Water/Wastewater Engineer
Lexington, KY 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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Based in our Lexington, KY office, the Water/Wastewater Engineer will perform complex assignments exercising judgment in evaluation, selection, and modification or standard engineering techniques and procedures. May make decisions on significant design and engineering procedures. May function as technical specialist or project manager on small to mid-size projects.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Water/Wastewater Engineer include creating detailed designs of water and wastewater treatment systems, distribution systems and collection systems, supporting implementation of infrastructure improvements through construction phase services, and supporting and performing condition assessment of water infrastructure systems. More specific design responsibilities include preparing plans for water and wastewater systems, calculations, writing specifications, analysis and study-level reports for water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems, determining appropriate design methods, equipment sizing and selection and working directly with the owner and other project stakeholders. More specific construction phase responsibilities include serving as owner's representative, coordination of inspection/observation activities, review and response to shop drawings, submittals, requests for clarification and other construction related correspondence, coordination of startup, commissioning and acceptance activities.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Creating detailed designs of water/wastewater treatment, pump stations, and collection/distribution systems, including plans and specifications, site layouts, and size and select equipment.
  • Preparing cost opinions and write technical documents.
  • Performing life cycle cost analyses and process calculations and perform hydraulic analysis calculations to develop hydraulic profiles.
  • Preparing process and civil design drawings and coordinate with BIM/CADD technicians for construction plans production.
  • Supporting construction phase implementation of infrastructure improvements by providing engineering services and serving as owner's representative.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience designing and creating plans and specifications with some prior experience on water and wastewater projects
  • PE in Kentucky or ability to obtain through reciprocity
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and with a project team to completion of a task
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSCE preferred
  • Preference given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Kentucky-Lexington
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: WW Treatment and Effluent Mgmt
Job Posting: May 7, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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