Environmental Regulatory Engineer



Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

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  • Ensure measures from existing and future site operational regulatory requirements are fully implemented, tracked and reported
    • Implement project Special Conservation Measures (SCMs) and Terms and Conditions (T&C) from USFWS Biological Opinion
      • Oversee SCM and T&C program including, implementing, tracking and reporting measures as well as overseeing required biological monitoring work
    • Maintain compliance with Section 106 Programmatic Agreement
    • Maintain site operational compliance plans including Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan
    • Any other applicable environmental-related agreements related to site operations or launch licensing
  • Identify and determine the need for permits or consultations that are required by the federal, state, and county for operations at Starbase
    • Identify the need for surveys or assessments required for development or operations including delineating wetlands, identifying cultural resources and potential wildlife habitat
    • Coordinate and manage contractors for surveys. Review and maintain reports and other relevant records from such surveys
    • Draft permits in consultation with internal stakeholders, consult and file permits with federal, state, and county, and maintain relevant records
    • Develop and maintain compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Assist the Environmental Health and Safety team with site operational compliance as needed
  • Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with federal, state, and county officials
  • Develop and maintain positive and close working relationships with engineering teams across the site


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the design, development, and/or general operational oversight of environmental science disciplines


  • Engineering degree
  • Demonstrated experience in National Environmental Policy Act documentation (NEPA)
  • Experience with section 404 permitting, and Endangered Species Act compliance experience
  • Experience with following agencies: EPA, CERCLA, RCRA, DOT, TCEQ, TRRC, RWQCB, USACE, NPS, USACE, USFWS
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of project plans, specifications, and construction workflow
  • Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment, including frequent interactions with other engineers, managers, federal, state and county agencies
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with ongoing drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of work


  • This is not a remote or hybrid position and will require relocation if not already local to the Brownsville, TX area
  • Position occasionally requires the ability to work extended hours and weekends when needed


Pay range:

Environmental Engineer/Level I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Environmental Engineer/Level II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

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