Associate Project Engineer in Richmond, VA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/4/2023

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Company Description

 Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.   

Job Description

Responsible for project development engineering activities, from first site visit through signature of contract with client.


1. Site surveys and data collection on existing Client sites
2. Benchmarking of current site energy and operating costs
3. Analysis of opportunities for technical and operational improvements
4. Development of conceptual design
5. Costing of capital projects with and without external contractors
6. Costing of operation and maintenance components
7. Technical / cost modeling
8. Preparation of Technical Sections of Client proposals
9. Support Business Development with Client presentations
10. Interface with other Group experts, including within Dalkia France, Dalkia UK, Veolia Water North America, Veolia Environmental Services, Veolia Transport and external contractors and consultants, etc.
11. Develop and manage external technical relationships with consultants, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, etc.


Education / Experience / Background

● Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferably with a concentration in power systems
● 1 - 3 years' experience in the technical development of large energy projects
● Operational experience, not solely a theorist
● Experience of working across various sectors. Ability to bring innovative energy services
● Background in thermodynamics to model combined heat and power (CHP) and chilled water systems and conceptualize and evaluate improvement projects

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

● Working knowledge of modeling software such as Gatecycle or Thermoflow
● Motivated and dynamic person with ability to work independently and part of a team
● Resourceful and proactive person who enjoys working on a small team
● Good interpersonal skills
● Experienced and self-sufficient engineer, with knowledge of
● US energy markets (natural gas, oil, coal and electricity), prices, legislation, suppliers,
influences, supply contracts, associated financial markets and derivatives
● Local regulations for energy plant design, installation and operation (such as boiler manning requirements etc),
● Environmental regulations, emissions trading markets
● Players in the US energy services market and their respective focus, skills and expertise
● A network of technical experts, contractors, consultants and manufacturers
● Knowledge of the US energy services market including:

○ Central utility plants including boilers, chillers, compressed air, cogeneration,
○ Utility distribution systems including steam, hot and cold water, compressed air,
chilled water, electricity, lighting, HVAC
○ Energy process optimization
○ Mechanical and electrical facilities management
○ Modeling software such as Gatecycle or Thermoflow


Additional Information

VNA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. VNA’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, discipline, and termination shall not be based on any person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group status as defined by applicable law.  VNA gives fair consideration to all qualified individuals and affords all employees and applicants opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities without regard to membership in any applicable protected category. No opportunity for hire, advancement or any other condition of employment will be diminished through unlawful discriminatory practices.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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