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Chenega Corporation EPA Liaison (Interdisciplinary Engineer) in Santa Rita, Brazil


EPA Liaison ( Interdisciplinary Engineer)

Santa Rita

Chronos Operations (CO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chenega

Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation based in Anchorage, AK. Belonging

to the Military, Intelligence, and Operations Support (MIOS) Strategic

Business Unit (SBU), Chronos has a culture rooted in integrity, respect, and

exceptional performance. Chronos is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO,

and provides mission-critical services in Advanced Analytics & AI, Software

Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Intelligence.

The EPA Liaison ( Interdisciplinary Engineer) shall provide contractor services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of NAVFAC Marianas.


  • Assist the Navy through coordination with EPA personnel with matters affecting environmental resource protection including the land, air, water, and other regulated environmental resources within the Marianas Islands.

  • Provide support that may include environmental inspections, design reviews, plan reviews, permit application reviews, process checklists, regulatory meeting coordination, preparation of technical documents and studies, and review of draft environmental evaluations and studies.

  • Assist in the coordination of permit and plan reviews between regulators, project teams, and other government stakeholders with the ultimate goal of expediting regulatory reviews and processes and reducing rework, including populating review checklists and quality assurance of government submittals.

  • Perform expediter work as mutually agreed upon between the Joint Region Marianas and the EPA to directly benefit DoD priorities.

  • Provide support for the preparation and review of sections of specifications, basis of design, and construction plans that involve regulated environmental matters.

  • Perform environmental compliance assessments, inspections, and/or audits of construction activities.

  • Review Environmental Protection Plans, Waste Management Plans, SPCC Plans, and other similar work products for the benefit of DoD projects.

  • Review project designs and specifications to identify issues affecting pollution reduction or prevention.

  • Recommend possible compliance measures that the Navy or other applicable entity may elect to implement to mitigate adverse effects.

  • Assist in the establishment and management of DoD regulatory submittal quality assurance programs within the Marianas Islands.

  • Assist with administrative tasks, including tracking, monitoring, data management, and records retention of documents and studies, filing and organization, and routine program updates to the chain of command.

  • Develop or update agreements between Joint Region Marianas and Territorial or Commonwealth regulatory jurisdictions within the Marianas islands that streamline regulatory processes.

  • Provide oversight and coordinate between the Environmental and Design and Construction Business Lines during project planning and design relative to related environmental requirements that affect regulatory permitting (e.g., NEPA, Cultural Resources, Natural Resources, Compliance, etc.), mitigation cost, and schedule.

  • Review and identify technical problems and situations to assist government personnel in responding to and resolving requirement comments, questions, and discrepancies.

  • Utilize web-based EPA tracking and monitoring systems to identify bottlenecks or issues during design review or permit issuance.

  • In coordination with Business Lines, facilitate the development of responses to technical questions and other requested actions (e.g., data calls) using experience and knowledge of environmental requirements while considering facility planning, design, and execution.

  • Develop drafts of informational and decision briefs and point papers for government approval.

  • Provide logistics support for environmental meetings, including reservation of meeting rooms, meeting materials, and equipment.

  • Coordinate with team members to execute project scope, schedules, and budgets in conformance with the project and customer requirements related to environmental compliance.

  • Facilitate the minimization of project delays by providing technical reviews and recommendations when requested (for RFIs, changed conditions, contractor proposal reviews, etc.). Provide field support for the Government Designer of Record when requested.

  • Research environmental compliance-related codes, guidance, policies, procedures, processes, criteria, and federal and local laws and regulations and provide sound technical recommendations in writing.

  • Apply innovative technical principles, practices, and theories to the resolution of technical issues.

  • Perform field investigations, including the review of as-builts, to determine existing conditions, document findings, and provide a report to include a written summary of the observations, data collected, and photographs about any environmental compliance matter.

  • Expertly coordinate systems of efficient and documented communication between the Government client, NAVFAC team members, leadership, project stakeholders, and various regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinate and hold meetings, recommend requirements, coordinate workflow processes, schedule/coordinate plans of actions and milestones (POAMs), and inform all personnel. Provide written minutes for all meetings.

  • Review technical reports, RFIs, designs, and design changes for both design-build and design-bid-build projects, project deliverables, submittals, cost proposals from contractors, etc. to ensure compliance with customer and RFP regulatory requirements.

  • Provide technical support for the review of the commissioning plan, design and construction submittals, and field inspections to ensure that systems meet operational permit requirements by EPA.

  • Provide technical support for the construction field activities and associated preparatory and quality control meetings or training to reinforce EPA permit or design review requirements.

  • Contractors shall not engage in work entirely and directly vested in regulatory agency authority such as approving designs, permit applications, or performing regulatory enforcement activity and must perform any task to benefit the Department of Defense.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Architectural or Engineering

  • 5+ years of Design Management experience; environmental engineering experience is highly desirable

  • U.S. Professional Engineering Registration (P.E.) is required

  • U.S. Professional Architecture Registration (RA) is desirable but not required

  • Must have proof of US citizenship

  • Background check required and must be able to obtain a Secret clearance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in environmental regulatory permitting and design review processes in various environmental media/processes, including but not limited to air emissions, water resource protection, drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, solid and hazardous waste, toxic substances, cleanup and remediation, and pollution prevention.

  • Have demonstrated knowledge of broad-based engineering and/or environmental protection principles.

  • Sound understanding of construction concepts, principles, and practices applicable to multi-disciplined engineering projects and the design, layout, and management of construction operations.

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental criteria related to design and construction.

  • High degree of competence in the use of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project) and other computer skills used to generate and manage data.

  • Advanced skills in problem-solving.

  • Good work ethic and active desire to learn.

  • Skillful time management and organizational skills to set and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment to encourage collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.

  • Ability to obtain Secret clearance requirements.

How you’ll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

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Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

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Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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