American Water Engineering Technician in Peoria, Illinois

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Primary Role

Responsible for basic planning, design, engineering calculations and construction related to limited tasks for varying scope water resource systems projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide support services to Engineer and/or Engineering Manager for activities including planning functions, design, facility layout, cost estimates and/or basic engineering calculations. (30%)

  • Provide a full range of drawing production work including design and exhibits. Prepare and assemble contract documents. (20%)

  • Gather and correlate basic data; process and interpret test data. (15%)

  • Coordinate construction activities including contact with contractors, field observation of construction work for compliance with project requirements and monitoring of project schedules. (15%)

  • Prepare and maintain files, records, drawings, reports, budgets and other data related to engineering projects. (10%)

  • Occasionally manage projects of very limited scope under the direct supervision of the Engineering Manager. (10%)

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply theoretical and practical engineering principles to perform basic engineering (hydraulic, mechanical, etc.) related functions.

  • Ability to oversee and monitor construction work for adherence to project plans and specifications.

  • Knowledge of drafting/CAD techniques, design and engineering terminology.

  • Knowledge of company standards and procedures and standard technical specifications.

  • Knowledge of property (easement rights).

  • Ability to work with minimal guidance on varied engineering planning, design and construction related assignments under the direction of an Engineer or other supervisory personnel.

  • Process strong, detail oriented, analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Computer literacy including a major word processor program, spread sheets, graphics and/or CAD.

  • Ability to conduct property records research and prepare easement documents as necessary.

Competencies

Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Engineering drafting expertise and/or previous Engineering Technician experience desired.

  • Associate's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology; or four (4) years drafting or computer application experience; or two (2) years drafting experience or computer applications and two (2) years field experience in construction observation or surveying.

Work Environment

Indoor office environment

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