Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer – Rochester, Minnesota

Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer – Rochester, Minnesota

WHKS has an opportunity for an Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer with 4+ years of experience who is interested in working with a wide variety of challenging engineering projects.  The candidate will use their knowledge and expertise in the design and management of water/wastewater projects in Minnesota and surrounding states.

WHKS strives to provide a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace where individuals can utilize and develop their strengths and pursue their interests in Civil Engineering.  WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete modeling and design of wastewater treatment and collection, and water treatment and distribution systems
  • Prepare engineering plans, plan specifications and other contract documents for the design of water/wastewater systems including distribution and collection mains, lift stations, siphons, and treatment facilities
  • Prepare design calculations and technical reports
  • Research issues related to wastewater that impact individual projects
  • Observe construction projects related to collection, distribution, and treatment systems
  • Coordinate with engineers and technicians on a variety of challenging engineering tasks in a collaborative team environment
  • Perform Project Management to include effective communication with clients to develop strong relationships, review project needs, and secure contracts


  • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or related degree
  • 4+ years of experience in water/wastewater systems design
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks at a time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, contractors and peers
  • Excellent computer skills

Desirable Qualifications (candidate need not have all to apply):

  • Experience or education in hydraulics and fluid mechanics
  • Experience or education in chemistry and process design for water and/or wastewater treatment facilities
  • Experience in field work and/or construction observation
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • SewerGEMS or InfoSWMM modeling
  • AutoCAD mechanical drafting, AutoCAD Civil 3D or MicroStation