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Water/Wastewater Project Engineer - Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., Albany, NY

For more than 50 years Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., has served the engineering needs of municipal, industrial and institutional clients across the northeast. We are a multi-disciplined firm of professional engineers, environmental scientists, planners and landscape architects with offices in Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Newburgh, and Watertown, NY, Camp Hill, PA and Lanham, MD. B&L specializes in transportation engineering, water supply, wastewater management, solid waste management, land planning and site design, and environmental and facilities engineering. We are looking for bright, motivated candidates to join one of the leading consulting engineering firms in the northeast.  We are currently seeking a full-time Project Water/Wastewater Engineer to join our Albany, NY office. 

Duties primarily include engineering related to potable water supply systems and wastewater management systems, as well as some general civil engineering, such as study preparation, design calculations, production of specifications and design drawings, and verification of construction projects for compliance with plans and specifications. 

Technical duties include project management and oversight of: 
• Design all aspects of water and sewer piping systems and pump stations for both new and rehabilitation projects.
• Develop contract drawings, specifications, and estimates for treatment facilities including both water and wastewater treatment plants. 
• Design and detailing of municipal water supply and wastewater management facilities. 
• Preparation of engineering design reports. 
• Preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates. 

Candidates should have a B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering with 5-7 year’s experience in the analysis and design of municipal water treatment and distribution systems, and municipal wastewater collection and treatment systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in NY is required and experience in the consulting engineering field is desired.

Candidates should be proficient in technical writing, possess solid marketing and communication skills, be able to interact effectively with staff and clients, and have experience in the preparation and presentation of proposals. Candidates will be responsible for managing and/or providing technical assistance to continually advance projects within scope, budget and schedule for all phases of water and wastewater projects. 

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a generous benefits package, including 3 weeks of vacation, low-cost individual health insurance, and a 401(k) plan with employer match. 
Please visit our website, www.bartonandloguidice.com/careers.htm to apply to the “Civil/Water/Wastewater” Engineer position in Albany, NY. 

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Chief Operator, Grade 3 (Wastewater) Town of Orangetown, NY

The Town of Orangetown, NY is seeking qualified candidates for Chief Operator, Grade 3 or higher (Wastewater) for the Orangetown Sewer District #2 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and sewer collection system.  The WWTP has a design capacity of 12.75 MGD and a NYSDEC plant score of 72.25.  The collection system is comprised of 47 pump stations, about 180 miles of gravity sewers and 16 miles of force mains.  Normal department staffing is approximately 40 employees.  The terms of this position are to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  This is a full time position.  The anticipated starting salary is $96,393.00.   Interested candidates may submit their resumes to:

Joseph J. Moran, P.E., Commissioner
Town of Orangetown
Department of Environmental Management and Engineering
127 Route 303
Orangeburg, New York 10962
Email: jmoran@orangetown.com
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is supervisory and technical work of a complex nature involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a grade 3 wastewater treatment facility (plant point 56-75 of points)*.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Environmental Management & Engineering and in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) regulations. Supervision is provided to plant personnel.  Does related work as required.  

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  Supervises the operation, maintenance, and repair of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant and collection system, including pumping stations (currently 47), to assure the most efficient economical use of equipment, supplies and manpower and to assure compliance with NYS DEC regulations;
Performs periodic inspection of plant and collection system;
Oversees and may participate in wastewater and other plant testing in accordance with NYS DEC regulations;
Oversees the maintenance and repair of equipment, sewers, pump stations and related equipment, 
Instructs, trains, and supervised employees engaged in activities related to the plant (wastewater treatment and sewer system) maintenance and repairs;
Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals, and equipment, and requisitions materials;
Prepares bid specifications for new machinery and equipment, chemicals, supplies, repairs,
Maintains records and prepares periodic reports with respect to plant operations as required by the NYS DEC and the United States Environmental Protection Agency;
Meets with staff and other interested parties (engineers, chemist, contractors,maintenance supervisors) to discuss and resolve operating problems;
Plans and promotes internal safety program’
May recommend the employment, discipline, or discharge or promotion of employees;
May oversee the maintenance/repair of the Town automotive fleet with exception of Highway vehicles, including the dispensing of fuel & and required reporting for UST’s.
Inspects Industrial user’s (currently 19) remote locations and determines flow usage for billing/supervises department chemist & on-site lab.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant*;  thorough knowledge of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; good knowledge of rules and regulations with respect to the operation of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant;  ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment (such as VFD’s); ability to perform laboratory and field tests for control of plant operations; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; ability to perform mechanical procedures; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

1.     Possession of Grade 3 or higher (Wastewater) certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and

2.    Five (5) years of supervisory, managerial, or administrative experience in the operation of wastewater treatment plans.

