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Air Quality Assistant Project Manager

Primary Responsibilities

The Assistant Project Manager manages the standard work flow and supports the process to ensure a smooth work flow for client projects. The Assistant Project Manager works closely with the Section or Senior Project Manager and external parties to implement the standardized approach, controlling the intake of requests, tracking priorities and managing the work flow of projects from start to finish and to meet project specifications on time and on budget.  The Assistant Project Manager may be responsible for preparing air quality analyses with assistance from Air Quality Analysts or may assist Senior Air Quality staff depending on the complexity of the project and staff availability.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare air quality analyses and reports for a wide variety of development projects throughout California.  Requires research to identify appropriate emission factors and modeling assumptions.  May require preparation of air quality sections for environmental documents.
  • Peer review draft air quality sections of reports and technical appendices prepared within FirstCarbon Solutions | MBA, as requested by company staff, for content, conciseness, completeness, and accuracy.
  • Keep abreast of recent legislative, administrative, and judicial interpretations of related planning and environmental statutes, and ensure that staff members are well informed of changes.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and updates in regulatory guidance in conducting air quality assessments and inform staff members of same.
  • Participate in public and private sector project meetings where requested by Section or Senior Project Manager, including making presentations to the public during scoping, community meetings, and public hearings.



  • Produce technically sound and legally defensible air quality studies and analyses.
  • Productively plan, organize, assign, and coordinate air quality assessments.
  • Provide effective and quality communication through written and oral methods.
  • Work creatively as a member of an environmental assessment team.
  • Promote teamwork through interpersonal skills.
  • Marketing and proposal preparation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software applications, especially Word and Excel; as well as Internet usage.


Additional Information

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences or related field.
  • 2-3 years experience in air quality and greenhouse gas emission inventory quantification/modeling using CalEEMOD, URBEMIS or other software models.
  • Other air permitting or noise impact assessment/modeling experience is a plus.
  • This position may be filled through our Northern or Southern California offices.


How to apply:

FirstCarbon Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email your resume with cover letter and salary expectations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with  “Attn: C. Ponce – Air Quality APM” in the subject heading.