Regulations and Permitting Lead Advisor - Land Use
Anchorage , Alaska
November 21, 2017
Role synopsis
Support Projects and Operations with strategic planning, permitting, regulatory interpretation, compliance analysis, operational controls, and studies related to Land and Resource Use permitting across BP's North Slope operations.

Key accountabilities
  • Accountable for Federal I State I NSB regulatory requirements related to land use including Federal regulations under Section 404 and 401 of CWA, Section 10 of ESA, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and NEPA; State Regulations under Title 11, 38, 31, and 41 and NSB Title 9 and 19.
  • Review, understand and interpret environmental regulations to determine applicability to operation activities
  • Interpret environmental regulatory requirements into compliance guidance for projects and operations
  • Review regulatory and BP conformance non-compliances to determine corrective and preventive actions
  • Work closely with the North Slope Field Environmental Advisors regarding regulatory interpretation, permit review and response to non-compliances
  • Regular regulatory applicability reviews and monitoring of emerging statutes or regulations.
  • Serve as overall coordinator for multi-media permitting for large or complex projects.
  • Support operation risk assessments for new and major projects
  • Develop long term permit strategy for Prudhoe Bay that includes identification of regulatory stream lining opportunities, regulatory reform, and operational changes
  • Develop permitting strategies and schedules for complex and or large activities
  • Collaborate with Field Environmental Advisors to recommend best environmental practices.
  • Oversee contractor resources who are engaged in permitting support, technical regulatory review, and data management
  • Develop and maintain compliance assurance tasks in the tracking tool Compliance Task Manager (CTM) in consultation with operations; verify that compliance tasks have been appropriately completed
  • Develop and conduct environmental permit training to assure project leads understand compliance risks and permit triggers
  • Support Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Manager in regulatory advocacy (representing BPXA in BP America, AOGA, and API), or other regulatory initiatives where needed
  • Support Environmental Team Leaders in strategic planning to manage current and future environmental risks and liabilities
  • Track media area budgets and provide updates to Environmental Team Leader where requested
  • Issue payments for regulatory and permit fees for landuse and other media, and manage financial accounts according to BPXA policy
  • Stakeholder engagement, including working closely with North Slope communities.

Essential Education
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, environmental science, engineering, or related areas.

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Strong permitting and compliance background.
  • Ten years' experience permitting and coordinating environmental issues for projects or operations.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with permitting on-shore projects in Alaska.
  • Strong, in-depth working knowledge of Federal I State I NSB land use regulatory requirements, including Federal regulations under Section 404 and 401 of CWA, Section 10 of ESA, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and NEPA; State Regulations under Title 11, 38, 31, and 41 and NSB Title 9 and 19.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Advanced education or equivalent experience related to essential technical knowledge, project management or collaboration skills
  • Alaska North Slope experience
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work within larger project groups
  • Familiar with North Slope on-shore and off-shore seismic operations and permitting strategies
  • Advanced working knowledge of NEPA
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across operational functions, with Federal/State/ and Local Agencies and with local communities and stakeholders
  • Ability to investigate incidents, efficiently determine probable root cause, recommend SMART corrective/ preventative actions and to evaluate trends indicating systemic issues

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP's Upstream segment focuses on finding reserves of oil and gas, developing the means to extract and process it and then consistently producing and transporting it to market. This involves using cutting edge technology to find the energy reserves, the ability to drill thousands of meters under the ground, designing, building and operating some of the world's largest most complex production onshore / offshore facilities and finally being able to transport these fluids, in order to provide energy to the world.

BP is the largest operator (excluding National Oil Companies) in the world with over 6.6MM BOE/Day gross operated production and operations in 25 countries on six continents. The largest community in BP's Upstream Segment, around 6000 people work in operations, essentially delivering oil and gas from the wellhead to the market. Operations staff play a significant role at all stages of the exploration and production cycle - providing input to a project from early appraisal all the way through to full production.


Closing Date
[ "22-Nov-2017" ]

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