Environmental Permitting and Compliance Engineer or Scientist - Entry Level

  • Barr Engineering
  • Canal Park, Duluth, MN, United States
  • Nov 25, 2016
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science/Engineering Hazardous Waste / RCRA Water Quality Waste Management/Recycling

Job Description

This position presents the opportunity to work with a leading consulting firm and the firm that has been recognized nationally as one of the “Best Environmental Engineering Firms to Work For” by CE News.
The person selected for this position will work on a variety of environmental consulting projects to support an industrial client base. The position requires strong problem-solving ability and communication skills to develop solutions to meet client objectives for air and water program regulatory requirements. Projects may include compliance assistance, on-site staff assistance, site evaluations and investigations, regulatory and technical analysis, solution development, report writing, and regulatory negotiations. In fulfilling these duties, the position will interface with internal project teams, industry representatives, and regulatory staff. Key job activities may include: mass balance calculations; emission inventories; evaluation and troubleshooting of new or existing systems; providing regulatory assistance including preparing draft NPDES permit applications, air quality permit applications, and related documents; development of compliance monitoring plans; development of waste management, spill prevention and risk management plans; and technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes. The work may require out-of-town assignments in the field, client facility or in another Barr office.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related scientific degree
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams
A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting
Willingness to travel for field work or work at client sites 20-30% of the time
Acceptable driving record.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications
One or more internships in industry or consulting
Five years of post-college professional experience
High level of proficiency working in Excel spreadsheets
Experience working with regulations and environmental permitting
Project or task management skills
Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
FE certification and interest in pursuing a PE
Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 
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Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level