Air Quality Engineer Job Description

Air Quality Engineer Job Description

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Air quality engineer provides expertise in Texas and Federal environmental air regulations and New Source Review and Title V permitting.

Air Quality Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Contributes to the department or business unit by applying advanced knowledge of functional areas
Prepare emission inventory reports
Assist in the development of complete and accurate air quality permits for Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance
Provide technical assistance on air quality management, climate change, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) regulatory compliance, and management systems projects
Serve as a technical resource on air quality compliance assurance and permitting programs, including regulatory analyses of industrial facility operations
Deliver technical project work in the areas of air quality and environmental compliance
Develop complete and accurate air quality permit applications for Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance.Interact with local regulators to steward permit application through review and issuance
Perform dispersion modeling to estimate the ambient impact of emissions
Prepare Process Safety & Risk Management programs and assist with the development and implementation of these programs including Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), development of Process Safety Information (PSI), Emergency Response Plans (ERP), and Off-site Consequence Analysis (OCA)
Work closely with clients and develop strong relationships to understand specific processes and develop permitting and compliance strategy to help clients maintain maximum operating flexibility

Air Quality Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Air Quality Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EIT, HAZWOPER, OSHA, PE, EI

Education for Air Quality Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the air quality engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Science, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, Technical, Environmental Studies

Skills for Air Quality Engineer

Desired skills for air quality engineer include:

Federal MACT standards
New Source Performance Standards
New Source Review regulations
Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Title V permitting
Air quality regulations and air modeling procedures based on USEPA and international guidelines
California Air Resources Board
Local California air district regulations
Related permit and CEQA guidelines
State and Federal air regulations

Desired experience for air quality engineer includes:

Experience with environmental issues concerning petroleum industry operations, energy and/or power generating units desired
The position may require travel as dictated by project demands to client offices or sites, and for interaction with other Golder professionals
The position will network with other air quality practitioners, clients throughout the United States, and globally
Bachelor of Science or higher in an engineering or related science degree from accredited university
Ability to work well both independently and in teams as the needed arises (particular focus on being able to work well with others and in teams)
BS in chemical, civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering, or atmospheric sciences major

