Sargent & Lundy

  • Environmental Specialist

    City
    Chicago
    State
    IL
    Country
    United States
    Area of Interest
    Engineering
    Type
    Full Time - Regular
    Job ID
    2018-1991
  • Overview

     

    For over 125 years ...

     

    Sargent & Lundy has provided comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide.  With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.

     

    Our Permitting & Licensing team is actively involved in the current historic changes affecting our power industry, and is seeking an Environmental Specialist to join us as we help our clients navigate the U.S. energy market and environmental regulations.

    Responsibilities

    • Apply professional environmental/engineering skills to meet project team and client needs for defining, evaluating, and implementing environmental compliance and permitting projects
    • Review and implement regulatory requirements as they apply to specific projects and develop strategies to implement cost-effective compliance plans
    • Prepare site-specific studies to evaluate the suitability of a site for a proposed fossil fuel power plant, wind energy farm, solar generating station, substation, or transmission line
    • Work with project engineers to ensure projects are designed and developed using criteria that recognize all relevant environmental requirements
    • Prepare permit applications and interface with state and local permitting agencies
    • Prepare complex technical reports including site selection studies, environmental and social impact assessments, compliance audits, and regulatory reviews
    • Participate in knowledge sharing through Sargent & Lundy's "Communities of Practice"

    Qualifications

    Essential skills and experience:

    • This position requires a BS in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field, MS preferred
    • Three or more years of experience in environmental compliance and permitting for complex industrial projects
    • Familiarity with environmental laws and regulations that apply to large industrial facilities, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    • Environmental permitting experience
    • Specific experience in one or more of the following fields: major source air permitting; NPDES wastewater discharge permitting; or environmental impact assessments
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to interact and multitask with project team members, clients, and regulatory agencies

     

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

    • Ambient air quality impact modeling and familiarity with AERMOD and/or CALPUFF models
    • Familiarity with meteorology and climatological data analysis to determine frequency of certain meteorological conditions based on raw data manipulation (examples include, fogging, icing, heavy rain, high wet-bulb temperatures, and frequency of extreme weather conditions)
    • Proficiency in ArcGIS mapping and experience in developing interactive maps showing critical environmental resources such as wetlands, critical habitats, and other sensitive receptors; Certification or coursework in GIS is a plus

     

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

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