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Application Engineer III

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Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80915

Company: Evoqua

Evoqua has the strength of a major global business while embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.  Our innovative products have been solving the world’s water problems for more than 100 years.  Today, we are building on that strong history of success – transforming water for our customers enriching the lives of consumers.  


Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and services helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and equips the leisure and commercial industries to maximize productivity and profitability.  Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua Water Technologies to help meet their needs for clean water.


What does it mean to work here. . .


Our Mindset:  We put customers first.  We know we succeed only when our customers succeed. To that end, we make decisions at lowest possible levels, at fastest possible speeds – freeing employees to respond to customers quickly and effectively without sacrificing safety or quality.


Our organization: We work as “One Evoqua”.  We collaborate across our global enterprise. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, no single product, group or unit succeeds on their own, no matter how remarkable they are.  We are one team.


Our People: We hire for brains and heart.  We are industry experts who foster great relationships with colleagues and customers.  We value technical knowledge and experience, alongside business insight and people smarts.  We nurture both the hard and soft skills of our talent.


Our Leadership: We lead from where we are.  We take ownership.  We lead from all levels.  We value the opportunity to grow, as a business and as people.  We hold each other accountable to make the right things happen for maximum performance. 


Our promise:  Grow with the Best. We grow with the best.  We are on the move.  As the world’s first choice for water solutions, our workplace will continue to evolve and expand, and so will the opportunities.  This is a workplace that nourishes talented people.  Immerse yourself . . . in Evoqua. 


Apply today to join our 4000 professionals around the world as we pursue our purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.



Summary of Role

Experienced Applications Engineer on moderate to advanced complex customer process solutions. Operates independently determining proper design and approach for solving customer requirements. May direct developing engineer.  



Working primarily with the direct sales team, reviews customer requirements on medium to large complex projects, determines appropriate process solutions by performing calculations using standard tools. Selects appropriate equipment / materials to meet customer needs and to develop project costing. Working with Drafters, creates drawings (preliminary general arrangements, process flow diagrams (PFD's), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID's)) as required for the application. Generates customer proposals utilizing standard tools, seeks and gains appropriate approval levels.  Effectively communicates solution to internal and external customers. Determines and understands risk associated with work product. Provides mentoring/training  to other engineers on business processes and technical applications.  Works with laboratory for bench and pilot test protocols for process designs to validate system performance projections and guarantees as applicable.  Prepares and delivers technical presentation on selected subjects.  Develops project Handover Packages and turnover project documentation to the execution team.  Provides process support to the operations team during project execution.  Complies with Evoqua Procedures and Work Instructions applicable to the AE department.


This position will provide applications engineering and sales support for the development of capital equipment proposals for the Integrated Solutions & Services Segment with a focus on the Light Industry Division of Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (Evoqua).  ​Evoqua's Light Industry Division provides process wat​​​​er and wastewater solutions to the following markets in North America 

  • Microelectronics
  • Pharmaceutical/Health Sciences
  • Beverage
  • Education/Laboratories
  • Government

The Light Industry Division provides process solutions and services, including integrated equipment design, supply, installation, and operation for industrial clients.  Treatment systems focus on industrial process water and wastewater including raw water, discharge, recycle/reuse and complex water treatment systems, for customers in target industrial markets. 


Experience in a variety of water treatment processes is required, including:

  • Process water treatment processes, including clarification, media filtration, carbon absorption, softening, and specialty media(s).
  • Membrane treatment processes, including micro-filtration, ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis.
  • Inorganic treatment processes, such as low-level metals treatment, oily wastewater treatment, advanced oxidation processes, etc.
  • Working Knowledge of Organic Treatment Processes.



Advanced knowledge of business tools, processes and procedures. Ability to conduct and understand water quality projections. Advanced competency in multiple standard equipment  platforms and their employment. Thorough understanding of common components and their application. Able to execute complex tasks with limited guidance. Effectively collaborates with other disciplines in a team environment. Solid understanding of the sales process and how organizational role influences outcome. Solid understanding of financial principals related to proposals, costing, business outcome and risk mitigation. Solid understanding of contractual terms and conditions. Advanced ability to develop execution strategy while mitigating business risk. Possesses excellent communications skills and is able to effectively present technical information in a customer setting.


Qualifications and Experience

This position requires the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of a BS in Chemical Engineering with a preference for a MS in Chemical Engineering.  Other disciplines considered based on experience.
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in water treatment industry involving process design and equipment specification.
  • Thorough knowledge of water treatment processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Leadership of and participation on multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Business travel (5 to 20 percent) as required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is preferred.






Evoqua Water Technologies prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Evoqua Water Technologies takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs