Welcome to Zephyr Careers!

Why consider a career with Zephyr?
For more than 20 years, Zephyr has enjoyed an outstanding reputation within the environmental consulting industry. Zephyr is an employee-owned, financially stable firm with a supportive collaborative work environment. Our colleagues have broad flexibility to manage client relationships and projects, and provide input to the company’s strategic direction, to a degree that is not typically available at larger firms. Zephyr’s clients provide an interesting mix of projects in a broad suite of industries. Zephyr takes pride in its technical excellence, retention of clients and employees, and sound management of the business. Come aboard, and have the opportunity to shape and grow a successful environmental consulting career!

At Zephyr, we are always looking for qualified environmental, health, and safety professionals. At this point, we are specifically seeking to add personnel in the positions and offices as described below:

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Midland, Texas

Baltimore, Maryland

  • There are no available staff positions

York, Pennsylvania

  • There are no available staff positions

Air Quality Engineer/Project Manager | Austin, Texas

Position Summary:
This position is a part of a team who assists industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations by performing air quality permitting and compliance tasks.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assist industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations
  • Perform project management, including financial management, drafting and presenting proposals, performing technical work and liaison with client and other Zephyr staff
  • Prepare and assist in preparing air quality permit applications, permit by rule registrations, and permit renewal, amendment, and alteration applications for submission to the TCEQ and other agencies
  • Perform air quality and environmental compliance tasks, including preparation of emissions inventories and other reports
  • Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences
  • Obtain, review, validate information to prepare charts or graphs providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data
  • Mentor junior staff in technical aspects of a project
  • Perform QA/QC of technical work commensurate to staffing level
  • Support marketing initiatives
  • Actively participate in maintaining a safe work environment and supporting a culture of safety
  • Client advocacy - providing client feedback to the team on changing needs, trends, expectations and satisfaction, and keeping clients informed of significant issues that might affect them
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related science degree
  • 7-10 years of relevant air permitting experience is required
  • Prior environmental consulting experience and EIT or PE certification are considered a plus
  • Must have well developed interpersonal skills and demonstrate excellent communications skills and abilities (verbal, written, proposal and presentation)
  • Proficient in use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Familiar with calculation, compliance and regulatory compliance management software for assessment of air quality emissions and impacts
  • Travel required up to 20% of the time
  • Valid Texas driver's license is required

Please email your resume to employment@zephyrenv.com or fax to 512-732-2126 with a cover letter describing how you would be the best candidate for this position.

Air Quality Engineer/Scientist | Austin, Texas

Position Summary:
This position entails being part of a team who assists industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations by performing air quality permitting and compliance tasks.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations
  • Performing air quality and environmental compliance tasks, including preparation of emissions inventories
  • Preparing initial air quality permit applications, renewal, amendment, and alteration applications for submission to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) and other agencies
  • Obtaining, updating, and maintaining plans, permits, and/or standard operating procedures
  • Defining data requirements, gathering and validating information for emission calculations
  • Preparing charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data
  • Contributing to ambient air quality impacts analyses utilizing the AERMOD, SCREEN3, and AERSCREEN dispersion models for the purpose of supporting New Source Review permitting projects
  • Utilizing software for emissions estimation, regulatory compliance management and/or assessment of air quality impacts
  • Communicating scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, and conferences
  • Performing and growing into various aspects of project management, including task management, drafting and presenting proposals, performing/reviewing technical work, reviewing budgets, and liaising with clients and other Zephyr staff; and,

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related science degree
  • 1-4 years of relevant air permitting experience is required
  • Prior environmental consulting experience and EIT certification are considered a plus
  • Excellent communications skills including report writing, oral presentations, and direct verbal communication
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with calculations, compliance and regulatory compliance management software for assessment of air quality emissions and impacts are considered a plus
  • Availability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Valid Texas driver's license is required

Please email your resume to employment@zephyrenv.com or fax to 512-732-2126 with a cover letter describing how you would be the best candidate for this position.

Senior Project Manager - Natural Resources | Houston, Texas

Position Summary:
The position requires skills to provide project management, business development, document preparation and review, and project staff management. In addition, the position will provide senior technical support for a natural resources team who assists industrial clients in collecting, monitoring, analyzing, and providing scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.

Primary Responsibilities include:
Directly provide, and lead others in providing, environmental services related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and other services

  • Through business and client development, assist in expanding Zephyr’s client base and revenue in the areas of environmental planning, permitting, and broad-based natural resources services in market sectors such as oil/gas exploration and pipelines; industrial development, energy, land development; transportation; and natural resource restoration
  • Accountable for business development and attainment of personal sales and productivity goals
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations Manager and other office leads to grow the operations throughout the US to promote our business interests
  • Mentor and manage staff within the Natural Resources program

Using your Project Management skills, you will:

  • Define appropriate scope, schedule and cost based on client needs and expectations and regulatory requirement
  • Prepare proposals to convey scope, cost and schedule in a concise and clear format
  • Interpret and apply Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Nationwide and Individual) Permitting
  • Interpret and apply Section 10 Permit Applications under the Rivers and Harbors Act
  • Provide project oversight of moderate to large projects to monitor budget and prepare periodic client summaries
  • Provide oversight, as needed, to staff conducting wetlands determinations/delineations according to USACE protocol and perform field data verification and data entry
  • Provide oversight, as needed, to staff conducting field surveys for threatened and endangered species habitat assessments
  • Prepare General and Individual USACE Permit submittals relating to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
  • Prepare letter reports, compliance documents, NEPA documents (CE, EA, EIS)

