Senior Hydroinformatics Engineer (Water Network Optimization)


United States 🇺🇸


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: 
This position offers the opportunity to join Xylem’s early-stage decision intelligence solutions technology team in their endeavor to revolutionize the ways water utilities solve age-old infrastructure problems. You should thrive in a dynamic environment and bring proficient communication and leadership skills to the team. 

In today’s rapidly changing digital solutions landscape, drinking water utilities are trusting Xylem to lead them in their smart water journey; earning this trust begins with excellent software products, and delivery processes that embody the highest levels of technical integrity. The successful candidate will demonstrate how past experiences and education, combined with a passion for improving our industry through digital services, will lead to a highly motivated WNO project delivery team focused on client success.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Act as contributor and the subject matter expert to provide technical leadership for a Hydroinformatics Engineering team to configure, calibrate and deploy digital twin simulation services for optimizing the operation of drinking water infrastructure. 
  • Collaborate with Client Success Project Managers to provide technical execution updates needed for the PM team to manage schedule, scope and budget to exceed client expectations
  • Orchestrate Engineering Client Success team to plan and execute WNO client delivery tasks related, but not limited, to: 1) data access and replication; 2) configuring the WNO digital twin; 3) calibrating the network hydraulic model to reduce prediction errors; and 4) deploying live services and user interfaces
  • Set a standard for being passionate about technical excellence and integrity, as a foundation for successful WNO project delivery
  • Forecast and communicate engineering resource needs to resource management team to ensure the team has adequate resources to meet the client schedule, scope and budget. 
  • Drive engineering project delivery efficiencies, and collaborate with WNO Product Management  to support building needed capabilities into new or existing software delivery tools
  • Develop and maintain WNO technical documentation, including  engineer staff training and onboarding and ensure that the delivery team is ready to execute and scale WNO with skill and efficiency
  • Support Client Success Project Managers to identify and mitigate technical bottlenecks for smooth, predictable project delivery, and communicate key technical results/updates/deliverables generated by the engineering team
  • Support the WNO Product Management, Product Development, Marketing, and R&D teams in generating and communicating case studies that highlight important WNO success stories
  • Support the Sales team with WNO technical expertise, to help respond to new client opportunities that relate to WNO — including identifying unique client specific requirements that could impede the delivery work scope or require WNO product changes/development

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Environmental/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering; preference given to those with advanced technical degrees or training.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in developing, calibrating, and applying hydraulic and water quality network models to complex water utility transmission and distribution systems, especially to address operational goals
  • Experience with modern data science workflows for data access and filtering, geospatial analysis, model parameter estimation, systems optimization, and building and running hydraulic network simulation models 
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in leading engineering project teams
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams – with Engineering, Client Success Project Managers, Product, Marketing, Sales, Resource Management, Leadership teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for using smart water technologies to drive new efficiencies in the water industry
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and eager to develop new skills
  • A creative mind and hands-on problem-solving abilities
  • Working knowledge of Jira is preferred  
  • Agile Methodology experience preferred

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend, and move about the facility
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
  • Travel requirement: As required to fulfill the duties listed above, other travel as needed or required.  Up to 30% travel once COVID travel restrictions are lifted. 

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Further, if the Company determines this role may be performed in or from Colorado, the salary range is $95,000 to $120,000  plus bonus. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors such as location, qualifications, certifications, relevant work experience and other factors, consistent with applicable law. We offer a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.