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Engineer at Pennsylvania American Water in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit



Primary Role

Responsible for project management, engineering design, bidding, and construction management, etc. on projects relating to various aspects of the business. Responsibilities may also include the technical supervision over consulting project engineers, technicians, CADD operators and/or Construction Inspectors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the preparation of technical, bidding and contractualn documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects. (20%)

  • Manage multiple projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with planning, design or construction. (30%)

  • Ensure scope and quality of work achieve the intent of all Design Concepts and Company standards for capacity, performance, reliability, safety and regulatory compliance. (15%)

  • Develops technical information and concepts into feasible and effective engineering approaches. (15%)

  • Develop strategic and strong working relationships with engineering firms, vendors, and contractors. (10%)

  • Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues. (10%)

  • Supervises field and contract personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, within budget and adherence to standards. Adhere to Engineering Standards, specifications and, equipment manufacturer recommendations to support Center of Excellence initiatives.

  • Coordinate the pre-qualification and selection of consulting and construction organizations for projects using negotiation or competitive selection process.

  • Establish project budget and cost.

  • Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering design theory and practice, project management, construction and contract management, water resources, water/wastewater facilities and utility operations.

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

  • General understanding of US regulations (commercial and environmental), legislation and trends impacting the water industry.

  • Sound business acumen and judgment.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Minimum 0 - 4 years experience in water resources design and project management.

Travel Requirements




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