Environmental Engineer – Capital Replacement Liaison
April 23, 2021
Kingston, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
4 Year Degree
NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across the regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.
This position is governed by an agreement between NEIWPCC and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Under that agreement, NEIWPCC was selected to provide services to assist NYC DEP in the management and replacement of certain wastewater treatment infrastructure at nearly 100 WWTPs located within the City’s water supply watershed.
We are seeking an individual who will perform all tasks associated with managing the assessment, replacement, and maintenance of certain wastewater treatment infrastructure that is required to be installed and maintained in the New York City water supply watershed. The installation, capital replacement, and O&M of this equipment is paid for by NYC DEP. Under the supervision of the Section Chief, at NYC DEP, this person will focus on managing the contracts needed to replace watershed equipment at WWTPs via site inspections, meeting with WWTP owners, and coordinating with DEP’s compliance staff. You will also be responsible for preparing and reviewing internal and external progress reports pursuant to the FAD, MOA, and other Agency requirements as requested. As well, you will be responsible for managing multiple databases for tracking and monitoring program accomplishments, contract budgets, project coordination, payments, and related documentation.
The satisfactory performance of the above duties and responsibilities requires the incumbent to develop a thorough understanding of NEIWPCC’s and NYC DEP’s programs, organization, and policies, to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in complicated situations, and to be able to work effectively with state and federal contacts at both staff top management levels, and with varied professional backgrounds. The incumbent will also effectively and successfully manage projects, develop contracts, track budgets and meet all deadlines in a timely and proactive manner.
A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or civil engineering, or a related field
3+ years of professional work experience in the field of environmental science or engineering
Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to write concisely and express thoughts clearly in a logical sequence
Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, maintaining positive and productive working relationships
High degree of computer proficiency
Desired Special Knowledge and Skills:
Experience with operation of wastewater treatment utilities and facility reconstruction preferred
Experience with SPDES permits compliance action preferred
Experience with SPDES inspection process/procedures preferred
Experience and capability in working with state and local water/wastewater agencies
Facilitation, collaboration, and conflict resolution with partners and stakeholders
Duties are performed in the field as well as in an office/home office setting, with the possible need for travel to adjoining states when travel is permitted again. Evening and weekend duty may be necessary. The position is primarily an office-based job with routine travel throughout the watershed and occasional outdoor field work (site visits, tours, education/outreach events). A hard hat, safety vest, and safety shoes may be needed at times, and these items will be provided as PPE.
A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation required.
Attendance in the Lowell, MA office for a one day orientation during the first two weeks of employment and attendance at the annual All Staff Meeting are mandatory. These events will be virtual if travel is not yet permitted.
NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. If interested, we welcome you to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to us at email@example.com by May 21, 2021. Please reference #21-NYC-CRP-DEP-002 in the email subject line.
NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions.
Internal Number: #21-NYC-CRP-DEP-002
NEIWPCC, a not-for-profit interstate agency established by an Act of Congress, serves and assists its member states individually and collectively by providing coordination, public education, research, training, and leadership in water management and protection in the New England region and New York State.