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Application Engineer II

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Holland, MI, US, 49424

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.

Evoqua Water Technologies – Advanced Filtration & Separation Application Engineer II


Evoqua Water Technologies is a global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water.  We have more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service. Our cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.


Evoqua Water Technologies is currently searching for a qualified Application Engineer to support the Advanced Filtration and Separations Division (AFS). Evoqua puts customers first and we know that we only succeed when our customers do. You will provide an important role in supporting selling activities for AFS products which include self-cleaning filters, media filtration and filter presses by determining the proper design and approach for solving customer requirements competitively.


This position will provide applications engineering and sales support for the development of capital equipment proposals for the Advanced Filtration and Separation Division of Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (Evoqua).  The Application Engineer (AE) is primarily responsible for reviewing customer requirements on small to medium sized projects and determining appropriate solutions by performing calculations using standard tools. The AE selects appropriate equipment sizes and materials to meet customer needs and develops project/product costing. The AE generates customer proposals utilizing standard tools while also gaining appropriate approval levels.  The AE effectively communicates solutions to internal/external customers and can also determine and understand risk associated with the product or solution being developed.

The role involves ongoing communication with sales and customers to ensure proposals are completed accurately and on time.

AFS’s Customer & Sales Support Organization which aims to deliver a consistent experience to customers for best in class products. The preferred candidate will have a high attention to detail and be driven to exceed customer expectations.


This position is located in Holland, MI and will report to the Application Engineering Manager.  The primary responsibilities include:

  • Supports the field sales team throughout the sales process including customer calls or visits
  • Configures solutions based on customer specifications & requirements
  • Sizes and selects appropriate equipment/materials based on customer requirements and input from the sales team and develops project costing
  • Works with the laboratory or senior engineers to validate system performance projections and guarantees as applicable.
  • Develops project and product specific proposal documentation for the sales team. Generates customer proposals utilizing standard tools, seeks and gains appropriate approval levels.
  • Works with drafters and understands piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) as required for the application. Experience with creating P&IDs is preferred.
  • Procures vendor quotes as necessary
  • 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
  • Coordinates with the sales team by identifying advanced products that fulfill customer needs
  • Prepares technical submittals packages
  • Works with products and/or processes up to $2M


We are looking for a candidate with strong technical capabilities interested in joining a dynamic team of professionals supporting the Advanced Filtration & Separation sales force in north America in the fast pace environment of proposal generation and bids.  Prior expertise with dewatering equipment would be a plus but is not an absolute requirement.  This position is typically a stepping stone for folks interested in moving their careers to sales management or business management positions.


Education and Qualifications:


  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Combination of other industry experience & education disciplines will be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in water treatment or a similar industry involving process design and equipment specification


Qualifications & Experience


  • Basic knowledge of water treatment processes, thorough knowledge preferred
  • Understanding of media filtration technology highly desirable, but not a requirement
  • Leadership of and participation on multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Customer-oriented problem solver, adept at discussing technical subjects and key value propositions with customers and salespeople alike
  • Working with a sense of urgency and able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Self-starter that can work in a team environment
  • Prior experience working in SAP and/or CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is highly desired






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