Company: Wood
Skills: Waste Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Portland, Maine, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions (Wood) is seeking a Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer with process design background for work with planning documents, engineering design, and construction support in our Portland, Maine, Rocky Hill, Connecticut and Bayside, New York offices. This individual will interface with both internal and external clients; be dynamic, creative, quality driven, have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; and be a proactive problem solver. The work will involve process design primarily for water, wastewater, and industrial wastewater treatment projects. The Wood Portland, Maine Office is a multi-disciplinary science/engineering/architecture team of ~150 staff that offers the opportunity to work on technically challenging projects for a wide range of clients throughout the US.

Key Responsibilities :

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in water and wastewater treatment process engineering and operations. This position offers the opportunity to be a design leader on multi-discipline designs, to interact with clients and senior staff in Portland and other Wood offices, mentor junior staff, contribute to the growth of the environmental engineering design group, and collaborate with engineering staff in multiple disciplines while executing the following roles/responsibilities:
  • Evaluates treatment economics and performs system optimization.
  • Calculates and manages simple, small fee, non-complex project budgets.
  • Prepares proposals and assists in preparation of large-scale proposals.
  • Prepares design plans and specifications.
  • Contacts vendors to research product applicability specific to project requirements.
  • Prepares and generates routine reports and correspondence; writes reports.
  • Reviews field reports prepared by staff specialists; provides guidance to field personnel.
  • Supports construction through submittal reviews, oversight, and design input.
  • Evaluates contractor's performance against schedule, budget and specifications.
  • Maintains successful client relations while working on multiple projects at one time.
  • Works as part of an environmental design team that addresses remediation and wastewater projects.
  • Follows company safety standards, site safety standards and audits subcontractor safety activities.

Skills / Qualifications

Basic/Required Qualifications :
  • BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
  • 10+ years of design experience with a focus on environmental applications.
  • Experience with physical-chemical or biological treatment methods.
  • Expert in process design (e.g., equipment sizing, P&IDs, materials of construction)
  • Experience with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
  • Active Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Strong organizational abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment
  • Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail
  • Adaptability and willingness to adjust to client needs
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites. Anticipated travel expected to be less than 20% overnight travel; however, extended travel up to two weeks is possible at times
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if required
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications :
  • MS in Civil/Environmental/Chemical Engineering.
  • Active NCEES account with ability to acquire PE licensure in additional states
  • Construction inspection/oversight experience.
  • Experience with remediation treatment system design
  • Experience planning and performing bench and pilot-scale treatability studies
  • Experience completing process hazard analyses
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training
  • Self-starter and lifelong learner

Physical Demands :
  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
  • May lift equipment and carry laboratory samples which require the ability to lift up to 40 pounds

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.