Water Wastewater Engineer

HDR   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 50 days ago

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Water/Wastewater Engineer with the technical skills and desire to help support our nationally recognized Water Business Group.

Based in our Phoenix office, the Water/Wastewater Engineer will perform complex assignments exercising judgment in evaluation, selection, and modification or standard engineering techniques and procedures. May make decisions on significant design and engineering procedures. May function as technical specialist or project manager on small to mid-size projects. May supervise small staff of professionals and technicians.

The primary duties of the Water/Wastewater Engineer include creating detailed designs of water and wastewater treatment systems, distribution systems and collection systems, supporting implementation of infrastructure improvements through construction phase services, and supporting and performing condition assessment of water infrastructure systems. More specific design responsibilities include preparing plans for water and wastewater systems, calculations, writing specifications, analysis and study-level reports for water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems, determining appropriate design methods, equipment sizing and selection and working directly with the owner and other project stakeholders. More specific construction phase responsibilities include serving as owner’s representative, coordination of inspection/observation activities, review and response to shop drawings, submittals, requests for clarification and other construction related correspondence, coordination of startup, commissioning and acceptance activities. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Create detailed designs of water/wastewater treatment, pump stations, and collection/distribution systems, including plans and specifications, site layouts, and size and select equipment.
  • Prepare cost opinions and write technical documents.
  • Perform life cycle cost analyses and process calculations and perform hydraulic analysis calculations to develop hydraulic profiles.
  • Prepare process and civil design drawings and coordinate with BIM/CADD technicians for construction plans production.
  • Support construction phase implementation of infrastructure improvements by providing engineering services and serving as owner’s representative.


Keywords: water, wastewater, treatment plant, pump stations,


Required Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have
  • Minimum of 5 years experience designing and supporting implementation of water and wastewater projects.
  • BSCE (or similar engineering or scientific discipline) required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Current Arizona PE or able to obtain.
  • Self motivated, able to work independently and with a project team to completion of a task.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • An attitude and commitment to quality, teaming, innovative problem solving, communication, relationship management and our employee ownership model.