ITility, LLC

  • Principal Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Warrenton | US-VA-Chantilly | US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/24/2018 10:40 AM)
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  • Overview

    ITility is currently looking for a Principal Engineer to take ownership of the design and development of modular anaerobic digesters for our broad list of clients. As the Principal Engineer, you will occupy a unique role as we grow ITility's Renewable Energy team--allowing you to apply your ideas into actions as we develop our capabilities to address resource management challenges in urban and rural settings. In this role, you will have the creative freedom to draw from your experience to develop innovative technologies that promote sustainable and economical organic waste management and harness biomethane energy potential.  


    Our Renewable Energy Team highly values innovation, and as the Principal Engineer, you will be able to apply the most promising ideas into our anaerobic digestion projects that will be deployed domestically and worldwide to handle a broad range of energy/environmental challenges. Moreover, with our track record of success, a growing list of clients, and our commitment to creating a more sustainable future, you will be working with a talented team with a passion and vision to create a more sustainable and rewarding future.


    • Responsible for providing critical technical input on the design, development, and manufacture of next-generation modular community-scale anaerobic digestion systems
    • Develop process designs for waste management/ AD treatment systems, including P&ID/PFDs, mass balances, and component specification
    • Help identify and lead the development of clean energy solutions (generation of power and/or fuel) with a specific focus on renewable energy, bioenergy, biogas, and waste-to-energy (e.g., food waste, agricultural waste, and/or other organic waste streams).
    • Lead and support internal and external projects and product development, to include managing small to mid-scale projects
    • Interface with customers, contractors, and internal stakeholders to support ongoing project efforts
    • Take a leadership role on aspects of our bioenergy, biogas, and waste-to-energy technology innovation program. These include resource/feedstock assessment, product/project due diligence, feasibility studies, innovative technology evaluation/implementation, design, build, and operation.
    • Develop process designs for AD waste treatment systems, mass balances, and component specification.
    • Manage and provide a critical review of the project/product manufacturing, design, and operation of modular anaerobic digesters.
    • Optimize AD nutrient treatment/removal, biogas generation (Biomethane Potential), cleanup and compression, and integration with combined heat and power engine (CHP)
    • Help develop innovative coproducts derived from the AD, specifically digestate output used as fertilizer.
    • Interface with customers, contractors, and internal stakeholders to support ongoing project efforts.
    • Mentor junior engineers in developing experience and skills that will help the organization grow.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • BS degree in an engineering discipline, preferably civil, environmental, or agricultural
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the anaerobic digestion, biogas-renewable energy industry
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license
    • Familiarity with transfer stations, composting, waste collection, anaerobic digestion, waste processing and related technologies.
    • Proven experience in process design and system integration, and an understanding of the industrial manufacturing sector
    • Knowledge of waste management and treatment technologies, specifically anaerobic digestion (AD)
    • Project management experience and ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
    •  Autodesk AutoCAD or equivalent experience

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • MS degree in an engineering or relevant discipline
    • 15-20 years of experience in the waste management industry
    • Project Management Professional credentials
    • Knowledge of agronomy, soil science, and composting
    • Strong customer management capability with superior interpersonal and relationship management skills
    • Decision-making ability, with excellent planning and problem-solving skills


    ITility is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    ITility is committed to providing a work environment that is non-discriminatory, harassment free, fair, ethical and inclusive.

    ITility is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity, and complies with all applicable laws which prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace. ITility strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including without limitation, recruiting, hiring, assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination. This policy covers conduct occurring at ITility’s offices, client sites, other locations where ITility is providing services, and to all work-related activities.


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