Environmental (Air) & Safety Specialist – Silt, CO


This position will be located in Grizzly’s Silt, CO office with extensive field presence. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the local safety program and Colorado/federal air compliance and reporting. Operations are local to the Silt, CO area. You will support upstream oil and natural gas drilling, recompletion, workover, construction, production, processing and transportation activities. The candidate will report to the corporate EHS Manager in Houston with dotted line support of the local Production Superintendent and shared EHS and Regulatory responsibilities with another local EHS professional. The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills as they will interface with other internal and external EHS professionals, local Production Engineer, Production Foremen, field employees and contractors. Relocation package is not being considered.

Job Duties

Safety and environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. Interface with regulators for permitting, reporting, compliance inspections, etc. Advise, coach and mentor line management, workers and contractors. Some oversight of contractors for the below. Disciplined, organized, diplomatic, self-starter.

Environmental / Regulatory

Ensure all monthly Title 5 permit reports for 2 compressor stations are filled out and correct prior to filing with the CDPHE and Federal EPA.

Facilitate periodic renewal of Title 5 permits as well as submittal of new permit applications.

Arrange stack tests (JJJJ, ZZZZ and Quarterly Emission Tests) for all engines operating across Piceance Basin (currently ~24) and oversee the test process, tracking and filing with agencies as well as ensuring catalyst are in place and operating properly. Also arrange quarterly gas and liquid samples pulled and analyzed for emission tracking purposes.

Conduct component and pneumatic controller counts for Quad Oa, Reg 3,6, &7, and greenhouse gas reporting and ensure equipment and process designs are compliant with regulations.

Facilitate venting/flaring emission events, emission inventory and GHG reporting.

Track production and file reports with the CDPHE concerning Reg. 3, 6 & 7 as well as Quad Oa on a monthly basis.

Facilitate or conduct FLIR Camera inspections at field locations and compressor stations for LDAR/STEM & Quad Oa requirements as well as COGCC and CDPHE inspection follow up reports.

May conduct LDAR and Quad Oa inspections as well as component counts in other areas.

Tier II reporting.

Other duties as they arise.


Champion safety locally.

Facilitate the safety committee activities.

Development and presentation of Environmental and Safety Training programs and monthly safety meetings.

Support local emergency/crisis management and communications.

Participate in development, implementation and auditing of EHS policies, procedures and safe work practices.

Inspect and audit facilities and behaviors. Exercise Stop Work Authority. Not a Safety Cop.

Incident investigation, analysis, reporting, follow-up.

Support injury management (ensuring proper medical care, drug/alcohol testing, return to work).

Track corrective actions to completion (from incidents, HAZID’s, safety meetings).

Champion use of ISNetworld to evaluate contractor safety programs.


Five years of experience in the above competencies and 5 years in the upstream industry.

Technical B.S. degree preferred in lieu of some of the experience. Environmental degree preferred.

Certifications preferred.

Read/write/speak English.

Intermediate competency with MS-OFFICE products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Driver’s license and ability to safely drive a ¾ ton 4×4 pickup truck.

Ability to work outdoors during the hottest summer and coldest winter in western Colorado. Ability to walk on uneven and muddy surfaces, climb stairs and ladders, walk up/down steep slopes, walk in snow and on ice.

Ability to safely wear hard hat, safety toe boots, fire retardant clothing, safety glasses, hearing protection, respirator, work gloves, rubber gloves.

Availability to be on call in case an incident requires immediate response.

Competence in federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regulations as they relate to our business.


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