Project Engineer II

Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/19/2023 10:09 AM)
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WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. 


Our passion is water because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.




Provide detailed designs, calculations, cost estimates, plans, drawings, specifications for contract documents, and evaluations of various types of water works improvement projects.  Coordinate engineering and administration of construction between WaterOne and other utilities, engineering firms, developers, and public works entities.  Operate in a consulting capacity to other departments on technical engineering issues when assigned.


Pay Range from: $80,300


Essential Functions


  • Ensure that projects are properly accomplished by providing, under supervision, technical design and progress assistance based on sound engineering principles.
  • Ensure accurate engineering drawings by providing engineering assistance to other staff members.
  • Ensure completion of all projects on time by complying with project schedules based on project priorities and target dates. Strive to keep all projects within established budgetary parameters.
  • Draft comprehensive specifications to affect obtaining material, services and equipment at the best price. This may include value analysis and recommendations on purchasing.
  • Assist other departments by providing technical engineering opinions and data.
  • Coordinate assignments with consulting engineers and governmental agencies as applicable. Assist with construction management, inspections and other field work, and review of consulting engineers’ design work.
  • Administer construction contracts through the design, specifications, contract documents, bidding, construction phase, pay estimates and change order documentation.
  • Advise WaterOne crews on technical matters while carrying out projects the engineer may have designed.
  • Analyze and interpret distribution system hydraulic model data. Analyze system pressure records for response to customer inquiries.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining design and installation criteria and standards for WaterOne facilities.
  • Provide estimates of anticipated costs for improvement projects for annual budgeting purposes.
  • Maintain communications with professionals and governmental representatives in matters relating to WaterOne’s facilities and systems.


Required Education, Skills & Experience


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering from a properly accredited school.
  • Minimum four years’ experience in engineering and technical work preferably with a water utility. Must have Professional Engineer license in the state of Kansas.
  • Good communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of computer technology with emphasis on use of CAD software.
  • Ability to approach problem solving in a logical manner.
  • Must be well organized and able to set priorities.
  • Able to work on several projects concurrently.
  • Assimilate information from several sources to complete a project.
  • Exercise good judgment, must be innovative and be able to respond to occasional emergencies.
  • Experience with or have the ability to learn and apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous waste operations.
  • Must maintain good working relationships and be teamwork oriented.
  • Grasp of current issues affecting water utilities is desired.
  • Knowledge of water utility construction standards and Contracting issues in the construction industry is desired.
  • Understanding of water utility construction contract document preparation and administration thereof is desired.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and meet WaterOne driving standards
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background investigation and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  •  Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software such as SAP.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must be able to move/lift items weighing up to 40 pounds occasionally. The employee must be able to use a computer for multiple hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must occasionally position self to inspect or view field activities.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in both the field and a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate except when in the field on a jobsite


Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.



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