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Project Manager

The Project Manager acts as Summit’s Regional liaison responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) monitoring and inventory programs implemented at multiple customer facilities across multiple states. The Project Manager is responsible for keeping projects moving forward in terms of scope, budget, schedule, and personnel management. This role is expected to have full command of the status of each project being managed, recognize issues of concern or emerging risks and proactively prepare and deploy initiatives to mitigate these risks. Responsible for building a strong professional relationship with key customer project personnel, ensuring accuracy of all invoiced charges, identifying opportunities for additional work and promoting Summit’s accomplishments and efforts. This position is expected to regularly communicate project concerns, status and accomplishments to Summit’s management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively foster a culture which ensures all work is performed in a safe and healthy manner.
  • Conduct safety investigations, and ensure team members are actively participating in Weekly Safety Meetings.
  • Conduct Health & Safety audits, with the Site Supervisor or their designees at least once every quarter at each managed project work site. Participate in contractor safety general forum as required.
  • Participate in safety steering committee meetings as required.
  • Professionally interact with key customer personnel, developing a strong relationship that promotes Summit’s business goals. Manage customer expectations and cultivate opportunities for new business with existing customers.
  • Work with Customer and other contractors to resolve issues that arise.
  • Regularly prepare project reports and track project status for customer and Summit Management to ensure projects are on schedule, performed in a cost effective manner, customer expectations are being met or exceeded and anticipated profit margins realized.
  • Conduct periodic business reviews, both internal and customer facing, in order to maintain maximum levels of service, as well as adherence to budget, scope, and schedule.
  • Support business development efforts with new customers by supporting the preparation of scope of work and cost proposals, participating in short list interviews and supporting contract negotiations.
  • Comply with project schedules, identify sources of noncompliance and adjust resources as necessary.
  • Responsible for tracking all project costs, comparing actual incurred costs versus allowable billable fees/charges, and protecting/securing anticipated profit margins for each project.
  • Maintain up to date understanding of all contract terms and conditions, and ensure compliance with these conditions is maintained for each project.
  • Secure appropriate written authorization in the form of Service Agreements, Purchase Orders, etc., with adequate funding to complete work. Proactively identify out of scope work and secure required change orders from Customer with necessary funding to complete new work.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of all invoices sent to the customer, ensure all charges are allowable and in accordance with existing contractual terms, and address all outstanding issues surrounding past due invoices to secure payments in a timely manner.
  • Maintain daily understanding of projects being managed, including schedules, budgets, and operating efficiency of Summit personnel at various sites across an assigned region.
  • Ensure Site Supervisors accurately track team member attendance and on-time arrival, billable labor time, equipment charges and timely submission of team member timesheets.
  • Assist as required on a case by case basis with addressing team member disciplinary issues and other human resource related tasks.
  • Lead effort to recruit and interview new hires. Ensure all new hires receive necessary on-boarding physicals, training and orientation, along with annual reviews.
  • Ensure all established Summit Inspections policies, procedures and best practices are being compiled with, and hold Site Supervisors and Project Coordinators accountable for proactively addressing and correcting non-compliance issues.
  • Facilitate Change Management to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Responsible for company equipment inventory at site. Secure resources and track progress surrounding the repair of all faulty or damaged equipment (TVA, WDA, MC9090, etc).
  • Conduct Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews and audits to ensure Summit Inspection’s scope and standard Quality and Compliance requirements are met.
  • Assist/oversee the integrity, accuracy and security of all data maintained by the project’s LDAR data management system. This includes information contained on all daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports issued by Summit Inspection.
  • Assist with internal, third party and regulatory body audits as needed.
  • Assist with client special requests.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills. Ability to mentor, counsel and train others to expand their role and responsibilities.
  • Ability to lead others, develop strong working relationships, and foster a work environment focused on team building and achieving positive results.
  • Must have ability to oversee all phases of project, including budget, scope, scheduling, and personnel management. Skills must include strong organizational ability.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost management and team member development.
  • Must be capable of using good judgment, communicating desirable outcomes and expectations, and holding others accountable for achieving the desired outcomes.
  • Ability to properly investigate potential compliance issues and determine root cause of problems before elevating the issue to customer or Summit Inspection’s management team.
  • Ability to set key milestones, track and report results, and effectively communicate progress and risk management issues to Summit Inspections’ management team.
  • Highly proficient in various types of LDAR data management programs along with the ability to effectively use base software programs like Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook email, Track timekeeping and other miscellaneous enterprise management systems.
  • Deep understanding and highly proficient at reviewing, deciphering and accurately applying LDAR compliance regulations issued by local, State and Federal agencies.
  • Ability to read and decipher Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). Ability to distinguish and understand the mechanical operations of various types of process valves.
  • Knowledge of various types of refining process equipment (i.e., exchanger, vessel, pump, compressor, etc.) and how they mechanical function.
  • Expert level of knowledge of Summit Inspection’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), and Health & Safety Management System.
  • Ability to operate within Federal and State employment law.
  • Ability to preserve employee confidentiality and privacy.

