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Waste Water Engineer - Project Manager

  • 514304
  • Full-time


We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for employees who are committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.

Waste Water Engineer 

Project Manager
Water Quality Division

Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including a virtual office arrangement).

Posting Details:

Salary:  $80K-$90K

Grade: 28

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

Job Summary: As an Associate Environmental Engineer in our Groundwater Individual Permitting Unit, you will review complex engineering and design plans in order to evaluate if waste water systems in the State of Arizona will be protective of human health and the environment while complying with AZ Revised Statutes and AZ Administrative Code.

Job Duties:

Major Responsibilities:
• Perform technical site-specific reviews and develop permits
• Review of ADEQ Best Available Demonstrated Control Technologies (BADCT) to ensure that designs are protective of Groundwater and Reuse applications
• Provide guidance to staff and customers on problems identified in technical reviews
• Mentor staff and conduct technical review of work of lower level environmental engineers and technicians
• Perform environmental calculations based on provided methodologies and engineering disciplines
• Provide technical assistance to the regulated community, staff, and the public pertaining to the environmental impact and regulation
• Assist in preparing environmental guidance documents and mentorship of staff
• Proficient in the interpretation of the Arizona Administrative Code and relevant Arizona Revised Statutes relating to the Aquifer Protection Program
• Stakeholder/customer service relating to policy and rulemaking in Direct Potable Reuse (DPR)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Provide internal training, technical outreach and presentations at technical conferences and public forums.
• Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil or environmental engineering; State and Federal environmental regulations; Agency policies and processes and state and federal regulations regarding administration of Agency decisions
• Strong customer service skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete assignments by applicable deadlines; to synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly; to understand and interpret environmental rules and statutes to determine whether permit applications or plans and reports meet the requirements or request legal interpretation for standard issues; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks

Selective Preference(s):

• An ability to perform at a high level independently and on teams with little guidance and supervision
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus in one or more of the following; Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field. Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience and Doctorate may substitute for 4 years of experience
• Associate Engineer position requires a Professional Engineer certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration
• If a candidate is considered as a level 3, an ‘Engineer in-Training’ or ‘Fundamentals in Engineering’ certification is required through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or equivalent organization in reciprocal jurisdiction.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
· 10 paid holidays per year
· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees
· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility
· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


ASRS Lifetime Benefit

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.