Project Engineer 2

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Madison, WI

About the Position

Project Engineers provide sustainable solutions for a variety of infrastructure projects, from planning, to design, to construction. Projects are wide-ranging, and require a problem solver who enjoys working together to provide solutions.  The position will report to the Director of Engineering and supplement an existing and highly effective, knowledgeable team in developing and implementing the District’s Capital Improvement Plan. Project engineers work closely with staff in operations, maintenance, and engineering, and with consultants, to develop and implement innovative solutions.  This position requires a high level of skill and proficiency, with work being consistently performed with a high degree of independence.

Assigned projects for this position will likely focus on infrastructure at the treatment plant, however they may also include projects within the collection system.

Who We Are
Established in 1930 to protect the lakes and streams of the upper Yahara watershed, the District is a wastewater collection and treatment utility serving about 429,000 people in 24 Madison-area owner communities covering about 187 square miles. Organized as a municipal corporation, the District is governed by a nine-member Commission appointed by the communities we serve.
The District owns and operates 145 miles of pipe and 18 regional pumping stations that convey approximately 37 million gallons of wastewater to the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant daily. Through the treatment process, we recover valuable resources from the wastewater we receive before returning clean water to the environment. 
Our mission is to protect public health and the environment. The District is dedicated to service, reliability, and sustainability, and our tradition of innovation has positioned us as a leader among clean water utilities.
Working at the District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in and giving back to the environment that surrounds us. We are trusted leaders working together to protect one of our most valuable resources-our water. When you think about your career and what you want to accomplish in your lifetime, make the choice to do Work Worth Doing!    

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A complete application will include a resume and a cover letter highlighting your experience and qualifications for this position.   

We will be reviewing applications weekly on Friday and will proceed with qualified candidates at that time. The position may be filled prior to the closing date of the posting so please apply right away if you want full consideration.   

This posting may be used to fill other Engineer positions at the District that may arise. 


The successful project engineer must bring the following qualities to the work:

  • Engineering Expertise. Strong technical engineering skills and broad knowledge of wastewater engineering. Thorough and systematic analysis of engineering issues. 
  • Collaboration. Ability to work effectively with colleagues and the public regarding planning and engineering issues. Ability to build healthy, productive working relationships and thrive in a team environment.
  • Creative Problem Solver: Emphasizes the “art of the possible” by seeking innovative, novel solutions to problems.
  • Knowledgeable, Confident Communicator: Able to clearly and concisely articulate complex information externally and to all levels of the organization. Ability to understand and explain complex issues simply.
 Critical results are the most important product of the work that, once achieved, fulfill the purpose and meaning of this position by:
  • Contributing to the development of the District’s capital and facilities plans.  Aligning and executing on those plans.
  • Delivering infrastructure that:
    1. Protects public health and the environment.
    2. Minimizes risks and increases resiliency.
    3. Fulfills the principles of sustainability.
    4. Achieves intended outcomes, schedules and budget.
    5. Can safely and effectively be operated and maintained.
  •  Supporting infrastructure growth and renewal programs to maximize performance, resiliency and capability over the long term.
  • For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, see the job description here.
Immediate projects which the hired candidate will be working on may include:
  • Carrying out projects within the 2024 Capital Improvements Plan.
  • Managing a large capital project involving replacement of assets in the activated sludge process, potentially implementing a new biological nutrient removal (BNR) process to reduce aeration requirements.



  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely-related field.
  • Possess a Professional Engineer license in the State of Wisconsin or obtain such licensure within six (6) months of hire.
  • Six (6) years of related professional practice in engineering.
  • Experience in wastewater treatment systems engineering, design and construction.
  • Knowledge of reinforced concrete and hydraulic structure design and construction.
  • Experience with pumping systems, process piping and valves, HVAC systems, and gas and energy systems.
  • Possess an Envision Sustainability Professional credential from the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire.
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • For a complete list of knowledge, skills and abilities, see the job description here. 
 Candidates must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or have the ability to legally drive in the State of Wisconsin.
Physical Demands & Work Environment

Work is performed in a combination of environments ranging from a standard office environment to project sites, tunnels, pumping stations, etc. This will require walking, bending, climbing stairs and ladders, etc. Must be able to safely use computer equipment for extended periods of time. Requires the ability to operate computers and other office equipment. Requires the ability to read and write words and numbers. Requires the ability to communicate in person, publicly or over the phone. The noise level varies from quiet to loud.
Work may occasionally require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals. Work will occasionally require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions. Work may also require performance of tasks at elevated levels and in confined-spaces.

This position is eligible for part-time remote work, consistent with District policy.