Environmental Compliance Specialist

Location: Anchorage

Company: NorthStar Energy

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Management, Operations

Publish Date: October 4, 2019

Company Description: NorthStar Energy is a holding company with energy distribution businesses operating in Alaska and Hawaii. We are committed to being the vital link between best in class fuel solutions and our customers in remote communities, now and into the future. Right now, people are reassessing their relationship with fuel, as they become more efficient and conscious about energy. At NorthStar Energy it is our plan to take advantage of our integral position in niche markets to lead the way in energy innovation and decarbonization.


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NorthStar Energy

This position, based in Anchorage, Alaska, is responsible for supporting environmental regulatory compliance for NorthStar Energy, and her subsidiaries, which includes planning and implementing environmental policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations. This position may be required to fulfill the role of designated Qualified Individual (QI) for spill response.


Develops, implements, and provides support for environmental programs, including, but not limited to: air quality, aboveground storage tanks, class two facilities, contaminated sites, drills and exercises, due diligence, hazardous chemicals, piping, response plans, security, spill prevention and response, tankship management, underground storage tanks, waste, water, and wildlife.

Engages within the environmental department and operations team in a positive way to continue to develop best practices in environmental compliance.

Effectively communicates with agency personnel, industry colleagues, and coworkers.

Develops and implements programmatic initiatives including the development of compliance summaries, internal informational guidance documents, plans, bulletins, forms, manuals, and electronic content.

Assists in the development and administration of environmental compliance system.

Able to prioritize and meet multiple overlapping deadlines.

Prepares regulatory plans, permits, and applications.

Develops, reviews, and edits facility specific plans.

Provides support to resolve/address environmental compliance matters including directing and training of staff, communication with agency personnel, and developing corrective actions.

Inspects facilities for environmental compliance.

Oversee work of contractors with support and cooperation of internal business partners such as site managers, maintenance and operations teams.

Provides guidance to company personnel on potential or actual breaches of compliance regulations and recommends corrective or preventative actions.

Participates in industry meetings, conferences, and training. May be asked to sit on boards or committees of industry organizations.

This position requires travel to various locations throughout Alaska, and periodic travel to Seattle and other locations.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree (prefer Bachelor of Science or Engineering) and a minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental consulting, or waste management. A combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Preferred Experience: Candidates with experience in one or more of the following environmental programs will be given higher priority: air quality, contaminated sites, spill prevention and response, underground storage tanks, waste management, and stormwater.