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Engineer(s) Water Engineering

It’s an exciting time to be at the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)! GLWA employs hundreds of technical and administrative staff, all working to ensure effective wastewater treatment and to provide our award-winning drinking water to more than 80 wholesale customers in Michigan.


We are looking for two (2) Engineers in Water Engineering to work under the direction of licensed professional engineers to prepare civil engineering calculations, drawings, details, cost estimates, project schedules, reports, and manage assigned tasks.



Responsibilities (not all inclusive)


  • Prepare civil engineering calculations, technical specifications, and technical scopes of work relating to hydraulic systems such as pipelines, valves, and pumps.
  • Prepare conceptual and cost estimates
  • Write engineering reports
  • Conduct field inspection of existing installations of equipment
  • Manage scope, schedule and budget for task assignments
  • Communicate with other engineering disciplines, operations and maintenance personnel, and outside suppliers
  • Conduct engineering economic analyses of alternatives for system upgrades.
  • Review construction plans and basis of design reports.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.



Required Education & Experience

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering from a college or university program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Having passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Must be a team player and have strong written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Requirements:


  • Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering with the Thesis and/or core concentration in Environmental or Water Resources Engineering from a college or university program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


Knowledge of:

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS
  • Ability to read and interpret basic design data from multi-disciplinary construction plans.
  • Ability to manage, handle, and compile large amounts of data in programs such as R or Matlab.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic modeling and design applications such as Infowater and EPANET 2.0.
  • Strong working knowledge of hydraulics and fluid mechanics.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including MS Access, Excel, and Word.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods for engineering.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible to changing demands



Other Requirements:

  • A valid Michigan Driver’s License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain
  • Ability to work irregular hours, to commute to GLWA facilities and work sites
  • Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties
  • Provide on the job training