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Scientist, Senior Environmental (NEPA)

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Houston, TX
  • Posted: September 13, 2019
  • Full-Time

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership's assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.

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The Senior Environmental Scientist (NEPA) will report to the Environmental Permitting Manager (NEPA) and will lead environmental permitting (e.g. Sections 404/10) efforts associated with new projects, as well as the maintenance of existing assets. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, either individually or through oversight of third-party contractors, state/federal authorization requests, namely U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 404/10, state/federal construction stormwater permits, state/federal hydrostatic test discharge permits, state drilling mud landfarming permits, and other state/federal authorizations, as applicable.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant environmental regulations, such as Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Rivers and Harbors Act Sections 10 and 408.
  • Promote and maintain effective communication amongst internal project stakeholders, project management, third-party contractors, and regulatory personnel.
  • Provide oral and/or written weekly permitting updates to NEPA Manager and various project stakeholders.
  • Lead efforts to maintain project compliance with applicable state/federal authorizations.
  • Oversee and review the execution of natural and cultural resource surveys, as well as the preparation of associated reports.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, key regulatory personnel, and third-party contractors.
  • Other projects as assigned.


The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an environmental or biological science, or other relevant technical field (e.g. anthropology), is preferred.
  • Ten or more years of consistent linear project permitting experience, primarily CWA (e.g. Nationwide Permit 12) and relevant state permits. 
  • Experience and understanding of USACE permitting processes, including Section 404, Section 10, Section 106, Section 408, and Real Estate.
  • Existing positive relationships and extensive experience working with regional regulatory personnel, namely USACE Fort Worth, Galveston, and New Orleans Districts.
  • Adept at communicating effectively to project stakeholders and regulatory staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain or abbreviate schedules and reduce projects costs through a solution-oriented mindset.
  • General knowledge of the construction and operation of pipelines, storage, and other oil/gas-related facilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Some travel required.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

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