Engineering Associate - Water Treatment Operations in Haworth, NJ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/28/2023

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About Veolia North America

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. Please visit our website

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Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

Position Purpose: 

As an Engineering Associate with Veolia, you will play a key role in the planning and execution of projects for Veolia’s Water, including sources of supply, treatment plants, pumping stations, water storage tanks, and dams.  Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, the Engineering Associate will assist with tasks on various projects from inception to completion, including identification, design, construction, and acceptance.  You will work with a variety of departments in Veolia’s municipal water sector, as well as outside consultants and contractors. You will primarily support capital projects and operations for the Hackensack, Franklin Lakes, and Allendale systems located in Bergen and Hudson Counties. Some support will also be needed with projects in the Highlands system (Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties).  This position will potentially work on both water and wastewater systems and infrastructure; however, the majority of responsibilities are in water, including support of Veolia’s dams.

Primary Duties/responsibilities:

  • The Engineering Associate will support various water and wastewater system capital projects, helping the Director of Engineering and Manager of Engineering deliver $100M annually of capital projects. 
  • Work with the Manager of Engineering and the Operations group to understand and support their needs in meeting operational, compliance, and health & safety goals.
  • Participate in the development of projects needs and scope of work.
  • Assist and prepare preliminary, engineering, and detailed cost estimates.
  • Assist and develop project budgets and enter into Veolia’s Oracle database applications.
  • Prepare funding project requests and asset management (PowerPlan) updates, including small projects handled by Operations. 
  • Assist in the forecasting, tracking, and reporting on project status and expenditures to ensure they are aligned with budget and established priorities.
  • Provide support as needed to the Manager of Engineering and/or external consultant teams during the project studies, design, permitting and construction phases.
  • Assist with coordination to ensure construction activities are not adversely impacting Operations.
  • Assist and prepare bid documents, including scope of work development, and coordinate procurement with supply chain management department.
  • Assist and/or manage contractors in the project execution phase.
  • Respond to RFIs, process change requests, and review and approve invoices in the Veolia AP system .
  • Work with Operations and Water Quality teams to ensure needs and expectations are met, and provide support in project execution.
  • Assist in field investigations and data gathering for master planning and capital improvement plans of existing systems.
  • Assist the Director of Engineering & Manager of Engineering in developing analysis and reports to be provided to regulators, internal or external customers as required.
  • Communicate regularly in written form (email, memoranda, reports, status updates, etc.) and verbally (group and virtual meetings, internal presentations).
  • Other routine tasks and functions that may not be specifically listed above.

Work Environment:

  • Involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following industry safety procedures.
  • The duties of this position will require periodic traveling to dozens of sites in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Sussex Counties, in New Jersey.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, or comparable engineering discipline, is required.
  • A Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering is preferred.
  • 0-5 years + of engineering experience is required
  • Engineering-in-Training preferred.


  • Proficiency in Google Workspace applications. Experience in AutoCAD, ESRI/GIS, PowerPlan, INFOR or other database applications is preferred
  • Effective Communication Skills are required

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Driver's License.

Physical Requirements:

The work environment is typically in an office environment but requires periodic trips to the field to inspect facilities, where the employee will also be occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and an industrial plant environment which may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Additional Information

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.

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.