Dow Chemical Air Permit / Regulatory Manager in Deer Park, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity available for an Air Permit and Regulatory Manager within its Houston Hub operations. The Houston Hub consists of manufacturing sites located at Deer Park, La Porte, Bayport, and Texas City, TX.

This role is responsible for supporting the plants to ensure all potential air emissions are properly authorized, assisting plants in understanding what they need to do to demonstrate compliance, and facilitating environmental agency investigations.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Partner with businesses to review proposed project changes to evaluate permitting needs and provide optimal solutions to ensure project timelines are met and emission increases are minimized.

  • Lead air approval projects through the preparation of permit (NSR, NNSR, PSD, PBR, Standard, Title V off-permit notifications and minor and significant revisions) applications and agency negotiations to ensure optimal permit conditions that provide competitive advantage, frequently working with consultants.

  • Partner with plant personnel in the implementation of air approvals into plant operating discipline by providing interpretation guidance and inspiring open communication and leveraging between plants.

  • Coordinate agency information requests to ensure accurate, timely responses.

  • Lead Dow personnel in inspections/investigations (both on-site and “records review”) by local, state, or federal agencies in a mutually respective environment.

  • Provide technical input and/or lead efforts to evaluate Industrial Park impact to permits on integrated sites.

  • Function as site focal point to support and lead preparation and submittal of routine compliance reports to agencies.

  • Assist plants in preparation of Title V Deviation reports and other regulatory reports, driving a standard of excellence is site consistency in reasonable inquiry and deviation reporting.

  • Review proposed project changes to innovatively evaluate permitting needs.

  • Facilitate optimal compliance issue resolution by valuing diversity of team members.

  • Evaluate impact of proposed regulations on site plants and facilities; provide constructive comments to agencies for flexibility that is protective of the environment.

  • Facilitate sustainable implementation of new regulations in site facilities.

  • Calculate netting of key emissions (NOx, CO, PM, VOC, GHG).

  • Pursue an excellence in operating discipline to ensure consistency among site and state air permit writers.

  • Partner with consultants to perform impacts and other modeling.

  • Coordinate Texas EH&S Audit Privilege correspondence as service to clients.

  • Work schedule is optional 9/80 or conventional 5 - 8's.

  • Work is primarily in the office, with minimal travel to Austin and occasional visits to plants.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Texas air permitting (application development and negotiating conditions/limits) for chemical/petrochemical production facilities is preferred.

  • Manufacturing experience in chemical/petrochemical plant operations is preferred.

  • Experience with agency investigations is preferred.

  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively to meet internal and external deadlines is preferred.

  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communications skills, as this position requires interaction with various levels of Dow management, as well as interaction with government agencies is preferred.

  • Demonstrate strong logical thinking and computational skills in order to ensure compliance with permit limits is preferred.

  • Enthusiastically pursue a standard of excellence by developing innovative solutions to provide maximum operational flexibility and competitive advantage is preferred.

  • Must have a strong sense of integrity is preferred.

  • Value working constructively in teams, as well as independently is preferred.

  • Ability to lead project meetings and giving presentations to small and medium sized groups of people is preferred.

  • Proficient in standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is preferred.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering/technical discipline is required.

  • Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering is preferred.

NOTE: This position does not offer relocation benefits.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual

  • Performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Air Permit / Regulatory Manager


Texas-Deer Park

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