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Regulatory Specialist Job

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: Minot, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


This position will be responsible for supporting cross functional operations in North Dakota as a Regulatory Specialist.  Working closely with Well Factory, Operations, Engineering, EHS, ARO, and external agencies, the position will provide primary oversight of critical regulatory compliance programs.  These programs include the Spill Prevention, Control, and Counter Measures Program (SPCC), the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP), and our Post-Reclamation Monitoring Program (PRMP).  In addition to maintaining records ensuring compliance, this position will oversee contractors completing plans and required inspections. Field and office work are required, including programmatic field audits and dashboarding and reporting of leading and lagging measures for all programs. 


  • Represent Hess – establish and maintain relationships of integrity and trust with external regulatory agencies, including North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service
  • Subject Matter Expert for oversight of SPCC and SWPPP programs : US EPA 40 CFR 112, NDR10-0000
  • Oversight of creation of new SPCC plans and revisions to existing plans as needed
  • Collaborate with field personnel to develop corrective action plans to fill any identified compliance gaps
  • Conduct field audits to verify compliance tasks are being completed as assigned
  • Management of internal processes for SWPPP compliance and Post Reclamation Monitoring within Regulatory Execution Tool
  • Provide and maintain leading and lagging measures for compliance performance
  • Create Program budgets and required AFEs, approve invoices, prepare monthly accruals and forcasting



  • Knowledge of SPCC and SWPP regulations including Best Management Practices
  • Familiarity with well pad and pipeline reclamation and maintenance
  • Ability to comprehend drilling, infrastructure, production, and development activities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and energetic
  • SAP experience


  • College degree or relevant experience
  • 2 years of regulatory compliance experience- preferably in North Dakota


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Jordyn Makell Gustafson | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 25161