Managing Consultant, Air Quality (Mid-Senior Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Remote friendly

ERM seeks an experienced Managing Consultant, Air Quality to provide technical expertise, project and team management, and business development support for our Air Quality Service Area in Southern California. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior professional to manage and contribute technically to challenging air quality compliance assurance, permitting, climate change, and related compliance projects for oil & gas, chemical, energy, technology, and industrial clients in California, throughout the US, and potentially international locations. The successful candidate will also network with ERM's national air quality technical team to share best practices and consulting opportunities, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader. 

ERM’s Air Quality & Climate Change technical community pursues and wins highly innovative engagements for the most interesting clients, providing the full breadth of air quality and climate change services. With annual global sales in excess of $50 million, ERM’s Air Quality & Climate Change service area is one of the largest among its peers in our industry and is steadily growing at a double-digit pace. In North America alone, ERM has more than 300 dedicated air quality and climate change professionals assisting clients with projects as diverse as developing responses to emerging Low Carbon Fuel Standards, to leading complex capital projects through the many hurdles associated with the NSR permitting program.


  • Manage strategic air permits and compliance assurance programs for a variety of industrial clients with complex technical/regulatory issues.  Work closely with clients and develop strong relationships to understand specific processes and develop a permitting and compliance strategy to help clients maintain maximum operating flexibility. Achieve client’s expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality.
  • Serve as a technical resource on air quality compliance assurance and permitting programs, including regulatory analyses of industrial facility operations; major and minor source air permit applications under NSR, PSD, Title V, and state-level regulations; and NESHAP MACT compliance programs.
  • Interact with local regulators to steward permit application review and issuance.
  • Build and maintain client relationships that generate repeat business to grow the Air Quality service area in Northern California.
  • Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. 
  • Capitalize on existing client relationships to expand ERM’s profile and market share in the regional air quality, climate change, and oil & gas, chemical, and power markets (through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development).
  • Effectively manage project teams (including across multiple ERM offices), including appropriately delegating project assignments to project teams and mentoring junior staff.


  • BS or MS in chemical, environmental, or mechanical engineering, or related discipline.
  • 6+ years of air quality compliance and permitting experience, including managing and implementing Clean Air Act programs such as Title V, New Source Review, and MACT.
  • Effective management of multiple air quality projects and building client relationships that result in repeat business.
  • Refinery, chemical, and technology sector experience desired.
  • Experience with AERMOD, GIS and/or health risk assessments for permitting, ambient monitoring or emissions sampling techniques, CEQA, or other regulatory compliance programs (e.g., SPCC, RMP/PSM, stormwater) is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills; experience writing comprehensive technical reports.

For the Managing Consultant, Air Quality position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $84,007 to $108,150.  An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs.  We also may have instances where employee’s fall outside of the range based on the factors noted above.  This job is also eligible for bonus pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. 

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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