Environmental Compliance Specialist

Job Description

Terracon’s Omaha, Nebraska office is seeking an environmental regulatory compliance specialist to join our Team. In this diverse role you will manage projects in environmental compliance for various industrial and manufacturing clients mostly within Nebraska and western Iowa. You will combine your passion for environmental science and engineering with your desire to communicate well to prepare cost estimates, proposals, calculations, permit applications, and reports in accordance with company quality standards and policies. You’ll maintain existing client relationships and develop new ones, assist leadership in marketing efforts and, most importantly, develop your career while you excel at a job you’ll love.

To be successful in this role, you will need working and knowledge in most of the following:
  • Air permitting and compliance
  • EPCRA, SARA Title III and TRI reporting
  • Stormwater and SPCC Plans
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Statutes including CAA, CWA, RCRA, among others

Essential Role and Responsibilities:
  • Work with clients and colleagues to define project scope, schedule and budget.
  • Coordinate and deliver projects on time and within budget. Projects typically include preparing calculations, permit applications, and reports; developing project schedules, budgets and forecasts; and, communicating with clients and regulators.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, engineers, and other specialists, and experts in business and law to interpret environmental regulations.
  • Provide technical support for environmental projects, including a determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Conduct assessments of industrial and municipal facilities and programs to assess compliance with environmental regulations; update, and maintain plans and permits for clients.
  • Inform clients and other interested parties of proposed environmental regulations that might impact them.
  • Serve as client liaison with federal, state, and local agencies and officials on issues pertaining to air, SWPPP, SPCC and hazardous waste regulatory requirements.
  • Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether operations or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Maintain competency, improve your knowledge and apply that knowledge to the job.
  • Innovatively apply general rules to specific problems to benefit the client and achieve the client’s environmental compliance goals.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, environmental science, or environmental-related discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated high level of technical writing ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work and possess a positive attitude


  • Certification or professional licensure in field of expertise.
  • Master’s Degree in an Engineering or Environmental Science discipline.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.