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Burns & McDonnell Staff Air Permitting Specialist - Environmental Services (Dallas - Fort Worth) in Dallas, Texas


Burns & McDonnell’s operation in the DFW area is looking for a Staff Environmental Air Permitting Specialist to provide air permitting and compliance services to the power, industrial, commercial, oil & gas and manufacturing industries.(This individual could sit in either our Dallas or Fort Worth office.) Additional experience in Sustainability and ESG planning for the same industries will be a plus. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This position offers challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, industry-leading company and an opportunity for advancement in a dynamic, growing Air Quality & Noise practice.

The Staff Environmental Air Specialist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Prepare air construction and operating permit application packages.

  • Conduct environmental site assessments and inspections to ensure compliance with local, state and federal air quality requirements.

  • Verify accuracy of emission calculations and estimates for routine emissions as well as maintenance, startup and shutdown emissions.

  • Assist in preparing and presenting proposals including scope of work, estimated cost and schedule for air permitting and compliance projects as well as all environmental permitting.

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities.

  • Prepare and present client and professional meeting presentations.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (environmental, civil, or chemical) from an accredited program plus 3 years related experience or Bachelor’s in meteorology, environmental science or related degree from an accredited program plus 4 years of related experience.

  • Proficiency in air pollution permitting and compliance as well as a deep understanding of air permitting for complex facilities.

  • Knowledge and project experience with sustainability and ESG services/analysis is also a plus.

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Consulting experience preferred.

  • Ability to leverage existing client relationships toward future business opportunities a plus.

  • Sound technical writing abilities.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local air regulations with emphasis on the Clean Air Act, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source Review, and Title V.

  • Experience in performing in air quality dispersion model analyses such as AERMOD, AERSCREEN, CALPUFF, VISCREEN, PLUVUE and SLAB is a plus.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, co-workers, and other professionals.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Project management skills are a plus.

  • Oral and written communication skills, technical writing skills and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Other Locations US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 224633