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Power Engineers Air Quality Staff Engineer/Scientist in Austin S, Texas

Air Quality Staff Engineer/Scientist

Location:Austin S


Department:Air Quality & Related Env Group II


Air Quality Staff Engineer/Scientist

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

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Performing air quality regulatory 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 (TCEQ) 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 POWER staff

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related science field

  • A minimum of four (4) years’ relevant air quality permitting and compliance experience

  • Excellent communications skills including report writing, oral presentations, and direct verbal communication

  • Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Availability to travel up to 20% of the time

  • Valid Texas driver's license

Desired Education/Experience

  • EIT certification

  • Prior environmental consulting experience

  • Familiarity with calculations, compliance and regulatory compliance management software for assessment of air quality emissions and impacts

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefits package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.