Engineering Associate- New Business in Hackensack, NJ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/17/2023

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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 tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.

Job Description


Under the direction of Manager of Network Engineering and New Business Engineering, this person will develop, implement and manage capital improvement projects for transmission, distribution and treatment systems, including preliminary concept development, detailed engineering design, cost-estimations, bidding, construction supervision, start up process, as-built plans, refunds calculations, easement agreements and O&M manuals for all New Business Projects. Responsibilities will include capital project delivery from inception to completion, including preliminary conceptual development, detailed engineering design with support of external engineering consultants; construction cost estimation, procurement, construction administration, supervision and inspection, startup and commissioning, and project closeout documentation delivery, including
as-built plans. The Engineer will mainly manage all New Business projects for the Hackensack/Franklin Lakes system. Incumbent will also assist with New Business projects in the Highlands systems located in Passaic and Sussex Counties, in New Jersey as needed. This position will work on both water and wastewater networks; however, the majority of projects and responsibilities are in water.


  • Prepare preliminary, engineering, and detailed cost estimates
  • Project budget development and cost tracking and expenditure forecasting. Track and report on project expenditures to ensure they are aligned with budget and prioritize projects based on available funding and risk assessment
  • Manage several projects simultaneously ranging in scope from small to very large
  • Prepare bid documents and coordinate procurement with supply chain management (SCM) department
  • Prepare material requisitions forms (MSRs)
  • Prepare funding projects and updating asset data base for newly created assets
  • Manage pipe condition assessment projects
  • Provide engineering support (on and off-site) during emergencies and large main breaks and other emergencies
  • Mainly manage New Business Department new extensions projects.
  • Communicate regularly in written form (email, memoranda, reports, status updates, etc.) and verbally (group meetings, virtual calls, internal presentations, external presentations)
  • Prepare refund calculations for developer-funded water main extensions
  • Track developments for annual master permit updates
  • Review / approve all fire suppression calculation reports associated with any new or enlarged fire service.
  • Work independently to manage all capital programs and specific projects for the New Business Department. Work directly with the Operations and T&D group to understand their needs in meeting operational, compliance, and health & safety goals
  • Manage the design (either internal or external) and construction of small and large New Business Engineering projects
  • Provide support to the Director of Engineering & Manager of Network Engineering and the Rates Department as needed during the preparation of the rate case filling, DSIC filing as well as responding to the rate case and DSIC interrogatories
  • Assist the Director of Engineering & Manager of Network Engineering in developing analysis and reports to be provided to regulators, internal or external customers as required.


Education / Experience / Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Engineer in Training certificate is a must
  • Strong experience and expertise in Network Engineering utility projects and project management is required for this role
  • Experience in managing Network Engineering utility projects projects
  • Experience in managing and adhering to project budgets and schedules
  • 4 years + of engineering experience in related field
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is a plus

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Possesses broad knowledge of multiple processes and/or engineering disciplines, augmented with good experience and seasoning, to the point where he/she can address complex projects or address complex challenges, such as leading a response to an emergency.
  • Must be able to propose capital projects, or identify other work that will benefit VEOLIA and/or its customers, based on their expertise in one or more areas
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, computer and interpersonal skills
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Extensive Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is necessary. AutoCAD,
  • ESRI/GIS, PowerPlan, INFOR experience is a plus
  • Hydraulic Modeling experience is a plus.
  • Strong experience and expertise in Network Engineering utility projects and project management is required for this role

Additional Information

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.