Air Permitting Engineer/Scientist
Rancho Cordova, CA  / Irvine, CA  / Davis, CA  / San Diego, CA  / Walnut Creek, CA  / Los Angeles, CA ...View All
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Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Are you an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? Currently, Brown and Caldwell office has a job opportunity in our California offices for a self-motivated Engineer or Scientist for Air Permitting and Greenhouse Gas Reporting. We are seeking a motivated, achievement-oriented individual to support air compliance and permitting projects in California and nationally. This person can help us fulfill our commitment to deliver client success on each and every project we undertake. You will work with a nationally recognized team of engineers and scientists.

Detailed Description:

The ideal candidate will have strong technical, written, and verbal skills. We are looking for someone that is highly organized and capable of working with a diverse team of scientists and engineers on multiple tasks with competing priorities. The successful candidate will have a positive, can do attitude; will be flexible and self-motivated, creative and well-organized, and quality-oriented with attention to detail. Projects needing support include air permitting and greenhouse gas inventory reporting for municipal utilities, as well as private sector industrial and commercial facilities. This position will be part of a team of air practitioners supporting air services nationally for our clients. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of air permit applications for industrial and municipal utility operations.
  • Preparation of greenhouse gas emissions inventories for third-party verification.
  • Technical writing of permitting documents.
  • Communicating environmental requirements directly to the project team and/or client.
  • Conducting compliance related site visits, inventorying/assessing facilities for compliance plans and conducting compliance audits.
  • Conducting regulatory research.
  • Assisting with the preparation of technical memoranda and reports related to air compliance and permitting.
  • Interacting and communicating directly with clients on behalf of Brown and Caldwell.
  • Performing project site visits outside the office, including commercial and industrial facilities and construction sites.
  • Working independently and with teams to complete assignments with other team members in a virtual platform.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to support regional and national client teams.
  • Working with internal Client Service Teams in preparing proposals.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work independently while maintaining a strong focus on health and safety, quality, and schedule.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in environmental engineering or related work.
  • BS Degree in Engineering (e.g., Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Material Science) or Science (e.g., Atmospheric, Environmental, Meteorological, Chemistry, Toxicology, Data Science) required
  • MS degree and/or Professional Engineering experience a plus
  • Previous air permitting and/or greenhouse gas experience through professional or scholastic project work required
  • High Proficiency in Excel and ability to use other Microsoft Office Programs is required.
  • Permitting and compliance experience, general knowledge of local, state and federal air emissions regulations is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience communicating with Stakeholders and regulatory agency staff a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver high quality work product to internal teams and clients.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: Currently, all employees, contractors, clients, visitors, etc. entering a Brown and Caldwell office must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, an increasing number of clients are requiring vaccination and some BC positions may also require vaccination based on the need to be in the office or for other business reasons (please refer to desired skills and experience section to determine if applicable for this job). Brown and Caldwell will continue to comply with all applicable state and federal laws and rules related to vaccination of employees, including the pending federal OSHA vaccination mandate rules if/when it becomes applicable. Fully vaccinated is currently defined as two weeks after having a single dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna. If offered employment, employees must complete a vaccination survey and provide proof of vaccination, if applicable. Medical and religious exemption requests will be considered.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Selected by Forbes as one of America's best midsized employers for 2021, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit .

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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