Engineer at Pennsylvania American Water in McMurray, Pennsylvania

Posted in Architecture 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit and follow American Water on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

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 contractual documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects.

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

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

  • Develops technical information and concepts into feasible and effective engineering approaches.

  • Develop strategic and strong working relationships with engineering firms, vendors, and contractors.

  • Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

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

Travel Requirements



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