Los Alamos National Laboratory Air Permit Engineer (Environmental Professional 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Environmental Professional 3 in the Environmental Compliance and Permitting Group will provide technical support to the Air Quality Team related to New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) air quality construction permits, Title V Operating permits, and air quality regulations. The Environmental Professional will work with staff and management throughout the Laboratory to ensure air permit applications and Title V Permit renewals are prepared, submitted and successfully issued. The Environmental Professional will serve as the subject matter expert in air quality permitting and regulations, and prepare and develop technical and regulatory documents and deliverables. Work responsibilities include the following:

Activities and responsibilities include:

  • Provide support and professional direction on air quality management issues.

  • Prepare and submit Construction Permit applications for a variety of industrial sources.

  • Prepare and submit Title V Operating permit 5-year renewal and modification applications.

  • Provide testimony at public hearings.

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and systems related to the Laboratory’s air quality program.

  • Perform applicability reviews and provide comments on new and/or modified projects in the Permit and Requirements Identification (PRID) system.

  • Perform regulatory review and applicability determinations of new and/or proposed EPA and NMED air quality regulations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge and experience with the Clean Air Act and federal and state environmental air quality regulations.

  • Demonstrated experience negotiating and working with Federal and State regulatory agencies and dealing effectively with the public.

  • Demonstrated experience with effective written and verbal communication.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing air quality emissions engineering calculations for a variety of emission source types.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing minor source and Title V major source air permit applications.

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing new and proposed regulations for applicability to a source such as LANL.

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing engineering designs for air quality requirements.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality regulations.

  • Experience with LANL organization, facilities and operations.

  • Strong hands-on experience using spreadsheets and databases for managing environmental data and records.

  • Experience implementing air quality compliance programs within a complex industrial setting.


  • Position requires a minimum ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in engineering or related physical, or natural sciences.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to each of the job requirements of the position.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

This position is located in the Environmental Protection and Compliance Division, Environmental Compliance and Permitting Group. This group provides compliance and permitting services for the Laboratory including Air Quality, Water Quality and Storm Water. This is a diverse and dynamic group and this position will ensure effective implementation and integration of these programs to support Laboratory mission.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: EPC-CP/Environmental Compliance Program

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Air Permit Engineer (Environmental Professional 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC70424