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Veterans Preferred - Planning Engineer Water & Wastewater

Company: American Water
Location: Belleville
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - Requisition ID: 106424

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Responsible for strategic long term water and wastewater system planning, including recommending projects or approaches to address needs related to source of supply, treatment, storage, pumping, and transmission of water and wastewater. The analysis and recommended solutions will affect the performance and operational integrity of
water and wastewater systems within American Water. A Planning Engineer also has technical and project management supervision over consulting Project Managers/Engineers, and/or project support engineers or technicians.

This position is also responsible for conducting or reviewing water and wastewater system capacity and service evaluations associated with water and wastewater service extension projects or other potential service growth opportunities using computerized hydraulic models. Engineer will prepare or assist in the preparation of detailed asset investment plans considering the cost, timing, prioritization, operational need and risk, strategic
investment fit, and other pertinent factors surrounding individual projects or investment programs.


Key Accountabilities

  • Provide input and prepare strategic water and wastewater system planning studies (comprehensive or targeted issue based studies as appropriate) using computerized hydraulic modeling.
  • Assess system capacity, asset condition, facility performance, resiliency level, and operational efficiency, and recommend associated improvements.
  • System capacity evaluations, analysis of source, production, distribution, storage, or other system deficiencies as assigned to support ongoing operations, service extension requests, or regional growth opportunities.
  • Ability to serve as a competent technical resource on water and wastewater system planning matters including capital planning, safe yield analysis, demand projections, production adequacy, transmission and distribution adequacy, water conservation, regionalization, and other pertinent subjects as needed to support operational and business needs.
  • Pursue educational opportunities, professional development, and special assignments to enhance performance and contributions to the organization.
  • Support Engineering initiatives established by the Engineering Directors(i.e., asset management or other operational excellence initiatives).


    • Demonstrated competency in asset planning, water and wastewater system comprehensive master planning, distribution system hydraulic modeling or equivalent water / wastewater system design experience.
    • Broad knowledge of Engineering (planning, design, and construction) related to water or wastewater facilities.
    • Working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, treatment, and Engineering economics.
    • Applicable knowledge of water resources industry, business, and environmental regulatory field.


      • Minimum 2 to 5 years experience in water resources planning / engineering. GIS and hydraulic modeling experience a plus.
      • Bachelors in Engineering, or related field, or equivalent work experience required.

        Work Environment

        • 80% primarily in the office with occasional work in the field at water/wastewater facilities to conduct site investigations and hold on- site project meetings.
        • Engineer in Training (EIT) preferred.
        • Professional Engineering (PE) preferred, but not required.
        • Valid Drivers License with clean MVR.

          Travel Requirements

          • Up to 20%.


            Champions safety

            Customer obsessed

            Cultivates innovation

            Nimble learning

            Drives Results


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

            Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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