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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Engineer - Air Quality (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


Burns & McDonnell’s regional operation in Minnesota is looking for a Staff Environmental Engineer to provide air permitting and compliance services to the power, renewable energy, solid waste, industrial, commercial, and manufacturing industries. 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 position offers challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, industry-leading company and an opportunity for advancement in a dynamic, growing Air & Noise practice.

The Staff Environmental Engineer will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Prepare air permit application packages.

  • Prepare air permit compliance reports and manage air permit compliance for clients.

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

  • Conduct environmental site assessments and inspections to ensure compliance with local, state and federal air quality requirements.

  • Perform air emission calculations and estimates to support air permit applications and emission inventories.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental/Chemical Engineering or a related engineering field from an accredited program. Minimum 3 years of applicable experience required.

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for 1 year of experience.

  • Previous consulting experience related to air pollution permitting and compliance and/or multimedia environmental compliance audits, environmental management systems, and report writing preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local air regulations with emphasis on the Clean Air Act, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, New Source Performance Standards, New Source Review, and Title V Permitting.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  • 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).

  • Experience with air quality dispersion models such as AERMOD preferred.

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


Job Environmental Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 234794

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS