Entry Level Water Engineer

  • Arcadis
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Oct 15, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Description

Arcadis is searching for Entry-Level Engineers to join our Water and Wastewater team in Chicago, IL.

At Arcadis, improving quality of life is our passion and it is through our passion, our people and the work we do with our clients that we are shaping the future of our world, every day. 

We are looking for dedicated, creative, and energetic candidates interested in tackling challenges and developing sustainable solutions to address water issues like quality, scarcity, reuse, management, and resilience. Collaborating with our experienced water professionals, you will support and drive the development of projects, interact and work with clients, and develop your technical capabilities. Arcadis provides multiple onboarding and development programs created for our young professionals that support professional growth and help drive creativeness, innovation, and greater integration within our local, national and global teams.

This entry-level, full-time position requires attention to detail, exceptional organization skills, strong work ethic, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, team-oriented and flexible, possessing the initiative and ability to take on new projects and other challenges regularly.
 
Opportunities and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate, plan, design and support management of projects for water/wastewater/stormwater treatment and conveyance (pipelines and pumping facilities).
  • Assess, develop, and support management of sustainability and resilience projects including vulnerability and mitigation assessments, and planning and design for utilities, municipalities, and cities.  
  • Perform fieldwork activities such as site visits, sampling, water quality analyses, technology evaluations, and plant operations information, process troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Support Asset Management projects performing data analytics, operational and organizational assessments, condition assessments and overall performance evaluations of water/wastewater/stormwater facilities.
  • Support preparation of reports, presentations and other audio-visual materials, and participate in client meetings.
  • Ensure project compliance with all Arcadis practices and quality, health and safety standards, and facilitate coordination for timely completion and submission of projects on time and budget.
  • Learn, design and manage databases, SQL server (including reporting and integration services), cloud-based computing services and configuration of interactive dashboards.
  • Work independently and as part of a team, with the flexibility to accommodate collaboration with team members across the U.S. and internationally.
  • Learn and use digital tools to enhance customer experience, team and client collaboration, and project delivery including configuration and deployment of SharePoint, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Power BI, and Augmented Reality. 

Desired Skills / Attributes

  • Prior work/internship experience at a design or consulting engineering firm or municipal work environment.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and/or Revit
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work on multiple tasks with varying deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic with the desire to work in a fast-paced environment with an interdisciplinary team of engineers/ scientist

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or a related field of study.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field of study.
  • Prior work/internship experience at a design or consulting engineering firm or municipal work environment.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and/or Revit
  • EIT certification.

Why Choose Arcadis

Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets, and we invite you to join us in partnering with our clients to deliver truly exceptional and sustainable outcomes. Contribute to the world’s most high-profile and transformative projects, from shopping centers in Shanghai and improved traffic flow in Atlanta to state-of-the-art rail systems in Doha, coastal defenses for Manhattan and cleaner air in Los Angeles.

 Work alongside the industry’s foremost thought leaders and accomplished professionals, generating effective, real-world results. We are Arcadis: 27,000 people in more than 70 countries, creating value by applying our collective wisdom to every challenge. Our culture is collaborative, we believe in diversity and the power of global teamwork, and we own the responsibility to sustain the Earth and its people in a safe and balanced way.

Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

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About this Business Line

Water, perhaps the world’s most critical resource, can both sustain and destroy. As a global top five player in water services, we focus on the entire water cycle – from source to tap and back again – while also managing rivers and coastal zones, urban and rural water, and issues related to climate change and rising sea levels. Join our specialist teams of engineers, scientists and consultants and be uniquely positioned to provide safe and secure water technology that is built to withstand and support the demands of a rapidly changing world.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Consulting