Mid - Career Air Quality and Decarbonization Consultant
Oakland, CA 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

Are you looking for a home for the best years of your career? A place where you can work with industry-recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! Our national air quality practice is growing rapidly and we're looking for a Mid-Career Air Quality and Decarbonization Consultant in Oakland, CA, who is looking to be a part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm. This role would suit candidates who want to work on real-world air quality and carbon management issues, climate risk, climate strategy, and decarbonization solutions. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience providing air quality consulting services, including permitting and compliance.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com


  • Conducting regulatory analyses related to air quality matters as driven by the Clean Air Act as well as state and local regulations and evolving GHG regulations and reporting programs;
  • Preparing air and GHG emissions inventories and emissions calculations;
  • Support the delivery of projects focused on energy transition, decarbonization, net-zero and science-based targets, energy, and carbon reporting, and analytics;
  • Preparing analysis to support carbon and climate change programs, environmental impact assessments, regulatory analysis and permitting, and compliance solutions;
  • Conducting air quality impact analysis involving dispersion modeling and health risk assessment;
  • Developing air quality permit applications under NSR, PSD, Title V, and state-level regulations, such as California CEQA requirements;
  • Support decarbonization pathway analyses including developing carbon reduction feasibility and cost analysis and life cycle analysis modeling for client projects, products, and operations;
  • Performing analyses related to air pollution control systems and source monitoring and measurements;
  • Working directly with clients delivering outstanding results, forming valued relationships and solving some of their more challenging issues; and
  • Understanding client needs and developing work scopes with input from Geosyntec client managers and teams to propose approaches, solutions and resources; and working on teams to prepare competitive proposals highlighting Geosyntec capabilities and experience.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec's culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you may be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, and staff mentoring tasks.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical practitioner position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: Geosyntec will provide training in OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Occasional overnight travel and client site visits should be expected.

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental or chemical engineering or an aligned engineering discipline. (required)
  • Advanced degree in engineering. (preferred)
  • Professional registration (i.e., P.E.) (preferred)


  • At least five years of consulting or industry experience in air quality permitting, compliance, and air dispersion modeling, monitoring, and/or measurement reporting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Understanding of chemical engineering concepts such as chemical process calculations and mass transfer. (required)
  • Experience with GHG accounting including Scope 1, 2, and 3 calculations, and science-based target setting. (required)
  • Understanding of the climate change policy and regulatory landscape as well as the wider ESG reporting and disclosure landscape. (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Environmental Social Governance (ESG)-related standards and frameworks including the GHG Protocol, SASB, GRI, and TCFD. (preferred)
  • Experience in climate risk assessment, particularly quantitative approaches to measuring risk and scenario analysis AND/OR technical knowledge of net-zero and decarbonization planning. (preferred)
  • Familiarity with USEPA and state environmental regulations and understanding of the air permitting process. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Regional representation through involvement in professional associations or trade organizations. (preferred)
  • Current OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER training and refreshers. (optional)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus a passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits

Below are the potential compensation ranges that we in good faith believe are applicable for this role at the time of this posting and are only applicable for jobs to be performed in the specified California locations below. The typical base salary range for this position is just one component of Geosyntec's total compensation package for employees. Actual compensation will be determined based on education, experience, skill set, and location.

  • Minimum Salary: $95,070 / Maximum Salary: $123,590 (Oakland)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible employees.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


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