Sr. Design (Wastewater)Engineer Jobs in Belleville, IL at American Water Works Company, Inc

Title: Sr. Design (Wastewater)Engineer

Company: American Water Works Company, Inc

Location: Belleville, IL

Salary: $150K – $200K*

Category: Energy & Utilities

Job Description

Primary Role

Responsible for interpreting data, determining requirements, executing detailed engineering design, and providing technical support during construction, commissioning and initial operation of large and complex capital investment projects addressing water supply, water and wastewater treatment, storage, pumping, and buried infrastructure facilities. Supervise internal technical resources and external consulting firms on assigned projects. Also, serve as technical expert in specified engineering disciplines (process,mechanical, civil/structural, electrical/I&C) that are of critical importance to the planning and delivery of assets and Company operations. Further, for assets within assigned area of expertise, develop technical standards,standard specifications, policies and procedures, and approved product/vendor lists; maintain industry andtrade association contacts and lists of showcase or representative projects; and provide consultancy and project level support, all in support of overall operational excellence and engineering center of excellence initiatives within American Water.

Key Accountabilities

Conduct process evaluations and facility inspections to identify capital improvements necessary to reliably meet future water supply needs via existing or proposed treatment facilities. Develop design concepts for design of new or expansion/renovation of existing treatment facilities.

Prepare, or manage via third party consulting firms, the preparation of technical, bidding and contractual documents associated with delivery of assigned capital investment projects. Oversee scope and quality of work to achieve the intent of all design concepts and Company standards for capacity, performance, reliability, safety and regulatory compliance. Serve as technical resource during construction, commissioning and initial operation of assets.

Serve as advisor on matters within assigned discipline, including technical design, maintenance, asset management and operations.

Assist business development function in pursuit of O&M, acquisitions, D/B/O contracts relating to assets within area of expertise. Represent the Company in client relations, assist in preparing technical and cost proposals, and provide follow-up engineering services for successful proposals.

Participate in special assignments including professional conferences, regulatory workshops, business development, rate case testimony, technology research and other matters of strategic interest to the Company.

Lead and oversee development of Engineering Standards, specifications, equipment manufacturer recommendations to support Center of Excellence initiatives established by the Regional Engineering Directors.


Demonstrated knowledge of engineering design theory and practice in area of expertise, project management, water resources, water/wastewater facilities and utility maintenance and operations.

Knowledge of current trends in area of expertise and for water quality and treatment and other aspects of the regulated and non-regulated water industry.

Project management skills.

Quantitative skills (e.g., analytical, technical, problem solving).

Effective people management (e.g., planning, organizing, recruiting, controlling and leading individual staff and teams).

Written and verbal communication skills (e.g., fluency in report writing and presentations).

Interpersonal skills (e.g., persuasion, negotiation, listening, cooperation, tact, diplomacy, problem solv…


About American Water Works Company, Inc

American Water is a public utility company operating in the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1886 as the American Water Works & Guarantee Company. In 1914, American Water Works and Guarantee Company became American Water Works and Electric Company. In 1947 it was reorganized as American Water Works Company, Inc. The company was a subsidiary of the German-based RWE Group from 2001 to 2008, but the company was divested on April 23, 2008 in an IPO on the NYSE.