Note:  A bachelor’s degree in Civil, Sanitary, or Environmental Engineering, or a comparable curriculum may be substituted for two years of supervisory experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid driver’s license.

*As determined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plant point scoring system which is based on type and complexity of the wastewater treatment plant.

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Solid Waste Administrator (provisional* appointment) - Monroe County DES

JOB SUMMARY: This is a professional position, located in the Department of Environmental Services requiring the application of technical, administrative and leadership capabilities in developing and implementing a large scale solid waste management system. Duties include coordinating and managing contracts and agreements relating to solid waste systems including landfills, recycling, and resource recovery facilities, and solid waste management plans. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Director of Environmental Services or other higher level staff member.  General supervision is exercised over professional and clerical staff. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER: 

(A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's degree in Civil, Sanitary, or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management or a closely related field, or any environmental science field plus four (4) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in solid waste planning, management, and regulatory compliance; OR,

(B)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above, plus six (6) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in solid waste planning, management, and   regulatory compliance; OR,

(C)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above plus eight (8) years paid  full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in solid waste planning, management, and  regulatory compliance; OR,

(D)   An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and     (C) above.


Candidates for employment with Monroe County Government will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, along with a background investigation.  Failure to meet the standards may result in disqualification. If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be a resident of Monroe County at the time of appointment and for at least four (4) months at the time of examination.  


*The term provisional means that you will be required to take the next Civil Service examination for this title, and place among the top three (3) candidates on the examination list in order to be eligible for permanent appointment.

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Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator - Town of Niskayuna

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator:  The Town of Niskayuna is seeking an operator for its Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Minimum Qualifications include possession of a NYS DEC Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant operator’s license and graduation from high school or equivalency diploma.  

Please see www.niskayuna.org for information.

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Administrative Project Manager- Sustainability Performance and Strategy - NYCDEP, Lefrak, NY

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day. The Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage within the five boroughs of New York City. This includes 14 wastewater treatment plants, sludge dewatering facilities, collections facilities (pumping stations, combined sewer overflow retention facilities, regulators, tide gates), wastewater laboratories and harbor vessels.

DEP Biosolids Program Manager -

The biosolids program is tasked with development a plans and approaches to move away from landfilling and maximize the benefit and value of the recovered products.  The Biosolids Program Manager for the DEP BWT will direct the biosolids program on all levels for all DEP wastewater treatment/resource recovery facilities. The position will develop and implement a Biosolids Strategic Plan, create and manage a Biosolids Beneficial Reuse Program, manage program and process development and improvements, and oversee contracts for transportation, on-site and off-site treatment, and beneficial reuse and/or other final destination options.

This position will provide management for developing customers and markets for safe, environmentally friendly biosolids products lines by leading product development, marketing and distribution plans for biosolids products and working across the department to optimize the reuse of other potential underutilized resources.  This requires applied skills including understanding complexity of the product lines of our business, understanding the production and benefits of our products, and working with our customers. This position will direct, manage and oversee strategy, customer development, external relations and program operations.

The position will reside in the BWT Sustainability and Performance Office, which reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner.


·         Plan, develop and implement a coordinated program and oversee progress of major capital projects and plans related to DEP BWT Biosolids. Developing Strategies for processing, treating, and managing biosolids and biosolids products for beneficial uses, energy minimization, and GHG reductions.

·         Lead beneficial use teams in strategic capital planning, technology review, resource recovery options assessments, and contract preparation and management.

·         Utilize independent judgement, initiative and action to performs high level and complex work in planning, coordinating and overseeing the development and progress on the DEP BWT Biosolids capital programs including making determinations of costs, time, and of potential capital funding. Be responsible for development, negotiation, and coordination of the overall Biosolids program capital budget.

·         Develop and implement business plans, demographics and research, and brand and marketing strategies to foster new partnerships and markets for biosolids products and services. Grow support locally and nationally for recycling of resources made from renewable waste stream.

·         Develop marketing plans, public outreach activities, branding, campaigns, and communication strategies for a comprehensive and diverse biosolids program.

