Project Engineer in Corona, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/6/2023

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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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$110,000 - $135,000/annually 


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.


Responsible for project development / engineering activities, as well as overall Technical & Performance.


  • Ownership of site improvement projects and completion of project management planning/tracking/updates
  • Support new site establishment tasks and internal coordination following Business Development wins
  • Benchmarking of current site energy, chemical and operating costs
  • Analysis of opportunities for technical and operational improvements, including energy/chemical efficiency
  • Support new business system implementations and internal system development efforts
  • Capital planning development and support for integration of capital improvement upgrades at the site level
  • Costing modeling of operations and maintenance (O&M) components
  • Preparation of Technical Sections of Client proposals
  • Support Business Development with Client presentations
  • Interface with other internal technical experts to develop comprehensive solutions for regional sites
  • Develop and manage external technical relationships with consultants, contractors, suppliers, etc.
  • Facilitating and documenting risk assessment discussions and criticality reviews
  • Perform facility audits for contract and policy compliance as well as identifying cost saving measures
  • Develop corrective action plans for targeted action items and provide consistent follow-up and support


This job involves working primarily indoors with regular outdoor site visits / equipment inspections under a variety of weather conditions. Working safely in both indoor and outdoor situations, to observe and report any potential direct field planning and work activities will be expected. This job may include up to 75% of time traveling to field operations and meeting locations depending on project activities.


Education / Experience / Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering; preferably Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical disciplines
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in the technical development and management of a range of projects
  • Experience working in the utility management sector preferred
  • Direct experience within the water/wastewater industry an asset
  • Additional experience with Asset Management practices and/or plant process engineering would be highly beneficial to the role

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and implement projects and programs to an on-schedule completion and within budget.
  • Ability to multitask and effectively prioritize a range of technical work and progress projects.
  • Effective communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Motivated and dynamic person with ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Practical operational experience is needed, including ability to integrate with site O&M teams.
  • Desirable to have knowledge of the methods, principles and practices in management of water/wastewater treatment and water distribution / wastewater collection systems.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate / streamline processes and increase efficiency.
  • Proficient with learning new business systems and providing knowledge transfer to others.
  • Google Suite applications experience, as well as capabilities in Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Skills in using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) is a major asset.
  • Reviewing and reporting on technology or equipment purchases under consideration at existing or new projects.
  • Ability to work safety in a range of site environments and around online equipment.
  • Understanding of water/wastewater treatment processes and process control management would be very advantageous.
  • Exposure to risk assessment / management techniques would be beneficial.
  • Resourceful and proactive person who enjoys working on a small technical team, traveling to operational facilities to see projects through successfully, as well as take on new challenges.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) preferred
  • Water / Wastewater Certifications an asset
  • Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) training is advantageous
  • Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record

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.