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Intern/Co-Op Process Wastewater Engineering


This is a Contract position in Cambridge, ON posted February 8, 2021.

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Intern/Co-Op Process Wastewater Engineering position within our Environmental Process Engineering Group, based in our Cambridge, Ontario office.   


Our business is evolving at an incredible pace, creating fantastic new opportunities for those taking the first big step in their professional journey. We strive to embrace change and never stand still, and as a result, we are on the search for our next generation of brilliant employees.


The Environmental Process Engineering Group (EPEG) is Wood’s multi-disciplinary wastewater treatment process design team, that integrates engineering design, environmental assessment and planning implications to enable successful implementation of wastewater treatment projects. The group is composed of 25 full-time, contract, and casual employees, at different locations across Ontario. Our group has designed industrial water and wastewater treatment processes, ranging in size from 25,000 to 25,000,000 gallons per day. Our process experience includes the complete range of technologies from simple conventional processes to emergent state of the art technologies. The team is engaged at all stages of work, from initial concept studies, data collection, and bench-scale work, through to preliminary and detailed process design. Most projects are executed with small- to medium-sized design teams, working closely together towards a common goal.


Wood is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and inclusive working environment. We recognize that each of us has many different diverse traits which shape our view of the world, our perspective and our approach. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the design of industrial wastewater treatment systems; including wastewater characterization, bench and pilot-scale treatability evaluations, PFD and P&ID development, production of detailed engineering drawings and specifications, construction supervision, and commissioning;
  • Technical writing, including proposals, technical memos, operations and maintenance manuals, and reports;
  • Economic and technical evaluation of specific treatment processes and equipment;
  • Water and waste reduction audits that focus on source reduction and water recycling;
  • Permitting and regulatory submittals;
  • Field work, including; facility visits, wastewater sample collection, treatment system evaluation and operation; and,
  • Laboratory work, including; jar testing, bench and pilot-scale treatability testing.

Skills / Qualifications

  • You are in your 3rd or 4th year, working towards an Undergraduate Degree in Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering;
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and clean drivers abstract; and,
  • First aid certification, and other certifications considered assets.

Role-Specific Skills:

  • Possess a mixture of technical and practical knowledge and skills, with a rigorous problem-solving approach;
  • A flexible approach to finding solutions to problems, by being curious in your approach, with the capacity to grow and develop;
  • Confidence to ask questions, seek help, make decisions and challenge the traditional approach;
  • Time management and organizational skills, managing workloads on multiple projects, budgets, competing objectives, and client expectations ;
  • An inquisitive mind, that looks for connections and can apply common-sense logic to systems, to find problems and solutions;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to technical and non-technical audiences; and,
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate across project teams, disciplines, and with clients and stakeholders. 

Additional desirable qualifications include:

  • Experience in industrial sectors, including food processing, mining, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, metal finishing, petroleum, and general manufacturing;
  • Specific experience with water and wastewater systems;
  • Experience working on construction sites, mine sites, or in industrial production environments; and,
  • Experience working in laboratory settings, completing bench-scale tests and lab analyses.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.