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Irvine, California, United States of America
JOB #R2300875

Senior Air Quality & Climate Change Specialist

Senior Air Quality and Climate Change Specialist

Northern or Southern California

We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.

Job Description

ICF is looking for a Senior Air Quality and Climate Change Specialist in California to lead air quality and greenhouse gas emissions inventory development, health risk assessments, dispersion modeling, environmental impact analysis, climate action planning and report preparation for air quality and climate change projects to support ICF’s Environmental Planning practice. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead air quality and GHG impact analyses for land use development, infrastructure, and roadway projects.

  • Quantify emissions, pollutant concentrations, and health risks using computer models and spreadsheets.

  • Research and interpret air quality and climate change legislation and policy.

  • Solve quantitative and qualitative problems.

  • Interact with public and private sector clients.

  • Support development of climate action plans for local governments.

What You Must Have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental or other Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Atmospheric Science/Meteorology, Chemistry, Physics, or related subjects.

  • 5+ years of experience preparing air quality and GHG impact analyses pursuant to CEQA/NEPA.

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Demonstrated experience with air quality models (EMFAC, CT-EMFAC, CalEEMod, CALINE-4, OFFROAD, MOVES) and dispersion models (AERMOD, AERSCREEN).

  • Fundamental understanding of state and federal air quality and climate change environmental policy and regulation (CEQA, NEPA, SB 32, Clean Air Act).

  • Experience with photochemical models (SMOKE, CMAx) and meteorological models (e.g., WRF) a plus, but not required.

Professional Skills

  • Ability to independently complete air quality and GHG technical analyses, including data collection, modeling, and report writing.

  • Excellent quantitative and modeling skills (including MS Excel)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and the ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team.

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.

  • Ability to mentor junior staff.

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$85,679.00 - $145,654.00

California Remote Office (CA99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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