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Applications Engineering Manager II

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Schaumburg, IL, US, 60173

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 location for this position can be in Schaumburg, IL, Lowell, MASS, or Colorado Springs CO.


The Application Engineering Manager will lead a team of Application (Proposal Development) Engineers responsible for the configuration of customer solutions and the development of corresponding sales proposals to support the field sales team in acquiring new orders. Primary focus will to support the Evoqua Light Industry Technology Sales team which is active in the Western half of the United States. This AE Manager will collaborate with business development, order execution, and operations management to ensure a One Evoqua (team) approach during the Sales Acquisition phase. Additionally, the AE Manager will ensure the consistency of the application engineering team’s response to assure a positive customer experience within the Sales Acquisition phase and for proper transition to the Evoqua project execution team.


Seeking an experienced manager primarily focused on employee expectations; Responsible for managing personnel, deliverables and execution of department goals; identifies, supports and leads strategic organizational priorities.  Manages and directs the daily work of their team to ensure on-time delivery of accurate high-quality proposals addressing customer requirements and enabling the achievement of business goals. Develops strategic direction for the team by collaborating with Sr. leaders.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads teams through engagement, performance management, and goals development and monitoring. 
  • Develops and Drives organizational strategy and manages business results. 
  • Maintains performance mgt responsibilities for employees under purview and directs staffing and organizational structure needs, coaching/mentoring, employee relations and promotional decisions; implement changes as directed.  May be a technical resource for others.
  • Advanced knowledge of business acumen;
  • Technical leader in the development of water treatment solutions for process water, ingredient water, wastewater with specific market knowledge in key the focus markets verticals of; pharmaceutical, microelectronics, healthcare, bio-sciences, and light manufacturing. May be a technical resource for others.
  • May have budget responsibilities
  • Has full authority for personnel actions and will need extensive knowledge of department processes.
  • Sets dept goals and objectives, ensures employees understand their role and monitor results/effectiveness, expense and budgets
  • Establishes and monitors procedures for business process and proposal development work in support of strategic initiatives.
  • Multidiscipline and strategic with broad scope and complexity of responsibility, broadly focused on organizational priorities, manager of leaders. 



  • BS/BA Engineering or equivalent technical degree required. Masters of business administration or advanced engineering degree desired.  
  • 8+ years of experience as a design engineer, proposal engineer, or technical business development manager
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of engineers in a corporate environment  
  • Experience in the sales acquisition design phase of industrial water purification solutions preferred.



  • 10-30% travel required, primarily within the continental United States





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: Chicago