Training and Testing Requirements:

  • Completion of Summit Inspection’s pre-employment physical exam, drug and alcohol testing.
  • Successfully passing any site-specific drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • Successful completion of any regional specific training programs associated by local or state agencies (e.g., Los Angeles County Refinery Safety Overview training program).
  • Completion of Transportation Working Identification Credential (TWIC) program followed by verification via a TWIC card.
  • General Human Resources training for company, state and federal policies and requirements.
  • Completion of Summit Inspection LDAR consent decree training, EPA Method 21 Training, and Leak Minimization/First Attempt training.
  • Thorough overview of Summit Inspection’s Health & Safety Management System.
  • Track Software time keeping program.
  • Training in site-specific software database programs.
  • Reading of P&ID/Schematic prints.
  • Completion of site specific training programs.

Credentials and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor degree or pursuit of degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years LDAR program experience required with increasing levels of responsibility, primarily in the area of overseeing related projects.
  • Demonstrated project coordination and/or management experience.
  • Prior experience leading teams required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Prolong periods of working at desk with personal computer. Outdoor work in petroleum refinery or chemical processing facility may also be required.
  • Adverse weather conditions (extreme hot/cold and inclement weather.)
  • May be required to carry a testing device, data logger, hand tools and miscellaneous equipment that weigh about 15-20 lbs. The testing device is carried in a backpack. Other tools or equipment are carried on a tool belt or in pockets.
  • The work involves walking up stairs and climbing vertical ladders and working from heights with fall protection equipment while wearing such equipment described above.
  • All outdoor work is performed wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes a hardhat, fire retardant coveralls, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety boots and when required, a 5-point safety harness.
  • Required to routinely travel across region to project sites, and in support of quality assurance audits and other project activities not directly responsible for managing.
Environmental Monitoring Site Supervisor

