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Parsons Corporation Environmental Permitting Engineer in Richmond, Kentucky

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Job Description:

Do you want to be a part of history and help make the world a little bit safer? Join us at BGCAPP (Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant) where we will design, build, systemize, test, operate and close the plant whose mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) in Richmond, KY. The 15,000 acre depot stores mustard and nerve agent in rockets and projectiles. Our design concept for the pilot plant maximizes the use of existing technology from other successful chemical demilitarization facilities as well as First of a Kind (FOAK) technology. Parsons is currently seeking a Environmental Permitting Engineer

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Parsons is seeking an Environmental Permitting Engineer to support the BGCAPP environmental permitting activities for our client (i.e., the U.S. Army).

  • In this position, you will report to the Environmental Permitting Manager and provide environmental and engineering support during the development of environmental permit applications and other documents.

  • Position requires 1) working with the environmental permitting staff to support Facility Construction Certification (FCC) and ensuring that regulators’ questions and requests are satisfied, conducting public meetings, and communicating modifications in permit requirements to applicable departments; 2) providing input to BGCAPP systemization and operations personnel and assuring environmental permitting and regulatory matters are properly addressed in procedures, SOPs, and other documents being prepared by these groups; 3) determining project permit requirements and ensuring these requirements are placed into operating procedures via the use of project databases or other means; and 4) preparing and submitting permit modification requests as needed for all project environmental permits.

  • Specific environmental regulatory areas of responsibility include Air (CAA) Permitting, Air Permit Compliance and Reporting, Kentucky Hazardous Waste (RCRA) Permitting, Water (KPDES) Permitting, Toxic Substances (TSCA) Permitting, Federal Environmental (HSWA) Permitting, Annual Tier II/Toxic Release Inventory Reporting and Review of Project Documentation

  • It is expected that the Environmental Permitting Engineer will can perform complex evaluations of project drawings, designs, calculations and concepts.

  • In addition, this individual will be capable of providing training to others while concurrently using his/her expertise to support others working in environmental permitting.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Requires Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Science with at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of environmental permitting and compliance experience

  • Experience: Environmental permitting work experience in a treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) or in industrial/commercial hazardous waste management to include work at a chemical agent demilitarization plant is preferred

  • Environmental and engineering design experience at a demilitarization facility, chemical plant, nuclear or fossil power generating station, naval or maritime station, or other heavy industry at a supervisory level is preferred.

  • Must be able to hear audible alarms, identify colors, and see/read/understand warning lights and signs.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Experience: Environmental permitting work experience in a treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) or in industrial/commercial hazardous waste management to include work at a chemical agent demilitarization plant is preferred

BGCAPP is subject to the Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety and AR 190-59 Chemical Agent Security Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

BGCAPP is a Drug Free Workplace. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.

This position may also require use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and personnel must pass a respirator fit test and pulmonary function test.

Lifting/Carrying: Infrequently. Climbing: Occasionally. Bending/Kneeling: Occasionally. Sitting: Frequently.

Walking/Standing: Occasionally. Hearing: Able to hear audible alarms. Vision: Able to see/read/understand warning lights/signs.

Ability to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) site access is required. Access requirements include completion of a local records check and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check.

BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule including weekends and holidays. Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$79,100.00 - $138,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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