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Entry-Level Air Quality Specialist / Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001218
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: Austin
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Natural resource.

We're committed to:

Managing the challenges of complex environmental change
Addressing increasing development
Moving toward a low-carbon economy
If you’re passionate about creating responsible, sustainable environments, talk to us!

Environmental Science
Land quality
Heritage and urban design

Call-out quote:
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” Earl Nightingale

By maximizing the value and responsible use of land, using leading-edge tools and planning expertise to integrate with surrounding communities and protecting neighboring natural habitats and resources, we're helping create enjoyable spaces in which we can live, work, and play,
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Environmental team in Austin as an Entry-Level Air Quality Specialist/Engineer.

Job Details:

Under supervision, the Entry-Level Air Quality Specialist/Engineer assists with air quality projects and works with teams on complex environmental projects. The successful candidate is self-motivated, flexible, detail-oriented, shows enthusiasm and initiative, and is able to assist with a variety of air quality permitting and compliance projects primarily for industrial clients.

Assists with the determination of federal and state air quality regulatory applicability and the development of strategies and systems for compliance.

Assists with preparation of air quality New Source Review permit applications, Prevention of Significant Deterioration/Non-Attainment permit applications, Title V operating permits, compliance reports, registrations, and other plans for approval.

Calculates air contaminant emissions and prepares air emissions inventories including Greenhouse Gases emission reporting.

Evaluates air emissions control technologies (BACT and LAER).

Performs air dispersion modeling and assists with preparation of modeling analyses and reports.

Assists with environmental compliance audits.

Works collaboratively with engineering firms, equipment vendors, other 3rd parties (e.g., laboratories, stack testing companies) in support of clients’ air quality needs.

Assists with the development of various plans and documents in support of clients’ regulatory requirements.

Performs within budget and schedule expectations.

Assists with preparation of proposals for environmental support.

Assists with business development by networking and face-to-face visits with potential clients, developing internal marketing materials, and representing Atkins at professional trade associations, conferences, tradeshows, and webinars.


B.S. in Engineering. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's Degree in a branch of Engineering directly related to hiring discipline; no experience required with a Master's degree.

Special Skills:

Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills.

Experience in Petrochemical, manufacturing and/or the Oil and Gas industry is highly desirable.

Working knowledge of Clean Air Act issues including MACT/BACT/LAER requirements, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and New Source Review.

Knowledge and understanding State and Federal air quality regulations; at a minimum, must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Texas air regulations.

Current and relevant work experience with a focus on stationary source permitting support, estimating air emissions, Title V permitting and deviation reporting, development of source category specific emission factors, air dispersion modeling, mobile source emissions, greenhouse gas emissions evaluation and reporting, emissions reporting for various industrial facilities.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills including report writing, oral presentations, and direct verbal communication.

Proficiency and intimate knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications; proficiency with sAERMOD, MOVES, and other air quality models and database software is a plus.

Professional Registration:

EIT desired.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to walk through, under, over or around equipment and piping and climb ladders or steps in an industrial facility or in the field, as required for site inspections and walk-throughs.

Availability to travel up to 25% of the time.

Have a valid Texas driver’s license.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/ Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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