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Air Permitting and Compliance Specialist / Engineer (Hybrid Schedule) (Lakewood, CO or Houston, TX) Job ID #: 26398 Location: CO-LAKEWOOD Functional Area: Environmental Position Type: Full Time Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Relocation Provided: No Education Required: Bachelors Degree RC/Department: 0354 -EHS APC - NAT GAS & CO2 :KMI Position Description Opportunity for a self-starter who enjoys working independently and being part of a valuable team that is fast-paced and streamlined to address business growth, daily business operations, and environmental issues. Candidate will provide air quality compliance, permitting and technical support to Kinder Morgan’s natural gas business unit, operations and engineering departments. Position can be based in Houston, Texas or Lakewood, Colorado. Position may be filled as a Specialist or EHS Engineer depending on skills and experience. This position has the opportunity to work a hybrid work schedule with Monday through Wednesday in the office and Thursday and Friday at home. This position also has the opportunity to work a flexible work schedule with 9-hour workdays Monday through Thursday and either half day Fridays or every other Friday off.Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of the successful candidateResponsibilities Include:

Complete various air permit and compliance submittals.

Track and interpret air quality regulations and advise management on future potential and likely concerns and issues.

Interact directly with federal, state, and local officials.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with operations, engineering, and business development management and staff.

Proactively plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs.

Monitor schedules, budgets and evaluate the work of third party air contractors.

Review and analyze results of emissions testing and environmental compliance inspections.

Represent the company on industry committees pertaining to air quality.

Provide 24/7 support to Company’s emergency response and reporting requirements.

Travel as required; anticipated travel will be up to 20% time away from the office; motor vehicle and air travel anticipated.

Deal with a wide variety of people and personalities with tact, courtesy and professionalism across multiple business units, including, but not limited to: other employees, all levels of management, vendors, agencies, and customers.

Write effectively and understand verbal and written communications.

Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal and listening skills

Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of job performance.

Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

Other daily, weekly and monthly duties along with special projects, as assigned.

Carry a company-provided cell phone and respond during working hours and non-working hours as required.

Position Requirements


BS or BA in Engineering, Physical or Environmental Science, or related field.


Minimum 5-10 years of experience preparing and submitting emissions inventories, air permit applications and other environmental compliance requirements/documentation.

Working knowledge of Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) regulations at natural gas processing plants.

Demonstrated experience performing regulatory analyses, including interpretation of agency rules, regulations, and guidance.

Working knowledge of the Clean Air Act, state/local/tribal air quality regulations, Title V compliance requirements, source emission calculations using EPA or industry standard procedures, air pollution control technologies, and dispersion modeling.

Excellent written communication and oral communication skills, including experience providing training and interacting directly with federal, state, or local officials.

Proficient in using standard spreadsheet, word processing, and database software, including Microsoft Office suite.

Team player who is open to coaching others and being coached and follows through on commitments.

Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details and follow work rules.

Must also be able to work autonomously to successfully perform the required and expected duties with minimal direct supervision.

Must be able to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict and sometimes simultaneous deadlines.

Ability to successfully perform the required and expected duties with minimal direct supervision.

Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).

Required to carry a company-provided cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.


Based in Houston, Texas or Lakewood Colorado.

Option for traditional schedule or 9/80.

This position is eligible for the hybrid schedule (M-W in the office, Th & F at home when travel is not required).

Up to 20% travel is required and anticipated.

Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets.

May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed.

The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.


Experience with emissions and compliance responsibilities for natural gas midstream segment.

Experience coordinating air compliance and management programs with operations personnel.


Experience with CEMS and LDAR.

Record of successfully conducting regulatory analyses and developing cost effective implementation strategies for air quality matters at natural gas treatment, processing, transmission, and storage facilities.

Experience implementing and/or using OpsInfo or other Environmental Management Information Systems.

Strong diagnostic skills and logical thought processes with the ability to identify and resolve data acquisition issues is a plus.

Experience with project and financial budget development and implementation.

Professional Engineer certification is a plus.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.Pay range: $81,800 to $152,000 per year. This position includes a discretionary annual incentive plan. Job level and pay commensurate with experience and skill set.Kinder Morgan, Inc. offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits offered for this position may include the following: health care benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; Flexible and Health Spending Accounts; Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance; Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance for employee and dependents; retirement benefits including a 401(k) with employer and employee contributions and a company-funded pension plan; paid time off; paid holidays; a flexible work schedule; and may voluntary benefit plans.Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/VEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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