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Burns & McDonnell Senior Air Quality Engineer - Environmental Services in Orlando, Florida


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Senior Environmental Air Permitting Engineer to lead air permitting and compliance services to the power, industrial, commercial, oil & gas and manufacturing industries. 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 Senior Environmental Air Specialist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Lead preparation of air construction and operating permit application packages.

  • Provide technical consulting expertise and lead junior staff on air quality analyses.

  • Oversee 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.

  • Prepare and present proposals including scope of work, estimated cost and schedule for air permitting and compliance projects as well as all environmental permitting.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff.

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

  • Develop new clients in environmental permitting services.

  • Prepare and present client and professional meeting presentations.

  • Manage sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering or related Engineering degree from an accredited program plus minimum 7 years of applicable experience. Applicable experience should demonstrate proficiency in air pollution permitting and compliance as well as a deep understanding of air permitting and compliance for complex facilities.

  • Ability to manage air permitting and compliance projects is necessary.

  • 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 preferred.

  • Superior technical writing abilities.

  • Expert 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 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.

  • Expert analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Expert 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).

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Environmental Engineering

Primary Location US-FL-Orlando

Schedule: Part-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241921

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DNP #ENS