The Department of Environmental Protection - MassDEP - is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Engineer III (EE III). This position is assigned to work within the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW) and is located in the MassDEP Northeast Regional Office in Wilmington, MA.
Under the direction of the Air Quality Permit Section Chief, or his/her designee, the EEIII performs engineering reviews of Air Quality Plan Applications and compliance/ enforcement activities concerning stationary, area, and major air pollution sources located in the Northeast Region of Massachusetts.
Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to,:
1. Reviewing Limited Plan Applications (LPA), Comprehensive Plan Applications (CPA) and Operating Permit (OP) Applications for minor to complex facilities (e.g. power plants, resource recovery facilities, landfills, and manufacturing facilities);
2. Drafting Plan Approvals and Operating Permits. Engineering review includes examining plans, specifications, designs, technical and supportive information for environmental impact and compliance with federal and state air pollution control regulations and Department policies; and performing calculations as necessary to check the accuracy of submitted information. An integral outcome of the LPA and CPA reviews is the determination of the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) emission limitation for each proposal;
3. Investigating and resolving public complaints of air pollution (noise, dust, odor, combustion, etc.), which includes working with other MassDEP staff and local officials;
4. Conducting site visits to sources as necessary during investigations;
5. Conducting single media air quality compliance inspections at facilities and preparing compliance reports and enforcement documents as required;
6. Directing and overseeing stack testing and other emission testing by reviewing pre-test protocols, witnessing stack tests in the field when deemed necessary, and reviewing post-test emission reports. Drafting acceptance or rejection letters for same;
7. Reviewing compliance reports submitted by facilities and recommending enforcement action as appropriate based on the review;
8. Providing outreach to the regulated community and the general public; and
9. Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of general air pollution control principles and practices.
Preferred Qualifications and Work Experience:
- Knowledge of: all aspects of air pollution control especially Best Available Control Technology, meteorology, industrial processes and practices, state and federal air quality and climate laws and regulations as they apply to air quality permitting and compliance.
- Familiarity with the federal Clean Air Act and state and federal air pollution control regulations and policies.
- Proficiency in reviewing and evaluating top-down Best Available Control Technology analyses, engineering plans, specifications and standard operating and maintenance procedures relative to industrial processes, incinerators, power plants and air pollution control equipment.
- Knowledge of air quality computer dispersion modeling and the inter-relationship between energy and air quality.
- Initiative and ability to work independently while also interacting effectively in a team environment;
- Excellent computer skills, including a working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access; and
- Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; and
- Possess a current and valid Massachusetts Drivers License or its equivalent.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental engineering. civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*
- Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization: **Department of Environmental Protection*
Title: Environmental Engineer III
Location: Massachusetts-Wilmington-205 B Lowell Street
Requisition ID: 190008OI