Air Quality Permitting Specialist
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Posted 19 days ago
Job Description

About Us: Hanson Professional Services Inc (Hanson) is a leading civil engineering consulting firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions which navigate continually evolving environmental regulations. With a strong commitment to fostering a healthy and clean environment, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Air Quality Permitting Specialist to join our team.

Job Description: As an Air Quality Permitting Specialist at Hanson, you will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with air quality regulations and facilitating environmentally responsible industrial operations. You will leverage your technical expertise and regulatory knowledge to develop business and guide clients through the complex air quality permitting process and continued permit compliance once the permit is obtained. Your contributions will directly impact our clients' ability to achieve operational excellence while minimizing their environmental footprint.


Lead and manage air quality permitting projects to ensure successful project execution while collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. Conduct comprehensive air quality assessments and emission inventories to determine project compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Prepare and review air permit applications, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and adherence to regulatory requirements. Interface with regulatory agencies, advocating for clients' interests during permit negotiations and approvals. Provide technical guidance to clients on air quality compliance strategies, emission control technologies, and best practices. Perform air dispersion modeling and risk assessments to evaluate potential impacts of emissions on air quality and public health. Stay current with evolving air quality regulations, industry trends, technological advancements, and convert this knowledge into actionable insights for clients. Mentor and train junior staff fostering their professional development and enhancing team capabilities. Participate in business development activities, including proposal writing and client presentations. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate air quality considerations into broader environmental initiatives.


Bachelor's or master's degree in environmental science, chemistry, engineering, or a related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in air quality permitting and compliance within an environmental consulting, regulatory, or industrial setting. In-depth knowledge of federal and state air quality regulations, including Clean Air Act provisions and relevant guidance documents. Proven expertise in air dispersion modeling software (e.g., AERMOD, CALPUFF) and familiarity with related tools (e.g., EPA's MOVES model). Strong proficiency in technical writing, with the ability to prepare clear, concise, and well-organized permit applications and reports. Effective communication skills, including the ability to interact with clients, regulatory agencies, and internal stakeholders. Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred. Project management experience, including demonstrated ability to lead and execute multiple projects simultaneously. Strong problem-solving skills and a collaborative mindset. Experience with emission control technologies and industry initiatives is a plus.

Soft Skills:

  • The ability to develop professional relationships with clients and serve as a trusted advisor. Can develop repeat business from those clients.
  • Must be able to develop new business with existing clients and/or new clients and can assist with project capture plans and tactical strategy for generating winning proposals and leading project team interviews.
  • Must have proven ability to communicate with the public and interact positively with clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases and be able to effectively work with and manage project staff.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member to solve problems and learn new technical skills.

Relocation benefits available.

Would consider 100% remote for the right candidate.

Join our team and contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive impact on our environment and society.

If you are a dedicated and experienced Senior Air Quality Permitting Specialist seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and accomplishments.


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Performance bonuses
  • 401(k) with matching contribution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Comprehensive health & well-being plans
  • Financial wellness plans
  • Work-life balance programs

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We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It's important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You'll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

  • Monthly educational webinars
  • Leadership training
  • Lunch & learn development sessions
  • 24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Award-winning internship program
  • Employee recognition
  • And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumesfrom recruiters or agencies/staffing firms.Resumesare only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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