Staff Scientist / Engineer, Environmental Compliance
Details: Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder’s reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challenges has solidified its status as a trusted partner to its global clients and a leader in the industry. Working as a team, Kleinfelder’s bright people will deliver the right solutions. Kleinfelder is looking for the right person to join our Environmental Compliance practice in southern California. This position will reside in our downtown Los Angeles or Irvine office and will help support our strong backlog of compliance, air quality, and assessment work in southern California, across the state and nationally. This is an exciting and challenging position that requires exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a highly organized and responsive candidate, capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities. Expectations include: Responsible for the execution of multi-media environmental compliance tasks in California, including air quality permitting and compliance, storm water management, spill prevention planning, hazardous materials assessments and CEQA technical studies in areas of technical expertise . Work with a senior mentor to leverage existing client relationships and build new client relationships to develop compliance projects in the region and abroad. Must be able to work independently as an integral team member, using knowledge of industry and/or professional guidelines and protocols to accomplish goals and objectives and solve problems of diverse scope. RESPONSIBILITIES Technical/Task Management Prepare Air Quality Permits/Plans/Reports, Compliance Audits, Construction and Industrial Storm Water Plans, Spill Prevention Plans, Hazardous Materials Business Plans, Annual Emissions Reports, and other supporting technical studies. Risk Management and Process Safety Management experience are a plus. May also perform site assessment and remediation tasks as necessary to support local client base. Provide technical expertise on multiple tasks simultaneously within scope/schedule/budget Work with the project manager to ensure quality is achieved on project deliverables. Client/Business Development Working with a senior mentor, help to identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take an active role in the development of new business with new and existing clients. Help to develop and expand client relationships in area of technical expertise that generate repeat business. Through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development, help to capitalize on existing client relationships to expand market share in the local market, while serving national/global clients as necessary. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Communicating Effectively Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner. Tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience. Delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener. Delivering High Quality Work Critically reviews work processes to ensure quality. Addresses problems that could impact quality. Makes sure project deliverables and services meet all requirements and expectations. Does not make the same mistakes twice. Establishing Relationships Able to relate to all kinds of people regardless of background. Finds topics and common interests that he/she can use to build rapport with others. Serving Clients Builds strong relationships with clients. Stays aware of client needs, concerns and satisfaction. Responds promptly to client questions and requests. Effectively manages client expectations. Solving Complex Problems Breaks down large problems into smaller, more manageable components. Identifies key factors that influence the viability of different solutions. Clarifies information needed to solve problems. EXPERIENCE & ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Geology, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field required. Master’s degree or equivalent desired. Experience: 3-8 years of related experience, demonstrating successful technical execution on environmental compliance programs. Certification/Registration: Related professional certifications preferred. Other Knowledge and Skills: Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be client focused to understand and appropriately respond to clients’ project needs. Focus will be on results-oriented delivery, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation. Must have proficient knowledge of federal, state and local agencies, laws, regulations, and permitting requirements. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Driver’s License Required: Yes Proof of Insurance Required: Yes Hours Per Week: 40+ Travel: 20-30% Overtime: N/A Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)Apply for this job.