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Burns & McDonnell Environmental Compliance Specialist - Environmental Services (Downers Grove, IL) in Downers Grove, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s Environmental Services Global Practice is currently seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist to support our Environmental Health and Safety Compliance and Inspection team within our Chicago and Midwest operations. 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.

  • Strong regulatory and technical understanding of facility and corporate-level environmental permitting/compliance support, including EHS multi-media compliance auditing, environmental site assessments, developing and preparing Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, Facility Response Plans (FRPs) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), hazardous waste management (RCRA), and federal and state EPCRA reporting.

  • Conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and preparation of Phase I ESA reports.

  • Conduct field surveys, assessments and collecting project-related data for analysis in environmental impact projects.

  • Prepare technical reports, environmental impact statements and environmental field studies.

  • Performa environmental site investigations, support erosion control efforts and subsurface soil sampling.

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science or related field from an accredited program. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • 4 years of related environmental compliance experience is required.

  • Familiarity with developing, implementing, and auditing environmental management systems strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with 40 CFR 112 and ASTM E1527-21 preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Strong knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

  • Strong knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

  • Strong knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Strong knowledge of GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

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

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 235356 Job Hire Type Experienced