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WSSC Water
Laurel, MD, United States
15 days ago
WSSC Water
Laurel, Maryland, United States
15 days ago


WSSC Water, one of the nation’s largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, is headquartered in Laurel, Maryland and serves commercial and residential customers in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in suburban Washington, DC.  We are seeking Wastewater Plant Engineering Managers to serve as lead Plant Engineers at large wastewater treatment facilities within our sanitary district.  Major responsibilities include assisting the Plant Superintendents with overall management of the treatment facilities and associated off-site pumping stations and overseeing the digital process control system activities. 

Key Job Functions:

  • Performs independent research to optimize performance of wastewater treatment processes

    • Reviews and interprets plant, collection, and distribution system operating data to identify process problems and recommends operational solutions to the problems

    • Performs operational inspections of treatment, collection, and distribution facilities to determine compliance with WSSC Water standards and State and Federal regulations

    • Monitors plant operations and environmental conditions to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local permits and regulations and reports non-compliances

    • Manages the operations, maintenance and programming of the digital process control system equipment and IT networks equipment

    • Coordinates plant treatment process control testing and proper calibration of on-line analytical equipment

    • Manages the development, modification and maintenance of the facility’s data management system for operational data, engineering plans and specifications

    • Evaluates the training needs of staff; arranges and administers training.

    • Assists with new employee orientation and helps operators preparing for the State of Maryland Operator’s License examination

    • Reviews and updates standard operating procedures for plant systems and ensures accurate operational records are maintained

    • Manages the operation and maintenance of associated off-site pumping stations and off-site facilities assigned 

    • Supervises and directs plant engineers, civil engineers, first line supervisors, engineering assistants various plant staff and interns assigned to the facility including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination

    • Compiles plant data to generate reports in compliance with state and federal regulations for reporting

    • Reviews plans and specifications to help develop plant related designs, recommend equipment upgrades and process modifications

    • Reviews state and federal permits for the facility to maintain compliance, assist with permit renewals or modifications and facilitates inspections for compliance

    • Monitors all pertinent occupational, health and safety regulations and ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements and facilitates inspections for compliance

    • Prepares and revises chemical, material, and service contract specifications, reviews bids, recommends awarding of contracts, and acts as project manager representative of contracts
    • Prepares new contracts and/or revises existing ones, reviews bids, recommends awarding of contracts, and acts as a project manager or the project manager’s representative (COTR) of contracts

    • Keeps current with industry metering and measuring equipment. Evaluates the need for new equipment to maintain plant proficiency and requisitions materials, tools, chemicals and equipment as required by the task for the plant

    • Reviews and performs analysis with various plant and process operating costs for economic comparisons to facilitate proposed plant modifications and staffing requirements

    • Recommends allocation of budgeted funds and requests approval for major expenditures, authorizes petty cash outlays and payment requests upon approval, and initiates field purchase orders

    • Assists with preparing the annual fiscal budget reports and various financial monthly and annual reports

    • Participates in the long-range planning, organization and direction of activities relating to the operation and improvements to the plants and collection facilities to maximize performance while minimizing cost and environmental impact
    • Administers an employee safety program and protection plan, investigates accidents and prepares accident reports


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+  years’ experience working in an industrial plant
  • 2+  years’ experience in an environmental, water or wastewater field
  • Valid driver’s license

Ideally, a successful Wastewater Plant Engineering Manager will also have the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of sound engineering principles and practices

    • Ability to use solid professional engineering judgment and operating practices associated with water treatment/distribution facilities, wastewater treatment/collection facilities with the ability to manage same

    • Considerable knowledge of the machines, equipment, materials and construction practices

    • Ability to make engineering computations, estimates, and designs; able to review and interpret engineering plans and specifications

    • Ability to supervise the work of others

    • Ability to prepare and present engineering and administrative reports verbally and in writing

    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships


  • Supervisory experience
  • Work experience in operations, maintenance, and/or asset management of an industrial plant

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60898692
  • Location:
    Laurel, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Plant Engineering Manager (Wastewater)
  • Company Name: WSSC Water
  • Job Function: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $78,567.00 - $119,936.00 (Yearly Salary)

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