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Senior Project Engineer – Water Facilities

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Our Iselin, NJ office is seeking a Senior Engineer with experience in water facilities and linear water systems design. This position will act as a lead on projects, handle construction management, training and mentoring of younger staff and handle client relationships within the local water/wastewater market.

Job Description
  1. Outlines more difficult problems and methods of approach for other engineers.
  2. Supervises or coordinates several varied Water/Wastewater and Linear Pipeline assignments simultaneously.
  3. Maintains liaison with individuals outside the firm.
  4. Presents contract to prospective client for signature.
  5. Maintains good relationship with client after project is finished to assure securing future work the client may have.
  6. Reviews and analyzes a variety of engineering data to determine requirements to meet engineering objectives.
  7. Develops major Water or Wastewater engineering projects by exploring subject area, defining scope and selection of problems for investigation, and development of concepts and approaches.
  8. Assists client as required to monitor performance of contractors.
  9. Performs non-routine and complex assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more-diverse project.
  10. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principals and practices in broad areas of assignment and related fields.
  11. Responsible for establishing and periodically reviewing time-and-hour budgets and meeting those budgets on the projects he/she manages.
  12. Periodically reviews project schedule and progress on the projects he or she personally manages.
  13. Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.
  14. Prepares or directs preparation of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.
  15. Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to his or her field.
  16. Originates and applies new and unique methods and procedures.
  17. Supplies technical advice and counsel to other professionals, and may represent the company in outside discussions and technical forums.
  18. Plans, conducts and directs engineering projects of major significance which are highly difficult and complex in nature, necessitating expert application of advanced knowledge in the field of engineering.
  19. Outlines design objectives, requirements and design approaches.
  20. Calculates design data; prepares layouts, detailed specifications, parts lists, estimates and procedures.
  21. Assigns and reviews the work of technicians engaged in the preparation of design plans and provides assistance with unusual problems.
  22. Uses advanced techniques and the extension of theories, precepts and practices of a specialized field, related sciences and disciplines.
  23. Provides training to staff members to further their careers and improve their capabilities for the benefit of the company.

Candidate Specification

  • B.S. Degree in Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering
  • 7-15 year of experience in water engineering related to linear pipelines design, facilities designs, and construction management.
  • Professional Engineering license required (NJ preferred, or the ability to obtain with a reasonable amount of time)
  • Experience working on linear water main, water facilities, pump stations, or water storage tanks.
  • Experience with water permitting preferred, but not required.
  • Prior experience with project management strong preferred.
  • Client engagement preferred but not required.
  • Experience with project and construction management required.
  • Ability to train younger staff and act as a technical lead.
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