BP Americas, Inc. Environmental Coordinator - North BU in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Environmental Coordinator - North BU



Role synopsis:

The Environmental Coordinator will provide environmental guidance and coordinated support for the drilling and development planning in BP’s Wyoming operations. The role may also support other L48 projects that require the technical expertise held by this individual. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in a dynamic, fast paced environment and show critical thinking, innovation, and agility in executing on multiple, complex initiatives. The ideal candidate would also demonstrate working knowledge of oil and gas development on federal, fee, and state lands, including policy level and technical knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the State of Wyoming Executive Order 2015-04, and issues associated with greater sage-grouse and managing oil and gas activity in areas identified as Core and Non-Core habitat, wildlife issues, and knowledge of other environmental topics necessary to support new development planning and development execution. This role will work under the direction of the NBU HSE Manager and will coordinate and collaborate closely with the NBU Land and Regulatory Manager to support development planning and execution. This position will be based in Denver, Colorado.

Req ID:



United States - Colorado - Denver

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Be a strong advocate for the L48 HSE organization and represent that organization in the North Business Unit. Be part of a team of HSE professionals in the NBU HSE and L48 and collaborate and coordinate work activities with these teams.

  • Utilize and coordinate work activities with the central Regulatory Compliance & Environmental Team in L48 HSE.

  • Be a member of the NBU Development Planning and Land & Regulatory Coordination teams to provide environmental support to assist with future rig line planning, i.e., building a robust permitting hopper.

  • Participate in the NBU Development Planning and Land & Regulatory Coordination meetings and provide environmental guidance (wildlife restrictions management, securing exception requests, securing conservation credits, etc.) to support construction, drilling and completion activity execution.

  • Assist with the ongoing implementation of and compliance with the Continental Divide-Creston EIS Record of Decision (ROD) and guide the business on matters affecting BP’s operations and development activity on federal land in the Wamsutter Development Area. Support and develop the NEPA strategy for potential development.

  • Coordinate with and guide the Regulatory and Permitting team in the area of NEPA compliance associated with drilling and ROW permitting on federal lands.

  • Identify opportunities and potential solutions to minimize the risk of environmental conflicts that inhibit project execution.

  • Serve as BP’s representative on the industry trade associations important to and that align with BP’s needs and objectives (i.e. Petroleum Association of Wyoming/Public Lands Committee, etc.).

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the agency stakeholders that regulate the activity this role supports (i.e. Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, US Fish & Wildlife Service, WY Governor’s Office, etc.)

  • Further the implementation of a management strategy associated with sage-grouse and the cost effective implementation of a mitigation approach that can further BP’s development.

  • Support the management of the wildlife compensatory mitigation program for the North BU.

  • Serve as a NEPA, federal land and wildlife subject management expert and be a resource for the broader L48 HSE Team.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with L48 Public and Government Affairs and the BP America Communications and External Affairs organization on the development of advocacy strategies and assist with strategy execution for new and emerging regulations that are related to federal land, NEPA and wildlife and that have the potential to impact BP L48 operations.

  • Support environmental due diligence activity for new property or lease acquisitions looking through the lens of federal land, NEPA and other potential wildlife/environmental conflicts that may significantly impact BP’s ability to conduct activity.

Essential Education:

Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in HSE, engineering, or science required.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Learn from new ideas and apply solutions to add value

  • Experience working Oil and Gas in Wyoming preferred

  • Foster an environment of safety first operations

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment

  • Forward looking thinker; who actively seeks opportunities and solutions

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles: I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value. M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed. P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives. A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance. C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48. T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

About BP:

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.


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Job category:

Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • High technical proficiency in the comprehension and application of the applicable regulatory resources and requirements associated with environmental compliance and sustainability

  • Proficiency communicating regulations, risk management, and risk assessment skills

  • Proficiency with written and email communication including use of MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills to work effectively with all levels of leadership, professional staff, and field employees.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills to work effectively with external stakeholders.

  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills which include the ability to speak, write and listen in a manner that clarifies issues, promotes closure and delivers information in a clear and concise manner and facilitates good decision-making is required.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):


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