SWCA is seeking a talented Air Quality Program Consultant to join our growing air quality practice in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate will have technical expertise leading compliance assurance, permitting, climate change, and related environmental projects in the power generation, oil and gas and industrial sectors.
This is an excellent career opportunity for an Air Quality professional looking to advance their career with a leading environmental consulting firm, and to make a significant impact in successfully implementing SWCA's growth strategy.
Identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take an active leadership role in developing business with new and existing clients
Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business
Work closely with clients and develop strong relationships to understand specific processes and develop a regulatory compliance strategy to help clients maintain maximum operating flexibility
Exceed client’s expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality
Serve as a technical resource on air quality compliance assurance, air permitting programs, and greenhouse gas management (including regulatory analyses of industrial facility operations), major and minor source air permit applications under NSR, PSD, Title V, and state-level regulations, and state and federal greenhouse gas programs
Capitalize on existing client relationships to expand SWCA’s profile and market share in the regional air quality, climate change, and upstream oil & gas sector markets through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development
Mentor staff in the proper planning and execution of environmental projects, and in directing or conducting independent technical reviews of deliverable work products.
Support growth and development of SWCA’s air quality and climate change services
Collaborate with other SWCA practitioners to execute air quality projects, including participating on teams comprised of Air Quality professionals from multiple offices across the organization
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, chemical, mechanical, environmental science, or related degree; Master’s Degree preferred
A minimum of five (5) years of experience with permit writing and the permit process required
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in permit compliance and the auditing of Air Quality programs required
Consulting experience working with the regulations such as GHG, Title V, PSD, NSR, BACT, and MACT required
Working knowledge of regulatory authorities and large, private-sector industrial companies in power generation, oil & gas in the western US required
Established work experience in Houston, Texas highly desired
Additional experience expanding to Southern Texas and/or Baton Rouge, Louisiana preferred
NEPA planning experience preferred
Professional Engineer (PE) license desired
Experience managing and supervising a staff of 2 or more desired
Excellent communication (written/verbal), strategic thinking, negotiation, and presentation skills
SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners and corporate professionals. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the United States including the Pacific Islands. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including a stock ownership retirement plan.
In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.
How to Apply
Please upload and attach a Resume, Coverletter, and your written response to the questions listed below. Note: Written responses have a maximum of three pages for all questions. If you need assistance with submitting your responses, you may send an email with additional documents to firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting your application.
Please describe how you would develop and implement a strategy for achieving the goals set forth in the job responsibility section.
Please describe the last two major source permit applications you lead. Provide details on the overall process, including the length of time drafting the application. Also, provide the amount time from submittal to the agency and issuance of the permit.
Characterize your working knowledge and expertise with federal, state and local regulation. Provide specifics for those regulations you consider yourself to have extensive working knowledge, particularly with the power generation and oil & gas sectors.