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Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Engineer

Rochester, NY

RED-Rochester is a multi-utility generation plant and district energy supplier to one of the world’s most comprehensive industrial parks: the Eastman Business Park. Supporting a 1,200-acre campus, RED-Rochester has the utilities, infrastructure, technical services, support services, space and complementary regional resources to benefit a wide range of industry verticals. We are seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Engineer for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the Eastman Business Park Water Treatment Processes. This role is an important position on the RED-Rochester team providing engineering support to the Kings Landing Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This critical infrastructure treats 10-12 million gallons per day at a traditional activated sludge plant with dissolved air floatation and multiple hearth incinerator and processes industrial wastewater from businesses at Eastman Business Park in Rochester.

Salary Range $72,500 – $107,000

FLSA: Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
► Work with RED-Rochester’s wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance teams to operate and maintain the plant to be consistently in compliance with its regulatory permits including SPDES wastewater discharge permit, Title V air permit and RCRA hazardous waste permits
► Based on plant data, diagnose, analyze, and implement wastewater treatment process improvements to improve plant performance while managing costs
► Be involved in business development opportunities and on-boarding as it pertains to the wastewater treatment aspect of a new customer discharge at Eastman Business Park
► Lead and execute a wide range of capital equipment renewal and system upgrades in accordance with the King’s Landing Master Plan
► Support growth on the Eastman Business Park and RED Rochester systems analyzing new customer wastewater discharge streams, identify ability of King’s Landing systems to properly treat the wastewater streams, and identify any upgrades / pretreatment / modifications needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
► Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering with understanding of biology
► Experience in activated sludge at an industrial wastewater treatment plant is preferred

Qualifications
► Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in the wastewater operations, and environmental or chemical engineering. Interest in microbiology preferred
► Professional Engineers license preferred
► Proficient in MS Office Suite
► Ability to model or use modeling software to analyze the system performance
► Strong work ethic and organizational skills
► Advanced skill in written and verbal communication
► Advanced Interpersonal Skills – able to work independently and in team environments

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
► Provide daily technical and process oversight and guidance to the wastewater team
► Manage the chemical and biological treatment aspects of the wastewater treatment plant to maintain and improve overall plant performance
► Provide engineering solutions to various operational and/or maintenance problems
► Assist operations and maintenance staff with wastewater expertise in critical situations
► Develop and recommend new or update wastewater treatment plant standard and emergency operational procedures
► Assist EHS staff with permit required reporting and compliance concerns as required
► Managing Teams – facilitating commitment and productivity, removing obstacles
► Good communications skills, both verbal and written across the RED-Rochester technical support, operations, and maintenance teams
► Skilled in the ability to manage engineering & environmental consultants, contractors, and vendors
► Ability to respond to off-hour emergency issues by phone or on plant

Work Environment:
► Wastewater Treatment Plant facility and office environments.
► Must work at times in dirty and noisy areas.