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Air Quality Specialist (Chemical Engineer)

Job Description and Requirements

Air Quality Specialist (Chemical Engineer) - Saudi Arabia, Yanbu


Parsons’ engineering and construction management staff members create innovative, safe, and sustainable infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. We deliver rail, transit, road, and highway transportation; water conveyance and wastewater treatment; oil and gas; land development; public; and aviation infrastructure to our customers and communities. Parsons creates interconnected communities and world-class infrastructure.   Principal Objective:   Develop strategy for control and assess emission in the city and adjacent areas and provide the needed advice and guidance to Environmental Department through field visits, on-site inspections, testing and preparing scientific technical reports. Reports to SAPL Environmental Manager, supports the department in daily operations, interfaces with the Client, Industries, and EPCD team members. Receives administrative and technical direction in term of board project objectives from Environmental Protection and Control Department Director and SAPL Environmental Manager.   Responsibilities:
  • General consultancy on all matters related to air quality management and compliance.
  • Ensuring all regulated industries are in compliance with their air quality management obligations under the Client's environmental regulations (e.g. third-party compliance monitoring, CEMS, odor management)
  • Technical lead for site inspections related to witnessing environmental monitoring, facility audits and emergency incident response.
  • Prepare Notice of Non-compliance letters to industries and administers the preparation and determination of fines and penalty values based on the extent of industry violations and non-adherence.
  • Performs periodic inspections on facilities and AQS to ensure environmental compliance.
  • Review and evaluate submitted data from investors.
  • Check environmental Impact Assessments studies submitted by new industrial investors and existing Industries seeking a renewal of their Environmental Permit to Operate.
  • Participates in periodic revision of the Client's Environmental regulations and standards and implement the same in line with Kingdom’s laws, international regulations and standards and best practices.
  • Sets and monitors the Client's Environmental regulations and standards in line with the governments environmental standards and best practices.
  • Preparation and management of environmental study scope of works.
  • Manages subcontractors performing environmental studies and reviews/comments on work products
  • Supports planning efforts for environmental activities associated with the Yanbu Master Plan expansion
  • Development, implementation and management of the quality assurance program and technical operations for the client's ambient air quality monitoring network
  • Permit applications package review of potential industries investors (e.g. EIA review, dispersion model verification, assessment of BAT for pollution control)
  • Formal monitoring and training of junior staff through the Client's Shadow Program.
  • Greenhouse gas inventorying and carbon footprint analysis of Industries City (Via GPC metrics) and input into the Client's sustainability initiative (accreditation under ISO 37120)

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field (Air Pollution Control, Environmental Risk Management ) preferred.
  • No less than (10) years of relevant experience in the field of environmental management with primary experience in the petrochemical and oil refinery sector is required.
  • Knowledge of quality, Health, safety and Environmental (OHSE) regulations and procedures
  • Knowledge of safety and environment regulations followed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with experience of the environmental regulatory process within the petrochemical and oil refinery sectors (preferably within a Government Entity within Yanbu & Jubail, KSA or similar)
  • Conversant with air pollution measurement and control equipment.
  • Experience in setting disaster recovery plans in cases of emergency and the execution of those plans.
  • Familiar with health ,safety , and environmental (HSE).
  • Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Relevant computer proficiency , experience in using Microsoft Office tools and /or any relevant software.