Environmental Engineer-in-Training

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada, and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets.

If you're a driven professional looking for a collaborative environment, work that makes a difference, and a firm that invests heavily in your growth, you could be a perfect fit for Harris & Associates.

Harris is looking for an Environmental Engineer-in-Training to join our Concord team.

Job Description

  • With preliminary direction from a licensed engineer, use AutoCAD and Civil 3D for producing water and wastewater treatment 3D renderings, equipment layouts, equipment details, construction plans, hydraulic profiles, piping and instruments diagrams for pump stations, sewer collection system, water distribution systems, and water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Evaluate the scope of wastewater treatment facilities to determine and optimize design approaches in terms of treatment capacities, processes, equipment layouts, equipment materials, equipment types and sizes, control strategies, accessibility, operation and maintenance
  • Evaluate the scope of surface water treatment projects to understand and optimize the design approaches for surface water diversion, intake structure requirements, canal options, canal operation and maintenance, concerns of constructing and operating the treatment facility
  • Coordinate with EPA agencies, state water resources control boards, and local municipalities to produce, review and determine designs in compliance with the source water protection regulations, wastewater discharge permits, system electrical classifications requirements, facility seismic design standards, and system redundancy requirements for water and wastewater treatment plant designs
  • Analyze, set-up applications and produce basis of designs for implementation of water and wastewater treatment processes including Flocculation and sedimentation technologies for pre-treatment Cloth Media Filtration technology, including for energy saving and recovery applications and Sand Filter technology
  • Analyze, set-up applications and produce basis of designs for Sequencing Batch Reactor technology for secondary biological processes for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, Phased Activated Sludge System technology for enhanced biological nutrient removal applications and Polymeric and Ceramic membrane technologies for low total phosphorus effluent and drinking water applications
  • Analyze, set-up applications and produce basis of designs for Membrane Bioreactor technology for municipal wastewater reclamation applications, Ozone Generation technology for water and wastewater taste and odor control, oxidation and disinfection, lagoon systems for residuals handling
  • Analyze, set-up applications and produce basis of designs for Surface Mechanical Aerator technology for water and wastewater aeration, Direct-Drive Mixer technology for water and wastewater mixing and smart computer system technology for water quality monitoring and controlling
  • Coordinate with drafters/designers for drawing water and wastewater treatment systems and equipment, piping and instruments diagrams, from preliminary design stage, plans and specifications preparation, to the bidding period
  • Prepare cost estimating for water and wastewater projects including surface water diversion and intake structure, source water protection measures, finished water transmission mains, water storage facilities, sewer collection system, and equipment related to electrical and mechanical for the water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Write specifications for the technologies for water and wastewater treatment facilities and sewer collection and water distribution projects
  • Work with contractors and manufacturers to confirm the operating and control strategies for pump stations, water and wastewater treatment facilities designs
  • Assist directors and managers in preparing bid documents for the water and wastewater technologies
  • Review contractor equipment submittals/shop drawings for sewer collection systems and water disinfection projects, including on-site sodium hypochlorite generation and liquid ammonia chemical feed systems
  • Coordinate with equipment supplier for water and wastewater treatment and collection products
  • Perform field trip for site inspection and conduct facility siting analysis
  • Conduct new water and wastewater technology pilot studies for the water and wastewater technologies to evaluate new technologies for meeting forthcoming more stringent National Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) permits and other federal and state permits such as Ten State Standards and California Title 22
  • Produce technical reports and analysis on and review and update design manuals for the water and wastewater technologies
  • Provide technical assistance to clients, industry groups, agencies, public entities, end users regarding the water and wastewater technologies
  • Attend and register for national, state, and local engineering conferences, such as APWA, SSEAC, EBME, WEFTEC, IRWA and AWWA, and project seminars to present water and wastewater treatment technologies to domestic and international clients.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering or foreign equivalent plus 2 years of experience to include evaluating the scope of wastewater treatment facilities to determine and optimize design approaches in terms of treatment capacities, processes, equipment layouts, equipment materials, equipment types and sizes, control strategies, accessibility, operation and maintenance
  • Coordinating with local municipalities to produce, review and determine designs in compliance with wastewater discharge permits, system electrical classifications requirements, facility seismic design standards, and system redundancy requirements for water and wastewater treatment plant designs
  • Analyzing, setting-up applications and producing basis of designs for implementation of water and wastewater treatment processes including Cloth Media Filtration technology, including for energy saving and recovery applications, and Sand Filter technology
  • Analyzing, setting-up applications and producing basis of designs for Sequencing Batch Reactor technology for secondary biological processes for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, Phased Activated Sludge System technology for enhanced biological nutrient removal applications and Polymeric and Ceramic membrane technologies for low total phosphorus effluent and drinking water applications
  • Analyzing, setting-up applications and producing basis of designs for Membrane Bioreactor technology for municipal wastewater reclamation applications
  • Analyzing, setting-up applications and producing basis of designs for Surface Mechanical Aerator technology for wastewater aeration, Direct-Drive Mixer technology for wastewater mixing and smart computer system technology for water quality monitoring and controlling
  • Coordinating with drafters/designers for drawing wastewater treatment systems and equipment, piping and instruments diagrams, from preliminary design stage, plans and specifications preparation
  • Preparing cost estimating for wastewater projects including equipment related to electrical and mechanical for the water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Compiling equipment specifications for the technologies for wastewater treatment facilities
  • Conducting new wastewater technology pilot study for the wastewater technologies to evaluate tertiary filtration for meeting forthcoming more stringent National Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) permits and other federal and state permits such as Ten State Standards
  • Producing technical reports and analysis on and reviewing and updating design manuals for the wastewater technologies
  • Providing technical assistance to clients, and end users regarding the wastewater technologies
  • Attending national, state, and local engineering conferences, such as WEFTEC, IRWA, and presenting in project seminars on wastewater treatment technologies to domestic and international clients.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Harris & Associates is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.  We invite resumes from all interested and qualified candidates including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Harris & Associates an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability)

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