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Staff Engineer

Company: American Water
Location: Gary
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S.publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-likedrinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14million people in 25states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

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.

**We are accepting applications from entry level to more Sr. level Engineers for this role. Level (Engineer/Staff Engineer/Engineering Project Manager) will be determined from years and relevance of experience**

Key Accountabilities

  • Manages multiple small to medium size projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with planning, design or construction.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical, bidding and contractual documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects.
  • Ensure scope and quality of work achieve the intent of all Design
  • Concepts and Company standards for capacity, performance, reliability, safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Develops technical information and concepts into feasible and effective engineering approaches.
  • Develop strategic and strong working relationships with engineering firms, vendors, and contractors.
  • Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues.


    • 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).


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

        Travel Requirements

        • 20%

          Work Environment

          • 80% Office
          • 20% Travel


            • 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.
            • Competencies (from the Water Division Competency Dictionary):
            • Analysis and Problem Solving - Analyzes and resolves business issues through the application of critical reasoning skills and general business experience.
            • Influencing - The ability to articulate an objective or idea in a compelling manner, so that others are persuaded to act on its merit.
            • Organizational Awareness - The knowledge and development of formal and informal business relationships with key stakeholders, internal and external to the organization, that enable business objectives to be accomplished.
            • Sharing Knowledge & Expertise - Drives business performance by developing and contributing specific technical or professional knowledge, skills and experience. Demonstrates a professional attitude.
            • Strategic Focus - Looks at the big picture, thinks about the business as a whole, both within its own environment and in the global marketplace, and creatively identifies new horizons.
            • Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a work group, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions.


              Champions safety
              Cultivates innovation
              Customer obsessed
              Drives Results
              Nimble learning

              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 arean individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Gary , Staff Engineer, Engineering , Gary, Indiana

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