Wastewater Specialist

Ramallah, West Bank
Apply by 6 April 2018
Mid-level , Field assignment
Posted on 7 March 2018

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Wastewater Specialist for immediate employment for on-site assignments on USAID projects within the Middle East region. This position will support a large water/wastewater engineering services and construction management project in the Middle East. This is an expatriate position requiring full-time relocation to the Middle East.

This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assess existing wastewater systems to provide baseline data for the sector, conduct hydraulic analysis, study deficiencies, and assess the need for rehabilitation, reinforcement, restructuring or expansion.
  • Prepare feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments and special studies such as geologic studies, and water quality analysis.
  • Prepare detailed designs and tender documents for identified wastewater treatment plant expansions and wastewater collection system expansions, and for other immediate needs and/or short-term needs as identified by the Client.
  • Provide engineering support to construction management teams during construction of projects.
  • Provide assistance and training through adapting the best international standards in conducting operation and maintenance in the wastewater sector.
  • Assist with capacity building for wastewater and environment sector staff as a key factor in the sustainability of the program.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary design teams of engineers, technical staff, and scientists to complete the work orders as assigned.
  • Establish design standards for projects, coordinated with associated water project designs to provide an integrated design approach and consistent quality of tender documents across the entire program.
  • Coordinate with local officials for design review and approvals.
  • Coordinate local design teams and US-based AECOM design teams during design.
  • Provide technical support to local CM services teams and US-based CM support teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required
  • 12+ years of related water/wastewater engineering (or related) experience
  • Experience with MS Project or similar software
  • Previous experience working overseas to support U.S. government agency projects
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Strong and professional communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Ability to work and live overseas to support project
  • Ability to pass all necessary screening requirements, including successful background check, substance abuse test, and medical clearance
  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of related water/wastewater engineering experience
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience living and working in the Middle East
  • Previous experience supporting USAID programs within the Middle East

About the Organization

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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