Senior Engineer

American Water Military Services   West Point, NY   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on January 13, 2023

This position is responsible for the development and management of multiple construction and engineering projects or assignments in the field of water/wastewater resources management.  This includes all aspects of public water supply systems and wastewater collection & treatment systems including asset management, capital planning, engineering design, project and construction management, business development, and issues relating to operations & maintenance.

Salary range: $100,000 – $120,00

Primary Role:

As a senior staff professional within the American Water Military Services Group Engineering function, this position is responsible for the development and management of engineering projects or assignments in the field of water resources management.  This includes all aspects of public water supply systems and wastewater collection & treatment systems including asset management, capital planning, engineering design, project and construction management, business development, and issues relating to operations & maintenance. Projects or assignments fall within the following general categories:

  • Asset/Capital Planning - water/wastewater system planning and analysis in order to recommend projects or other approaches to address system needs.  Develop and administer capital budgets (detailed annual plan & 5-year forecast) including selection and prioritization of projects or programs that best meet identified needs.  System analysis efforts range from hydraulic modeling and capacity determinations/recommendations to topic specific or comprehensive system master planning in any or all of the following areas: source of supply, treatment, residuals handling, storage, pumping, water distribution, wastewater collection, automation & controls, regionalization, regulatory compliance, operational reliability and efficiency.
  • Project Delivery - Managing all activities concerned with the delivery of multiple capital investment projects from inception to completion. This includes project budgeting and administration within an established capital investment management process, management or self-performance of project delivery tasks including preliminary engineering, detailed design, permitting, procurement, construction management, field inspection, testing, turnover and project closeout.
  • Technical Services – Developing and implementing technical standards applicable to the asset base of American Water.  Serve as a technical expert and resource in area of engineering discipline. Support project delivery efforts through interpreting and determining asset & operational requirements, organizing and executing detailed engineering design tasks, administering project specific permitting tasks, providing technical support and operator training during construction & commissioning.  Assignments include self-performed design and engineering analysis tasks & management of external consulting engineers performing similar tasks.
  • Operations & Maintenance Support - Engineering studies and/or troubleshooting related to water/wastewater operations and maintenance concerns, project or program management for maintenance of engineered assets (storage tanks, reservoirs, dams, etc.) or event management support related to unplanned occurrences (droughts, storms, floods, power outage, asset failures, etc.).
  • Business Development – Working as part of a business development team, assist in the pursuit of new business and growth opportunities. Tasks include performing due diligence, preparation of technical and cost proposals, and execution of engineering services for successful proposals.

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil, Environmental or Mechanical or related field. Master’s degree or advanced study in field of specialty preferred.
  • Engineering experience in water and wastewater industry.
  • 7 to 10 years minimum experience.

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred.

Work Environment:

  • This position reports onto a military installation. In addition to American Water’s pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation.
  • 85% office
  • 15% field

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American Water Military Services is an equal opportunity employer.