Senior Nuclear Environmental Coordinator – Avila Beach, CA

Avila Beach, California
11 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant's (DCPP) Chemistry and Environmental Operations Section is responsible for implementing and supporting programs that control corrosion, manage radiation dose, monitor plant effluents, maintain reliable equipment performance, and implement Federal, State, and County environmental regulatory compliance programs.

Position Summary

Responsible for coordinating implementation of facility environmental regulatory compliance programs in assigned fields, and managing related data and documents in accordance with established standards; preparing and revising compliance related plant procedures and guidelines; developing and coordinating regulatory submittals; reviewing and modifying plant programs to maintain regulatory compliance and promote process improvement; providing power plant operational support and implementing the facility corrective action program; developing regulatory permit applications and coordinating renewals, supporting internal and external regulatory compliance audits; coordinating directly with external environmental regulatory agency staff on behalf of the facility and company; keeping informed of and evaluating impacts of new or developing regulatory compliance requirements in assigned fields of responsibility; initiating and supporting environmental program related infrastructure improvement and management projects.

Located at Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP). Residence is required within approximately one hour travel to the industrial facility in order to support Emergency Response Organization (ERO) team assignment.

Routine work schedule and on call fit-for-duty expectations.

Administrative office setting with frequent in plant/field specific duties. Off-site travel requirements 0-5% of time. Night and weekend on-call availability will be required a minimum of 25-35% of time/calendar-year.

To obtain and maintain employment at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check for unescorted access to the plant, psychological screen, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.


- BA or BS Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or Related Field.
- Six years technical or regulatory compliance related work experience, three years of which shall be in the environmental health and safety field.

Key Regulatory Compliance Expertise -
- Three or more years environmental operating permit compliance program management experience at a steam electric power generation facility (fossil or nuclear).
- California State specific environmental policy and regulatory program experience.
- National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) industrial wastewater permit management and compliance program experience.
- Industrial stormwater permit management and compliance program implementation experience (California State Industrial General Permit [IGP]).
- RCRA Treatment Storage & Disposal (TSD) facility permit and operations experience.
- Environmental permit application and/or variance development/approval experience.
- Demonstrated experience conducting facilitative communications and effective coordination of compliance inspections with environmental regulatory agency staff.
Other Job Related Expertise or Proficiencies -
- Working knowledge of steam electric power plant equipment and systems operations.
- Completed a hazardous materials or waste management program certification.
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) program implementation and compliance experience. - Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.
- Advanced skill in using logic/reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Advanced skill in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Advanced ability to express ideas and information through the spoken word using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic, and the knowledge and understanding of the audience.
- Advanced skill in communicating information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Advanced ability to develop and maintain work relationships, contacts, and networks; demonstrates skill in achieving cooperation from others in order to achieve a goal.
- Advanced ability to gather, group, classify, or arrange written information or data in some meaningful order or form (e.g., reports, charts, graphs); data management includes determining what data to gather; and accurately maintain data files.
- Advanced ability to break down information into components, identify underlying principles or facts, and recognize interrelationships; show insight into the root-causes of problems or issues.
- Maintains advanced knowledge of plant environmental permit conditions, related applicable environmental regulations, and company compliance and safety policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility
- Advanced ability to manage assigned facility programs to ensure key stake-holders meet requirements of state and federal regulations, as well as company policies on compliance.
- Advanced ability to develop strategic plans aligned with company and environmental regulatory goals to resolve compliance issues related to industrial site projects.


- Implements advanced knowledge of technical/ professional concepts.
- Solves moderate to complex problems.
- Provides new perspective on existing methods and solutions.
- Proactively implements self-assessment and continuous improvement concepts.
- May directly manage facility projects or initiatives.
- Evaluates trends, presents findings, and makes recommendations to plant management.
- May guide the work of less experienced employees and cross-discipline resources.
- Assists in the preparation of new or revised plant policies and procedures to meet regulatory agency requirements, plant permit conditions, and company programs.
- Coordinates with other facility departments in the development, preparation, and revision of operational and/or work control guidelines that facilitate permit compliance.
- Provides support for the development and implementation of environmental compliance training programs.
- Coordinates preparation and review of compliance related documents for submittal to federal/state/local regulatory agencies within assigned functional areas of responsibility.
- Coordinates and supports implementation of environmental compliance related plant projects. As assigned, functions as the environmental group's primary liaison to facility construction or improvement projects, and supports work-scope development and planning. As necessary, assists facility project managers with work prioritization, schedule development, and project funding.
- Coordinates with external regulatory agencies as necessary to facilitate audits, inspections, or resolution of requests for information. As required, initiates and develops permit applications, renewal packages, or variance requests, and liaisons directly with regulatory agency staff to facilitate approval.
- Develops and maintains an understanding of plant systems, operations, materials, and resources, and the potential impacts on environmental compliance due to process changes or system modifications.
- Develops and maintains knowledge of plant environmental permit conditions, related applicable environmental regulations, and company compliance and safety policies and procedures.
- In response to ongoing modifications to the facility or plant processes, reviews compliance impacts related to assigned environmental functional areas, and develops or revises programs as necessary.
- Continuously monitors effectiveness of assigned programs in order to identify and implement improvements to process quality and efficiency.
- Monitors and supports field implementation of assigned plant compliance activities.
- Coordinates the review and organization of compliance documentation for functional areas. Maintains and edits databases and tracking tools as necessary to facilitate accurate and timely update of department and plant information resources. Performs and documents facility compliance surveys as directed.
- Provides plant operational support, and/or staffing backup or relief, for the power plant chemistry and environmental group as necessary.
- Evaluates and responds to emergent plant permit compliance evaluations or regulatory compliance guidance requests from facility operations staff.
- Supports power plant corrective action program through investigation of compliance discrepancies, and subsequent development, documentation, communication, and coordination of resolution.
- Assignments are generally low to moderate industrial safety or compliance risk.
- Works independently with limited direct supervision.