PetroGas - Senior Advisor, Environment, Health & Safety

Job Description


Why work at AltaGas?

AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company with a focus on owning and operating assets that provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. AltaGas assets include Petrogas, WGL, SEMCO, and ENSTAR. Our talented team, nearly 3,000 strong, leverages the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions - from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses to new markets around the world.

We deliver clean and affordable natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers' homes and businesses through regulated natural gas distribution utilities across five jurisdictions in the United States and two regulated natural gas storage utilities in the United States. Learn more about our team, vision and strategy.

How do you fit in?

AltaGas operates the Petrogas Ferndale Terminal, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export facility, located on the U.S. West Coast near Ferndale, Washington. The Terminal serves as a storage, distribution and export facility for bulk shipments of butane and propane. AltaGas requires an enthusiastic, proactive, and self-motivated individual to join our team at the Ferndale Terminal. The position will require flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly when the unexpected arises. This position will be fast paced and require a dynamic and organized individual. The position will report to the Director, EHS Midstream as well as Operations Manager of Export Terminals.This position will offer unique challenges and exceptional opportunities for future growth and development within the AltaGas team.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work closely with the Ferndale site leadership, workers and contractors in delivering superior EHS performance.
  • Provide technical Environmental, Health and Safety support across Ferndale
  • Stay apprised of the regulatory changes within the EHS portfolio and assist operations with meeting changing needs
  • Actively communicate with the Regulatory Groups pertaining to environment, health and safety issues.
  • Support Ferndale operations and projects teams with permitting
  • Support Ferndale providing compliance reporting information and participating in external and internal audits
  • Work with various stakeholders such as BNSF, BP and Phillips to ensure all Safety and Security plans are communicated and aligned appropriately
  • Manage and monitor the effectiveness of the Ferndale Emergency Response Program ensuring the program is robust and meets regulatory requirements. Assist with planning and delivery of response drills as well as fill a role within the site Incident Management Team.
  • Implementation and improvement of Midstream Operating Management System at Ferndale with specific focus on the EHS related Programs and Elements
  • Compliance with applicable codes, standards, and industry best practices
  • Day to day coaching and mentoring of workers in the facility
  • Own the Incident Management Process at Ferndale. Lead and support incident investigations.
  • Conduct regular safety meetings and facility inspections
  • Perform various audits and inspections to evaluate various health and safety programs and initiatives
  • Own the Operations Environmental Management Plan. Lead and support operations with respect to Environmental emissions reporting, spills, waste and water management
  • Conduct in house training on company programs, policies, onboarding and orientations
  • Be available during off hours to provide support as required
  • Attend and participate in training for professional development
  • Be an active member of the Midstream EHS Team / network

What you must have:

  • Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) designation, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in EHS
  • Oil and Gas or heavy industrial experience and / or marine facility experience would be an asset
  • Proven understanding of EHS management systems and recognition as a respected and credible subject matter expert
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence people, often without direct authority
  • Strong work ethic and a bias for action, setting challenging goals and taking personal pride in your own performance and that of the group
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and industry best practices. Specific knowledge of both federal and Washington health and safety regulations.
  • Experience with TapRooT or other similar root cause analysis process would be beneficial
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines
  • Professional verbal and written skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Clean driver's abstract and valid driver's license

Where you'll be working:

The Petrogas Ferndale Terminal located in Ferndale, Washington serves as a storage and distribution facility for bulk shipments of LPG by railcar, tank truck, pipeline, and ship. The Ferndale WA LPG export facility is the only operating LPG export terminal on the US Pacific Coast. Petrogas is an indirect subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd. AltaGas is a leading North American energy infrastructure company that connects NGLs and natural gas to domestic and global markets.

Ready to join our team?

If you'd like to be part of a company that invests in its people, always creates opportunities to help them grow and fosters an environment where everyone feels welcome, AltaGas is the place for you!

To apply, submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team by clicking on the button below or visiting .

AltaGas hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a person's ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. At this time, we are not accepting agency referrals or telephone inquiries.

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