·         Work closely with managers and staff across BWT including operations and maintenance, engineers, planners and compliance officers.

·         Work with contractors and vendors in the marketing of biosolids, biosolids treatments, composting opportunities, soil amendment, land reclamation, and other biosolids products and uses.

·         Coordinate with colleagues, legal counsel, supervisors and contractors on a wide range of issues pertaining to biosolids development and use including marketing, public relations, toxics testing/minimization/stabilization, odor control, and product testing.

·         Strategize and implement systems to improve customer relations and product development work, and grow internal and external pride for biosolids products and their value to the sustainable communities.

·         Manage the various programs and activities to ensure we deliver biosolids products and services that meet operational, regulatory and user needs.

·         Employ working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations to meet with regulators, represent the department at public hearings, prepare responses to regulatory requirements, including operating reports, letters, and memorandum, etc.

·         Work closely with local, state and federal regulatory authorities to ensure conformance to environmental protection requirements and to assist with development and implementations of biosolids management regulations. This includes coordinating the preparation of periodic operational reports, the review and critique of proposed regulations, and development of good inter-agency relationships.

·         Coordinate with activities of biosolids processing, administration and engineering services sections in Biosolids Contract Section, and assist with the section’s long range operational plans.

·         Represent the City’s biosolids use programs with the public, press, utilities, and other stakeholders.

·         Help guide and monitor the work of staff within Plant Operations in carrying out the section’s responsibilities for meeting PSRP.

·         Coordinate with other sections and projects affecting biosolids management, such as industrial pretreatment and residuals disposal.

·         Act as BWT’s representative with external consultants, elected officials, other municipalities, community leaders, media, and the general public. Advocate for and present on biosolids utilization programs with industry colleagues, press, citizens, contractors and regulators.

·         Attend local, national and regional conferences as the Department representative and as an active participant in professional organizations.

·         Prepare plan reports, budgets, and progress reports for the purpose of directing biosolids management, treatment and utilization activities.

·         Review technical proposals for solids processing technology, biosolids treatment technologies, and biosolids product utilization.

Qualification Requirements:

1.       A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in business administration, public administration, engineering, public health, architecture, soils science, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, geologic or soil sciences, planning, or a related field and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of design, and/or construction, or coordinating a large project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity. ; or

2.       A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or

3.       Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience establishing a creative and innovative work environment with a customer focus.
  • Demonstrated skill in assessing and determining the necessary resources to successfully accomplish work programs.
  • Critical thinking and strategic planning skills, including long- and short-term goal setting.
  • Management experience at a complex organization
  • Working knowledge of Biosolids processing, science, and associated markets.
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, contacting, and public-private partnership
  • Experience applying project management and planning techniques to establish the direction, ensure milestones met and make decisions regarding competing internal and external interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret technical information for non-technical audiences simply, clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent presentation skills with ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision and sense of core purpose. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy and respond to politically sensitive inquiries about controversial topics.
  • Demonstrated skill in team building and working with others in achieving common goals and objectives including identifying and evaluating alternative program elements and solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to experiment to find creative solutions; adaptable to change and able to remain open to new ideas and way of doing things.
  • Proactive and positive approach.

For additional information go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/index_new.html?agency=826 or if you have any questions email: pelardo@dep.nyc.gov  


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Operations Supervisor - Veolia North America - Hillburn, NY

Hillburn, NY - Veolia North America is seeking an Operations Supervisor to support wastewater operations in Rockland County. This position will assist with the management and daily operation of a wastewater system and ensure compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics.

 - Degree in related field (24 credits in Chemistry is a plus) or equivalent related experience.

- 5+ years in various positions within a wastewater treatment environment with knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating, maintaining and repairing water treatment plant equipment, instrumentation and associated systems.

- Minimum 3A wastewater license.  

 View the full ad and apply online via our website at http://tinyurl.com/vna72300


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Wastewater Application Technician - Village of Endicott Watewater Treatment Plant

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is skilled work involving responsibility for installing, maintaining, and repairing highly technical electronic and mechanical equipment. Equipment includes instrumentation and communication devices which are part of the automatic operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The work is performed under general supervision of the Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.  Does related duties as required. 


