Project Engineer (3 positions)

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Madison, WI

Do you have a passion for the field of engineering? Are you interested in developing and implementing innovative solutions to protect public health and the environment? The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is seeking multiple Project Engineers to advance holistic and sustainable solutions to protect and advance the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment through the practice of engineering and delivery of sustainable infrastructure.  

Who We Are:
Since 1930, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (District) has maintained an enduring mission of protecting public health and the environment, and serves the Dane County region through wastewater collection, treatment and resource recovery programs. Through these programs, the District recycles and returns to the environment clean water, generates renewable energy and recovers nutrients for agricultural uses. As a result of its initiatives in source reduction and resource recovery, the District is a nationally recognized leader in returning clean wastewater to the environment.  

Made up of a passionate team of 120-employees, the District serves a population of over 340,000 in the greater Madison area. The District has a 180-square-mile-service area that encompasses 26 owner communities and operates a large network of interceptor sewers, pumping stations and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant.

Working at the District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in and giving back to the environment that surrounds us. We are trusted leaders working together to protect one of our most valuable resources-our water. When you think about your career and what you want to accomplish in your lifetime, make the choice to do Work Worth Doing! 

Position Purpose:

The District has created three new Project Engineer position openings, to supplement an existing and highly effective, knowledgeable team in developing and implementing the District’s Capital Improvement Plan. Project Engineers focus on a variety of infrastructure projects, from planning, engineering, designing and /or managing of infrastructure projects beginning as far out as the interceptor collection systems, the pumping stations, to and through the District's Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the very downstream effluent discharge location(s). 

Reporting to the District's Director of Engineering, this position will assist in performing, lead or manage engineering evaluations and the implementation of projects from inception to completion, which may include one or more of the following: planning, budgeting, design, public involvement, coordination with internal and external project stakeholders, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, bidding, construction inspection and/or administration, asset commissioning, and regulatory compliance associated with infrastructure projects.

The Project Engineer 1 is an entry-level professional engineering position with the expectation that the incumbent will grow in experience and advance to the Project Engineer 2 level through greater experience and obtain a Professional Engineering (PE) License.  Project Engineers can be hired as either a Project Engineer 1 or 2, depending on knowledge, skills, experience and professional licensing/certification. The salary ranges are as follow:

Project Engineer 1:   $68,319-$92,432

Project Engineer 2:  $81,877-$110,788

Please note that only the most qualified Engineers with direct, applicable wastewater experience should expect to start at the top end of the salary range.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in a related engineering discipline.
  • Registered as an Engineer-In-Training in the State of Wisconsin within 6-months of hiring and the ability to become a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin when all pre-requisites have been met and eligible to do so.
  • Willingness to obtain an Envision Sustainability Professional credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure within one year of hire.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public water or wastewater conveyance and treatment systems engineering, design and/or construction.
  • Experience in managing construction projects.
  • Experience with state and federal public water or wastewater regulatory requirements.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please include a cover letter (2 page maximum) and resume with your application. Failure to provide the cover letter and resume will result in removal from the hiring process. In your cover letter, please describe and highlight your experience related to the following:

  • Education and coursework in an engineering degree or related engineering degree
  • Work experience with utilities, government agencies, regulatory agencies, construction contractors or engineering consulting firms
  • Work experience in planning, engineering, designing and/or managing of infrastructure projects (e.g. drinking water, wastewater or stormwater, etc.).  Include the types of projects and your role in the projects. 
  • Evaluating the condition, capacity and reliability of existing public works assets, as well as documenting and determining the need for capital improvement projects.

Applications will be reviewed on the 15th and last day of the month until the positions are filled.