Industrial Process Engineer (Innovation, Development, and Advanced Services (IDEAS) Center)

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Richmond, VA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level/Senior (8-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Description
About SUEZ in North America

SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

As part of the SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (SUEZ), the Innovation, Development, and Advanced Services (IDEAS) Center, focusing on research and development of new and innovative water/wastewater treatment solutions, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill their Principal Project Chemist position. Under the direction of the IDEAS Laboratory Manager, the qualified applicant will provide functional and technical assistance in the laboratory including performing treatability studies for difficult water matrixes in complex treatment lines, conducting research both in the laboratory and field, set up and execution of sampling and testing programs, applies knowledge of principles and practices of chemistry, biology, microbiology and mathematics required in an analytical laboratory setting, use standard good laboratory practices and QA/QC procedures, and other applicable standards to collect and analyze samples of water, wastewater, and industrial process water for a variety of environmental test conditions.                                                          

  • Oversee performance of routine physical and chemical analyses of water and wastewater samples according to documented requirements and in accordance with established procedures;
  • Assist in the daily laboratory operations and analysis;
  • Manage and conduct key client treatability studies supporting both the internal global SUEZ business units and external clients;
  • Provide process treatment recommendations;
  • Oversee the preparation, review, and presentation of technical papers and reports;
  • Assist in maintaining all laboratory operations in accordance to the quality assurance plan;
  • Maintain a safe laboratory environment;
  • Ensure the quality of data produced by the laboratory;

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.                                                                     

Required Skills
  • Technical understanding & working knowledge of applicable instrumentation & Standard EPA methodologies related to water and wastewater treatment;
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written communication, inclusive of working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.Ability to follow instructions
  • Planning & organization skills
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Strong Team orientation
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Self-motivated & creative
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours, bend, stoop, reach, and twist during various tasks throughout the day
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry preferred; chemical engineering, biology, or environmental science acceptable;
  • Eight to ten years of experience in a process chemistry or environmental laboratory setting; water and wastewater treatment experience preferred;