Drinking Water Process Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson is seeking an experienced Drinking Water Process Engineer to elevate the level of technical expertise and project management capabilities for our municipal drinking water projects on a national basis. You will work with project teams to create detailed facility and master plans, designs, and estimates for treatment facilities, tanks, pump/booster stations, and other water infrastructure. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support development of the overall drinking water strategy, major pursuits, and provide technical oversight during development of capture plans that conform to the business development strategy and technical capabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to project teams during the pursuit and execution of projects and assist with driving growth of the water market.
  • Coordinate with market and discipline leaders to align skills with market trends. Working with other leaders at the geography level to ensure strategic business growth.
  • Provide technical expertise and input on conventional and advanced groundwater and surface water treatment processes, including membrane treatment processes.
  • Support and develop marketing strategies/plans, anticipate opportunities, and identify market trends, including directing market research in the drinking water end market.
  • Help to build strong relationships, including interacting regularly with clients, teaming partners, industry groups, and stakeholders.
  • Reinforce collaboration and team building, ensuring client focus, demonstrate commitment to excellence and innovation, and motivate others to ensure positive morale and engagement.
  • Continuously build a strong professional network through personal contacts, conference planning and strategy development, AWWA and member association committee participation.
  • Work directly with clients on the projects and tasks that you are leading, developing long-term client relationships.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to achieve successful design of water treatment facilities.
  • Mentor, guide, and develop other team members to become technical experts within the water market.

We have one current position available but are open to candidates in any of our office locations.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required. Master’s Degree in Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of drinking water industry experience, including process design and engineering. 
  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer. 
  • Strong technical background and experience in municipal water market, water treatment, water quality, and regulatory compliance. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience in leading and mentoring others. 
  • Active professional organization participation. 

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.