Commissioning Engineer/Senior Technician - Process in Montreal at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/4/2023

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Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies offers a full range of technologies and services in design-build, operation, maintenance, modernization and management of water treatment and sanitation systems and facilities. Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc. is a specialist in the treatment of drinking water, process water, wastewater and stormwater management and has been serving North American municipalities and industries since 1948.


Our portfolio of more than 350 technologies covers all aspects of water treatment, from on-line monitoring solutions to evaporation and crystallization processes, sludge treatment and energy production, state-of-the-art technologies for desalination, ultra-pure water production and mobile treatment services.

Our 350 exclusive technologies allow us to offer:

  • patented processes;
  • standardized products;
  • turnkey systems and;
  • engineering projects

Our global network and our know-how enable us to offer solutions with high added value, tailored to the needs of each of our customers.

Job Description

Reporting to the Commissioning and Technical Services Supervisor, you will be called upon to work as an engineer for the commissioning of water treatment equipment at municipal and industrial levels in terms of drinking water, wastewater or process.


  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously in: Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, nanofiltration, and its pretreatment system including process, maintenance, design, membrane fouling, and chemical cleaning with hands-on experience in commissioning, operating, and doing troubleshooting.
  • Decide on treatment process design and recommend solutions to engineering problems.
  • Handle various chemicals and prepare them for essential cleanings.
  • Handle high-pressure systems and work in a safe manner during the commissioning and testing phase.
  • Carry out instrumentation analysis and calibrations.
  • Carry out laboratory analysis, including TSS, Turbidity, pH, and heavy metal analysis using Hach spectrophotometer.
  • Carry out Jar testing, and propose and adjust chemical dose rates to optimize the process for successful performance testing.
  • Handle sludge treatment methods, technologies, and processes.
  • Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain air compressors, sludge pumps, and chemical pumps of various types.
  • Commission pneumatic systems and setting up various types of control valves and flowmeters.
  • Capture data, using various tools, and develop dashboards for easy data analysis to follow processes for various clients.
  • Write standard operating procedures, manuals, and training documents, and be able to train the client.
  • Carry out quality control reviews of design documents, functional descriptions, and control philosophies.
  • Lead kickoff meetings while on site with customers, and managers, to align the project plan and sales commitments.
  • Verify the site layout to ensure it is compatible with as-built drawings.
  • Prepare for commissioning activities in short durations, by reviewing the contracts, carrying out Commissioning management plan meetings, and explaining how the activities will be carried out. Preparing essential documentation such as commissioning protocols, checklists, ISO sheets, etc.
  • Able to work independently and follow instructions and provide updates, feedback to the direct manager in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, civil or industrial engineering or equivalent;
  • Master's degree in water treatment or equivalent experience is an asset;
  • Minimum of 2 years of field or applied research laboratory experience in chemical process;
  • Good understanding of water treatment and wastewater treatment processes such as MBR, MBBR, Actiflo, Filters, and pretreatment, for various applications such as municipal, industrial, and mine treatment facilities;
  • Proficient with PLC and SCADA systems;
  • ASP construction certification would be a plus;
  • Worksite experience: has good practical knowledge in electricity, mechanics, hydraulics and control or likes to develop it;
  • Bilingual: French and English, oral and written, Spanish would be an asset.
  • Training and experience in working at height, and in confined spaces using permit and LOTO systems.
  • Customer focused in difficult situations and with clients
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to make decisions under stress or specific working conditions
  • Focused on solving technical problems using knowledge, common sense, imagination and creativity to solve them;
  • Respects deadlines and costs;
  • Able to work independently and follow instructions and provide updates, feedback to the direct manager in a timely manner.
  • Available to travel (between 40 and 50% of the time);
  • For this position, you will need to use your own vehicle or rental car as appropriate. It is therefore important to have an impeccable driving record.

Additional Information

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