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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 20671 

Job Title : Associate Air Sciences Specialist  

Location : RGSACR 


Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

The Associate Air Sciences Specialist position is an experienced-level role with our Environmental & Sustainability Consulting (E&S) team for a qualified professional to be based in our Sacramento, CA office with a desire to lead and prepare air permit applications and impact assessments in support of development and/or modification of major electrical generating facilities and industrial complexes for a global infrastructure consulting and engineering company.

Our multidisciplinary environmental team includes ecologists, engineers, scientists, project managers, and attorneys working together to identify optimum environmental solutions for our clients.  We have provided environmental consulting services in support of industrial projects for over 40 years, including a diverse and growing mix of facilities such as power generation and transmission, oil & gas pipelines and ocean terminals, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and all forms of renewable and distributed energy including solar, wind, wave, geothermal, hydroelectric, and battery storage.  As a full-service environmental consulting practice, services include impact assessment and planning, permitting and regulatory compliance, wetland and floodplain analysis, waterbody and water quality assessment, air quality permitting and management, environmental noise assessment, pollution prevention planning, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documentation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) documentation, and International Financing Act documentation.  The Associate Air Sciences Specialist position provides an exciting opportunity to join B&V’s Environmental & Sustainability Consulting team.

Key Responsibilities

Our air sciences specialists lead and support permitting associated with facility development, construction, and operation. They operate both independently and as part of a team in providing critical support to our clients in environmental compliance planning, environmental permitting, due diligence, and environmental review services.  They perform in both a technical role executing projects as well as a client-focused role fostering relationships with clients and promoting environmental services offerings.  

They prepare permit applications including both air construction and operation (e.g., Title V) permits, review power plant/industrial process modifications and air pollution control technologies associated with New Source Review (NSR) including both Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment NSR Air Construction Permits, prepare air emission estimations, prepare greenhouse gas (GHG) emission estimates in support of baseline inventories, life cycle assessments, and regulatory reporting requirements, and determine regulatory applicability.  They are familiar with domestic and international consulting, permitting, licensing, and environmental quality review processes for power generation projects, including fossil fuel projects, renewable energy projects industrial projects, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and oil & gas projects. They identify and interpret the statutes and regulations affecting the siting, design, construction, and operation of projects; coordinate with regulatory agencies and environmental consultants; and prepare site certification applications, permit applications, and environmental reports. 

Management Responsibilities
Individual Contributor
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental engineering or sciences strongly preferred. May also consider other degrees, specialized training, or experience that uniquely qualifies the individual to perform the job responsibilities.
  • Proven success providing strategic environmental consulting for traditional and distributed power generation clients, oil & gas clients, and/or water and wastewater treatment clients.
  • 3 years of solutions-oriented environmental consulting to infrastructure or industrial projects. Graduate work may count as related work experience if directly applicable to job function.
  • Demonstrated experience with regulatory-approved air emissions dispersion modeling software (AERMOD), GHG emission inventory assessments, and Title III risk management planning.
  • California air permitting experience is preferred.
  • Positive, team-first, 'get the job done' attitude.
  • Highly-developed critical thinking skills with proven problem-solving capabilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to balance multiple projects while working under tight deadlines.
Minimum Qualifications
A minimum total of 1 year of related work experience is typically necessary to move into this level. Graduate work may count as related work experience if directly applicable to job function. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time.

Salary Plan
ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties
Job Grade

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