Posted May 18
Lehigh Hanson

Water Resource Engineer

Cupertino, CA, United States Full Time
Reference: 4635

The Company and the Role:
Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

We are seeking a qualified Water Resource Engineer.

Reporting to the Permanente Cement Plant Environmental Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all water resources related applicable Federal, State and local environmental and land use laws and regulations, requirements for the cement plant, quarry, and aggregate plant at this location. This position requires a high level of technical knowledge on water resources management, specifically on water treatment systems, water chemistry and process engineering. Microbiology knowledge is a plus. The position requires management skills, communication skills both verbal and written, and organization skills.

In the heart of the beautiful Silicon Valley, this position is perfect for an experienced Water Engineering professional to work with a water treatment system that is the first of its kind.Not only will you work independently executing the plan you create, you will have the opportunity to stay involved and work hands-on with the system and alongside operations to ensure the daily compliance of the plant.

This position will reside in Cupertino, CA.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you’ll get to do:

  • Manage and lead the optimal functioning of the water treatment plant, including supervision of three operators. This includes the optimization of standard operating procedures
  • Manage and coordinate all sampling, monitoring, and reporting related to the performance of the process water treatment plant (ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, biological treatment) and the sewage treatment plant.
  • Ensure the optimization of water management at the facility.
  • Review all the technical aspects of the reports submitted to the corresponding water management authorities.
  • Investigate and resolve any potential malfunction of the existing (Interim) and new (Final) water treatment systems. This includes R&D in the biological treatment, and the ability to anticipate necessary changes in the operation of the water treatment plant when effluent changes occur.
  • Collaborate with the operations team at the plant and quarry to ensure successful implementation of water management obligations.
  • Ensure compliance requirements related to water management at the quarry and cement plant are met through organizational and procedural measures.
  • Successfully complete assigned training provided by Lehigh Hanson.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related water resources management, scientific, or engineering discipline. Master’s and PhD degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of proven successful water resources management experience, specifically on water treatment systems, water chemistry, and process engineering.
  • Grade level II or higher wastewater plant operator certification in accordance with California Title 23, Div. 3, Chapter 26 Wastewater Treatment Plant Classification, Operator Certification, and Contract Operator Registration Program.
  • Microbiology knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to independently learn and understand technical, regulatory, and external issues regarding water management resources at the plant and quarry.
  • Ability to independently develop, lead, and implement effective solutions to water resources management.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and implement systems required compliance and operational activities to plant employees who are tasked with performing them.
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external parties in a collaborative, positive manner, representing the Company’s environmental interests.
  • Competence with computing software.
  • Must have and maintain a Driver’s License valid in California.


  • Strong technical knowledge and problem solving.
  • Commitment and engagement through high level of work ethic and utilization of abilities for the best of the company.
  • Performance and result management.
  • People management (i.e. management of subordinates’ performance and enabling teamwork).
  • Demonstrated openness to change, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Establish trust and relationships.
  • Entrepreneurial management (i.e. consideration of long-term risks and opportunities).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to motivate teams.
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative.

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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