Senior Environmental Scientist - Emissions & Air Quality

Novato, California
Apr 18, 2024
May 01, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. No sponsorship is available for this position.

Inviting Bright Minds

Ramboll is seeking motivated and inquisitive candidates to join the Environmental Market in our Novato, CA office.

Develop your excellence in our collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and empowering culture at Ramboll! When you start with Ramboll, you'll be joining a company that strives to make a difference - for our employees, clients, and society. As you begin working on projects, you will be given increasing responsibility, while also being able to rely on experienced managers and colleagues who offer support and a helping hand as you learn and develop in your role. Our vision is to be a leading consultancy globally, delivering integrated and sustainable solutions that shape today and tomorrow.

Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:

Requires a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field and 3 years of experience performing emission inventory development and climate change assessments, working with emissions and air quality models including CAMx, MOVES, and HYSPLIT, and supporting air quality regulations including NEPA, CEQA, the EPA's Regional Haze Rules.

Telecommuters considered.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Working under minimal supervision on projects based in California and other states: develop, update, and run Ramboll's Python-based Marine Emission Resolver (MARINER) program to automate the estimation of commercial marine vessel emissions.

Investigate air pollutant particle trajectories in areas with elevated pollutant concentrations by creating contour plots and visualizations to estimate relative contributions of regions or source sectors that potentially cause the exceedance of air quality standards set by the Clean Air Act.

Perform emission inventory review by comparing emission inventory data submitted at state level to the data published by EPA, present findings to management, and draft technical reports based on same as well as data, graphs, and charts pulled and prepared by junior staff members.

Conduct emission control analyses to evaluate air pollution control measures and strategies for meeting emissions regulations by a certain timeline and write white papers for clients discussing emission sources, chosen control measures, potential reductions, costs, feasibility, concerns, and objections.

For California-based projects, conduct California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analyses by reviewing client-provided emissions data for completeness, creating templates for calculating local emissions, conducting quality assurance and quality control on the calculations, and using the emissions calculations to create tables for Environmental Impact Reports.

Calculate emissions associated with federal projects, including criteria air pollutants (CAPs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and greenhouse gases (GHGs) to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), use the emissions calculations to create tables for Environmental Impact Statements, and describe the calculation methodology and discuss results in the statements.

Run EPA's Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model to calculate mobile source emissions.

Supervise junior staff members.

Welcome to our Environment & Health Division

One of the world's leading environmental and health consultancies, we are trusted by clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health, and social issues. We help clients understand and manage the impacts of their activities and products, so that they can respond to business, regulatory, or legal challenges effectively and develop sound strategies for operating sustainably.

Ramboll in Americas

Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a people company that has over 2,000 experts working across more than 60 offices in the Americas applying their passion to deliver innovative solutions across Buildings, Transport, Energy, Environment & Health, Water, Management Consulting, and Architecture and Landscape. As a company, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact, contributing to a cohesive society with equal rights and opportunities for all, and fostering a culture of excellence, enjoyment, and equal opportunities for all our employees. We invite you to contribute to a sustainable future working in an open, collaborative, and empowering culture.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Responsible business conduct and sustainable practices have been part of Ramboll's DNA since the company's inception. Today these principles are an integral part of Our Mission and services and are formalized through our systematic work with the UN sustainable development goals. We are dedicated to taking a leading role in sharing best practices and creating value for clients by delivering solutions that are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. We have also committed to ambitious targets to maximize our own sustainability performance and set the industry benchmark.

How to apply

Apply online. Attach your RESUME, cover letter and relevant documents showcasing why you are the right fit for the role, and when you are available to start. We look forward to receiving your application.