Full Job Description
Sargent & Lundy is one of the oldest and most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.
Our Core Values
Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.
Quality—We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.
Accountability—Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.
Our People—We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.
Our Clients—We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.
Innovation—Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.
Meaningful Impact—We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.
As a member of Sargent & Lundy’s Environmental and Permitting team, you will utilize your academic background and experience to review, evaluate, and implement federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements as they apply to a variety of electric power and industrial projects. You will be asked to use your knowledge of environmental regulations and engineering principals to meet project team and client needs for defining, evaluating, and implementing environmental mitigation, compliance, and permitting projects.
The position will offer you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations as they apply to major industrial projects, and to work with multi-disciplined project teams to:
Review and implement federal, state, and local regulatory requirements as they apply to specific projects and develop strategies to implement cost-effective mitigation compliance plans.
Prepare site-specific environmental impact studies to evaluate the suitability of a site for a proposed fossil fuel power plant, nuclear power facility, wind energy farm, solar generating station, electric substation, or transmission line.
Work with project engineers to ensure projects are designed and developed using criteria that recognize all relevant environmental requirements.
Prepare permit applications and interface with federal, state, and local permitting agencies.
Prepare complex technical reports including site selection studies, environmental and social impact assessments, compliance audits, and regulatory reviews.
You will have the opportunity to develop your environmental career via peer-learning and knowledge sharing with other engineers and environmental professionals and participating in Sargent & Lundy’s System of Processes and our associated “Communities of Practice.”
The position offers the opportunity to travel to client offices and project site locations for project reviews in accordance with all applicable COVID-19 guidelines. Some international travel may be required.
Essential skills and experience:
This position requires a BS in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field from an ABET-accredited engineering program, MS preferred.
Five or more years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental impact assessment, and/or permitting for complex industrial projects.
Familiarity with environmental laws and regulations that apply to large industrial facilities, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Threatened & Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Environmental impact assessment/permitting experience, including specific experience in one or more of the following fields:
Environmental Impact Assessments.
Subsequent License Renewals and associated Environmental Reports.
NPDES wastewater and construction stormwater discharge permitting.
Major source air permitting.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to interact and multitask with project team members, clients, and regulatory agencies.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Proficiency in ArcGIS mapping and experience in developing interactive maps showing critical environmental resources such as wetlands, critical habitats, and other sensitive receptors.
Certification or coursework in GIS is a plus.
Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.