• Air Quality Engineer

    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/12/2018 1:36 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Full-Time 40
    Security Clearance Level
    National Agency Check (Client Initiated)
  • Responsibilities

    Seeking an engineer to join our Design and Sampling team in support of the Research Laboratory Support (RLS) contract with the U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) – Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The ideal candidate will have professional skills and specialized academic training in a technical field that will be used for and will lead to considerable amount of independent, self-managed work. The ideal candidate’s duties will also develop into the management of tasks and possibly projects.


    Responsibilities may include:

    • Collaboration with environmental scientists, planners, engineers, and other specialists, to address environmental problems.
    • Design of control systems including building circuit boards and Arduino based platforms.
    • Designing and troubleshooting Arduino based control systems on a wide variety of projects.
    • Designing and modifying LabView based software platforms.
    • Operation of air quality instrumentation. Operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing complex sampling equipment.
    • Prepare and/or amend written standard operating procedures, quality assurance plans, and work plans as related to air emissions research tasks.
    • Conduct field air sampling studies in different parts of the US (0-15% travel possible).
    • Air Quality data handling and data analysis.
    • Operating environmental test equipment and collecting data, such as gas emissions, flow rates and temperatures.
    • Reviewing data to ensure compliance with project data quality goals and to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.
    • Maintaining hard-copy and electronic records of measurement results and reports in accordance with Jacobs Technology and EPA records management protocols.  
    • Performing all laboratory work in accordance with established Jacobs and EPA safety and quality assurance protocols.
    • The selected candidate will be continually learning and developing new skill sets as the research objectives change.


    • Years of experience: 3-5
    • Education: Minimum of a B.S. degree in Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Design, fabricate, and develop software for sensor based systems with local logging capabilities, custom user interfaces and real-time transmission of data over cell networks Develop engineering and software controls for instrumentation to support various EPA projects.
    • Design and populate printed circuit boards (PCB) for integrated instrument control systems using CAD or schematic capture software such as OrCAD.
    • Have fluency in using software packages such as LabView and R. Ideally, LabView skills will include the creation of executables files.
    • Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally the results of research experiments to Jacobs Technology and EPA personnel.
    • Have strong computer skills using Microsoft Office.
    • Have the ability to travel and perform field studies at remote sites within the US.
    • Have excellent verbal communication skills in working with peers and client are required.
    • Have ability to work independently, as well as with a team
    • Required Programming: C++
    • Desired Programming: Arduino(C++), Node-RED, Javascript, Visual Basic, Matlab, R Studio, LabView, DASYlab, Raspberry Pi, MySQL, PHP Communications Protocols: UART, SPI, SDI, I2C, RS232/422/

    Experience with Maker and Arduino environments.

    Knowledge of air quality measurements preferred.

    Experience operating instrumentation or continuous emission monitors and experience with electronic (emission or diagnostic) analyzers.




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