Industrial Process Environmental Permitting and Compliance Engineer or Scientist - Entry Level

  • Barr Engineering
  • Hibbing, MN, USA
  • Aug 25, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality

Job Description


The person selected for this position will work on multi-disciplinary environmental consulting projects to support an industrial fast paced client base. The position requires strong communication skills and an ability to develop solutions to meet client objectives for air and water program regulatory requirements. Work may include providing on-site staff assistance, conducting site evaluations and investigations, working with vendors and testing laboratories, performing regulatory and technical analyses, developing solutions, and writing reports. In fulfilling these duties, the person in this position will interface with internal project teams, industry representatives, and regulatory staff. Key job activities may include completing mass balance calculations; emission inventories; evaluation and troubleshooting of new or existing systems; providing regulatory assistance including preparing draft permit applications and related documents; developing compliance monitoring plans; developing waste management, spill prevention and risk management plans; and conducting technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes. The work may require out-of-town assignments in the field, at a 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, high temperature and pressure process equipment, and other conditions typical of large 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 chemical engineering, mineral processing, environmental 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 30% of the time or more depending on client needs
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with plant processes in mining or other industrial facilities
  • Post-college professional experience
  • High level of proficiency working in Excel spreadsheets and data systems, Plant Information (Pi), ASPEN
  • Project or task management skills
  • Strong leadership skills and experience
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • FE certification and interest in pursuing a PE

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