Engineer, Water & Wastewater


Engineer, Water & Wastewater
Location: Edmonton
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 08/31/2017
Job Information:

EPCOR has developed an aggressive growth strategy for our water business in Canada and the US. As an industry leader, EPCOR is enlisted by municipalities and industrial clients to provide smart water and wastewater solutions in a reliable, safe and environmentally responsible manner. Our partners look to us for innovative technical and financial solutions when constructing and managing infrastructure.

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills and entrepreneurial spirit to take your career to a new level with an innovative and growing company? If so, EPCOR Commercial Services has an exciting opportunity for a Water and Wastewater Engineer who will work hand-in-hand with the business development team on the development of new business opportunities – project development through execution – and providing technical support for ongoing operations.

In the position of Water and Wastewater Engineer, you will represent the expertise and experience that makes EPCOR an innovative and forward-thinking industry leader.

Up to two (2) permanent full-time positions are available based out of Edmonton, AB. Occasional travel is required.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Operational and Technical Services, the Water and Wastewater Engineer is accountable for:

• Providing engineering and technical review and input into the design, construction, commissioning and start-up, and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment, conveyance, and residuals management systems.
• Supporting and/or leading project teams in the development and pursuit of complex and commercially important new developments/acquisitions – proposal development through commissioning and start-up.
• Developing capital, operating, and maintenance budgets for water and wastewater infrastructure and making recommendations based on analysis of total lifecycle costs.
• Analyzing process data, modeling, and providing recommendations for enhancement and optimization of water and wastewater system performance.
• Evaluating health and safety, environment, public health, regulatory, and business risks and developing mitigating strategies.
• Establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with internal and external clients and business partners.

As the successful candidate, you possess the following qualifications:

• Engineering degree (Environmental, Civil or Process Engineering preferred).
• Professional engineering designation and the ability to practice in Alberta.
• 5+ years of industry-related experience dealing with industrial or municipal water and wastewater systems, preferably in an operations or asset management role.
• Advanced knowledge of engineering design, construction and operation of water and wastewater treatment and conveyance systems and the ability to adapt that knowledge to new technologies or applications
• Experience in proposal preparation, technical writing and project management.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt language and content to the audience
• Demonstrated critical thinking and history of challenging the status quo or finding innovative ways to solve a problem
• Exposure to business development activities and knowledge and experience with alternate forms of project delivery would be considered an asset

To ensure success in this role, you are an individual who strives to learn and grow, continually seeking opportunities to enhance your effectiveness in the technical, operational and people leadership aspects of your role. You are able to work independently yet know when to bring in supporting resources. You are willing to adhere to EPCOR’s project management standard processes and to contribute to improving them, while demonstrating a strong commitment to safety.

You possess the ability to manage priorities, assess opportunities and make improvements on an ongoing basis. You are able to deliver results, plan and organize work and people, develop and meet schedules, develop budgets and meet quality requirements.

Additional Details:

Hours of work: 8 per day, 40 per week; Monday to Friday
Location: Edmonton, AB (Rossdale Water Treatment Plant)

Commencing on the first day of employment, permanent EPCOR employees enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

• Competitive salary
• Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
• Paid vacation
• Flexible benefits plan
• Five paid personal days off each year
• One Friday off per month
• Access to internal and external career development programs
• Financial support for personal development
• EPCOR Savings Plan with company matched contributions
• Pension Plan
• Financial support for employee wellness
• Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
• Financial support for charitable organizations that employees support

Please note the following information:

• A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
• If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
• A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
• To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.