·         Installs, repairs and maintains process control, monitoring, recording and indication instruments such as flow meters, level and pressure sensors, radio transmitters,  radio receivers, indicators and SCADA system;

·         Installs or assists in, repairs and maintains electrical motors, variable frequency drives, switch gears, switches, transformers, heating and A/C equipment, and other related electrical-mechanical equipment;

·         Maintains and repairs digital computer equipment, such as contact input/output boards, analog to digital converters, programmable logic controller’s and related equipment;

·         Recommends to supervisor, the changes designed to improve the efficiency and economy of the physical plant operation;

·         Maintains comprehensive and accurate records of maintenance work performed on instrumentation equipment;

·         Debugs computer programs to assure integrity of system;

·         Designs and codes computer programs, including programmable logic controller’s, for recording of data and production of data reports from SCADA,  and   flow charts and diagrams to adapt wastewater equipment to SCADA wiring;

·         Installs network devices, using ethernet and/or telephone wiring such as modems, terminals, controllers, multiplexors, printers, and central and remote microcomputers, including programmable logic controller’s;

·         May occasionally devise equipment for use within the system.


·         Thorough knowledge of the operation and functions of instrumentation and communication equipment;

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of electricity as applied to instrumentation, computer and communication equipment;

·         Good knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, and applicable codes used in installation, maintenance and repair activities in instrumentation;

·         Good knowledge of theory and operation of digital computer logic, equipment, programs and SCADA systems;

·         Good knowledge of the operation of electronic computers and related peripheral data communications equipment;

·         Working knowledge of systems analysis applicable to computer programming

·         Good knowledge of 3 phase power, distribution and Motor Control Circuits;

·         Skill in the use of tools necessary to maintain and repair such equipment;

·         Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, schematics, and specifications;

·         Ability to follow oral and written instructions;

·         Initiative and resourcefulness in solving mechanical problems;

·         Ability to get along with others;

·         Dependability;

·         Good judgment.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:

(A)  Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited two year college with an associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Technology or closely related field and two years experience performing skilled work in the maintenance and repair of instrumentation and communication equipment; or

(B)  Four years’ experience performing skilled work in mechanical and electro mechanical repairs, electronic circuitry repair, computer programming two of which must have involved instrumentation installation, maintenance and repair work which must have included laying out of work and the diagnosis of malfunctions; OR

(C)  An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in (a) and (b) above.

This is a Civil Service position. The new hire will be required to take and pass a civil service exam for permanent appointment.

Interested applicants should email Philip Grayson with a resume at graysonpb@hotmail.com

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Conveyance Engineer - Hazen and Sawyer, NYC Office (or any of the NE Regional offices)

Candidates must possess 5 to 10 years of experience in the planning and design of water, wastewater, and stormwater pipelines. 
Required Experience:
The desired candidate will have experience in:
•    Design of new pipelines and pipeline rehabilitation 

  •  Preparation of pipe sizing calculations for conveyance systems 
  •  Preparation of drainage area maps
  •  Surface runoff coefficients, invert, slope, velocity and hydraulic grade line evaluation 

•    Pipeline condition assessment and prioritization

•    Sewer system evaluation surveys

•    Familiarity with street design and reconstruction requirements
•    Utility coordination - determination and resolution of vertical and horizontal utility conflicts 
•    Technical expertise in the layout and profiles of pipeline design in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015
•    Site survey requirements
•    Knowledge of subsurface and geotechnical engineering requirements
•    Development and review of technical reports, proposals, contract documents, resources studies, computer modeling and data analysis
•    Preparation of contract specifications and drawings 
•    Office and field engineering support during construction 
Desired Experience:
•    Experience in planning, design and construction for a range of pipeline diameters and types 
•    Site/civil design for conveyance systems 
•    Exposure to field investigations, pipeline construction and associated street reconstruction 
•    Preliminary site planning and layout coordination of plant sites
•    Proficiency in the use of Revit/BIM, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Hyrdraflow or BOSS
•    Trenchless technologies
•    Familiarity with New York City street design and reconstruction requirements
•    Knowledge of water and sewer design guidelines and regulations in New York City
•    Project experience with New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC)
•    Experience with drainage design criteria and NYCDDC drainage design guidelines and layouts

Position Requirements:
•    Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
•    5 – 10 years of experience
•    PE required with ability to obtain registration in New York State
•    Possess strong verbal communication and technical writing skills 
•    Effectively and proactively coordinate with various disciplines (Stormwater, Civil, etc.) 

Contact: Eileen Feldman

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