American Water Senior Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, Missouri

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Responsible for Planning, Design, Engineering Calculations and Construction related to standard tasks for varying scope water resource systems projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide support services to Engineer and/or Engineering Manager for activities including planning functions, design, facility layout, cost estimates and/or basic engineering calculations. (25%)

  • Assist on capital and maintenance projects, including preparation of contract documents, drawings and specifications. (15%)

  • Prepare and maintain files, records, drawings, reports, budgets and other data related to engineering projects. (10%)

  • Provide a full range of drawing production work including design and exhibits. Maintain CAD workstations, directories and archives. (10%)

  • Perform field surveys to obtain measurements and/or stake easements and perform field inspections to insure standards are met and proper records are kept. (10%)

  • Manage projects of limited scope or portions of larger scope projects under the supervision of the Engineering Manager. (10%)

  • Correspond with other entities regarding the status of company facilities relative to their proposed improvements. (10%)

  • Design subdivision layouts, including reviewing property records and location of mains. (10%)

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply theoretical and practical engineering principles to perform basic engineering (hydraulic, mechanical, etc.) related functions.

  • Knowledge of drafting/CAD techniques, design and engineering terminology.

  • Knowledge of company standards and procedures.

  • Knowledge of property (easement rights).

  • Computer literacy including a major word processor program, spreadsheet, graphics and/or CAD.

  • Ability to oversee and monitor construction work for adherence to project plans and specifications.

  • Ability to work with minimal guidance on varied engineering planning, design and construction related assignments under the direction of an Engineer or other supervisory personnel.

  • Possess strong, detail oriented, analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to interpret meets and bounds property descriptions.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Minimum 5 years experience as an Engineering Technician or related experience.

  • Associate's Degree or Technical School equivalent with course work in Drafting and Engineering required.

Work Environment

Indoor office environment

Travel Requirements


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