Air Quality and Permitting Specialist (Texarkana)

WOOD in Texarkana, TX

  • Industry: Engineering - Environmental Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $102,786.67 - 157,790.00
position filled

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an opportunity available for an Air Quality & Permitting Specialist in Houston, TX.

Are you an Environmental Engineer/Scientist with 12-15+ years of air permitting/compliance experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established environmental consulting firm on technically complex projects and with opportunities for personal and professional growth? Are you looking for a firm that values its employees enthusiasm and technical contributions? We are growing and have a career opportunity for an Air Permitting Specialist to join our dynamic team in Houston, TX.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as technical lead in Houston office for air quality project support driven by the Clean Air Act, as well as state and local regulations, including evolving regulations and reporting programs related to emissions quantification and studies, carbon and climate change programs, environmental impact assessments, regulatory analysis and permitting, and compliance solutions
  • Develop comprehensive permitting and compliance plans for projects both construction phase and operational phase- utilizing a strategic approach that is cost-effective and efficient
  • Deliver state and federal air quality permits such as NSR, PSD, Title V, GHG, pre-construction and operating permits, and air quality impact assessments involving dispersion modeling and health risk assessment - This will include preparation of permitting documents, agency engagement and compliance guidance
  • Prepare emission estimates based on site-specific information using approved state and federal calculation methodologies and engineering/scientific principles
  • Prepare annual compliance reports (e.g., emission inventories, Tier II, Toxics Release Inventory, greenhouse gas, Title V, NESHAP, MACT, MECT, etc.)
  • Assist in evaluation of air pollution control technologies, including economic and technical feasibility of air pollution control equipment
  • Conduct screening level and refined level air dispersion modeling projects
  • Conduct federal and state air quality regulatory reviews and compliance strategy development
  • Participate in environmental compliance audits, as appropriate
  • Support proposal development with estimates for efforts required to deliver air quality compliance support for projects
  • Contribute to client business development activities in a doer/seller format, including client development, SOW and proposal preparation and client-centric presentations
  • Execute project performance and budget monitoring & reporting (internally and externally)
  • Serve as an effective interface between client's project team and consulting team, conveying technical, schedule and financial information in a timely and professional manner
  • Skills / Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental or Chemical Engineering or closely related science discipline
  • Proven project management skills
  • Minimum of 12 -15 years experience delivering air permitting and compliance support from studies and design phase up to construction and operations in one or more key markets including Oil and Gas (midstream and downstream - refining), Power (generation and transmission/distribution), or Chemical Manufacturing
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of air quality regulations, Title V permitting, NSR, PSD andsynthetic minor air permitting, emissions reporting, and federal/state/local air emissions standards
  • Experienced in working with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) air permitting/compliance program
  • Stack Testing experience
  • Air Dispersion Modeling experience (AERMOD, CALPUFF)
  • Experience with infrared monitoring
  • Adept at relationship building, team building and conflict resolution
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and writing skills
  • Willing to travel up to 25% to meet project needs in the Gulf Coast region
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Companys driving (MVR) policy
  • Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Environmental, Chemical Engineering or closely related science discipline
  • Direct experience working for an industrial company, especially if accompanied with consulting experience
  • Professional Certification: PE, CHMM, PMP, etc.
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • Physical Demands:

  • Field work in outdoor environments walking on uneven terrain, climbing stacks, working at heights
  • Wear petrochemical facility standard PPE including FRCs, steel toed shoes, half face and full face respirators
  • *MONEIS*

    Associated topics: environmental engineer, environmental protection agency, geotechnical, glacier, groundwater, waste management, water, water engineer, water safety, water treatment

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