The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Professional Engineer (with option to underfill as Associate Engineer) in the Clean Water Services division.
The Department of Environmental Services is responsible for protecting the quality of our water resources in and around Springfield. With over 1200 miles of extensive and growing sanitary sewer infrastructure, Springfield has an award-winning wastewater collection and treatment system that is widely recognized as one of the most innovative wastewater utilities in the country. The department has multiple projects ongoing to rehabilitate parts of the system to improve functionality and extend it’s lifespan.
In addition, the department is responsible for maintaining compliance with the City’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater permit. The City’s stormwater program is regarded as one of the premiere stormwater programs in the state and works to protect and improve water quality through watershed analysis and implementation of stormwater control measures.
The Department is currently looking for an engineer with a background in water resource engineering to help with stormwater and wastewater analysis and to provide some modeling support for the two systems.
There is currently one opening to support the Department's rapid growth in this area. It is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive team!
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an Engineering discipline plus four years of experience in engineering work under a professional engineer. Equivalent experience that allows an individual to obtain Professional Engineering (PE) licensure may be substituted for the degree requirement.
For underfill option: For underfill option, must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related area plus three years of progressively responsible experience. Engineering Intern (EI) certification is required. A Master's degree in Engineering may be substituted for the EI certification.
Licensure as a registered Professional Engineer (PE) is required; must possess Missouri PE licensure within probationary period.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range: $58,030.34-$79,703.52 annually, including a 6% occupational series adjustment.
The City of Springfield offers diverse and challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service that make a difference and have an impact on the community. Positions offer qualified applicants a variety of opportunities to develop careers in their areas of interest and improve their community.
The City of Springfield, Missouri is currently home to 160,000 citiz...ens. The City Government has 23 different Department with approximately 2,000 City employees working for the citizens of Springfield. The Public Works and Environmental Services Departments work within 80 square miles which includes landfill, wastewater treatment plants, roads, bridges and waterways, just to name a few.
Public Works constructs and maintains the infrastructure of the City to satisfy community needs by providing engineering services, a safe transportation system, effective stormwater management, and public buildings and grounds. The Department of Public Works is an accredited agency by the American Public Works Association. Public Works is responsible for street design, construction, and maintenance. It has also partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation to implement a cooperative computerized traffic signal system to improve Springfield's street capacity.
Environmental Services focuses on environmental quality in all areas to ensure all city government actions are performed in an environmentally responsible manner. Springfield's wastewater services protect water quality, safeguard public health and support future development in the community and are also important to the environmental and economic health of the State of Missouri because of the significant water-related recreation and tourism in the Springfield area. In addition to the services provided, Environmental Services is also dedicated to improve the long-term quality of life in our community by empowering our citizens through education, promotion, and modeling of sustainable practices.
Springfield's Landfill receives 200,000 tons of trash a year and generates 3.2MW of electricity which is used to power 2,000 homes from methane gas. The City contains 1,200 miles of sewer pipe and receives 13 billion gallons of wastewater which is treated at the NW and SW Wastewater Treatment Plants. Street Operations maintains 1,935 miles of city street, 575 miles of sidewalks, 64 miles of on-street bike routes, and 35,500 traffic signs.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability and Vet:
The City of Springfield is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment. We are committed to diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing is required.