Verification Engineer (P.E.)

DATE POSTED: 10/31/22

Team: Audit
Direct Supervisor(s): LCFS Program Director, RFS Registration Director

Job Position Summary:

We are looking for a Verification Engineer with a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license with alternative fuel production technology and process engineering experience to join our greenhouse gas (GHG) verification team. They will be responsible for reviewing renewable fuel producing facilities operations, life cycle analysis, and performing environmental audits under various low-carbon fuel programs, and technical assistance for engineering review.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and enthusiastic about renewables and will be able to contribute to the development of environmental audits by assisting Lead Verifier and Senior Engineer, onsite inspections of renewable fuel production facilities and reviewing operational data and mass and energy balance and GHG emission calculations. There will be opportunities to work across various technologies such as biofuel, renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and electric vehicles.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs GHG validation and verification projects, in accordance with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program, Canadian Clean Fuel Regulations and other GHG verification programs.
  • Assist in EcoEngineers’ engineering review process by reviewing mass and energy balance calculations, verifying data to ensure compliance with regulations, conducting site visits, and writing technical reports.
  • Develop methods/assessments to meet verification requirements and evaluate risk levels, data samples, and compliance systems and plans.
  • Identify, investigate, and respond to client non-conformance questions and issues.
  • 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.
  • Work may also include in field activities, such as GHG verification site visits, facility inspections, field meetings on engineering-related issues, collection of samples, etc.
  • Stay current on emerging trends in process engineering, especially those related to the renewable energy industry.
  • The position involves effective communication, decision-making, and time management.

Requirements: 

  • 2-4 years of work experience in the fuel production and process engineering is required, experience in emissions technology, life cycle analysis, low carbon transportation fuel production is preferred.
  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or other relevant technical degrees from an accredited college required
  • Currently holds a Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Experience interpreting and preparing process flow diagrams (PFDs) and process descriptions
  • Experience performing mass and energy balance calculations especially in greenhouse gas or other air emissions inventories development is preferred
  • Skilled in writing technical reports,  proven ability to manage complex information, simplify and convey it in easily understood ways. 
  • Ability to be an active team member on project teams towards project completion within project scope, budget and schedule and ensure quality work product and deliverables.
  • Self-starter with solid attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while prioritizing the most pressing and impactful matters
  • Strong computer skills relevant for data processing and analysis. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, specifically advanced-level Excel.
  • Effective written/verbal communication, enjoys working in a multi-functional team-oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently. Some travel is required to support a wide array of projects and clients

Location: Des Moines Iowa (preferred), or remote from anywhere in the U.S. for the right candidate

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact Information: Cheri Garcia, Talent & Wellness Director, talent@ecoengineers.us

Company Overview

EcoEngineers helps organizations create sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. Our talented team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, researchers, and analysts live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Our people are trusted guides who help navigate the ever-changing energy landscape, providing the right tools, guidance, and knowledge to reduce our clients’ carbon footprints, and to assess the potential risk to our clients’ business from the uncertainties caused by a changing climate and low-carbon policies. Through our systematic approach, we deliver value and proven expertise through the entire clean energy continuum, including education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development, compliance management, audit, and verification.

At EcoEngineers, our people are the ambassadors of our brand and our most valuable asset. They advance our mission through their direct contributions of expertise, innovation, and integrity, and 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 headquarters is located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, with remote workers stationed across the country. Core office hours are 8 a.m. – 5p.m. 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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