Senior water/wastewater engineers have a great deal of experience in civil engineering and often supervise other workers while handling the political aspects of the job. These engineers must have the experience and wit to create work for their employees while developing and maintaining relationships with both current and potential clients to develop contract agreements for various water/wastewater projects.
Those in this position must have experience in leading and managing massive amounts of personnel on payroll, as well as handling in-house conflicts and creating environments in which everyone can work as a team. There will be a budget within which to work, and managing the company's budget is a key responsibility of senior engineers when it comes to hierarchy.
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering may be required, and applicants with backgrounds in design may also be preferred by some employers. In addition to managing a budget and team, scheduling employees and distributing labor are also important responsibilities, so organizational skills and the ability to prioritize are important, as is a strong commitment to quality service, integrity, and overall excellence.
Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer Tasks
Schedule and coordinate projects and staff, including monitoring project budgets.
Inspect sites and progress during and after construction, troubleshooting issues.
Analyze site information, reports and tests to design and benchmark projects.
Work with clients to scope and estimate, determine goals and ensure accurate billing.