Environmental Specialist

Island Energy Services (IES) exists to make life better for everyone in Hawai‛i. We are proud to be a local company and a leader in the logistics and distribution of energy products through our network of terminals. IES safely and reliably operates a large distribution system across four islands consisting of six terminals.  At the heart of IES, are our four core values:  Kīnāʻole, Aloha, Lōkahi, Hoʻohana.  These core values are embedded into how we work, live and achieve operational and financial  excellence.

IES is currently seeking an Environmental Specialist to join our team.  Under the general supervision of the IES Technical Manager, the Environmental Specialist supports compliance in air, water, waste, and remediation disciplines for the EPA-authorized State of Hawaii regulatory programs.  Occasional inter-island travels necessary to support neighbor island operations.  Desired competencies include accuracy, attention to detail, and knowledge of environmental regulations.  The ideal candidate must be able to establish priorities under tight deadlines and have a proven track record as a motivated, self-starter who can work on multiple projects and priorities within a fast-paced environment.  Refinery/terminal/process plant experience is highly desirable.


Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geology, or related field.
  2. Requires a minimum of three years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience in environmental compliance preferably in a petroleum refinery/terminal/process plant.


  1. Proficient Microsoft Office Suite skills, including editing and proofreading.
  2. Strong sense of team spirit and ability to transfer it to others.
  3. Ability to work independently.
  4. Ability to evaluate information and exercise good judgment in making decisions.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information as appropriate.
  6. Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  7. Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills. Ability to provide excellent customer service and customer relations.
  8. Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
  9. Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  10. Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  11. Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  12. Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  13. Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

Desirable Skills

  1. Preferred prior assignment in a similar and/or related environmental program setting (specifically oil or chemical manufacturing, or similar regulatory compliance program).
  2. Meridium/Maximo/SAP database understanding preferred.

Other Requirements

  1. Willingness to commit to The Island Way (IES core values of): Kina’ole, Aloha, Lokahi and Ho’ohana.
  2. This is a safety sensitive position and random drug testing is required.
  3. Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within sixty days of hire.
  4. Valid driver’s license with clean abstract.
  5. Willingness to devote the time as needed to meet project and task deadlines
  6. Willingness to maintain or increase skills.


Major Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  1. Provides environmental support (both in office and field) as necessary to terminals and retail stations including but not limited to conducting inspections and audits as directed.
  2. In Plant/General:
    • Provide onsite representation during regulatory inspections.
    • Supports field leadership in investigating HES&S incidents and assists in coordinating the required documentation.
    • Collects soil samples for spill clean-up activities.
    • Assists operations with job pre-planning for waste minimization and management.
    • Coordinate with contractors to address any issues that arise
    • Evaluate and plan waste reclamation and recycling opportunities
  1. Researches, supports and assists with regulatory compliance reports in all disciplines as directed by the Technical Manager.
  2. Interfaces with other teams to review project scope of work to determine potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
  3. Participates on oil spill response team and other emergency response teams as required.
  4. Teamwork – Works effectively with coworkers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive, positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions; and respecting diversity of the IES workforce in actions, words and deeds.
  5. Maintains commitment to a high standard of safety, complies with all safety laws and IES safety policies\rules and reports actual and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel to further IES core value of safety.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job the incumbent physical requirements are:

  • This position frequently works in an outdoor environment under various weather conditions including but not limited to; rain, wind, sunlight, heat, changes in temperature and strong odors.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of times on hard and uneven
  • Ability to operate and use all equipment as necessary. Vision and depth perception are required.
  • Ability to bend, carry, push, pull, stoop, squat, twist and kneel in narrow spaces.
  • Ability to work unaccompanied at a rapid work pace for extended shifts of 12 hours or more, as as


Island Energy Services offers a competitive salary that commensurate with qualifications and experience. The hiring salary range for this position is $80,000 to $110,000.

IES offers a comprehensive health and welfare package to include up to full family medical, dental and vision from day one of employment, paid vacation, paid sick leave, holidays, 401k plus generous employer matching, group life and AD&D, supplemental voluntary insurance options, flexible spending, and much more!

IES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.