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Biology, Ecology, or a field related to Zephyr’s services is required; Master’s degree or higher is preferred
  • 5 or more years of relevant project experience in natural resources services is required; in addition, 7 or more years of experience in increasing levels of responsibility in management, including supervising and providing leadership for other staff professionals is required
  • Proven expertise in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of natural resources and/or environmental planning
  • Proven communication skills (verbal, written, proposal and presentation)
  • Proficient in use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.  Utilize computer software such as ESRI, ArcMap 9.3, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS,  and Google Earth
  • Previous experience in the oil & gas or energy sector is particularly desirable
  • Work in a variety of outdoor settings and weather that may require long periods of standing; walking over rough terrain; working in water; recurring bending, reaching, or similar activities.  Work may also include frequent lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds
  • Travel in and out of state 10-20% of the time
  • Valid Texas driver's license is required

Please email your resume to employment@zephyrenv.com or fax to 512-732-2126 with a cover letter describing how you would be the best candidate for this position.

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Senior Air Quality Engineer | Houston, Texas

Position Summary:
This position is a part of a team who assists industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations by performing air quality and environmental compliance tasks.

Primary Responsibilities include:
Using your technical skills, you will:

  • Assist industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations
  • Perform air quality and environmental compliance tasks, including preparation of emissions inventories
  • Define data requirements, gathering, and validating information
  • Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences
  • Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data
  • Prepare air quality permit applications, permit by rule registrations, and permit renewal, amendment, and alteration applications for submission to the TCEQ and other agencies
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures. Create process flow diagrams
  • Perform project management, including financial management, contract negotiation, performing technical work and liaison with client and other Zephyr staff
  • Mentor Zephyr's technical staff
  • Client advocacy - providing client feedback to the team on changing needs, trends, expectations and satisfaction, and keeping clients informed of significant issues that might affect them
  • Business development including attendance at conferences, tradeshows, company presentations, and drafting and presenting proposals
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related science degree
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience is required
  • Prior environmental consulting experience and PE certification are considered a plus
  • Must have well developed interpersonal skills and demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal, written, proposal and presentation) and abilities
  • Proficient in compliance and regulatory compliance management software for assessment of air quality impacts, Microsoft, Excel, Access and air modeling databases
  • Travel required up to 20% of the time
  • Valid Texas driver's license is required

Please email your resume to employment@zephyrenv.com or fax to 512-732-2126 with a cover letter describing how you would be the best candidate for this position.

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Air Quality Engineer/Project Manager | Houston, Texas

Position Summary:
This position is a part of a team who assists industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations by performing air quality permitting and compliance tasks.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assist industrial clients in establishing and maintaining compliance with state and federal air quality regulations
  • Perform project management, including financial management, drafting and presenting proposals, performing technical work and liaison with client and other Zephyr staff
  • Prepare and assist in preparing air quality permit applications, permit by rule registrations, and permit renewal, amendment, and alteration applications for submission to the TCEQ and other agencies
  • Perform air quality and environmental compliance tasks, including preparation of emissions inventories and other reports
  • Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences
  • Obtain, review, validate information to prepare charts or graphs providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data
  • Mentor junior staff in technical aspects of a project
  • Perform QA/QC of technical work commensurate to staffing level
  • Support marketing initiatives
  • Actively participate in maintaining a safe work environment and supporting a culture of safety
  • Client advocacy - providing client feedback to the team on changing needs, trends, expectations and satisfaction, and keeping clients informed of significant issues that might affect them
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related science degree
  • 7-10 years of relevant air permitting experience is required
  • Prior environmental consulting experience and EIT or PE certification are considered a plus
  • Must have well developed interpersonal skills and demonstrate excellent communications skills and abilities (verbal, written, proposal and presentation)
  • Proficient in use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Familiar with calculation, compliance and regulatory compliance management software for assessment of air quality emissions and impacts
  • Travel required up to 20% of the time
  • Valid Texas driver's license is required

Please email your resume to employment@zephyrenv.com or fax to 512-732-2126 with a cover letter describing how you would be the best candidate for this position.

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Staff Scientist - Natural Resources | Midland, Texas

Position Summary:
This position will provide ecological field services for an oil and gas exploration and production client. The position would be a part of a team who assists this client in assessing, collecting and analyzing natural resource conditions to ensure the client operates in compliance with state and federal regulations.

This is a temporary position based in Midland, Texas that requires travel to various parts of Texas. We currently anticipate that work weeks of at least 20 hours will be typical, although that may vary in any given week.

Position Responsibilities Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Perform field work to assess such resources as soils, topography, vegetation, including noxious and invasive plants and floodplains
  • Assess suitable habitat for protected species including the dune sagebrush lizard and threatened or endangered species
  • Perform wetlands determinations/delineations according to USACE protocol
  • Be proficient with Section 404 (Nationwide and Individual) Permitting
  • Prepare detailed field notes and photographs
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks effectively
Position Requirements:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Biology, Ecology, or related Environmental Science degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in natural resources projects.
  • Proven communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Previous experience in the oil & gas or energy sector is particularly desirable
  • Proficient in use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Google Earth. Utilize computer software such as ESRI, ArcMap 9.3, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS a plus. Operate and maintain software and equipment such as GPS, Laser Range Finders, Fulcrum and ESRI/GIS
  • Work in a variety of outdoor settings and weather conditions that may require long periods of standing; walking over rough terrain; working in water and isolated conditions; recurring bending, reaching, or similar activities. Work may also include frequent lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds
  • Travel up to 75% of the time locally, within State and some overnight stays
  • Valid Texas driver's license is required

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To apply, email resume to employment@zephyrenv.com or fax to 512-732-2126 with a cover letter describing how you would be the best candidate for this position.

Zephyr Environmental Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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