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Syracuse, New York
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Environmental Scientist/Chemist
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Environmental Services
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Process Engineer - Industrial Water / Wastewater

Parsons has been involved in industrial water/wastewater/groundwater/leachate treatment for over 75 years.  Over the past 35 years, a center of excellence in Industrial Water/Wastewater treatment has been developed in the Parsons Syracuse, NY office. 

Milestone projects spearheaded from this location include the first treatment facility in the world (Ireland) for the destruction of endocrine disruptive compounds/pharmaceutical active ingredients; the world’s largest sea-water treatment system; zero discharge-capable biotech wastewater treatment facilities; and design/construct/operate of emerging contaminant treatment systems for part per trillion level treatment of pharmaceuticals, 1,4-dioxane, mercury, and arsenic. 

We are currently operating and designing treatment systems for the treatment of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at some of the most highly publicized locations in the country.  Process development is being led out of our treatability laboratory located within our local offices.

We are seeking a trained water/wastewater process engineer willing to learn from our experienced team and that can support in the development of innovative solutions for traditional and emerging contaminants found in a broad range of industrial-derived wastewater, groundwater and leachate.  You will have the opportunity to be involved in treatment process development (white paper evaluations, laboratory and pilot scale treatability studies); detailed design of innovative solutions; field engineering construction support to observe your designs being installed; and start-up support.

Current projects are throughout the US and Canada with the potential for overseas work for willing candidates. This position would be based out of the Syracuse, NY office, however travel to equipment supplier, client, site locations or construction site locations will be required.


  •  0 to 5+ years of related work experience.  2 to 3 positions open!
  • Undergraduate degree in Chemical or Civil Engineering with undergraduate coursework In Water/Wastewater Treatment
  • Master’s degree in water/Wastewater Engineering with One Full Year of graduate level coursework in Biological Wastewater Treatment Unit Operations and One Full Year of Physical-Chemical Water/Wastewater Treatment Unit Operations.  Companion laboratory coursework in biological/physical-chemical treatment unit operations is plus.
  • Exemplary technical writing communication skills are required
  • Master’s Thesis or Special Project in related treatment area a plus.
  • Graduate level coursework high purity water treatment (membrane processes) and the unique aspects of remediation groundwater treatment technologies is a plus
  • In-situ groundwater and soil treatment engineering coursework is a plus
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate is a plus
  • Proficiency in utilizing CAD, Biowin (or other biological treatment modelling software); Pipeflow; chemical equilibrium software; Aspen HYSYS Suite; and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering is a plus
  • Experience with laboratory procedures including basic skills such as TSS analysis, COD analysis, pH/ion-selective electrode operation, and preparation of standard solutions is a plus.  Additionally, experience in the design and operation of bench-scale study equipment such as bioreactors, jar testing apparatus, and the conduct of general column studies is a plus.


Life at Parsons

This is a great place to express yourself, expand your career, and apply your energy and dedication to building a better world. We have comprehensive benefits, paid training, and opportunities for advancement.


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