Air Quality Staff Engineer/Scientist

  • Zephyr Environmental Corporation
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • Jan 09, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Position Summary:

Zephyr is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Air Quality Staff Engineer/Scientist to join a team of environmental consulting professionals in Zephyr’s Austin office. This position is part of a team that assists Zephyr’s clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Performing air quality and environmental compliance tasks, including preparation of emissions inventories
  • Preparing applications for initial pre-construction air quality permits and for air quality permit renewals, amendments, and alterations for submission to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other federal and state agencies
  • Obtaining, updating, and maintaining plans, permits, and/or standard operating procedures
  • Defining data requirements, gathering and validating information for emission calculations
  • Preparing charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data
  • Contributing to ambient air quality impacts analyses utilizing dispersion models (such as AERMOD, SCREEN3 and AERSCREEN) for the purpose of supporting New Source Review permitting projects
  • Utilizing software for emissions estimation, regulatory compliance management and/or assessment of air quality impacts
  • Communicating scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, and conferences
  • Performing technical work and growing into various aspects of project management, including managing small tasks and projects; preparing small proposals; performing increasingly complex project tasks in support of large projects; and liaising with clients and other Zephyr staff


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related science degree
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant air quality permitting and compliance experience is required
  • Excellent communications skills including report writing, oral presentations, and direct verbal communication
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • EIT certification, prior environmental consulting experience and/or familiarity with calculations, compliance and regulatory compliance management software for assessment of air quality emissions and impacts are considered a plus
  • Follow Zephyr project safety requirements
  • Availability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

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