Air Quality Engineer Examples

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Air Quality Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an air quality engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for air quality engineer
  • Initiation and management of related projects and tasks
  • Working with corporate environmental and legal resources to evaluate impact of current and proposed regulations
  • Interface with appropriate regulatory agencies and legal counsel on both routine and non-routine matters
  • Action as a liaison between plant and outside agencies, consultants and contractors
  • Initiation, preparation and submittal of necessary permit applications or amendments
  • Development of compliance solutions and systems to ensure site regulatory compliance
  • Monitoring, interpretation and communication of upcoming regulatory changes and initiatives to site management and affected operating areas
  • Conducting compliance audits and develop action plans to close gaps
  • Develop and maintain complete and accurate air quality permits and modifications
  • Perform compliance audits and implement follow-up corrective actions to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
Qualifications for air quality engineer
  • Familiarity with state and federal environmental regulations and understanding of environmental permit processes
  • Recent graduate to 4 years of environmental compliance experience, consulting and permitting experience preferred
  • Upstream or downstream Oil and Gas in the inter-mountain west (Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, Wyoming)
  • Project management experience to include interfacing with Clients
  • Development of and mentoring of junior and mid-level staff members
  • Strong attention to detail and quality assurance/quality control
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Air Quality Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an air quality engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for air quality engineer
  • Work in teams and perform tasks for projects involving air quality-related environmental compliance services
  • Analyze available information to help develop strategies to successfully complete each assigned task
  • Work with Project Managers and Consultants on a variety of projects to ensure compliance with air quality regulations for clients
  • Assist with developing air quality permits for Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance
  • Prepare reporting of results
  • Interact and develop successful relationships with ERM employees
  • Manage air permitting of new capital projects requiring air quality analyses, assessment of regulatory compliance, permitting
  • Develop complete and accurate air quality permit applications for Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance
  • Develop complete and accurate air quality permits for state, Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance
  • Quantify air pollutant emissions and impacts as part of emission inventories and air permits
Qualifications for air quality engineer
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, or relevant field
  • Must have greater than 10 years of related air quality project management experience and a minimum of a Chemical, Mechanical, or Environmental Engineering degree from an ABET-accredited engineering degree program
  • Must have greater than 10 years of experience and a minimum of a engineering degree from an ABET-accredited engineering degree program
  • BS degree in Engineering or Science discipline
  • Knowledge of Environmental, Health, and Safety standards a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related field
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Air Quality Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of air quality engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for air quality engineer
  • Perform desktop and field-based environmental compliance audits and implement follow-up corrective actions
  • Conduct industrial site visits to perform process walkthroughs, sampling, and/or gather air quality data
  • Tasks include creating spreadsheets, compiling and analyzing environmental data, calculating air emissions, developing/updating permit compliance tracking tools, assisting with preparation of air permit applications, and writing technical reports and other documents
  • Manage strategic air permits and compliance assurance programs for a variety of industrial clients with complex technical/regulatory issues
  • Provide air quality data analysis and management for several on-going air monitoring projects
  • Lead development and delivery of project reports
  • Lead development and delivery of communication materials
  • Assist junior level engineers/specialists in preparing air permit applications and reports
  • Interface with the agencies in obtaining permits and on compliance matters
  • Be engaged with the field investigations, construction activities, shop drawings review, commissioning of the systems
Qualifications for air quality engineer
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in the air quality field is required
  • BS in chemical, environmental, or mechanical engineering or related science degree
  • General understanding of other environmental or design requirements
  • 3 to 8 years of direct consulting or industry experience in the environmental field with a focus on air quality issues
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering or other related field required
  • Pulp and paper experience
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Air Quality Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an air quality engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for air quality engineer
  • Develop complete and accurate air quality permits for Minor Source, Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance
  • Assist clients with compliance programs
  • Prepare spreadsheets, forms, and reporting of results
  • Perform multiple tasks to ensure quality standards on project deliverables
  • Safely perform field visits as needed in compliance with facility and ERM Health and Safety Standards
  • Review Air Permit documentation to determine appropriate testing methods, appropriate testing locations, and evaluate methods of compliance demonstration
  • Conduct Optical Gas Imagery (OGI) Leak Detection Surveys for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Perform visual emissions monitoring (Method 22 and/or Method 9) to determine the compliance status of various manufacturing operations
  • Conduct Method 21 Leak Detection Surveys using a Flame Ionization Detector (FID) at various chemical facilities
  • Travel to project sites throughout the Eastern U.S. , approximately 50% of your schedule on average, for periods of 1 to 2 weeks at a time
Qualifications for air quality engineer
  • Recent graduate to 3 years of relevant environmental consulting or industry experience, or professional internships
  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills and organization/analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required for a new graduate
  • Understanding of federal and state air quality regulations and policies emerging regulatory programs
  • Experience with gas-fired "electricity" generating facilities is a plus
  • Currently enrolled in chemical, environmental, or mechanical engineering or related science degree
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Air Quality Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an air quality engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for air quality engineer
  • Support development complete and accurate air quality permits for Title V, PSD, and New Source Review compliance
  • Support climate change projects, such as greenhouse gas inventories, emission reductions, energy efficiency, public disclosure and verification
  • Support implementation of environmental compliance management systems and processes
  • Undertaking site visits with key senior staff to carry-out air quality audits for industrial, commercial and local authority clients
  • Undertaking field work including sampling and calibration of monitoring equipment following appropriate procedures
  • Set up and run commonly used atmospheric dispersion models
  • Undertaking routine maintenance on monitoring equipment
  • Prepare environmental impact assessments for a range of air quality issues such as odour and dust in addition to industrial sources
  • Manage and contribute technically to air quality compliance, permitting, and related compliance projects for oil & gas, chemical, energy, and industrial clients primarily in Louisiana
  • Air quality compliance strategy development specific to the state of Louisiana
Qualifications for air quality engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Studies or experience with air dispersion modeling techniques or meteorology a plus but not required
  • Responsible for the implementation of key strategic initiatives for improving air quality compliance at DoD installations
  • Competent with mathematic and scientific calculations
  • Proficiency in manipulating/managing large data sets with tools such as Microsoft Excel and/or Access
  • Functional knowledge of the use of Structured Query Language (SQL)

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