Water/Wastewater Engineers


Design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.
Also called: Acting Section Chief, Assistant County Engineer, Director Water and Waste Services, Engineer and Geologist

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • using math to solve problems
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • KYPipe
  • Minitab
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Bentley SewerCAD
    Internet browser software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Web browser software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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