Wastewater Operations Support Engineer

Ramboll is seeking a full-time Entry to Mid-Level Engineering Consultant to join our Water Operations Department.  The successful candidate will be based at our Muskegon, Michigan operations site and provide support for other department locations, as well as other clients.  Typical responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing hands on assistance in Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operations
  • Obtaining Wastewater Operators Licenses, potentially multiple states and classifications
  • Troubleshooting WWTPs, including biological and/or physical-chemical unit process
  • Assisting with conceptual and preliminary design of industrial WWTPs
  • Conducting WWTP performance evaluations
  • Supporting equipment trouble shooting and repairs
  • Writing Operating Procedures and Health and Safety Plans
  • Assisting with operating budgets and plans
  • Providing operator training
  • Working independently, as well as part of a team
  • Conducting independent technical analyses
  • Scoping and conducting fieldwork
  • Performing site visits and investigations
  • Developing innovative solutions for problems in project work
  • Preparing documentation of technical analyses and research
  • Developing proposals, reports and client communications
  • Participating in client meetings and playing significant role in client contacts
  • Assisting in training less experienced staff
  • Scoping and overseeing treatability laboratory experiments, pilot scale testing, and industrial field work
  • Performing project work on discharge impacts on receiving water studies and wastewater and stormwater permitting

Our ideal engineering candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Knowledge of basic water and wastewater treatment chemistry
  • Strong mechanical, electrical and instrumentation trouble shooting and repair skills
  • Ability and willingness to work as a responsible, independent team player in a consulting environment, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word, Power Point etc.)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self motivated
  • Good time management
  • Detail oriented
  • Active listener
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Candidates must have a BS or MS in a relevant discipline (Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical engineering) from an accredited institution

PE licensure or on track to take PE licensure exam is a plus

5 to 8 years of experience in operations, engineering, industry or consulting (experience in the wastewater consulting field is preferred)

Candidates must be willing to travel possess a valid driver’s license. Travel may include overnight stay (potentially multiple nights) and may domestic or international.

The physical requirements of this position may include the need for climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing/sitting/walking, pushing/pulling, and lifting up to 40 lbs. In certain situations, this position may expose the candidate to extremes in weather (hot/cold); high noise levels, to hazards such as a proximity to moving machine parts and moving vehicles, electrical current and exposure to chemicals. Employees will be required to take specific training and to wear PPE on some occasions.

Deadline 2019-03-30
Workplace Muskegon, MI


First Floor, Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 334 3616
Fax:+971 4 334 3617

Mail: info@ramboll.ae