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Phillips 66 Environmental Specialist - Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.

The Environmental Specialist - Wood River Refinery provides leadership and direction to the Wood River Refinery (WRR) to maintain continuous compliance with Air regulations. The Environmental Specialist serves as a single point of contact for operations team to provide line-of-sight to regulatory obligations.


The Environmental Specialist is responsible for:

  • Strongly reinforce safety-first attitude and culture that no one gets hurt.

  • Be a visible leader and role model for regulatory compliance and environmental commitment.

  • Provide strategic leadership for environmental issues and activities that impact WRR, seeking strategies that provide maximum benefit to P66, promote and support P66 core values, minimize future liability, and differentiate P66 from its competitors.

  • Lead efforts to ensure that environmental compliance gaps are identified and addressed in a timely fashion.

  • Provide strong line of sight and communicate about how everyday things can have an impact on our environmental performance.

  • Be an active participant in the P66 Environmental networks and be willing to lead small subcommittee efforts.

  • Create and sustain a supportive partnership relationship between environmental professionals and refinery operating personnel.

  • Monitor key leading and trailing environmental performance indicators and initiate appropriate intervention if metrics indicate unacceptable trends.

  • Represent WRR in external affairs related to environmental aspects including discussions with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders.

  • Liaise and develop positive relationships with regulatory and community stakeholders.

  • Coordinate compliance plans to fulfill Consent Decree obligations for the site; coordinates Title V permit requirements, revisions and compliance assurance with business unit personnel and permitting agencies.

  • Be a subject matter expert (SME) for environmental regulations applicable to facility.

  • Assure timely reporting of recurring and non-recurring regulatory compliance reports.

  • Assure timely initial and follow up reporting for air releases to various agencies.

  • Champion development and integration of sustainable HSE Management Systems.

  • Identify differences in systems/approaches, then drive consistent implementation of best practices.

  • Ensure WRR provides cost-effective advice and services based on a thorough understanding of laws, regulations, and available technology.

  • Track, interpret, and develop implementation strategies for new and emerging regulations.

  • Provide a conduit to understand environmental processes/systems available outside of the function and look for opportunities for implementation.



  • Basic/Required qualifications must be objective or quantifiable. Any candidate who applies for the position and does not meet one of these requirements will be automatically rejected from consideration by the applicant tracking system.

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or relevant field

  • 3 or more years of environmental experience in refining, petrochemical, or related industries

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Outlook)

  • Willing and able to work periodic 24-hour on-call plant response duty


  • 1 or more years of experience working with Clean Air Act and New Source Review

  • 1 or more years of experience with Annual Emissions Reporting

  • Able to accurately and clearly communicate both technical and practical information while working in a team environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Willing and able to work productively in a diverse team-based environment

  • Well-developed organization skills


The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of December 6, 2021 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 55127

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Health, Safety, and Environment

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No