Senior Engineer & Verifier

Team: Audit
Direct Supervisor: Audit Manager

Job Position Summary

We are looking for a Senior Engineer and Verifier to review production process engineering of low-carbon fuel facilities and lead verification teams to conduct validation and verification of fuel pathway claims under various low-carbon fuel regulations. This position will play an active role in developing all verification activities that involve production process engineering verification. Specifically, this position will guide verification activities under the USEPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard, California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program, and to-be-announced Canadian Clean Fuel Standard. EcoEngineers’ Audit Team provides for RFS Q-RIN and Engineering Review verification Audits, and LCFS Verification Audits. The team is organized into biogas, ethanol, biodiesel/renewable diesel, foreign producer/U.S. import teams with a team lead in each fuel type. The Senior Engineer & Verifier will interact with audit Team Leads and teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in all states where EcoEngineers is active
  • Have a thorough understanding of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) regulations and a level of technical expertise and industry understanding related to low-carbon fuel production and facility design.
  • Assist in coordinating EcoEngineers’ engineering review and site visit verification activities. Manage communications with clients, write technical reports, conduct site visits, coordinate team activities.
  • Develop methods/assessments to meet verification requirements within business operating parameters of low-carbon fuel producers. Evaluate risk levels, data samples, and compliance systems and plans.
  • Investigate issues of non-conformance with assigned clients, prepare communications concerning non-conformance, research regulations and interface with regulators when necessary. Resolve facility compliance questions and issues.
  • Train verification team on process engineering compliance; support verification protocol development. Actively contribute to building assessment capability through activities such as evaluation and exploration of new methods, improved project management, better document sampling and record-keeping, deeper industry insights, etc.
  • Stay up to date on emerging trends in the field.

Required Qualifications: 

  • P.E. license and 5+ years’ experience as process engineer in a low-carbon fuel production setting
  • Knowledge of different types of low-carbon fuels and federal, state, and international low-carbon fuel regulations
  • Understands the basics of low-carbon fuel production across different fuel types
  • Write technical reports. Present complex information so that it is understandable to a non-technical audience. Proven ability to manage complex information, make simplifying assumptions when needed, and convey findings in easily understood ways.
  • Strong computer skills relevant for data manipulation and analysis. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, specifically advanced level Excel (ability to perform advanced equations, graph, learn new functions quickly), and other data analysis software
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically through systems and processes
  • Effective written/verbal communication
  • Ability to recognize when to ask for help and how to identify appropriate resources to accomplish tasks as needed
  • Ability to multitask, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently. Some travel is required to support a wide array of projects and clients.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience

Contact Information: Randy Prati, CPA, Audit Manager rprati@ecoengineers.us

Company Overview

Carbon is the biggest disruptor of the 21st century and over the next few decades. the world will transition to new ways of extracting, storing and using energy – processes that are more sustainable than those currently in practice. We believe a right mix of policy and practice can make this transition easier on affected sectors and align robust economic activity with carbon reduction. We are the catalysts that advise, shape and guide policy and practice to make this happen.

EcoEngineers delivers clean energy supply and use across multiple industry sectors with our systematic, proven 360° approach. We hold a deep understanding of what drives innovation and investment in clean energy projects, and our team of experts can guide you through the project development process from concept to commissioning. Our 360° project approach has evolved through hard-earned experience and unites our talented team with our core strengths — training and education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development consulting, compliance management, and audit.

We consider our team of employees to be the most valuable resource for achieving our goals. Our people are the ambassadors of our brand. The trust they build with clients is the foundation of our success. EcoEngineers strives to provide a work environment based on trust, transparency, open communication, and mutual respect.  Our office is in the East Village neighborhood in downtown Des Moines. Core office hours are from 8 am to 5pm with a liberal flex time policy.

EcoEngineers is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified or qualifiable applicants will be employed without regard to race, religion, color, age, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

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