Freese and Nichols: Water/Wastewater Treatment (Drinking water) Engineer III

Water/Wastewater Treatment (Drinking water) Engineer III (2391) Dallas, TX

At Freese and Nichols, everyone on our team gets to make a meaningful difference in our communities. For more than 125 years, we have been planning and designing the infrastructure our society needs: developing water supplies, designing roadways and bridges, preparing for natural disasters, and much more. We’ve built our business on long-term relationships with clients and employees alike, resulting in financial stability, career opportunities, and a nationally recognized workplace culture.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) matching, paid overtime for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement, and much more. Our unique culture creates an environment for professional growth where we focus on caring for our clients, coworkers, and the communities where we work. Join our team of 1,000 employees as we continue to expand our services throughout the United States. Learn more about working here at freese.com/careers

Primary Objective(s):

  • To independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria; to use own judgment in making adaptations and modifications to standard procedures, and to complete the necessary requirements for professional registration.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Resolve problems associated with projects. Perform field inspections, detailed design work, check design computations done by others, and coordinate design and analysis criteria.

  • Assist Project Engineer in estimating engineering project costs. Maintain an awareness of project budgets and endeavor to complete assignments within budget.

  • Perform independent work on assigned tasks for studies and designs. Develop outline for problem solution for approval by Project Engineer. Proceed with analysis of study with general guidance and final review by Project Engineer.

  • Assist the Project Engineer in the development and execution of assigned project and assume various tasks necessary to project completion.

  • Become acquainted with the procedures and techniques necessary to execute a sound and efficient project. On assigned projects, provide guidance and assistance to drafting personnel and help expand their capabilities in project performance.

  • Provide quality work within the scope of work, guidelines, manhours, and schedules defined by the Project Manager. Provide the Project Manager with information and assist in the coordination of information between groups. Provide the Project manager with information for decision making related to the overall project.

  • May serve as Project manager for small, simple and well-defined projects with limited alternatives.

  • Supervise work of project drafters, engineering technicians, designers, engineers and survey personnel. Degree of work supervision varies, depending on individual responsibilities and experience, ranging from simple project coordination to direct training of assigned staff.

  • Project Engineer who furnished assistance on unusual problems and who reviews work to ensure the application of sound professional judgment.

  • Plans and coordinates assigned projects and provides technical direction of personnel assigned by the Project Engineer. Major project decisions are subject to supervisor’s review and decision prior to action.

  • Contacts Required: Government agencies, contractors, vendors and consultants - to obtain information pertinent to projects. Clients - if serving as Project Manager, to obtain information on project criteria and report on progress, schedules and costs.

  • Contact with project managers and engineering staff to receive instructions an directions, and to discuss project matters.

  • Contact with designers and drafting personnel to instruct, review and coordinate assigned engineering design and draft.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Experience and Education– Three (3) years related engineering experience with a BS degree or Two years (2) of related experience with a MS degree.

  • Must have worked in a position that requires the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. Should be prepared to use individual judgment.

  • Certification - EIT

Professional Activities:

  • Participate as member of committees in professional and/or technical societies.

Freese and Nichols is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


We recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we strive to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. As a Federal Contractor, Freese and Nichols is an equal employment, affirmative action employer.



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