The Environmental Monitoring Site Supervisor manages the day-to-day operations of a project site’s Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program. This includes prioritizing and addressing work assignments, providing leadership, direction and guidance to Lead Technicians and Technicians, addressing on-site personnel and staffing issues, preparing and distributing operational and regulatory reports, and ensuring the completion of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly audit items required by Federal, State and/or local fugitive air emission regulations. Must possess a deep understanding of Summit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Health & Safety Management System and ensure project operations are consistently adhering to these procedures. The Site Supervisor interfaces daily with the project site’s LDAR representative to ensure schedules and milestones are achieved, work efforts are aligned with the needs of the program and resources are adequately deployed to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in a safe and healthy manner while fostering a culture that instills similar work practices in team member being supervised.
  • Perform the role as the Site Safety Officer and lead Summit Inspection Weekly Safety Meetings. Also responsible for performing on-going field safety audits in accordance with Summit Inspections’ Health & Safety policies. Conduct safety investigations, as needed.
  • Participate in contractor safety general forums. Participate in customer safety committee meetings.
  • Oversee the work, progress and productivity of Summit personnel assigned to the project.
  • Generate Inspection Progress Reports and distribute as per site-specific distribution lists.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly QA/QC activities in accordance with Summit Inspections’ SOP.
  • Accompany regulatory agency auditors during audits to ensure compliance and initiate corrective actions.
  • Oversee the integrity, accuracy and security of all data maintained by the project’s LDAR data management system. This includes the information contained on all daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports issued to Summit and other project site personnel.
  • Use project site’s LDAR data management system to ensure compliance with all inventorying, monitoring, repair and re-inspection requirements as dictated by applicable regulations.
  • Generate and maintain a number of reports for customer to measure productivity and ensure schedules are being met.
  • Act as Summit’s point of contact in order to work with customer and other contractors to resolve issues that arise.
  • Ensure operational and quality compliance issues are rectified immediately within current month (e.g., no linger green tag issues waiting to be addressed).
  • Monitor attendance and on-time arrival of all Summit personnel. Oversee daily and weekly timecard and payroll verification.
  • Address team member performance issues and ensure all team members abide by Summit policies, procedures and standard practices. Impose disciplinary measures as needed with guidance from management.
  • Participate in new hire recruiting and interviewing. Lead new hire on-boarding which includes conducting and/or overseeing new hire initial training.
  • Ensure the accuracy and quality of the precision calibration procedures executed for monitoring instruments per EPA Method 21.
  • Maintain inventory of all company equipment, ensure preventative maintenance steps are implemented and address damaged equipment needing repair.
  • Maintain inventory of all on-site material/supplies and purchase/order new supplies as needed.
  • Perform/oversee the maintenance, upkeep and refueling of all vehicles on site.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have strong interpersonal, leadership and communications skills.
  • Highly proficient in various types of LDAR data management programs along with the ability to effectively use basic software programs like Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook email, Track timekeeping, and other miscellaneous enterprise management systems.
  • Skill to lead teams effectively and help others to achieve results.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost management, and team member deployment.
  • Must be capable of using good judgment and holding others accountable for achieving expected results.
  • Ability to properly investigate potential compliance issues and determine root cause of problems before elevating the issue to customer or Project Manager.
  • Ability to review, decipher and accurately apply LDAR compliance regulations issued by local, State and Federal agencies.
  • Ability to read and decipher Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). Ability to distinguish and understand the mechanical operations of various types of process valves.
  • Knowledge of refining process equipment (i.e., exchanger, vessel, pump, compressor, etc.) and how they mechanically operate.
  • Extremely high level of knowledge of Summit Inspections’ Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Extremely high level of knowledge of Summit Inspections Health & Safety Management System.
  • Ability to operate within Federal and State employment laws.
  • Ability to preserve employee confidentiality and privacy.

Training and Testing Requirements:

  • Completion of Summit Inspections’ pre-employment physical exam, drug and alcohol testing.
  • Successfully passing any site-specific drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • Successful completion of any regional specific training programs associated by local or state agencies (e.g., Los Angeles County Refinery Safety Overview training program).
  • When required, completion of Transportation Working Identification Credential (TWIC) program followed by verification via a TWIC card.
  • General Human Resources training for company, state and federal policies and requirements.
  • Completion of Summit LDAR consent decree training, EPA Method 21 Training, and Leak Minimization/First Attempt training.
  • Thorough overview of Summit Inspections’ SOP manual, and Health & Safety Management System.
  • Track Software time keeping program, and other site-specific software programs.
  • Reading of P&ID/schematic prints.
  • Completion of Site Specific training programs and thorough understanding of all site specific rules, policies and requirements.

Credentials and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Post-high school education preferred.
  • Minimum 4 - 5 years Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) monitoring program experience required.
  • Prior supervisory experience at Lead Technician level or above.
  • Some experience in a mechanical work environment required.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Outdoor work in petroleum refinery or chemical processing facility walking and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Adverse weather conditions (extreme hot/cold and inclement weather.)
  • May be required to carry a testing device, data logger, hand tools and miscellaneous equipment that weigh about 15-20 lbs. The testing devices are carried in a backpack. Other tools and equipment are carried on a tool belt or in pockets.
  • The work involves ascending stairs, climbing vertical ladders, and working from elevated heights (sometimes with personal fall protection equipment) while wearing equipment described above.
  • All outdoor work is performed wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes a hardhat, fire retardant coveralls, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety boots and when required, a 5- point safety harness.
Environmental Monitoring Lead Technician

