Title: System Integration Senior Field Engineer

Location: Murrieta, CA

Salary: $90K to $130K


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for field activities related to Water and Wastewater projects, largely focused on testing and commissioning. They provide support to the project teams through testing, commissioning, and overseeing the installation of systems, plants, and equipment for the major capital projects as well as supporting various other projects and operational initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead all testing and commissioning activities in full compliance with company standards, contract requirements, project schedule, approved test procedures, quality, safety, and environmental objectives.
  • Perform internal testing and Factory Acceptance Testing on projects with Automation Engineers.
  • Interfaces with various vendors and electrical contractors to perform process, electrical and instruments troubleshooting.
  • Collaborate with project teams to perform the commissioning activities.
  • Reports non-compliances and delays of commissioning activities to the Project team.
  • Performs troubleshooting, identification and resolution of system and subsystem issues, as well as escalates issues to management when necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and in team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure during intense periods of testing and commissioning activities.
  • Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in support of the project. This may include working shift rotation, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to interact with customer and project teams in a professional manner.
  • Maintains and develops own professional competence and skills.
  • Collaborates with project management team to determine operational constraints, challenges, impediments, and provide input into project schedules.
  • Provides guidance and expertise to ensure the successful operation of assigned projects.
  • Develops instructional documentation and procedures reflecting project start-up, operations, training plans and procedures for maintenance activities and assigned project personnel.
  • Required travel to jobsites estimated at 85% of the year.
  • Dedicated to achieving a “Zero Accident Culture” by developing and implementing to site safety protocols and adhering to OSHA safety standards.
  • Ensures adherence to insurance, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), risk management, and quality control programs and protocols.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of water and wastewater treatment process commissioning. A combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of PLC’s, SCADA, and Networking
  • Must possess a working knowledge of understanding process and instrumentation diagrams, Electrical Schematics, and Construction Drawings.
  • Experience in tie-in planning, pre-commissioning, start-up, and process validation testing.
  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and automation systems as well as the associated commissioning activities of each.
  • Knowledge of Test & Commissioning processes.
  • Knowledge of Instrument Calibration processes.
  • Knowledge of Equipment Installation processes.
  • Experience writing commissioning procedures.
  • Proficient understanding of equipment used in the water and wastewater industry.
  • Knowledge of various construction methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerance.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an active construction site.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety, and Environment standards.

Desired Skills/Knowledge

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree desired.
  • Competency in PLC/SCADA platforms such as Studio5000, FactoryTalk, Control Expert, Ignition, and System Platform.
  • Design-Build experience a plus but not required.
  • Experience and knowledge of reviewing engineering drawings, blue prints, and schematic diagrams.
  • Strong hand-on experience with system wiring, cabling, and instruments.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Integrated System Tests.
  • Validation and Verification Processes.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • A valid California Driver’s License



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Attention to Communication: Ensures that regular, consistent, and effective communication takes place; Ensures that important information is shared with others on a timely basis as appropriate in theirorganizational unit; Proactive in keeping their manager informed on a regular basis about progress and problems, avoids surprises.

Analytical Thinking: Approaches problems using a logical or sequential approach, systematically comparing two or more alternatives. Notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information. Identifies parameters and considerations needed to analyze situations and make decisions. Conducts decision‐based cost/benefit or risk/success analyses. Prioritizes tasks.

Results Oriented: Focuses on the desired result of one’s own actions/performance, sets challenging goals and focuses appropriate effort on meeting or exceeding them. Persistent and effective at overcoming obstacles. Tracks performance against goals and identifies shortfalls on a timely basis. Identifies and employs ways to address and correct problems. Maintains commitment to achieving goals even in the face of obstacles and frustrations. Exerts unusual effort over time to achieve a goal. Demonstrates a sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.

Collaboration: Develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside of the Company who can provide information, assistance, and support. Recognizes and appreciates the business concerns and perspectives of others. Provides valuable and needed assistance, information, and support to others, to build a basis for future reciprocity, makes others want to build a partnership.

Constituent Orientation: Displays a clear, service centered approach and respectful disposition towards one’s external and/or internal constituents. Quickly and effectively solves problems, communicates with constituents to find out what they want and how satisfied they are with what they are getting.

Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings: one‐on‐one, small, and large groups. Communicates effectively, both inside and outside the Company, on both simple and complex topics. Commands attention and manages group process during the presentation. Is cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly.

Personal Integrity: Ensures integrity of the Company. Develops and practices the highest ethical standards. Honors commitments, communicates openly, honestly and directly. Instills mutual trust and confidence. Treats all people with respect, values diverse perspectives, supports the Company’s diversity initiatives.

Physical Requirements 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, taste, and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Office: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Site: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email careers@wmlylesco.com.  If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail careers@wmlylesco.com or call 559-441-1900. This email and phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.