Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Website City of Gainesvillehttps://cityofgainesville.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/Gainesville-Fl/GRUCom-Enterprise-Planning-and-Administration-Director_4298

Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:


Independent professional caliber and technical engineering work requiring application of standard engineering principles and procedures.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision receiving instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features; assistance furnished on unusual problems. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its limited supervisory responsibility and lack of policy interpretation, and by its emphasis on independent fully competent application of standard engineering principles to engineering problems having clear and specified objectives, interpretation of data, and requiring investigation of a limited number of variables.

Note: The Engineer 3 / Utility Designer 3 classification is the third in a series of four Engineer / Utility Designer Classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and engineering duties. It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the Engineer / Utility Designer1 and 2 are inherently included in this position. The inability to acquire and develop the required job competencies for each progressively higher-level Engineer / Utility Designer classification (Engineer / Utility Designer 4) may result in performance management action up to and including employment termination.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Depending on area of assignment:

Prepares engineering analyses of some difficulty and prepares specifications, process studies, research investigations, and reports.

Requires negotiating skills and diplomacy.

Prepares long and short-range master plan studies.

Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures. Makes minor adaptations and modifications.

Inspects construction work in progress to determine whether proper materials and workmanship are used and compliance with plans and specifications.

Designs, prepares, and reviews plans, specifications, and detailed cost estimates for changes, additions, and deletions to the applicable area of assignment.

Designs and develops equipment with relatively few complex features.

Tests and evaluates materials and/or equipment.

Assists in providing consultative services to management relating to sound environmental practices.

Personal contacts include other engineering personnel, customers, contractors, and suppliers requiring the cultivation and maintenance of effective business relationships.

Assists in representing organization interests to a variety of outside groups.

Assists in preparing departmental budget estimates by assembling and preparing data, reports, and cost estimates.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Bachelor of Science in engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution or similarly accredited non-US institution, and four (4) years of experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility,


Master’s degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution or similarly accredited non-US institution, and three (3) years of experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility.

Note: Positions requiring the Professional Engineer (PE) certification require graduation from an ABET accredited institution and do not permit graduation from a similarly accredited institution.



Valid Florida Class E Driver’s License required.


Valid State of Florida “Engineering Intern” license may be required for Water/Waste Water, Public Works or special project areas.

Professional Engineer license preferred.