The Suffolk County Water Authority is seeking an Associate Water Quality Engineer who will be responsible for engineering efforts related to water treatment and water quality. The individual will take a lead role, or act as a team member on any SCWA-wide efforts related to water quality. The work week for this position will be Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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Engineering Department



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and review of water treatment systems and treatment processes
  • Commissioning of new water treatment systems
  • Prepare contract specifications and oversee construction projects related to water treatment
  • Conduct pilot studies to investigate new treatment methods, or improve existing ones
  • Review operational data to make decisions aimed at improving treatment and water quality
  • Provide training for other SCWA employees on water quality and water treatment



  • 3 years’ experience in water treatment design and water/wastewater treatment operations
  • In-depth knowledge of water treatment practices – conventional and emerging
  • Must have knowledge of water chemistry, hydraulics, and treatment process design
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline required; Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering preferred
  • General computer skills with experience in AutoCAD, MS Suite, and similar programs



*The Authority may accept an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the requirements*


Interested candidates should submit their application/resume with salary requirements via the SCWA website ( and click “Career Opportunities”). Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Suffolk County residency is preferred. COVID-19 Vaccination is required. 


(The Authority shall not employ relatives of employees as defined to mean an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, stepparent or direct descendant of grandparents of the employee as defined in the New York State General Municipal Law 810.)