Environmental Permitting Specialist - Entry Level

  • Barr Engineering
  • Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN, USA
  • Feb 09, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Barr Engineering Co. is seeking an environmental permitting specialist to join its Duluth office and undertake challenging and fast-paced work on environmental permitting and compliance projects. The person selected for this position will work on a variety of environmental consulting projects to support industrial.

Work tasks may include conducting environmental reviews; communicating with regulatory agencies and client contacts; developing and reviewing environmental permit applications; leading a team of people in environmental review and permitting; coordinating field inspections and supporting field staff; and reviewing field reports to verify environmental compliance. The specialist will work with other Barr staff, as well as with regulatory staff, clients and subcontractors.

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working 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 physical, natural or environmental science; or chemical or environmental engineering
  • 2+ years of professional experience with federal/state environmental regulatory programs, or related experience
  • Superior task management skills, including scheduling, prioritizing, and following-up
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills with attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in physical, natural or environmental science; or chemical or environmental engineering
  • Experience with state and federal environmental regulations, permitting processes (including EAW and EIS), and/or field compliance for utility corridor projects
  • Experience with soil erosion and sedimentation control plans, construction storm water plans, and site restoration plans
  • Proficiency with GIS tools

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.  Barr strives to make www.barr.com accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277. Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

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