Environmental Engineer/Scientist - Mid Level (Air Permitting and Compliance Focus)

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Apr 27, 2021
May 26, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Description of Company

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have over 900 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex problems.

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.


The person selected for this position will undertake diverse and challenging work focused on providing air permitting and compliance support to fast-paced industrial clients. Project work may include determining regulatory applicability, preparing compliance plans and reports, developing air permitting applications, and performing technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution-control equipment. Other work duties may involve the development of proposals, scopes of work, and budgets; participation in meetings and negotiations with clients and regulatory agency personnel; internal team coordination and staff mentoring; quality control review of draft deliverables; and overall project management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering, or related scientific degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience with state and federal air programs
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, project team members, and regulators
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule, within budget and to do what it takes to exceed clients' service expectations and requirements
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building working relationships, including leading and working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Intrinsic motivation with an emphasis on client service and cultivating a career in environmental consulting
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedule to meet project needs
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience working with federal air regulations such as PSD/NSR and CAA Title V
  • Experience working with Michigan air regulations
  • Experience conducting best available control technology (BACT) or similar economic evaluations
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and new business

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, high temperature and pressure process equipment, and other conditions typical of large industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste-disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.

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