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Burns & McDonnell Senior Air Quality Specialist/Engineer - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in San Diego, California


Burns & McDonnell’s regional operation in Southern California is looking for a Senior Environmental Air Specialist/Engineer to provide air permitting and compliance services to the power, industrial, commercial, transportation 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 growing Air & Noise practice.

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

  • This position will be responsible for preparing air permit applications for major projects, including Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V air permits.

  • Technical understanding of his position will require knowledge of a wide variety of complex industrial operations; some experience in refining is a plus.

  • Responsible for keeping up to date with new and proposed air permitting requirements, emission estimating methods, and regulations.

  • Progressive design and project management responsibilities with experience delivering

  • financially successful projects and leading on quality assurance/control procedures.

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

  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients, agency officials, or other outside personnel. Interested in international working partnerships.

  • Specific knowledge and ability to bring key clients preferred.

  • Knowledge of permitting laws in California including interaction with CARB and AQMD.

  • This position includes some marketing responsibilities and occasional travel.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related Science degree plus minimum 8 years of applicable experience or related Engineering degree from an accredited program plus minimum of 7 years of applicable experience.

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for 1 year of experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving

  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Professional registration preferred.

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

  • 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.

  • This position requires an individual capable of and experienced with applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to a variety of broad areas of air quality consulting assignments.

  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred.


$125,000.00-215,000.00 Annually

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.

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


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-CA-Los Angeles

Other Locations US-CA-San Diego

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 241892

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS