Are you passionate about water resources engineering? Are you looking for exciting new challenges?
DOWL is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Water and Wastewater Engineer to join our Water Supply and Wastewater Group in Redmond, WA. This dynamic position will involve a wide range of responsibilities and work assignments, including both office and field work. The Water and Wastewater Engineer will complete facility plans, preliminary engineering reports, contract documents, construction specifications, final construction drawings, and construction cost estimates for water and wastewater treatment plants and water and wastewater pipelines, pump stations and related facilities.
The successful candidate will:
Serve an active role within the Water Practice Area company-wide in business and project development including preparation of proposals, project pursuits and business development activities throughout the Water Practice area.
Provide client management activities including active marketing, frequent client communication, and pursuit of clients and projects.
Provide project management duties including development of scope, schedule, and costs and execution and management of the same throughout the project.
Perform, or assist with, computations for pipeline plan and profile sheets, site general arrangements, equipment selection and layout, detailed piping arrangements, and related project quantity estimates.
Perform and coordinate the design of treatment system unit processes, piping systems, pump stations, storage tanks, and other water / wastewater treatment related processing equipment.
Coordinate with government agencies, client staff, and other professionals to obtain design information and approvals.
Prepare and route project related correspondence and record keeping.
Conduct periodic site visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work.
Write and edit construction specifications and engineering reports.
Tabulate bid items and calculate construction bid quantities from plans and specifications, and estimate construction costs.
Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.
Other engineering related duties as assigned.
To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Minimum Baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited civil, environmental, or chemical engineering program or the requisite years of progressive engineering experience and educational study, as prescribed by the local jurisdiction, to be eligible to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. Passing the exam and obtaining licensure as a Professional Engineer is required. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the water resources field is required. An emphasis in municipal or industrial water and wastewater treatment preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Licensure as a Professional Engineer is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated competency/experience with treatment processes, water and wastewater pumps, valves, piping, and storage systems. Knowledge and familiarity with the following standards: American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Process Industry Practices (PIP). Familiarity with Piping and Instrumentation (P&ID) drawings and process flow sheets.
Proficiency with and understanding of the engineering design process sufficient to perform and document design with little guidance.
Ability to identify and resolve design conflicts.
Sufficient English skills to compose correspondence, prepare engineering reports, develop project contract specifications, proofread documents, and effectively communicate with supervisors, engineers, other technicians, and clients.
Excellent speaking and writing communication skills including report writing, project correspondence, technical presentations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Proficient knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite of products (primarily Word, Outlook, and Excel), Windows Operating System, and several printing output devices. Knowledge and experience with AutoCad software.
Ability to lead less experienced engineers and technicians and assist with determining appropriate staff workload and project cost estimates.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
DOWL is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.
Our company THRIVES ON DIFFERENCES! All we ask is that our employees and applicants continue to learn how to work better together. We believe in adjustment first, accommodation always. We believe that people come to work every day with positive intent.
Applications accepted online only at company careers webpage - https://careers.dowl.com
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For over 50 years, it has been the quality of our people that defines the DOWL difference.
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