The Environmental Monitoring Lead Technician is responsible for providing each Summit Technician with a daily monitoring assignment, managing daily activities associated with ongoing inspection and inventory assignments, and performing bi-monthly audits. Must possess a good understanding of Summit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Health & Safety Management System and ensure fellow team members are consistently adhering to these procedures. In addition, this position may be required to perform Environmental Monitoring Technician duties for daily Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) component monitoring, inventory maintenance, and emission reduction repair activities at customer work sites required to comply with local, State and Federal fugitive air emission regulations. This position may be required to perform other monitoring and observation tasks associated with other environmental compliance requirements existing at the customer work sites.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in a safe and healthy manner. Ensure safe work practices are being maintained by those assigned to lead, and actively participate in Summit Inspection Weekly Safety Meetings.
  • Report safety hazards, near misses and injuries per Summit and customer Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform the role of Alternate Site Safety Officer and when necessary lead Summit Inspection Weekly Safety Meetings. As required, participate in contractor safety general forums, and customer safety committee meetings.
  • Download daily work assignments from project site’s data management system and issue monitoring and inventory assignments to technicians.
  • Upload completed daily work assignments form monitoring and inventory technicians to project site’s data management system.
  • Provide transportation of technicians and equipment to and from plant work locations, and provide field support to LDAR monitoring crew.
  • When applicable, provide Notification Reports (for 1 and 2 day leaks) as required by project site. Distribute Outstanding Leak Report to various persons throughout the plant per site-specific distribution requirements.
  • When applicable, generate and distribute High Priority Leak Early Notification Reports (for 1 and 2 day leaks) to key maintenance coordinators.
  • Enter completed work orders into appropriate database.
  • Conduct 40 CFR Subpart QQQ visual inspections. Conduct 40 CFR Subpart NESHAP FF visual inspections along with El Paso Cooling Tower Monitoring.
  • Conduct re-monitoring inspection of leaks repaired by maintenance personnel as requested.
  • Assist in conducting Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) field monitoring and permit audits. Conduct Consent Decree QA/QC data review on field data gathered during the previous day work assignments performed by technicians.
  • Conduct QA/QC re-inspections on repaired leaks within applicable time frame determined by the project site.
  • Accompany regulatory agency auditors during audits to ensure compliance and initiate corrective actions.
  • Review daily calibration entries to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Support the re-monitoring of components when the test instrument fails calibration Drift Check.
  • Perform Technician duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to withstand prolonged walking and standing and work on elevated surfaces.
  • Ability to be organized and work in a systematic and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal English.
  • Proficiency in various types of LDAR data management programs along with ability to use basic software programs like Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook email.
  • High level of knowledge and understand of Summit Inspections’ Standard Operating Procedures.
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of Summit Inspections Health & Safety Management System.
  • Ability to read and decipher Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). Ability to distinguish and understand the mechanical operations of various types of process valves.
  • Knowledge of refining process equipment (i.e., exchanger, vessel, pump, compressor, etc.) and how they mechanically operate.
  • Ability to lead small teams with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well with others in a group setting.
  • Basic mechanical abilities.

Training and Testing Requirements:

  • Completion of Summit Inspections’ pre-employment physical exam, drug and alcohol testing.
  • Successfully passing any site-specific drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • Successful completion of any regional specific training programs associated by local or state agencies (e.g., Los Angeles County Refinery Safety Overview training program).
  • When required, completion of Transportation Working Identification Credential (TWIC) program followed by verification via a TWIC card.
  • Completion of Summit LDAR consent decree (CD), EPA Method 21, and Leak Minimization/First Attempt training.
  • Thorough overview of Summit Inspections’ SOP manual and Health & Safety Management System.
  • Training in site-specific LDAR data management programs.
  • Reading of P&ID/Schematic prints.
  • Completion of Site Specific training programs, and thorough overview of all site specific rules, policies and requirements.

Credentials and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 – 3 years of LDAR monitoring program experience required.
  • Some experience in a mechanical work environment is preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Outdoor work in petroleum refinery or chemical processing facility walking and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Adverse weather conditions (extreme hot/cold and inclement weather.)
  • Lead Technician will carry a testing device, data logger, hand tools and miscellaneous equipment that weigh about 15-20 lbs. The testing devices are carried in a backpack. Other tools and equipment are carried on a tool belt or in pockets.
  • The work involves ascending stairs, climbing vertical ladders, and working from elevated heights (sometimes with personal fall protection equipment) while wearing equipment described above.
  • All outdoor work is performed wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes a hardhat, fire retardant coveralls, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety boots and when required, a 5- point safety harness.
Environmental Monitoring Technician

