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Environmental Engineer

Date Posted:  Jan 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  301561

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM):
Our mission is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial, and governmental activities vital to a prosperous economy.  We issue air, water, and solid and hazardous waste permits that restrict discharges to environmentally safe levels. Staff members inspect and monitor regulated entities; provide compliance and technical assistance; monitor and assess air, land, and water quality; use enforcement actions as necessary to ensure compliance; and respond to incidents involving spills to soil or waters of the state.


Salary Information:
The salary for this position starts at $56,836.00 annually.  


About the Job:

The purpose of this position is to perform those activities as necessary to help the Permit Review Section achieve its goals as they relate to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the Permits Branch. As such, you would review applications for Air permit approvals which include MSOP, FESOP and Part 70 permits; and modifications, revisions and amendments to these permits. You are responsible for drafting these approvals, which includes drafting conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws and regulations.
You also research state and federal guidance related to permitting and state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. You work with minimal direct supervision and follows general instructions concerning purpose and desired results, through consultation with the supervisor as needed

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 
•    Writes all levels of permit approvals expeditiously and with minimal error or guidance.  The permit documents must include conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws.
•    Coordinates with the Compliance and Enforcement Branch regarding monitoring, testing and enforcement.
•    Coordinates with the other Office of Air Quality programs on projects and activities related to monitoring and modeling.
•    Works closely with staff and management to foster a positive work environment, supportive of the agency mission and goals while promoting employee development.
•    Responds to inquiries from citizens, regulated communities, environmental groups, attorneys, engineers and government officials.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For:

Four (4) years engineering work experience plus a bachelors degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college required. A combination of related work experience and accredited graduate training in Engineering may also be considered. License to practice engineering in the State of Indiana may be considered in place of all the above requirements. (Proof of licensure must accompany application.)

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Broad knowledge of the environmental sciences as they relate to air pollution and its control.
  • Excellent research, writing, mathematics, and technical skills for preparing accurate, clear, and thorough air permit documents and associated calculations.
  • Ability to establish long and short term project management goals and objectives, and to plan and coordinate varied and changing operations to achieve those goals.
  • Ability to issue quality permits with the established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish relationships with IDEM staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff, company representatives, consultants, and the public.
  • Effective communication, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Difficulty of Work:

As Environment Engineer, you must apply a wide range of moderate to complex environmental rules, policies, and engineering principles to make technical decisions and to provide recommendations. You will utilize an advanced range of existing technical data, complex regulations, guidelines and policies to formulate decisions, solve problems, and provide technical support. You must adapt to new and continually changing technologies and processes. You must evaluate solutions to comply with continuously evolving regulations. Often there are conflicting priorities which are difficult to balance and require careful evaluation. Work may be non-routine and requires considerable technical judgement, interpretation and innovative thinking. 


You will work independently following general instructions concerning purpose and desired results given prior to start of work.  You may need occasional technical supervision and may be responsible for the planning, implementation and operation of assigned projects or programs under the guidance of a supervisor. Problems and deviations from guidelines are discussed with the supervisor.  Final results are reviewed for soundness of judgment and completion of goals. 

Personal Work Relationships:

This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public.
Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required.

Physical Effort:

This role performs work in an environment where sitting for extended periods of time could be expected.

Working Conditions:

This role performs work in a standard office environment.
This role may experience periods of high stress and/or pressure.


  • Driving for Results
  • Acquiring Information
  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Managing Time
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Adapting to Change
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Critical Thinking
  • Demonstrating Initiative
  • Displaying Technical Expertise
  • Driving Projects to Completion
  • Solving Complex Problems


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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