Plans Development Specialist

Position Available:   Plans Development Specialist

Location:   Cypress, TX

Position Summary: Development and maintenance of Emergency Response Plans, Oil Spill Response Plans, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans, Facility Response Plans, Integrated Contingency Plans, and Security Plans for onshore and/or offshore clients.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance to other TRG mission areas as necessary to ensure overall success of the company.
  • Participate as a response member for immediate emergency response deployment as needed.
  • Be available for planned and unplanned exercises as directed.
  • You have a responsibility to respond/answer all TRG & Client communications.
  • Develop proficiency in the IAP Software and a basic understanding of spill trajectory, modeling, and GIS mapping/COP.
  • Develop and ensure accurate and professional deliverables for clients.
  • Develop and ensure accurate and professional deliverables for clients.
  • Basic understanding of TRG products and services.

Position Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain both regulatory and non-regulatory contingency plans for a variety of private and public sector clients (Both U.S. & International).
  • Conduct compliance reviews of client projects based on international, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Provide information and assistance to clients and Plans Team, regarding routine updates to regulated/non-regulated plans managed through TRG.
  • Prepare and present clients with a report on updates made before, during, and after a project.
  • Develop and maintain tracking systems.
  • Perform various administrative functions for Plans Team and TRG clients.
  • Perform various administrative functions for Plans Team and TRG clients.
  • Serve at the direction of the Plans Team Leader/Manager and perform additional duties as required.

Working Conditions:

  • Up to 25% Travel may be required for emergency response support, project development, and planning or training purposes.
  • The position may require extended hours beyond the normal working hours to meet company objectives.
  • Classroom/Office/Field Environment.
  • Mainly sedentary – sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds, frequently lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.


  • Intermediate knowledge and proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Ability to work with clients to meet project needs.
  • Ability to foster effective client relationships.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Dependability and punctuality required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • The ability to perform assignments with little in-person supervision.
  • Understand/execute policies and procedures set forth by TRG.
  • Ability to work on several projects or assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to leverage technology solutions in day-to-day work.
  • Basic knowledge of the National Incident Management System and preparedness and response planning systems and guidelines preferred.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience with regulatory compliance plans as a plan owner required. Specific experience sought in:
    • EPA Facility Response Plans (FRP) and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
    • USCG Facility Response Plans, Vessel Response Plans, Dock Operations Manuals
    • BSEE Oil Spill Response Plans, Exploration Plans, Development Operations Coordination Documents
    • PHMSA Oil Spill Response Planning
    • Integrated Contingency Planning
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; bachelor’s degree preferred. Significant industry or regulator experience may be substituted for bachelor’s degree requirement.

TRG The Response Group LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.