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Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Engineer

Rochester, NY

Job Title:        RED Rochester, LLC – Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Engineer

Reports To:    Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager

SUMMARY:  This role is an important position on the RED-Rochester team that provides engineering support to the Kings Landing Wastewater Treatment Plant that treats industrial wastewater from the several businesses at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY.  Kings Landing treats 10-12 million gallons per day at a traditional activated sludge plant with dissolved air floatation and multiple hearth incinerator

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


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


  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in the wastewater operations, and environmental or chemical engineering. Interest in microbiology preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills
  • Advanced skill in written and verbal communication
  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills – able to work independently and in team environments


  • Provide daily 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
  • 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 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.