Acquire air permits, and implement programs and systems that ensure company power generating facilities comply with applicable federal and state air emission control requirements
Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare regulatory applicability analyses and interpretations that document which facility projects require air permits /registrations and which do not
- Prepare air construction and operating permit applications ranging in complexity from minor source to New Source Review
- Negotiate permit terms with regulatory agencies during permit development stage
- Develop air emissions estimates and inventories for a variety of source types
- Perform oversight of air emission source tests and routine continuous emission monitor QA activities
- Generate and analyze continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) information using data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS) applications from Environmental Systems Corporation and Teledyne Monitor Labs
- Analyze proposed state and federal environmental statutes and regulations for impacts on generating facility operations
- Conduct audits of compliance with air permit and regulatory provisions at generating facilities
- Develop tools for generating facilities to use in maintaining compliance with air permit and regulatory requirements
- Prepare routine and special purpose correspondence for submittal to regulatory agencies
- Provide guidance to generating facilities regarding continuous emission monitoring (CEM) technical issues
- Review draft emission test reports for conformance with applicable USEPA methods and guidelines
- Prepare analyses of planned capital projects for applicability of state and federal New Source Review regulatory provisions
- Guide and positively interact with regulatory agency personnel during visits to generating facilities
- Solid working knowledge of Clean Air Act, federal air pollution control regulations, and Illinois environmental regulations applicable to the electric power generating industry
- Experience developing air permit applications across a broad range of source types and complexity levels
- Solid experience using ESC StackVision and Teledyne Monitor Labs RegPerfect applications
- Good understanding of the fundamentals of air dispersion modeling
- Expertise in developing air emission inventories and performing air pollution calculations using basic principles of thermodynamics
- Bachelor of Science degree in relevant technical discipline required (Chemical or
Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Atmospheric Science or similar). Master of Science preferred.
- Knowledge of or experience in electric power generation industry preferred
- 5+ years experience as an environmental professional, in industry or consulting
- Strong oral and written communications skills required
- Requires strong commitment to customer service in order to define and satisfy plant customer needs
- Must demonstrate diversity expected behaviors.
Majority of assigned duties will be performed in regional operations support office setting.
Up to 25% of time will be spent at generating facilities in Midwest US.
- Working in temperatures exceeding 100 deg. F or below 30 deg. F.
- Working at heights, on elevated grating, scaffolding, sky climbers, etc.
- Working in tight, confined spaces.
- Lift and carry 25 lbs.
- Working in a dusty (coal and ash) environment.
- Climb stairs and ladders.