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WEP EI&C Rotational Engineer

Date:  16 Sep 2023

Minnetonka, MN, US, 55343-8990

Company:  Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions Canada GP
Req ID:  8475

Job Summary

If you enjoy learning new technologies, traveling and have a passion for water, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. The Water Engineering Program is an exciting entry point for recent engineering graduates with interest in the Water business, and the rotational engineering stream allows engineers to be exposed to multiple roles within our North America Projects Business. This program develops technical problem-solving and leadership skills through project work through the bid, execution and start up phases.  Depending on previous experience, successful candidates will be part of a 2 to 3 year rotational program in the Food & Beverage Market Community.  Rotation placements include:  Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls (EI&C), Field Service, and Manufacturing.   It is designed to provide in-depth exposure to Veolia’s Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) major product lines, integration with project execution teams, as well as integrated formal training. This role prepares new graduates for a wide variety of roles within the Veolia WTS business.


Key Characteristics (Highlight characteristics required to succeed in the role)

  • Strong customer focus (both internal and external customers). 

  • Focused on understand the challenge of a customer and prioritizes work to meet or exceed customer expectations. 

  • Is able to communicate effectively to a wide spectrum of audiences, from very technical to non-technical. 

  • Delivers on commitments both to customers and to colleagues. 

  • Enjoys taking on challenges, and willingness to learn new concepts to achieve project goals.

  • A team player regardless of role in the team.


Duties & Responsibilities 

A WEP Rotational Engineer will build up the understanding of the key responsibilities of each discipline in the rotational program including.  Within these positions, the WEP Rotational Engineer will have the following responsibilities:  


  • Collaborate in cross-functional project team discussions and client meetings.

  • Read and process engineering documents, including piping and instrumentation drawings, general arrangement drawings, process design. guidelines, return of experience, and engineering best practices guides.

  • Interpret, comment and follow contract and customer specifications.

  • Manage budget, scope and schedule and proactively report risks and opportunities to project teams.

  • Create engineering deliverables with operator and equipment safety in mind.

  • During the Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls (EI&C) rotation:

    • Design the complete detailed electrical design for water treatment facilities (single line diagrams, load lists, I/O lists, network architectures, panel design and schematics).

    • Perform required calculations and select the appropriate instrumentation for water treatment facilities as well as all supporting documentation (instrument lists, termination drawings, instrument datasheets, etc.).

    • Design the complete detailed control strategy documents for the automation ofplant operation (Control Philosophy, Control Logic & Sequence Charts).

    • Develop and test HMI and PLC code

    • Occasional travel (~15%) for client meetings or customer site visits.

  • During the Field Service rotation:

    • Commission and startup of plant equipment.

    • Communication and coordination with site contractors, customer and project teams.

    • Travel during those rotations is 70-80%.

  • During the Manufacturing rotation:

    • Assist with the shop floor or electrical panel manufacturer in ensuring the constructed equipment is up to internal standards and operation.

    • Occasional travel (~15%) for site visits.

  • to ensure design quality, the budget requirements, and customer expectations.  

  • Develop the abilities of the each function over the rotational period such that they are able to perform the engineering deliverables of the role, with limited supervision.  

  • Gain an understanding of our customer profiles and their needs and objectives.  This includes the strategic positioning of our solutions, an understanding of market pricing and VWTS’ ability to be profitable within that market.  

  • Understand and build the capability to cost overall project segments and be able to support bid teams to develop competitive proposals that differentiate VWTS in the market.  

  • Where required, support the manufacturing of skidded solutions and/or VWTS products.

  • As part of a team provide technical expertise to customers through technical submissions, meetings (both virtually and in person), and in the field in start up and commissioning phases of a project.  

  • Actively participate in an assigned technical development cohort with peers new to VWTS for the development of knowledge of VWTS products and design practices.  

  • In-field rotations supporting the start-up and troubleshooting phases of a project.  

  • Be accountable for the delivery of assigned work, and communicative of the achievement of deadlines or if support is needed.  

  • Be active in establishing individual development plans and work towards achieving milestones surrounding that development.  


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Understanding of multi-step processes, and their interdependences

  • Ability to read P&IDs and PFDs (including material balances), and where required electrical drawings.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team and department projects.

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced work environment.

  • Good technical writing and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with co-workers. 


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science degree.  

  • To be considered for a 2-year program duration, successful completion of a minimum 12 month internship with Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions 

Preferred (if applicable):

  • Previous experience (prior to graduation) in the water/wastewater industry and or waste management.

Working Conditions 

  • Site visits will be required, and hence there is interaction with water, wastewater and waste, depending on the project.