130 – Sr. Air Quality Specialist

Posted: March 23, 2023

Candidates must submit a current resume to be considered for position.  Include the job title and job number in your submission.  

Position Title:                    Sr. Air Quality Specialist

Work Location:                 Parachute, Colorado

Reporting to:                    Air Permitting Lead

Job Number:                     130


Terra Energy is looking for a motivated professional to join our team, supporting our Piceance Basin asset. This position will be responsible for air quality permitting, compliance and reporting activities associated with Terra Energy’s Piceance Basin operations and related facilities.


  • Assist with all air permitting activities, including Air Pollution Emission Notices (APEN), general permits, construction permits, and Title V operating permits.
  • Work with Operations, the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) permit engineers and third-party environmental engineering service providers to ensure air permits are accurate and in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Provide necessary recommendations to management and operations to maintain compliance.
  • Provide air permitting strategy and guidance to the Operations team.
  • Utilize the Intelex Assets & Compliance Tracking System (ACTS) environmental database and update information and production flow, as needed.
  • Assist with annual air compliance reporting, e.g., EPA Greenhouse Gas (GHG), EPA Subpart OOOO, APCD Emission Inventory.
  • Work with Operations team to ensure all emission data is being captured, as required.
  • Participate in agency air quality inspections of permitted facilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Effective communicator with all personnel from field staff to executive management
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, inclusive of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including all forms of communication, conflict management, relationship development, collaboration and ability to successfully influence others
  • Must be willing to travel periodically to field locations
  • Ability to complete work with limited supervision
  • Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States
  • Terra will not provide sponsorship for an employment-based visa now or in the future.

 Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or similar discipline
  • Environmental experience with an emphasis on air quality in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Knowledge of federal air quality programs applicable to the oil and natural gas industry; specific experience with federal MACT, NSPS, and Greenhouse gas emission reporting.
  • Knowledge of state NSR, PSD, and Title V permitting programs, and air emissions inventory management
  • Knowledge of engineering simulation software to model and estimate emissions such as Promax, E&P Tanks, and Tanks 4.0, Aspen HYSYS, GLYCALC
  • Experience with ACTS or another environmental database
  • Awareness of air dispersion modeling software such as AERMOD

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, this position is eligible to participate in the company’s medical, dental and vision insurance plan as well as welfare benefits to include life insurance and short term and long term disability coverages.  This position is eligible to participate in the company’s 401(K) program and is eligible for an annual bonus.  The salary range for the position is $95,000 – $110,000 based on knowledge, skill, ability, experience and performance.

Terra is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

How to Apply?  

Download the application form, voluntary self id, fill it out and send it to work@terraep.com along with your resume. Please reference “Job #130” within your email or in the subject reference. Terra HR will review the information and get back to those who will be considered further.