AECOM Air Quality / CEQA Specialist in Los Angeles, California

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Position Title Air Quality / CEQA Specialist

United States of America - California

Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talentedAir Quality / CEQA Specialist that can manage and prepare technically sound and legally defensible air quality and greenhouse gas impact analyses, including stand-alone technical reports, ISMND and EIR sections for CEQA, EA/EIS sections for NEPA, or Caltrans/FHWA technical studies. The successful candidate will be well-versed in current trends, analysis methods, and regulatory changes as they pertain to air quality and greenhouse gas analyses. The candidate will be responsible for proactive business development and marketing activities, establishing and developing relationships with clients that result in increased sales. The candidate will possess the technical experience and understanding to provide hands-on training to air quality staff for their professional growth.

The location of this position is flexible to Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Oakland, Sacramento, Ontario or San Francisco

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Successfully leading tasks and execute projects while meeting cost, schedule, safety, and quality objectives

  • Effectively leading project teams by coordinating and communicating with project team members, other project managers, and other AECOM offices

  • Train/mentor junior staff in air quality practice

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Science (Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics), Planning, Geography or a related field.

  • 5+ years of professional experience performing air quality and greenhouse gas impact analysis for CEQA compliance

  • Thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the air quality and greenhouse gas impact analysis for CEQA, including:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of US EPA, California Air Resources Board, and local Air Quality Management District or Air Pollution Control District regulatory programs (e.g., CEQA Guidelines, thresholds of significance, health risk impacts) and their application in CEQA/NEPA analyses

  • Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge, and application of air quality and GHG models (e.g., CalEEMod, EMFAC, AERMOD, OFFROAD) along with their prescribed methodologies and guidelines as recommended by local, state, and federal regulatory agencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of CEQA assessment requirements (thresholds and analysis methods for regional air pollutants, localized impacts, health risk impacts, cumulative impacts, and odors) from various Air Districts

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients, building trust through consistent delivery of high quality work on time

  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantifying short-term construction and long-term operational air quality and GHG emissions for a variety of project types and scenarios using legally-defensible models, methods, and assumptions

  • Demonstrated proposal preparation experience for air quality and GHG analyses including scoping, schedule, and budget

  • Strong written and oral communication (including public speaking)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience performing general conformity issue analysis for federal projects

  • Demonstrated knowledge of NEPA assessment requirements

  • Experience performing health risk assessment impact analysis and air dispersion modeling

  • Experience in the preparation of proposals

  • Project Management experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 187392BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.