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Burns & McDonnell Staff Compliance Scientist - Environmental Services (Austin, TX) in Austin, Texas


Burns & McDonnell's office in Austin, TX, is seeking a Staff Compliance scientist to join its team of talented and successful environmental professionals to perform environmental permitting and compliance work on a variety of consulting projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This person will perform stormwater compliance and environmental inspections for construction projects, multi-media environmental compliance audits; environmental site assessments; mitigation measure implementation; permit application development; and write and edit plans for various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Prepare summaries of regulations and determines the applicability to a client’s operations.

  • Perform site audits, incident investigations and audits in support of other company and client initiatives.

  • Participate in environmental site assessments.

  • Complete permit application forms for water and waste permits.

  • Conduct groundwater and surface water sampling events in support of regulatory projects.

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits, prepare permitting applications, and analyze environmental data for various types of projects, including renewable projects, high-voltage transmission line routing, oil and gas facilities, petrochemical manufacturing plants, power generation construction activities and water treatment facilities.

  • Environmental compliance audits; stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) preparation and Best Management Practices (BMP) inspections, environmental site assessments; including report and permit writing.

  • Work includes a mix of field assessments, report/permit preparation and travel.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related field from an accredited program.

  • A minimum of 4 years of environmental compliance experience required.

  • Previous consulting experience, including site assessment experience, such as Phase I, Phase II, and/or remediation is preferred.

  • Knowledge of environmental regulatory programs such as Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office are required.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-TX-Austin

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230450

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS