Senior Professional Engineer, Water/Wastewater

Minnesota - Saint Paul (HQ) / Illinois - Downers Grove / Wisconsin - Madison / Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Facilities Engineering – Water / Wastewater /
Full Time (40) /
Our employee-owned and integrated team of multi-disciplined engineering and design professionals is looking for a Senior Professional Water/Wastewater Engineer who has extensive experience designing and managing a variety of public and private water and wastewater projects, engaging mentorship skills, and aspirations or a demonstrated ability to take a lead role in market development activities.

As a member of our team, you will serve as a lead design engineer for a variety of multi-disciplined, complex public and private water and wastewater projects, and in collaboration with the Water/Wastewater Group Manager, you leverage your technical knowledge to coach, mentor, and develop a talented team of engineering professionals. In addition, you will serve as a project manager and be responsible for evaluating the scope and scheduling requirements of current and projected projects, coordinating planning strategies to ensure successful project execution from conception through construction, and providing quality assurance and quality control.
As a senior member of the team, you will leverage your technical expertise and market insight to assist the Water/Wastewater Group Manager with the development of annal and strategic market development plans, track prospective business / contract opportunities, contribute to or lead proposal development efforts, and conduct project interviews and capabilities presentations. You will also have the opportunity to cultivate and enhance relations with technical stakeholders and political leaders throughout the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and in other prospective markets by attending networking events, actively participating in committees and associations, and representing TKDA at professional conferences and trade show events.

For this opportunity we are seeking a qualified professional who resides within a regular commuting distance of our office in Saint Paul, MN or Downers Grove, IL. We will also consider candidates who are seeking a remote opportunity if they reside within the greater Milwaukee or Madison, WI areas. Flexible work arrangements (3 days in office / 2 days remote per week) will be extended to candidates who have demonstrated an ability to work successfully in a hybrid work environment by displaying self-motivation, initiative, teamwork, and strong communication skills.

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering and Professional Engineer registration in the State of Minnesota. 
    • Ten to twenty years of progressive technical design experience with a minimum of five years of experience directly managing public and private water and/or wastewater treatment infrastructure and facility projects.
    • Previous experience with development of conceptual and detailed plans and specifications for construction.
    • Effective business development skills demonstrated by a track record of securing public and private contracts within the Twin Cities metro area, throughout the State of Minnesota, and across the upper Midwest.
    • Previous client management experience with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain client relations and secure business opportunities.
    • Previous experience managing projects and leading a multi-disciplined project team.
    • Previous experience mentoring and developing a team of engineering professionals; demonstrated ability to foster collaborative team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills when developing proposals, preparing technical reports, leading project team meetings, and conducting project interviews.
    • Ability to travel as needed (up to 15%) for team meetings, client consultations, site inspections/visits, etc.; Occasional overnight travel may be required. 

Advantageous Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment.
    • Experience leading and managing multidiscipline design projects with engineering fees in excess of $1.0 million.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcMap, SWWM, AFT Fathom, SewerCAD, HydroCAD, WaterCAD and/or Revit. 
Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete a standard pre-employment background screening, which consists of Social Security verification, educational verification, review of criminal convictions, and driving history.

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States, possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, and have the ability to travel frequently throughout the country for project assignments. Based on prospective project assignments, the selected candidate may be required to complete and pass any background, security, motor vehicle record (MVR), or drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and applicable state and/or federal agencies.

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