Local recruitment: Environmental Specialist (water)

Phillips 66

Ferndale, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Phillips 66 & YOU – Together we can fuel the future

Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.


The Environmental Specialist (water) – Ferndale Refinery will work closely with all departments in the refinery to ensure robust system implementation of the HSE Management System and is specifically assigned to help meet environmental permit and plant requirements through oversight of environmental operating limits for waste and storm water, drinking water, SPCC, and other responsibilities as assigned by supervision.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Participating in the HSE Management System through various activities which include conducting routine audits and being personally committed to HSE excellence
  • Visibly demonstrating a commitment to environmental excellence by frequently interacting with operational, technical and maintenance personnel
  • Ensuring that the refinery is in compliance with all NPDES permit (includes SWPPP, WPPP, CSWP) requirements
  • Ensuring that the refinery is in compliance with all WDOH Drinking Water Standards. Oversees maintaining training/certification of qualified individuals
  • Coordinating SPCC rules with field activities for 40 CFR Part 112
  • Ensuring the refinery is in compliance with Washington State Spill Prevention and Facilities Oil Handling Standards
  • Maintaining necessary state certificates to satisfy state requirements
  • Monitoring the execution of environmental projects to ensure completion, including applications
  • Interacting and representing Phillips 66 with regulatory agencies, advocacy groups, and special interest groups
  • Participating in 24-hour environmental duty rotation;  providing support during on/off hours during operational incidents/emergency response efforts

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or environmental
  • 3 or more years of direct experience in environmental field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic


  • 5 or more years of work experience in environmental field, preferably in refining/petrochemical industry
  • 3 or more years of experience maintaining site compliance with NPDES permit, storm water and drinking water regulations
  • 3 or more years of experience with SPCC and oil spill prevention and handling
  • Willing and able to obtain a Class II/Class III WWTP certification
  • Effective regulatory negotiation experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including effectively communicating complex regulatory issues and effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, other refinery personnel and agency personnel
  • Demonstrated leadership and organization skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with others to problem solve and work in a self-directed team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
  • Strong working knowledge of Washington State environmental regulations

The Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation and hydrodesulfurization units. It processes a variety crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and other foreign and U.S. shale crudes, primarily delivered via marine vessel and pipeline. Within the refinery is a rail car crude oil receiving facility with a capacity of 30,000 BPD. This offloading facility, owned by Phillips 66 Partners, makes the receipt of additional crude by rail car possible. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include residual fuel oil, which is supplied to the northwest marine bunker fuel market. Most refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwestern United States.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 7, 2021.

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1).  Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities