prior engineering work experience.
  • Respirator protection qualification preferred.
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training cert preferred.
  • DOT HAZMAT training cert preferred.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) cert preferred.
  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) cert preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply PHMSA Pipeline Safety, EPA, OSHA and applicable state regulations.
  • Knowledge of applicable environmental regulations and permitting requirements and procedures at the federal, state and local level, including but not limited to: air, water (wastewater, storm water (including other local requirements), and NPDES), above and underground storage tanks, waste management (hazardous, non-hazardous and universal) and TSCA.
  • Ability to interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals used by the Company to assess potential, associated risk to employees and recommend appropriate protective measures to be taken.

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

  • Normal office conditions.
  • Moderate travel.
  • Moderate outdoor work in varied weather.
  • Regularly on-call for incident evaluation and response.
  • Typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with adjustments to fulfill operating departments’ safety schedules.
  • Moderate additional hours per month may be required for off-hour audits or to attend after-hours meetings.

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