The Environmental Monitoring Technician is primarily responsible for daily Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) component monitoring, inventory maintenance and emission reduction repair activities at customer work sites required to comply with Federal, State and/or local fugitive air emission regulations. Possess a good understanding of Summit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Health & Safety Management System and encourages fellow team members to consistently adhere to these procedures. In addition, this position may be required to perform other monitoring and observation tasks associated with other environmental compliance requirements existing at the customer work sites.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in a safe and healthy manner. Ensure safe work practices are being maintained by others, and actively participate in Summit Inspection Weekly Safety Meetings.
  • Report safety hazards, near misses and injuries per Summit and customer Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Calibrate and precision certify analyzers according to EPA Method 21 and maintain complete and accurate records of all calibrations and certifications.
  • When required, perform mid and end of day calibration drift assessments and document results per Summit Inspections’ SOP.
  • Report problems or potential problems with all analyzers and equipment to supervisor.
  • If necessary, obtain proper authorization from customer to perform tasks as assigned (permits, etc.)
  • Ensure the use of a JSA (Job Safely Analysis) before the start of a task.
  • Perform visual assessments. Report Open Ended Lines (OEL), Audible, Visual and Olfactory (AVO) emissions, damage, or hazards to appropriate site-specific personnel immediately.
  • Perform fugitive emission monitoring per Method 21 and when required per customer site specific monitoring requirements. In real time accurately log observed monitoring results into handheld computer or other methods of recording observed results.
  • Provide detailed, accurate, field notes for leaks, inventory questions, OELs, routing changes.
  • Perform first repair attempt (minor adjustment) on approved leaking components per Summit Inspection’s Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Physically identify leaking components by attaching a weatherproof tag containing leak data and mark leak locations on components with site specific approved method.
  • When required at the project site, immediately notify lead technician of high priority emitting/leaking components. Provide details to assist repairs.
  • Report any changes to components inventory for verification and update. Also, report any component not included in inventory for verification and update.
  • Replace/re-hang missing, fallen and/or damaged component identification tags daily, and replace wire on tags as needed.
  • Participate in customer requested odor investigations and maintenance sweeps.
  • Perform other LDAR related tasks as assigned by supervisor: inventory and tagging, maintenance or modifications of inventory, monitoring of inaccessible components, monitoring of components that require the use of approved safety equipment (i.e., Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)) components, monitoring of carbon canisters, waste bins, drains, tanks, shipping vessels, etc.
  • Perform housekeeping duties: Equipment maintenance, trailer and vehicle cleaning, etc.
  • Maintain equipment and tools in good working order and report any problems to supervisor.
  • Communicate ideas for improving operations surrounding the project to the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability withstand prolong walking and standing and work on elevated surfaces.
  • Ability to be organized and work in a systematic and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal English.
  • Basic computer knowledge, Microsoft Word and Excel, email skills.
  • Ability to take direction and carry out tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well with others in a group setting.
  • Basic mechanical abilities.

Training and Testing Requirements:

  • Completion of Summit Inspections’ pre-employment physical exam, drug and alcohol testing.
  • Successfully passing any site-specific drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • Successful completion of any regional specific training programs associated by local or state agencies (e.g., Los Angeles County Refinery Safety Overview training program).
  • When required, completion of Transportation Working Identification Credential (TWIC) program followed by verification via a TWIC card.
  • Completion of Summit LDAR consent decree (CD), EPA Method 21, and Leak Minimization/First Attempt training.
  • Thorough review of Summit Inspections’ SOP manual and Health & Safety Management System.
  • Completion of Site Specific training programs, and thorough overview of all site specific rules, policies and requirements.

Credentials and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some experience in a mechanical work environment is preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Outdoor work in petroleum refinery or chemical processing facility walking and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Adverse weather conditions (extreme hot/cold and inclement weather.)
  • Technician will carry a testing device, data logger, hand tools and miscellaneous equipment that weigh about 15-20 lbs. The testing devices are carried in a backpack. Other tools and equipment is carried on a tool belt or in pockets.
  • The work involves ascending stairs, climbing vertical ladders, and working from elevated heights (sometimes with personal fall protection equipment) while wearing equipment described above.
  • All outdoor work is performed wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes a hardhat, fire retardant coveralls, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety boots and when required, a 5- point safety harness.