Process (Water / Wastewater / Remediation) Engineer

Wood Group   •  

Portland, ME

Industry: Energy & Utilities


11 - 15 years

Posted 40 days ago

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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Senior Process Design Engineer for work with planning documents, engineering design, and construction support in our Portland, Maine office. This individual will interface with both internal and external clients; be dynamic, creative, quality driven, have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; and be a proactive problem solver. The work will involve process design for water, wastewater, industrial wastewater, and remediation systems. The Wood Portland, Maine Office is a multi-disciplinary science/engineering/architecture team of ~150 staff that offers the opportunity to work on technically challenging projects for a wide range of clients throughout the US.

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in treatment process engineering. This position offers the opportunity to be a design leader on multi-discipline designs, to interact with clients and senior staff in Portland and other Wood offices, mentor junior staff, contribute to the growth of the environmental engineering design group, and collaborate with engineering staff in multiple disciplines while executing the following roles/responsibilities:

  • Evaluates waste streams and discharge requirements and identifies unit operations for treatment
  • Evaluates treatment economics and performs system optimization
  • Calculates and manages simple, small fee, non-complex project budgets
  • Prepares proposals and assists in preparation of large-scale proposals
  • Prepares design plans and specifications
  • Contacts vendors to research product applicability specific to project requirements
  • Plans and implements bench- and pilot-scale treatability studies
  • Prepares and generates routine reports and correspondence; writes reports
  • Reviews field reports prepared by staff specialists; provides guidance to field personnel
  • Supports construction through submittal reviews, oversight, and design input
  • Evaluates contractor’s performance against schedule, budget and specifications
  • Maintains successful client relations while working on many projects at one time
  • Works as part of an environmental design team that addresses remediation and wastewater projects
  • Follows company safety standards, site safety standards and audits subcontractor safety activities

Skills / Qualifications

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil/Environmental/Chemical Engineering
  • 10+ years of design or construction experience with a focus on environmental applications in site remediation, water/wastewater treatment, or similar
  • Experience with physical-chemical or biological treatment methods
  • Expert in process design (e.g., equipment sizing, P&IDs, materials of construction)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills; Strong organizational abilities
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment
  • Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail
  • Adaptability and willingness to adjust to client needs
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites - Anticipated travel expected to be less than 20% overnight travel; however, extended travel up to two weeks is possible at times
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if required
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Civil/Environmental/Chemical Engineering
  • Construction inspection/oversight experience
  • Experience with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
  • Experience with municipal water/wastewater treatment
  • Experience with remediation systems; Understanding of means and methods associated with environmental remediation technologies and treatment systems such as soil vapor extraction systems, multiphase extraction, groundwater extraction/injection, LNAPL recovery, air sparging, carbon adsorption, air stripping, and oxidation
  • Experience planning and performing bench and pilot-scale treatability studies
  • Experience completing process hazard analyses
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training
  • Self-starter and lifelong learner

Physical Demands

  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
  • May lift equipment and carry laboratory samples which require the ability to lift up to 40 pounds