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Battelle Memorial Institute Principal Research Scientist (Sr. Environmental Permitting Engineer) - PCAPP in Pueblo, Colorado

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


Applies multidisciplinary environmental engineering skills, environmental compliance knowledge and project management experience to prepare, submit and facilitate the approval and implementation of environmental permit applications and modifications. Identifies, develops and implements solutions to complex problems.


  • Draft environmental permit applications; permit modifications; permit or regulatory driven periodic reports, test plans and reports; and Facility Construction Certification documentation and required submittals. Permits include RCRA Part B, Air, Storm water and hazardous waste operations.

  • Provide general environmental permit support of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA) and other local, state and federal permits for the project.

  • Provide direct interface with regulatory agencies to support plant operation in the application and implementation of permit requirements.

  • Lead the development and execution of environmental compliance programs and any required report, notification, or submittal to local, state, or federal regulatory agencies.

  • May work a rotating nine or ten-hour shift work schedule, including weekends and holidays as required.

  • Support the PCAPP safety culture by working safely in accordance with procedures and by enforcing a safe work environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, engineering or other applied science with eight (8) years of environmental permitting or any equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, with emphasis on hazardous waste treatment, storage, transportation and disposal regulations.

  • Capable of working in a team, using judgment and discretion to facilitate decisions which may impact facility operations and compliance.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Proven experience working with regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to work outdoors in all climate conditions and walk and climb on uneven surfaces.

  • PCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.

  • PCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Pueblo Chemical Depot is required.


  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following sectors related to decommissioning and closure: TSDF, demilitarization, RCRA corrective action, nuclear decommissioning, mining, remediation, industrial chemical, or petro-chemical facility.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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