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Veterans Preferred - Staff Engineer

Company: American Water
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 29, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - Requisition ID: 106553

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.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Responsible for project management, engineering design, bidding, and construction management, etc. on multiple small to medium size 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

  • Manages multiple small to medium size projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with planning, design or construction. (30%)
  • Assist in the preparation of technical, bidding and contractual documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects. (20%)
  • 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.


    • 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.
      • Process, project and program management skills.
      • Quantitative Skills (e.g., analytical, technical, problem solving).
      • Effective people management (e.g., planning, organizing, controlling and leading teams).
      • Written and verbal communications (e.g., fluency in report writing and presentations).
      • Interpersonal skills (e.g., persuasion, negotiation, listening, cooperation, tact, diplomacy, problem solving, internal consulting).


        • Minimum 2 years experience in water resources engineering and project management.
        • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical)
        • Engineer in Training (EIT) or PE preferred.

          Travel Requirements

          • up to 20%

            Work Environment

            • This position will be a combination of office/field work


              Champions safety

              Customer obsessed

              Cultivates innovation

              Nimble learning

              Drives Results


              Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing ---

              American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

              Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Keywords: American Water, Chattanooga , Veterans Preferred - Staff Engineer, Engineering , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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