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Applications Engineer

Date:  4 Apr 2024

Leonia, NJ, US, 7605 Oakville, ON, CA, L6M 4B2 Minnetonka, MN, US, 55343-8990 Richmond, VA, US, 23229

Company:  Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions Canada GP
Category:  ES Products
Req ID:  10603

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design, supply, and operate a range of water systems – from food and beverage applications, to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water and heavy industrial wastewater treatment. Our portfolio includes chemicals & monitoring solutions, start-up & operation, membrane & ion exchange products, and custom engineered equipment.


The Applications Engineer is responsible for providing efficient and professional technical and commercial support to internal and external customers for our ES-Commercial Purification and Disinfection products business within the industrial and municipal industries. The person in this role will collaborate with our commercial sales and other internal teams to prepare proposals to support the sales organisation in selling the company’s products and solutions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and respond to internal and external customer inquiries (technical requests, product availability, pricing, etc.) by reviewing specifications, drawings and other documents to prepare budgets, bids, or proposals

  • Prepare preliminary equipment designs including P&ID’s and equipment layouts. Work with technical teams as required

  • Prepare detailed budget proposals and/or contract proposals/bids by gathering details and compiling data to estimate all engineering and production costs according to customer specifications including:

  • Prepare sales level equipment specifications and data and collaborate with the procurement department to develop material costs of a project

  • Determine material, assembly and commissioning estimates utilising quotations, vendor contact, catalogues, cost standards and historical data

  • Determine freight cost to the jobsite from the expected fabrication or ex-works location

  • Work in conjunction with Supply Chain on schedule and forecasting

  • Establish and maintain files and records on cost of equipment, products, and components

  • Develop and maintain files and records of specifications and cost standards of equipment, products and components

  • Prepare documentation and participate in contract kickoff meetings to transfer projects to the execution group


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelors in Engineering

  • At least 5 years work experience in an organisation providing equipment and solutions, preferably to municipalities, industrial customers, consulting engineers, and contractors

  • Knowledge of water treatment industry

  • Understanding of specifications and addendums and translating them from feasibility concept, design to equipment supply, startup, commissioning

  • Estimator experience in heavy construction or for an equipment manufacturer


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work independently and in teams

  • Understanding of project bid and estimating process

  • Understanding of treatment systems, electrical systems and controls

  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail

  • Excellent understanding of mechanical equipment and engineering fundamentals

  • Strong water treatment or manufacturing environment knowledge

  • Able to read P&IDs, single line diagrams and construction drawings

  • Capable of working independently, prioritising, multi-tasking, and organising

  • Ability to set goals and meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and listening


Key Characteristics


  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing priorities

  • Able to apply logic and reasoning to develop equipment projects (budget, schedule, equipment sizing, and treatment process) with limited input

  • Understanding of industrial and municipal projects fundamentals

  • Develop and maintain familiarity with current and expected market conditions

  • Involvement in trade publications and industry groups


Why You’ll Love Working Here!


  • In diversity lies strength - We strive to be a workplace that is inclusive and empowers people to contribute their best

  • Recognition and rewards for your hard work and achievements

  • Opportunity for new challenges - We are growing and love to promote from within

  • An excellent leadership team and a collaborative culture that values innovation

  • At all levels of the organization, we recognize talent and want to help you build your sustainable career!


At Veolia, we realise diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organisation that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Because our people are our greatest assets, we also offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Starting Day 1!

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave

  • 401(k) Plan & Permissive Time Off (US only)

  • Flexible Spending & Health Saving Accounts

  • AD&D Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement


Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

****Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S or Canada immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for work authorization for this opportunity****

VWTS does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms. All vendors must have a current and fully executed MSA on file before submitting candidates. Any unsolicited resumes and candidate profiles will be deemed the property of VWTS, and no fee will be due.