Project Engineer

Location: Eden Prairie, MN

Department: Minnesota

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

RFA Engineering ( is seeking a candidate to be part of our engineering team in the southwest Twin Cities metro area. As a member of our team, the selected candidate will work with our engineering staff and our customer's staff to produce wastewater treatment equipment.

This is a full time position with a full benefit package listed below, that is indefinite in duration with the opportunity of professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and additional opportunities within our own organization. 

Job Description

  • Provide design and technical support by coordinating and communicating with team members, channel partners, consulting engineers, contractors and operators on the design aspects and proper application of equipment and systems solutions.
  • Manage all design calculations, scope of supply and layouts for proposals.
  • Target improved profitability and increased customer satisfaction by coordinating equipment and system order deliveries, installation and operation in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all solutions offered.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of relevant wastewater treatment equipment and processes.
  • Design functional solutions using sound engineering principles to meet the needs of clients.
  • Maintain detailed and organized records of project design information and modifications.
  • Listen and observe activity within the industry to combine and apply ideas to create innovative solutions and add value to the organization.
  • Participate and collaborate in cross-functional teams to develop new and existing solutions to promote core value propositions.
  • Work towards relevant certifications to enhance the qualifications and status of the organization, i.e. Engineer in Training (EIT), Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), etc.
  • Increase technical expertise of designs with respect to biological, mechanical, structural and electrical mechanisms.
  • Provide effective and creative solutions to meet client’s requirements for all technical support requests. This may include calculations, equipment application, layout drawings, detailed design descriptions, costing, proposal generation and/or design review.
  • Follow-up on submitted designs regularly and record relevant feedback on methods or approaches to improve future designs.
  • Review plans, specifications, and contract documents to identify and develop project execution requirements prior to bid.
  • Coordinate and execute assigned projects by fully understanding project scope; communicating with customers, and internal staff regarding installation requirements, expectations, and preparedness steps.
  • Maintain Gantt chart of project process, documents project notes, installation reports, change orders, and status reports
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission and approval of submittal documents, including technical quality control of documents, i.e. order details, submittal records, change orders, etc…
  • Coordinate on-site start-up and training of controls and equipment. Execution of the start-up and training is also required of the project manager.
  • Actively participate in teams and work cross functionally to promote a positive, results oriented and high performing environment.
  • Be responsive to internal and external customer needs and willing to travel when necessary.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Key Characteristics

  • Effective communicator and cross functional collaborator.
  • Proactive and results driven.
  • A team player with the ability to lead, influence and support others.
  • Ability to remain calm and effective in a fast moving environment with multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Capable of resolving conflict in a positive and effective manner.
  • Detail oriented with ability to creatively solve technical challenges and manage timelines.
  • Passion for wastewater industry and the environment.
  • Positive attitude with a desire for growth and success.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental, Chemical, Civil Engineering or Biology with preference to concentrate on wastewater treatment, MS degree preferred
  • 2-5 years of Engineering experience
  • Laboratory, pilot plant, or operations experience in wastewater providing hands-on process experience preferred.
  • Experience with design and/or evaluation of full scale wastewater treatment plants and processes preferred.
  • Strong math, computer, and technical aptitude.
  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office and CAD programs.
  • BioWin or GPS-X experience preferred

Why work for RFA?

RFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is project based product development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located both at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

We Offer Competitive Benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)
  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care
  • Extra Time Bonuses
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Education Assistance

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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