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Sales / Applications Engineer at Veolia North America

Sales / Applications Engineer

Veolia North America Brea, CA Full-Time
Company Description

Whittier Filtration, a division of Veolia Water Technologies, Inc. specializes in water treatment filtration and separation systems for a variety of industrial processes. The Auto-Jet, Filtra-Matic, Autoflot, and Power Clean are some of our proprietary technologies installed in Gold and Silver Mining, Chemical Processing, and Oil & Gas plants.

Veolia Water Technologies, Inc. is an industry leader in providing water and wastewater solutions to industrial and municipal customers. 

Our parent company, Veolia Environment is a world leader in environmental services.

Job Description

Veolia Water Technologies (VWT) is currently seeking a Sales/Applications Engineer to work in our Whittier Filtration office in Brea, California.

We are currently seeking qualified individuals to help us respond to exciting opportunities involving the purification of industrial process water. If you are interested in joining a team that is undertaking challenging and important projects and you have a solid, related engineering background, we would like to meet you!

Responsibilities for this position include (but not limited to):

  • Reports to the Sales Manager and work with the other Sales Engineers.

  • Read and understand detailed client specifications and provide a compliant system design description.

  • Respond to client’s needs with a well-written proposal for complete water treatment capital equipment and systems.

  • Provide detailed cost estimates for proposed equipment that takes into consideration client’s specifications and needs.

  • Be responsible for stewardship of specific product lines, suggesting changes or enhancements to be more competitive, and following up with the engineering team to ensure changes are incorporated.

  • See the big picture for each proposal such that a greater understanding of the client’s need for our product is realized. Envision additional ways our products and services or other Veolia division’s products and services could be exploited and suggest those to the client.

  • Provide help to others in the Sales Department with software estimating tools and databases.


  • A minimum of 5 years of proven experience in sales of packaged process equipment, preferably for treatment of industrial liquid streams.

  • Candidates must possess as a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of packaged process equipment utilizing pumps, valves, instrumentation and controls, with the ability to properly select and size these components in a water treatment system.

  • Extensive knowledge of water treatment processes: filtration, separation, ion exchange.

  • Problem solving thinking, ability to plan and time management skills.

  • Knowledge in hydraulic and fluid dynamics, mass transfer, metal corrosion, materials selection, and thermodynamics are a plus.

  • Experience in system sizing, proposal-writing and estimating (applications engineering).

  • A valid passport and the ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Additional Information

At Veolia, we offer our customers a wide range of environmental solutions and help address their environmental and sustainability challenges. By blending our innovative business model with our employee’s skills in operations, engineering, and technology, we are able to supply our customers with the complete package. Our services encompass three areas: energy, water, and waste. At Veolia, we are more than the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions – we are dedicated to customized, cost-effective solutions that reflect best practices, environmental protection, and a better quality of life!

Veolia is a dynamic and rewarding place to work – our management team values and recognizes the unique talents and potential of all employees. In addition, we offer our employees excellent rewards and a dynamic, professional work environment. We also provide a comprehensive benefit package to our employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, paid time off for vacation, sick and personal leave, and much more!

EOE/ M/F/Disability/Veteran

Recommended Skills

  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Databases
  • Filtration
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Hydraulics
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