EHS Specialist 2

Hobbs, US


ContourGlobal develops, acquires, and operates power generation facilities with proven and cutting-edge energy technologies. We are an international high-growth company, founded in 2005, that has grown exponentially to own and operate a fleet of renewable and thermal assets, located in 20 countries across 4 continents. Wherever we operate, we are committed to the highest standards of health and safety, environmental, social responsibility, our people’s well-being. Our longstanding ESG pledge includes becoming net-zero carbon by 2050.

Acquisition of ContourGlobal by the US private-equity fund KKR will enable us greatly to further expand our portfolio, increase investment in the energy transition, and take advantage of new opportunities in our core markets. Our multinational, integrated team of almost 1500 people prides itself on our culture and values, and welcomes entrepreneurial, innovative, ambitious, and collaborative professionals to come join us.



Job Summary:

The key responsibilities of this position are focused on implementing and maintaining environmental and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) activities for the facility and providing support in these areas for Plant management. The ideal incumbent will have multi-media environmental compliance, and NERC experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists Plant Manager, as needed.
  • Works to attain operational goals and objectives.
  • Ensures all Plant activities are in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Prepares the necessary reports.
  • Monitors Plant compliance activities, for all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Recommends corrective actions and improvements, when required.
  • Ensures all shipments of waste are properly coordinated, and that the Plant adheres to all regulations.
  • For air emissions and Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), supports or fulfills the role of CEMS Coordinator, or Back-Up CEMS Coordinator, as directed.
  • For waste shipments and water discharges, ensures sampling requirements are completed properly, documented, and properly and timely reported.
  • Ensures Environmental compliance, as set forth in specific site Environmental Manuals.
  • Coordinates environmental, safety, security, business continuity; and NERC drills, tests, and samples, for which contract services are required.
  • Ensures completion of all reporting requirements, in compliance with laws, regulations, permits, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures outages, involving scheduled or unscheduled equipment repairs, are completed safely, conforming to all safety requirements, including contractor adherence.
  • Ensures that the following procedures/programs are understood, followed, and properly adhered to: lock-out, tag out (LOTO), confined space, machine guarding, personal protective equipment (PPE), mechanical integrity, management-of-change, and chemical safety compliance.
  • As needed, provides additional supervisory support, to enforce safety regulations, during outages and operational periods.
  • Provides training schedules for annual NERC, Security, Emergency Response, Safety, and Environmental Training requirements.
  • Reviews work packages, as required for safety conformance.
  • Compiles all necessary data, investigates, and prepares written reports, for any on-site accidents; following the guidelines, provided in the Safety Manual for Accident Reporting.
  • Provides viable alternatives and makes economic evaluations, related to Plant equipment and/or procedures and modifications; to ensure improved NERC and Safety and Environmental compliance, including all environmental and other appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains and updates Plant’s NERC and Safety and Environmental records, within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), as required. Ensures the engineering library has complete electronic and hardcopy reports, for historical use.
  • Reviews all major maintenance expenditures within budget guidelines, to ensure continued compliance with NERC and Safety and Environmental regulations and permits; and identifies potential issues, concerning insurance; Community Relations; and business continuity. Provide relevant inputs to the budgetary process, for the necessary improvements for NERC and Safety and Environmental compliance, as required.
  • Provide necessary technical support for all related NERC and Safety and Environmental bid specifications, evaluation of vendor/contractor bid proposals, and monitoring contractor work performance, to ensure contract compliance.
  • Provide NERC and Safety and Environmental direction, to Operations & Management employees. Participates in Plant emergency response, waste minimization, and pollution prevention programs.
  • Performs duties related to handling hazardous materials and wastes, and spill prevention and control, in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Initial orientation and annual classroom training are provided, together with on-the-job- training, to demonstrate understanding of essential information, for regulatory compliance and documentation.

Commit to Lead with Our Values

  • Commit to CG values as expressed in the Essential Information. Model the values in any interaction internally and externally.
  • Put Health and Safety First
  • Embrace Timely Transparency
  • Model the 3Cs – Communication, Collaboration and Coordination
  • Embrace Failure analysis and continuous improvement including Five Whys
  • Seek out ways to incorporate technology and Artificial Intelligence into the company’s legal practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline is preferred, preferably Engineering.
  • Power Plant startup and commissioning experience is desired.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in facility operating compliance; preferably in Power Plant, or power-related industry.
  • General knowledge of Power Plant operations; including the interrelationship of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), security, safety, business continuity, insurance, and environmental compliance, with Operations and Maintenance functions.
  • General knowledge of major Safety and Environmental legislation, involving air, water, hazardous materials, and waste management; with at least one (1) specialized area of knowledge, at the regulatory-requirement level.
  • Strong persuasive oral and written communication skills, as well as good planning and organizational skills, are necessary.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and as a team leader; excellent interpersonal skills; and a record of building consensus, among internal and external parties.
  • Ability to perform and manage multiple varied tasks in an industrial environment; and to promptly identify and analyze potentially complex compliance risks.
  • A thorough, demonstrated understanding of Power Plant operations, including a working knowledge of the Operations and Maintenance components of the Plant.
  • Knowledge of chemistry, as it relates to Power Plant operations, as well as environmental and water treatment programs, and statutory regulations.
  • Understands budgets, bid proposals, contract evaluations, and basic accounting principles.
  • Experience directly planning, coordinating, and directing varied programs and tasks; experience being involved with the engineering component of the Plant, but also directly influencing entire Plant operations.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data, to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.
  • Ability to manage and motivate subordinate team members, contribute to team development, and work persuasively and harmoniously with all managers and Plant employees.
  • Experience using continuous emissions monitoring software (CEMS)required.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; and an ability to present facts, conclusions, and recommendations in written communications, both in formal and informal formats.
  • Strong oral communication skills are essential. Incumbent will be key point of contact when meeting with regulators during compliance visits.
  • Must be able to deliver training material, in a manner that is easily understood by participants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a record of building consensus among internal and external parties, are required.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to reach, climb, walk, and stoop throughout the workday, as well as the possibility of standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing, and routinely lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g., hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves, and high-voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.
  • Position requires extended working hours, with weekend and holiday work; as required by schedules, workloads, and Plant conditions. "On-call" status will periodically be required.
  • Work-shift hours, or irregular hours as needed to support reliable Plant operations.

Travel RequirementsThis position will require occasional business trips.

ContourGlobal provides equal employment opportunities and maintains a diverse workforce that reflects the rich environment of the society we live in and markets we operate.


ContourGlobal is a power generation company committed to new growth in thermal and renewable technologies. Our mission is to develop, acquire and operate electricity generation businesses worldwide, creating economic and social value through better operations, and making the communities where we work better because we are there.


- To care about our people’s health, safety, well-being and development.
- To act transparently and with moral integrity.
- To work hard and without boundaries as a multinational, integrated team.
- To expect, embrace and enable excellence and continuous learning through humility, and the knowledge that we will fail but when we do, we will learn.
- To honor the commitments of those who have placed their trust in us.