Lead Project Engineer - Water

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 222181
Date Posted: Feb 4, 2020

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!


Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.


Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


Aquify is Exelon’s water tech company with deep roots in real-world utility operations.  We’re driven to help US water utilities reduce water loss, prevent main breaks, and modernize infrastructure so they can operate more efficiently and sustainably. Our nation’s water systems are facing serious challenges, and nobody is better positioned to help solve them.  Aquify delivers best-in-class technology solutions with the infrastructure and operations experience of Exelon, the nation’s leading energy provider.  We partner with water utilities for the long haul, and we measure our success by the success of the communities we serve.


As a chief technical resource for Aquify, design and implement smart water solutions, lead customers through event response, and optimize water system performance using our growing suite of cutting-edge hardware and software technology. The ideal candidate will be an experienced consultant, project manager, or engineer with direct drinking water utility experience.  This is a great position for someone with a water system engineering background, strong analytical skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit to help shape the future of smart water in the US.

  • Project Development and Execution
    • DMA plan development, including utility network analysis, potentially using hydraulic modelling tools, and cost estimation for these plans to support proposal development
    • Sales meeting support from a technical engineering perspective
    • Construction bid package development, bid response evaluation, and contractor selection
    • Field installation scheduling, coordination, and oversight
    • Customer data source identification and coordination to extract and export data to Aquify’s analytics software
  • Operations
    • Utilize Aquify’s analytics tools to understand system events, develop specific recommendations for action, and serve as a trusted technical advisor to our customers in managing open events to closure.
    • Identify deficiencies or opportunities for customers to further optimize their drinking water systems.
    • Meet with customers to deliver system performance reports on a periodic basis and discuss additional opportunities to support customers in realizing the value of the Aquify solution.
  • Strategy
    • Contribute significantly to the technology and service roadmap for Aquify by:
      • Staying abreast of relevant technology advances, competitor products and services, and engineering approaches.
      • Sharing knowledge, insights, best practices, and ideas with the Aquify team to continue the rapid advancement of our value proposition.
      • Sourcing new technologies for incorporation into current and future Aquify service offerings.
    • Gather and provide feedback and input, both from customers and your own observations, to improve Aquify processes, services, and customer experiences.


  • Minumum
    • 8+ years’ experience in consulting, water utility engineering/project management/operations, and/or or tech
    • B.S. in an engineering or otherwise technical field
    • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
    • Excellent organization and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and shift priorities as needed
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
    • Ability to develop trusted relationships with clients and government officials
    • A strong desire for ownership and accountability
    • Passion for sustainability and water system advancement

  • Preferred
    • Master’s degree in a technical field
    • Licensed Professional Engineer 

The preceding position description is intended to provide the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to be a detailed description of the position or a comprehensive listing of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position, nor is it intended to indicate the exact amounts of time an individual will perform various position duties.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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