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Principal Application Engineer

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15211

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.


The Principal Application Engineer will be responsible for strategy development of the most critical and technically challenging opportunities which Evoqua pursues. The Principal Eng will engage with key clients to identify top priority projects/opportunities which align with their company objectives which are identified to have major impact within their organizations and which support the strategic initiatives of Evoqua. This role will remain engaged with the proposal development team and sales team to ensure that the developed proposal aligns with the initially developed value proposition while efficiently meeting the identified performance requirements. The Principle Engineer will be the main party responsible for mitigating process design risks to Evoqua while achieving a competitive solution. This role will also be responsible with building and developing meaningful relationship with the “water doctors” of our customers and the technical/process experts within the specific industry or application.  


In addition to the Opportunity specific responsibilities and the building of meaningful business relationships, the Principle Engineer will provide direction and support to the Principle Engineer 



  • Strategy development for Evoqua’s most critical and technically challenging opportunities 

  • Build meaningful relationships with key customer technical influencers or industry “Water Doctors” (aka experts and influencers) 

  • Technical risk review on Evoqua’s most critical and technically challenging opportunities 

  • Be responsible for building strong relationships with the technical/process experts of our customers and within the specific industry. 

  • Identify new technologies/processes/products that are valuable to Evoqua and implement into the Evoqua portfolio 

  • Manage the relationship with Evoqua R & D team to identify project and support R & D initiatives to support growth in the business 

  • On key/special Opportunities serve as the technical interface to customers and assist with getting customers to market in a timely fashion. 

  • On key/special Opportunities provide presentations and lead discussions regarding the technical aspects of our products and technologies in the pre-design phase. 

  • Provide technical leaderships and training to the AE team 

  • Understand customers evolving and future needs to be able to provide guidance on new product ideas. 

  • Build World Class technical relationships at all levels. 

  • Collaborate with other departments such as engineering, project management, manufacturing, quality, product management, sales and Research and Development. 

  • Be the internal advocate for the customer to ensure that their needs are met effectively by Evoqua in our support delivery. 

  • Provide technical training to customers and partners to enable customers/partners to develop end products effectively. 

  • Support the field sales team throughout the sales process from discovery to start-up. 

  • Support sales to increase the WIN rate and reduce the duration of proposal generation. 

  • Live our culture and exemplify our Growth Enabling Behaviors to be highly enabled to deliver, highly empowered to succeed and highly accountable to lead. 






BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental desired) 



MS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental desired) 

or Masters of Business Administration 



Required: 10+ years of experience in technical capacity.  

Excellent interpersonal, communication skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with team members on both technical and business levels. 

Self-driven, highly motivated individual capable of taking full ownership of his/her activities. 

An effective leader and motivator. 

High energy contributor with a focus on getting things done. 

An organized multi-tasker. 





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: Pittsburgh