Battelle Memorial Institute Environmental Permitting Manager in Pueblo, Colorado

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an Environmental Permitting Manager. This position is located in Pueblo, CO.


The Environmental Permitting Manager serves as the project’s subject matter expert (SME) responsible for obtaining and maintaining environmental permits for PCAPP in the areas of: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Air Quality; and Water Quality.


  • Supervise team of permitting engineers.

  • Interpret regulations and permit conditions.

  • Interface with management regarding environmental issues; performs liaison functions with off-site stakeholders, government client, and regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinate all permit schedule activities and ensure incorporation into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).

  • Provide environmental technical support to the Bechtel Pueblo Team Engineering, Plant Operations, Waste Management, Emergency Preparedness, Training and other functional areas on the PCAPP project.

  • Draft environmental permit applications; permit modifications; permit or regulatory driven periodic reports, test plans and reports.

  • Provide general environmental permit management support of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA) and other local, state, and federal permits for the project.

  • Review design and operations documents and capture environmentally significant activities and aspects of the design and incorporate in permit language.

  • Support the development and execution of environmental compliance programs and any required report, notification, or submittal to local, state, or federal regulatory agencies.

  • Support the PCAPP safety culture by working safely in accordance with procedures and by enforcing a safe work environment.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in science, chemistry, or engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in science, chemistry, or engineering with over 20 years applicable experience.

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, with emphasis on hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal regulations.

  • Capable of working on a team, using judgment and discretion to make decisions which may impact facility operations and compliance.

  • Experience working with regulatory agencies in a permitting, compliance, or operations role.

  • Must be a US Citizen. The applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to be placed in a Public Trust Position. In addition, applicant selected will be subject to qualification in accordance with Army Regulation 50-6, for potential placement in the U.S. Army Chemical personnel Reliability Program (CPRP)

  • Ability to successfully pass medical screen, including the ability to wear a respirator and other PPE, lift up to 50 lbs. and work in the proximity of toxic chemicals.


  • Knowledge of or experience with Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act requirements.

  • 15 years work experience with the U.S. Army’s Chemical Demilitarization program or a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility.

  • Experience supervising or managing technical personnel.

  • Experience supporting public outreach efforts.

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The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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