Senior Wastewater Engineer (NORESCO)

United Technologies   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 187 days ago

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As one of the largest energy services companies in the U.S., NORESCO utilizes design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. NORESCO also provides build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) services for water and wastewater treatment, central heating, cooling and power-generation systems. NORESCO’s Sustainability Services group offers a full suite of sustainable design consulting services, including energy auditing, commissioning and retro-commissioning, energy & daylighting analysis, LEED® certification consulting, and sustainability master planning.

What makes NORESCO unique is our ability to engineer and implement turnkey energy solutions that meet each customer’s individual needs. At NORESCO, we pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we maintain with our customers. We earn their trust and respect through listening and timely response to their needs and concerns. These relationships, along with pursuing and hiring the best people, are truly why NORESCO is a leader in the energy industry.

NORESCO is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.


NORESCO’s Engineering Group is responsible for identifying energy savings opportunities for large commercial and institutional facilities. Our Engineering team’s primary focus is to analyze current energy systems and consumption and to make recommendations for energy upgrades necessary to decrease overall energy usage and costs. We are in the process of growing our capabilities in the water and wastewater arena and have been successful on a number of project. We have formed a team to support these projects and need to add to its capabilities.

We have an immediate need for a Senior Level Engineer of Wastewater and Water Engineering in Phoenix, AZ.

You’ll be responsible for developing wastewater and water energy conservation measures for Performance Contracts (ESPC) in municipal, large institutional and industrial treatment facilities. You’ll initially support business development initiatives by conducting audits to identify and quantify energy, operational cost, and resource conservation opportunities associated with upgrades to treatment processes. Responsibilities will include site investigations, developing conceptual energy conservation measures, performing energy savings calculations, developing cost estimates and written descriptions of energy conservation measures in support of ESPC proposals and technical audits. During the Investment Grade Audit (IGA) phase you will manage external environmental consulting engineers in developing conceptual drawing packages and will prepare subcontractor Request for Proposals (RFP) for bidding. During the implementation phase you will provide engineering support for NORESCO’s in-house construction team.

Substantial knowledge of wastewater and water treatment plant processes is required, including pumping systems, aeration systems, digestion systems, digester gas processing systems, sludge drying systems, disinfection systems and variable speed drives and controls.

In order to be successful in this position, you will need to perform the following tasks.

  • Analyze utility bill and operational cost data to determine customer energy performance and baseline cost parameters.
  • Identify and quantify energy conservation opportunities associated with wastewater and water treatment plant processes for ESPC projects.
  • Ability to write scopes of work for wastewater and water treatment plant process upgrades for subcontractor bidding.
  • Perform technical presentations of energy reduction opportunities at oral presentations to customers.
  • Write detailed energy conservation measure descriptions to be included in proposal submissions including sequences of operation.


In order to be considered for this position, you will need to have the following minimum requirements.

  • BS in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or equivalent with 8-years’ experience in water and wastewater treatment.
  • Prior experience in the following: developing energy conservation measures for ESPC; developing control strategies to reduce energy consumption.
  • Experience writing, reviewing and optimizing control sequences of operation to control process energy consumption.
  • PE license preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office software, excellent oral and written communication skills and prior experience dealing with customers.


  • BS in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering