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Experienced Utility Manager - Camden Group

Successful candidate will have operational and management experience in the Water and Wastewater Utility sector.  Grade 3 NYS Wastewater Operators Certification or higher is required and 2A Water Certification is sought, however, not required for this position.  Candidate should also have a working knowledge of Municipal Public Works Operations and Management.  Candidate must be computer literate and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Will be responsible for oversight and management of Wastewater and Public Works Operation of Western NY community.

Please email resumes to info@camdengroupusa.com

Position is available immediatley.

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Water/Wastewater Strategic Energy Management Coach - Northeast


Do you love the world of Water and Wastewater, and are you interested in doing something new – something fun?! If you want to use what you know, work with facility staff that will appreciate your help, and improve the efficiency of the plants you serve – then we have the perfect role for you!

Our Water/Wastewater (W/WW) team is focused solely on reducing the energy footprint and associated costs of water and wastewater operations. We are recognized as the energy efficiency experts, and we are committed to moving the needle within the systems we engage through operational and capital improvements. We are seeking a Water and Wastewater (W/WW) Coach to act as a facilitator, educator, and technical liaison between our industry’s stakeholders:  the plant staff and management, the consultants, the vendors, the regulators, and the electric utility.


Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, specializes in industrial energy efficiency. Our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation for stellar, high quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership. Contribution in all areas is encouraged. Cascade has offices in Portland, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; Issaquah, Washington; Walla Walla, Washington; Pleasant Grove, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Crystal Lake, Illinois; San Ramon, California; and San Diego, California.

This full time, exempt position will be based in our Northeast office and will report to the Territory Manager Northeast. We are currently determining the location for our Northeast office; potential locations include upstate NY (near Saratoga Springs) and the greater Boston area. Travel for this role is expected to be approximately 25%.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

  • Customer site visits in Northeast Territory to gauge and inventory existing equipment and operations. This on-site work may also include system monitoring and high-level scoping of municipal and industrial facilities for energy saving opportunities
  • Foster and grow client relationships and identify opportunities for generating additional work from current clients
  • Excel-based modeling and optimization of water/wastewater systems
  • Preparing feasibility reports for energy efficiency projects with existing systems as well as design review of expansions, upgrades, and greenfield projects
  • Providing technical services and customer support within various electric utility conservation programs
  • Commissioning of existing systems or newly installed efficiency projects to maximize energy performance
  • Facilitation of regional W/WW workshops and seminars
  • Project oversight to ensure progress and on-time, high-quality deliverables
  • Interfacing and facilitating with electric utilities, water/wastewater utilities, design consultants, and the regulatory community
  • Identifying and engaging water/ wastewater facilities as potential  participants in incentive programs
  • Selection of technical sub-consultants; review and QC of sub-consultant work product
  • Participant/project tracking, including M&V planning and baseline data analysis


Successful candidates will possess a combination of both technical and interpersonal skills. First and foremost, we seek someone who exhibits all the characteristics of a “people person.”  Additional qualifications needed for this role include:

  • Exceptional critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making capabilities including:

           --Ability to quickly see opportunity and evaluate the quality of the energy efficiency opportunity (size and cost)

           --Ability to apply the right level of rigor based on the size of the project and potential savings

           --Knowing when to get second opinions and when to forge on with their own judgment

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment within a small office
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to adeptly juggle multiple projects, customers, deadlines, and demands
  • Ability to teach or explain technical topics to audiences with different levels of technical understanding. Strong written and verbal (English) skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills; the ability to listen, motivate, and empathize with others
  • Proactive, resourceful and highly motivated to achieve project results
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to move from the “big picture” to smaller details quickly and easily
  • The proven ability to adeptly juggle multiple projects, program offerings, customers, deadlines, and demands
  • An understanding of the municipal project approval process, typical barriers to this process, and techniques for working through these barriers
  • A good grasp of project financial metrics and how projects are effectively proposed and gain approval with upper management, elected officials, and ratepayers
  • A solid understanding of water and/or wastewater equipment, technologies, and processes



  • BS or higher in mechanical, chemical, civil engineering, or equivalent education and experience in a similar field
  • Strong analysis skills using MS Excel
  • Progressive experience in the management or design of water distribution and treatment systems, or wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment systems, and processes
  • Experience and understanding of the regulatory framework within which municipal facilities operate
  • Experience in developing and managing project budgets
  • Experience with U.S. local, state, regional, and federal funding strategies, and regulations relevant to water/wastewater utilities in the U.S.

        Strongly Preferred:

  • Regional network of professional contacts and involvement within the W/WW industry in the Northeast region.
  • Experience with industrial energy efficiency
  • Project management of capital projects in an industrial setting
  • Experience identifying low/now-cost energy efficiency action items
  • A passion for improving the W/WW world and drive to push past “business as usual” within the industry


Our total rewards includes competitive pay and excellent benefits.  These include health and vision (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents), FSA or HSA options with an employer contribution, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with both a guaranteed 3% contribution and a profit sharing contribution, annual cash performance bonus, (8) paid holidays per year, paid vacation time and paid sick time.


To apply, please submit an application via the Careers Page of our website. Applications cannot be considered unless a resume and cover letter (pdf’s please!) describing what about our team or the position resonates with you, and how your experience could make you a great fit for the role, are included.  Professional references will be requested from finalists.  College transcripts will be requested for applicants having less than five years engineering experience.


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Junior Engineer (Public Health) - Town of Orangetown Sewer Dept.

This is public health engineering work of a moderately complex nature relating to air pollution and solid and hazardous wastes to ensure compliance with the Rockland County Public Health Law and state and local sanitary codes.  The work will involve the inspection of real property and building structures for compliance with local zoning ordinances.  The work is performed under the supervision of the Commissioner of The Department of Environmental Management and Engineering.  The public health engineer will assist in the evaluation of air pollution studies, conduct investigations, investigate zoning complaints and assist in the preparation of reports and recommendations.  Additionally, they will attempt to mediate zoning disputes among parties involved.
All interested applicants should send resume and letter of interest to e-mail above. PLEASE NOTE:  A Bachelor’s Degree for this position is required in engineering (preferably Environmental or Civil) or a New York State Professional Engineering license. *The candidate will be required to take a Civil Service test to achieve permanency.
Donna A. Morrison, Human Resources Coordinator    Tel:  845-359-5100 Ext. 2219 dmorrison@orangetown.com?
BENEFITS: There are health benefits and the employee pays 17% of the premium.  Additionally, there are vision and dental benefits offered through the CSEA union.  Employees are entitled to vacation, personal days and sick time, which are given according to the years of service
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Entry level professional 
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably Environmental or Civil) or a New York State Professional Engineer license.
SALARY: The starting salary for candidates that meet the minimum education requirement only is $65,393.00.  The salary range for candidates holding an engineering degree and relevant experience is $65,393.00- $87,274.00 depending on qualifications.


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Senior Water and Wastewater Engineers - C.T. Male Associates

An Excellent Opportunity for Senior Water and Wastewater Engineers

C.T. Male Associates, a top quality professional engineering firm in the Northeast, is seeking Senior and Managing water and wastewater engineers.  Open positions exist in our Latham (Albany) NY headquarters as well as various regional office locations.  These openings include the potential to evolve into high level management positions and ownership as we continue to build on years of success.

Come and be part of an exciting transition as this 100+ year old company fulfills its strategic objectives and creates rewarding opportunities for its entire staff.  Our backlog of water and wastewater infrastructure projects requires that we recruit and hire Senior and Managing level professional engineers immediately.  If your background and skill set includes any of the following, we encourage you to apply:

 P.E. required, New York preferred with the ability to acquire professional engineering licenses in New York and/or other states as requested

  • 10-15 years experience on municipal water/wastewater infrastructure projects from feasibility through design and construction phases
  • Staff and project management experience
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to interact with clients and generate new business opportunities
  • A strong desire to advance professionally and within the firm’s management structure

Perhaps you’re satisfied with your current position but don’t see the opportunity for growth into a higher level position?  If so, we’d love to talk to you.  If you’re looking for a new challenge that comes with the opportunity to grow and participate at a high level in the management and success of a quality engineering company, please apply.

To apply for this position, please click this link: https://ctmale.applicantpro.com/jobs/704455-40142.html 

“As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, C.T. Male will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.”

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Jr. Sanitary Engineer - Buffalo Sewer Authority

The Buffalo Sewer Authority is looking for a Jr. Sanitary Engineer. Responsibilities include permit and plan reviews, drafts design plans and profiles for the construction of minor sanitary sewer projects and record drawings. Supervises and inspects minor construction work; Inspection of storm water permit activities.

Residence in the City of Buffalo is a requirement of the position. An applicant must be able to verify 90 days of continuous and uninterrupted residency.

Please apply at: bsajobs@sa.ci.buffalo.ny.us or mail resumes to Buffalo Sewer Authority, 65 Niagara Square/Room 1038 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202. Visit our website at www.buffalosewer.org 

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Part Time Wastewater Treatment Instructor - Buffalo State College

The Buffalo State College Continuing Professional Studies Office is seeking a qualified part-time instructor to teach waste water treatment Certification courses.  Responsibilities of a Wastewater Treatment Instructor include but are not limited to:

  •  Lecture and lab instruction for Wastewater Treatment (I, II, III, and IV) courses in person. 
  •  Develop syllabi and course materials, 
  •  Evaluate student mastery of skills and competencies required by course outcomes, 
  • Provide an excellent teaching experience,  
  • Assignments may be of day, evening and/or weekend classes.  

Required Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or related field AND 5 years of professional experience. Possession of a valid Waste Water Treatment Operator Class IV license or a Wastewater Collection Class IV license. NY operator’s license of the level Four (4) in any category.

Knowledge of modern basic, intermediate, and advanced wastewater treatment and collection practices and principals. Knowledge of state and federal regulatory programs which govern certification criteria for wastewater personnel. Knowledge of training techniques used in conducting wastewater training programs. Knowledge of OSHA, state, and local safety ordinances and regulations. Ability to train and instruct employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to speak effectively before large groups and to present information accurately.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of a valid NY Professional Engineer’s license or a Masters in Environmental Related Sciences, AND experience commensurate with related licensing requirements of a level Four (4) license in the field.

Starting Salary - Part time Instructor will be paid $18,000    

Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following to your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  •  Academic Transcripts
  •  Contact information for three professional references

For more information call Dr. Margaret Shaw-Burnett, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, CLEV 210, Buffalo, New York 14222; 716-878-5325; shawma@buffalostate.edu

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RFP for Nature Conservancy Wastewater Improvement Project

The Nature Conservancy on Long Island is soliciting proposals for the Design of a Created Wetland to treat the wastewater at our Uplands Farm Campus in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Uplands Farm is the official main office for the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy which has the capacity to host up to 16 staff and an auditorium with a maximum capacity of 50.

An additional building can host up to 10 more staff but is currently infrequently used. The site is also open to the public and welcomes approximately 5,000 visitors annually. Those visitors are also free to utilize the facilities when the office is open.

We hope to see bids from design firms that can create a system that can reduce total Nitrogen to below 10mg/l and as close to zero as practical. Consideration may be given to those who can demonstrate means that are non-proprietary, low O&M, replicable, and scalable.  Request for Proposal

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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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