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Detroit, MI, USA Req #12
Thursday, December 26, 2019

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource. 

We are looking for an Engineer who will perform project management, design engineering, and assist operations & maintenance personnel in resolving equipment and facility issues. In this role you will provide professional services to the verity of wastewater facilities that GLWA operate and maintains.

  • You will prepare plans, drawings, specifications and detailed computations for municipal engineering projects.
  • You'll prepare requests for proposals (RFP, RFB, RFQ, et al.) and evaluate submissions for these associated solicitations.
  • You will evaluate bids for construction contracts and balance related O&M or CIP projects through all phases.
  • You will assist with field and design issues on construction of projects and review and implement consultant work and responses while also collaborating with Operations and Maintenance staff to resolve equipment/facility issues.
  • You'll assist in obtaining consultant approvals and in construction contract advertisement.

Knowledge of:

  • Water or wastewater, distribution or collection processes, equipment and systems
  • Principles and practices of engineering design and construction management
  • Project Management
  • Basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and AutoCAD
  • OSHA Safety Requirements at municipal/industrial type facilities

Skill to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate frequently with the team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Make complex arithmetic computations
  • Prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive reports
  • Develop and understand critical path methodology/scheduling
  • Provide operational or equipment maintenance support

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate to technical and non-technical folks aspects of the project, job, or work
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Develop team activities and work as a team member
  • Devise solutions to engineering problems
  • Lead numerous projects, complex projects, design projects, or O&M related projects
  • Use advanced technology
  • Use survey instruments, tools and other equipment
  • Read and interpret contract drawings/specification, submittals, and schematic drawings
  • Coordinate work from various disciplines to complete complex or simple projects
  • Coordinate and devise testing related to accurate maintenance and operation of equipment.
  • Assist management with engineering reports and other correspondence.

Required education an experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering
  • Experience with handling complex, multidisciplinary projects is helpful
  • Engineering and construction management experience in water/wastewater facilities is preferred
  • Professional Engineer License (State of Michigan) is preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • Ability to commute to GLWA facilities and work sites

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is performed at the plants or in a field environment. This position requires the ability to work in all conditions involving exposure to outside elements and seasonal weather. Work may be performed near open water and systems with hazardous chemicals that are acidic, highly corrosive, heat producing and potentially explosive. Work may be performed in confined spaces, hazardous areas that require respiratory protection and personal protective equipment (PPE), and under slippery and wet conditions.

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated. 

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineer
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Detroit, MI, USA