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Senior Staff Engineer - Electrical & Instrumentation

Company: Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

Senior Staff Engineers are focused on improving engineering excellence at VWTS. They guide both technical content and engineering processes and tools. The Sr. Staff Engineer - Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) supports E&I engineers in all regions, connecting engineers and leaders within this critical discipline. Therefore, the successful candidate must possess communication and project management competencies along with technical expertise.

E&I engineering is essential to the success of VWTS projects across all regions. In this role, you will collaborate with leaders to develop and create systems, tools, and processes supporting continuous improvement. Further, you will administer safety, quality, and design standards for the global projects engineering organization.

Key Characteristics

  • Strong technical capabilities in the Electrical and Instrumentation discipline
  • Demonstrated leadership excellence in solving project challenges
  • Team player with who can influence geographically dispersed teams
  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships across regions
  • Strong organizational skills with the capacity to work in a fast-paced environment

    Duties & Responsibilities[1]

    • Create and administer a global community of technical experts drawn from regional engineering teams. This community will:

      • Be a resource for safety reviews, design reviews, and technical support for projects
      • Support project needs to drive technical excellence in the execution of VWTS product and project activities.
      • Provide technical analysis and resolution of complex product safety or technical problems both during design and in the field.
      • Create clear, user-friendly design standards, specifications, design guides, and/or design practices, and drive consistent use of technical design procedures.
      • Approve design documentation as necessary in projects execution process
      • Guide engineers in proper use of engineering tools and processes to ensure efficiency and quality

      • Provide technical expertise on specification of instrumentation, motor/motor control, electrical panels, heat tracing, transformer, and other electrical components.
      • Navigate electrical codes, technical regulations, and standards (e.g. NEC, UL, CSA, IEC) to guide engineers and interact with regulatory bodies.
      • Support the global project safety review program and participate in safety reviews with the product safety leaders.
      • Demonstrate expertise and technology leadership on UF/MBR/RO/ED/ IX/Thermal/Anaerobic/Clarifiers/DAF and/or other water treatment systems and process designs.
      • Support informal and formal design reviews for ES Projects and product-based designs.
      • Interact on behalf of VWTS with customers and technical societies and support development of new products and processes on focused topics of interest.
      • Transfer knowledge to engineers through teaching/training programs and mentoring through specific task assignments designed to develop specific areas of expertise.
      • Interact with regional engineering teams to share best technology practices and technology transfer where relevant.
      • Use SAP and other business tools and processes at an expert level with the ability to provide direction to a diverse team.

        This position is open to multiple locations and a Hybrid Schedule

        Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

        • Demonstrated project management skills with unfailing dedication to deadlines and commitments
        • Excellent training, communication, interpersonal, presentation, influencing, and facilitation skills
        • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
        • Technical expertise in Electrical and Instrumentation

          Education & Experience


          • At least 5 years product/project design or field experience
          • Four-year BS degree (post graduate degree preferred)
          • Strong influencing and a minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership capacity
          • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships, including global team


            • Ability to develop tools / methods for engineering productivity and quality
            • Strong problem-solving ability
            • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and computer skills
            • Genuine interest in technology, with an eye for detail and an analytical mind
            • Self-motivated, ability to drive projects to completion with minimal oversight while demonstrating communication, influencing and collaboration skills
            • Proficiency in facilitating multi-functional matrixed teams with multiple demands and priorities
            • Effective multitasking and ability to deliver on time and with quality
            • Excellent project management skills unfailing dedication to deadlines and commitments
            • Good understanding of interfacing areas such as medium/high voltage, controls, programming, and mechanical engineering
            • Ability to travel globally
            • P.E. license

Keywords: Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions, Minnetonka , Senior Staff Engineer - Electrical & Instrumentation, Professions , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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