Chemical Engineer Job at WSP, Chicago, IL

  • WSP
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Chemical Engineer Location Chicago, IL (The Loop area) :

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a staff Environmental Process Engineer for our Chicago, Illinois office. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. Join a team of professionals that delivers professional consulting services mainly for the industrial wastewater and environmental remediation industries. Tasks may include assisting with the development of processes and infrastructure relating to water supply, wastewater treatment, hazardous or solid waste disposal, air emission sources, pollution control, and preserving the quality of the environment by averting the contamination and degradation of air, water, and land resources. Generates accurate and concise documentation, ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards .

Your Impact

  • Assist with performing basic professional process engineering work related to a wide variety of water and wastewater projects for manufacturing and industrial clients in the mining, minerals processing, steelmaking & processing, chemical plants, battery manufacturing, food and beverages, and clean/renewable energy industries.
  • Under general supervision, collect and compile data from samples of water, soil, air, and other matrices for chemical analysis and impact; maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements.
  • Assist with verifying the characteristics of a site, providing entry-level technical assistance on various environmental, design, and construction issues.
  • Perform standard or routine calculations including mass & energy balances and equipment sizing; input data into and/or run standard or, in some cases, advanced computer programs under supervision.
  • Assist in the preparation of process-related drawings and documents including PFDs, P&IDs, other process schematics, datasheets, technical reports/specifications, equipment general arrangements.
  • May be responsible for preparing complete drafts of simple, non-complex technical work plans and reports under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Travel to various client sites, for field investigations, design verification/implementation, or oversight of contractor and/or subcontractors during construction activities.
  • Under supervision of the project manager or senior staff, represent WSP USA and interact in a professional manner with clients, regulators, and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments.
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and field/work site notebook.
  • Understand and apply company, client, and site Health and Safety standards.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum three to five years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • Excellent research skills with analytical mindset.
  • Experience with and basic understanding of water quality parameters, water/wastewater treatment processes, and/or distribution/conveyance systems.
  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and permitting processes.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements ; field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions or near hazardous materials and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer-in-Training Certification.
  • Three to five years of related work experience.
  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.
  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.
  • Knowledge of industry codes, standards and practices would be an asset.
  • Experience with discipline-specific design software (i.e., AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Revit).
About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation - no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

Job Tags

Full time, For contractors, Work experience placement, For subcontractor, Local area, Flexible hours,

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