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BARR Air Quality Consultant - Senior Level (Upstream and Midstream Oil and Gas Focus) in Denver, Colorado

Air Quality Consultant - Senior Level (Upstream and Midstream Oil and Gas Focus)

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Description of Company

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have more than 900 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex challenges.

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.


The person in this position will undertake challenging work involving air-quality permitting and compliance for clients in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Working with highly collaborative project teams, this person will assist clients with air-quality permitting, environmental regulatory compliance, and related technical assignments. Responsibilities include working with clients to identify, scope, and manage air-quality permitting and compliance projects; providing technical advice to clients and other Barr staff members; helping build and maintain client relationships; and pursuing business development opportunities for permitting and compliance services.

This person will lead air permitting and compliance strategy development; review operational functions and activities to verify that appropriate actions are developed and undertaken to achieve and maintain compliance; and interface frequently with upstream and midstream oil and gas industry representatives as well as technical and information resource experts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related science degree

  • 10 years of upstream and/or midstream oil and gas industry professional experience working with federal air regulations such as federal PSD/NSR and Title V, NSPS, MACT, NESHAP, and state air construction permitting

  • Familiarity with state air-quality regulatory requirements and permitting processes for Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and/or Texas

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in problem solving; attention to detail; accuracy and producing high-quality deliverables; project organization and management; fulfilling commitments on schedule and meeting deadlines; leading teams in preparing effective documents and applications; building strong working relationships; and leading and participating in multidisciplinary teams

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients

  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule and to do what it takes to meet clients' service expectations and requirements

  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs

  • Self-initiative and motivation, with an emphasis on client service and meeting client needs

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

  • Willingness to travel and work out of town

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years of upstream and/or midstream oil and gas industry professional experience working with federal air regulations such as federal PSD/NSR and Title V, NSPS, MACT, NESHAP, and state air construction permitting

  • Consulting experience

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with federal and state regulatory agency staff, resource managers, and other government officials

  • Strong networking skills and robust connections with oil and gas industry representatives

  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business

  • Ability to identify problem symptoms and causes and develop and evaluate alternative solutions

  • Ability to process complex or rapidly developing information to extract key issues and implications and develop appropriate strategies

  • Experience training and mentoring staff

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided.


The anticipated base salary range for this position is $96,242.00 - $116,501.00/year. Compensation will vary based upon experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors. Employees in this position may also be eligible for a discretionary cash bonus. Our compensation comes in more ways than traditional base salary, and we believe that when all those elements are combined, our compensation is a competitive part of the total value proposition of working at Barr.


People report that they stay at Barr because of the camaraderie and career opportunities. Another draw is our competitive package of employee benefits, which includes professional development funding, 401(k) retirement savings plan, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) participation, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability and accidental death insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses, paid holidays, paid time off, and compensatory time for exempt/salaried staff (time off or pay for extra time worked).

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Barr Engineering Co.

650 S. Cherry Street

Suite 510

Denver, CO 80246

United States

phone: +1 800-632-2277

fax: +1 952-832-2601

toll free: +1 800-632-2277

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.