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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Air Quality and Sustainability Specialist - Air Quality & Noise (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s Kansas City office is looking for an Assistant Air Quality and Sustainability Specialist to provide air permitting and sustainability services to the power, industrial, commercial, oil & gas and manufacturing industries. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm regularly ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous 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 Assistant Environmental Air Quality and Sustainability Specialist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Assist staff and senior level project managers with preparing air permit applications, air permitting analyses, site evaluations, noise monitoring and modeling assessments and other environmental tasks as assigned by managers.

  • Perform air dispersion modeling using Environmental Protection Agency approved modeling programs such as AERMOD.

  • Perform emission calculations and estimates for routine emissions as well as maintenance, startup and shutdown emissions.

  • Assist with sustainability analyses for our clients. This includes greenhouse gas evaluations, reporting to voluntary disclosure programs, such as CDP and SASB, and performing materiality assessments for all facets of sustainability.

  • Assist with noise analyses, including noise monitoring, modeling, mitigation design and analysis.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Environmental, Civil, Chemical) or sustainability or meteorology with an emphasis on air quality or other related field from an accredited program.

  • 0 to 3 years of experience preferred.

  • Courses and experience with sustainability services, such as sustainability (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) planning is preferred.

  • Courses in acoustics or noise analyses a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local air regulations with emphasis on the Clean Air Act, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, Title V Permitting, Title VI Ozone Depleting Substances.

  • Experience in air quality dispersion models is a plus.

  • Must be able to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow complex requests.

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


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 211712