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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Air/Noise Specialist in Chicago, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s Kansas City office is looking for an Assistant Air Quality and Noise Specialist to provide air permitting and noise services to the power, industrial, commercial, oil & gas and manufacturing industries. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm regularly ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

This position offers challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, industry-leading company and an opportunity for advancement in a dynamic, growing Air Quality & Noise practice.

The Assistant Environmental Air Quality and Noise Specialist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Assist staff and senior level project managers with preparing air permit applications, air permitting analyses, site evaluations, noise monitoring and modeling assessments and other environmental tasks as assigned by managers.

  • Perform air dispersion modeling using Environmental Protection Agency approved modeling programs such as AERMOD.

  • Perform emission calculations and estimates for routine emissions as well as maintenance, startup and shutdown emissions.

  • Assist with greenhouse gas analyses for our clients.

  • Assist with environmental compliance and permitting projects, such as Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plans and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans as well as facility environmental audits and other compliance activities.

  • Assist with noise analyses, including noise monitoring, modeling, mitigation design and analysis.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Environmental, Civil, Chemical) or sustainability or meteorology with an emphasis on air quality or another related field from an accredited program. This position requires 0 to 2 years of experience.

  • Courses in environmental and/or air quality is preferred.

  • Courses in acoustics or noise analyses a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local air regulations with emphasis on the Clean Air Act, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, Title V Permitting, Title VI Ozone Depleting Substances.

  • Experience in air quality dispersion models is a plus but not required.

  • Must be able to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow complex requests.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 234982 Job Hire Type New Grad