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Environmental Engineer - Atmospheric

Engineering/Engineering Techs

Job Description

Job ID: 307770
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The Environmental Assessment and Engineering Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a candidate with experimental and diversified knowledge in the field(s) of atmospheric dispersion and transport; environmental monitoring, sample collection, and characterization; and translation of modeled and/or process simulation results to field-based applications across a range of contaminant sources and sinks (e.g., air, water, and soil). With experience in basic field engineering and applied environmental science, the successful candidate will have a working familiarity with common atmospheric and meteorological modeling platforms, demonstrated competencies in scientific programming languages (e.g., MatLab, Fortran), and substantive experience with sample and analysis planning, regulatory compliance, and emergency preparedness and response. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse set of research staff and project tasks, and possess the appropriate analytic, task management, and communication skills (both oral and written) to clearly articulate the objectives and outcomes of their research.

The incumbent will work under the guidance of senior scientists and engineers, and will be responsible for performing the following technical tasks with the level of quality, timeliness, and cost, to meet required project and client expectations:
- Contribute to or lead experiments, design evaluations, or develop scientific and engineered solutions to assess and solve a variety of technical problems.
- Contribute to or lead portions of technical proposals, project reports, scientific and technical products, and journal papers.
- Assist with the development of new capabilities within the group.
In addition to high-quality support for clients (both internal and external), a critical part of the position is the ability to quickly and effectively develop and demonstrate skills and abilities that will lead to growth in responsibilities and career progression.

The incumbent will be accountable to:
- Project and/or Task Managers for performing assigned roles, following applicable project, field, and laboratory procedures, and performance of assigned tasks on time and within budget.
- The Environmental Assessment and Engineering Group Manager for general staff performance and development, operational discipline (e.g., maintaining training qualifications, procedural compliance, safe operations), and project execution.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

- BS and 2-3 years of experience; MS and 0 years of experience; or a PhD with 0 year experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge and professional experience in the following areas:
- MS in technically relevant discipline (e.g., environmental engineering)
- Relevant experience in applied meteorology and atmospheric dispersion
- Demonstrated familiarity with field deployed systems, sample collection, and analysis.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307770
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Division: Earth Systems Science
Group: Environmental Assessment & Engineering

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:
- This position can include laboratory and field work, and occasional travel.