Job Opportunity Information

Position Title

Senior Project Engineer - Industrial Wastewater/Waste Specialist

Position Type



San Diego, CA/Hybrid



Added on

Monday, January 8th 2024

Deadline to apply


Job Description

Position Mission

Consistently coordinate the assigned engineering activities to complete the project’s design in compliance with the project schedule and with the budget; observing the correctness and the completeness of the provided information.


The PE’s goals can be summarized as follow:

  • Understand the scope of the work, the contract requirements, and the limit of supply;
  • Coordinate all the Engineering activities to complete the design of the project;
  • Meet / improve the project schedule;
  • Meet / improve the project budget intended for all engineering activities;
  • Meet / improve the quality standards;
  • Identify and submit possible “cost-effective” improvements in the design;
  • Quickness and flexibility in responses to urgent questions from PMs and from the sales department;
  • Engineering team leader at the project level for both internal and/or external resources.
  • Become a technical “expert” in one or more areas of Anaergia’s technical offering.


Senior Project Engineer or Project Engineer III will be the technical lead for a project and may be used to review other project documents performed by Project Engineer I and II. Additionally, a PE III may also have other managerial responsibilities within the company.

  • Plan the engineering activities for all assigned projects and monitor the activities’ progress in compliance with the schedule defined on the general document list;
  • Agree with the PM to define the budget assigned for the Project Engineering activities throughout the entire life of the project;
  • Regularly update the PM on the status of the design, and the remaining budget to identify possible risks in advance and plan solutions accordingly;
  • Provide to PMs the technical specifications and tender documents for the acquisition of the materials expected for each project in accordance with the terms of supply and properly calculated according to the design data.
  • Provide technical support to clients as needed under the guidance of the PM;
  • Provide technical review of equipment proposals, submittals and all third-party design consultants;
  • Check the licensing documents and incorporate permit conditions;
  • Coordinates regular design review meetings with the project team;
  • Create a risk assessment for each project to identify risks and their mitigation. Make sure to comply with the local standards required for each specific project;
  • Organize regular meetings (weekly) to share and update the progress of the engineering activities for all jobs; and point out any problems that emerged during the engineering development;
  • Support of the site manager and subcontractors/vendors regarding specific technical questions on the project design;
  • Organize regular meetings (bi-weekly) with the appropriate person responsible for each topic in order to submit improvements of technical aspects and building solutions. Involve the Project Engineering Leader (PEL) when necessary;
  • Update the Project Engineering Leader (PEL) about the status of the project, the status of the budget, and for any identified issue, which requires actions from upper-level management;
  • Arrange the general document list agreeing with the PM and in compliance with the contract and the external/internal resources availability;

Senior PE or PE III is authorized to:

  • Have T&L costs in compliance with the function’s budget set by the PM.
  • Safety and Quality-Related Responsibilities

Job Qualifications

Job Requirements


  • Holds a technical diploma or graduation in: Civil Engineering / Mechanical engineering/ Chemical Engineering or equivalent

Work Experience

  • At least 10 years of progressively complex Project Engineering in the Industrial Plant business.

Technical Competences

Understanding of contract specification and identification of supply limits for the design activity of complex mechanical plants;

  • Basis of Mechanical/Hydraulic design, Electrical Design, and Control systems;
  • Knowledge about national and international regulations for the design of waste treatment, renewable energies and biogas plants;
  • Experience managing relationships with all parties involved in the project design;
  • Fluent in English.

Cross-Functional Competences

  • Basic knowledge of “project management” and how the adopted solutions affect the project budget and schedule;
  • Good understanding of sales strategies, how they influence the engineering process and how the engineering process may affect sales;
  • Familiarity with purchasing, identifying and promoting purchasing strategies for products, contracting, and services, mainly based on:
  • High volume/value (synergies/ standardized products)
  • Critical items (e.g. limited number of suppliers, Long Lead Items, etc..).
  • Biogas specific competencies;
  • Waste Treatment specific competencies;
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant specific competences

How to apply

To apply click on the "Link to Opportunity" button or through the company's LinkedIn page.