Employment Opportunities

Air Quality Scientist/Engineer

Portland, OR or Golden, CO

Job introduction:

Air Sciences is seeking a candidate with a background in engineering or the physical sciences, with experience in air quality issues. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to a range of research and analytical projects on topics of air quality, develop creative solutions to scientific and regulatory challenges related to dust control, and provide technical support as needed under the direction of a project manager.

We are looking for candidates who can respond to change, pick up new technologies quickly and adapt to changing requirements, and who take pride in their work. This is a full-time, exempt position based in Portland, OR or Golden, CO. Air Sciences practices a hybrid remote-work policy.

About the job:

50% Delivery and Execution – Engages actively in air quality projects, bringing a keen awareness of environmental impact and regulatory standards. As a committed team player, collaborates effectively to ensure project success. Supports project leads with permitting and compliance tasks, demonstrating a thorough understanding of environmental regulations. Skilled in managing tasks with an acute awareness of deadlines. Proactively takes on new challenges and opportunities with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. Consistently delivers high-quality results, even in demanding situations. Approaches problems with a broad perspective, integrating a global lens to address air quality issues comprehensively.

25% Learns and Grows – Learns through successful and failed experiment when tackling new problems; actively seeks ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels. Contributes to research and analytical science projects, environmental data processing and analyses.

25% Plans and Aligns – Collaborates with other team members; creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful; delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences; adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.


Science or engineering degree (environmental, physics, geography, chemical, mechanical, or equivalent) preferred. Relevant work experience will also be considered.

Desired skills:
  • Experience with or interest in air quality including regulatory issues, dispersion modeling, or permitting considerations.
  • Familiarity with scientific computing and data analysis scripting languages (R, Python).
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Proficient with modern communication and collaboration tools (Slack, Zoom, MS Teams).
  • Analytical, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions to both large and small audiences.

Base salary of $55,000 – $90,000 depending on relevant experience.


We offer a competitive benefits package & great work environment:

  • Merit bonus program
  • Hybrid remote work opportunity
  • Competitive health insurance program
  • Paid time-off program including paid holidays
  • Casual dress code
  • Room for growth
  • Collaborative environment
To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter to employment@airsci.com.

Air Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Air Sciences’ management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs and general treatment during employment.