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Job Description

  Job TypeFull-time, Full-timeDescription  Barry Isett & Associates (Isett) is an employee-owned multi-discipline engineering/consulting firm headquartered in Allentown, PA, with additional offices throughout eastern and central PA. Isett associates get the opportunity to perform meaningful work that helps enrich our community each and every day. Our company is a values-based organization which has been recognized for its award-winning culture through several regional and statewide programs:

  • Best Places to Work in PA (annually since 2019) 
  • The Morning Call’s Top Workplaces (annually, since 2013) 
  • Empowering Women Award by Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business (2023)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Workplaces (2023)
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year (by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal) 
  • The Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct (for Ethics).


  • Career advancement and continuing education opportunities
  • Employee engagement events and parties
  • Work-life balance & flexible working schedules
  • Paid vacation/holiday/sick time
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances
  • Discounted and/or free Isett wear
  • Parental leave
  • 401k/Roth match

As a multi-discipline firm, Isett provides a full range of engineering and consulting services, including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, environmental, geotechnical, and municipal engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, code enforcement, plan review, construction management, construction materials testing, and grant writing services to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Our Municipal Engineering Services department is currenting hiring an engineer with a minimum of three years' of related experience who will design, maintain, and repair wastewater treatment systems.
This position can be based out of any of our PA offices. 
Duties/Responsibilities:• Design systems to safely, efficiently, and effectively treat wastewater, remove harmful substances, and return water to the ecosystem; creates domestic or industrial treatment plants for water or wastewater.• Provide services relative to Act 537 planning; including plans and sewer planning for projects/developments.• Assess the need for wastewater treatment systems based on current and projected future residences; conduct feasibility studies for the construction of water treatment facilities in the area.  • Analyze various wastewater treatment methods used to prepare water for industrial and domestic use; recommend the most effective method.• Analyze disposal methods or treatments for sludge; recommend and develop sludge treatment plants or methods to best serve the assigned area.• Design and prepare layout and specifications for various pumping and lifting systems.• Review and critique water and wastewater treatment system proposals, plans, and designs prepared by other professionals. • Conduct appropriate cost-benefit analyses for assigned projects.• Collaborate with contractors and government agencies regarding construction of new water and wastewater systems.• Ensure building, water, and equipment specifications comply with applicable local, state, and federal guidelines and codes.• Conduct environmental studies regarding the collection, treatment, or distribution of water or wastewater.  • Provide clients with technical support and subject matter expertise on water resource and treatment issues.• Maintain knowledge and subject matter expertise.• Perform other related duties as assigned. 
Supervisory Responsibilities:• May supervise and give technical directions to engineers, engineering or computer-aided design (CAD) technicians, and other technical staff assisting with wastewater projects.

RequirementsEducation and Experience:• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required; Master’s degree a plus.  • Professional Engineering Certification in Pennsylvania preferred.• At least three years of related experience required, five preferred.  
Physical Requirements: • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.• Ability to visit construction sites to inspect/observe the work.• Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 
Additional Required Skills/Abilities: • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to design safe, efficient, and effective treatment systems.• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, computer-aided Design (CAD) software, and other relevant analytical, scientific, or monitoring software.• Thorough understanding of applicable government environmental and safety regulations.
  We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), nation origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information (including family medical history).
Please, no third party recruiters.