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Water/Wastewater Engineer (Kentucky)

Job Title: Water/Wastewater Engineer


Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Position Type: Full-time, On-site

Experience: 5+ years

Education: BS or MS in Civil Engineering or related field

Preferred Licensure: Professional Engineer (PE) preferred but not required

Position Overview:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Engineer specializing in the Water and Wastewater Industry to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have experience in design, project management, and client management.

Responsibilities: 
  • Design and engineering of water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and environmental guidelines. 

  • Conduct feasibility studies, site assessments, and develop comprehensive design plans. 

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate sustainable design principles and innovative technologies into projects. 

  • Provide technical expertise and support during all phases of project development, from conceptual design to construction administration. 

  • Prepare technical reports, specifications, and construction documents. 

  • Interface with clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to facilitate project approvals and ensure project success.

Education/Experience: 
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related field. 

  • 5+ years of experience in water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems, and related civil engineering projects. 

  • Proficiency in industry-standard design software and tools. 

  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and environmental regulations. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively collaborate with team members and clients. 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines. 

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred but not required.

CAD Designer (Kentucky)

Job Title: CAD Designer


Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Position Type: Full-time, On-site

Experience: 5+ years

Education: 2-year Technical or Vocational School, CAD Design Certificate, Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology

Position Overview:

We are seeking a talented and experienced CAD Designer to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in assisting with the design and production of drawings for a variety of water, wastewater, stormwater, and site development projects. The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in CAD design, preferably within the water and wastewater industry.

Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborate with engineers and project managers to produce accurate and detailed CAD drawings for water, wastewater, stormwater, and site development projects. 

  • Assist in the development and implementation of design concepts and plans. 

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and project requirements. 

  • Review and interpret engineering drawings, sketches, and specifications. 

  • Conduct site visits and gather relevant data for design purposes. 

  • Participate in project meetings and provide technical support as needed. 

  • Utilize CAD software and related tools effectively to create high-quality drawings and documentation. 

  • Coordinate with other team members to meet project deadlines and deliverables.

Education/Experience: 
  • 2-year Technical or Vocational School, CAD Design Certificate, Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology. 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in CAD design, with a focus on water and wastewater projects. 

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and other relevant CAD software. 

  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and design standards. 

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills. 

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work. 

  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and guidelines governing water and wastewater infrastructure design is desirable. 

  • Experience with site development projects is a plus.

Whether you love the arts, want to explore the bourbon trail, or watch the horses run on the famous Kentucky bluegrass at Keeneland, we are sure that you will fall in love with Lexington. Come check us out!


Join our team and be part of a company that is shaping the future of civil engineering, landscape architecture, and environmental sustainability. If you are passionate about making a positive impact and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we encourage you to apply today.

Benefits: 
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Comprehensive benefits package including:

    • Health, DentalVision Insurance 

    • 401(k) and ESOP

    • Life InsuranceAD&D, Supplemental Insurance Plans 

    • Paid Time Off

  • Relocation assistance provided 

  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and sustainability

Regional Benefits: 
  • Lexington Ranks #3 Friendliest City in the US, Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Leading Metro Location: Hotspot for Economic Growth, Area Development

  • Best Cities to Raise a Family: #3, according to Zumper in 2018, and #1 in the South! 

  • 10 Colleges and Universities within 40 miles of Lexington including University of Kentucky, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Transylvania University, Asbury University, Centre College, Georgetown College, Midway University, Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, Kentucky State University.

  • Fayette County Public Schools offers specialized academic and magnet programs such as engineering programs, STEAM Academy, Spanish immersion, and the Rise STEM Academy for Girls. Central Kentucky is also home to numerous private and parochial schools. 

  • Lexington, Kentucky, is the “Horse Capital of the World.”

  • Kentucky is the world’s largest producer of bourbon!​


About Bell: 

Founded in Lexington, Kentucky in 1914 by Howard K. Bell, Bell Engineering has earned a solid reputation as a provider of solutions-based, innovative engineering and landscape architecture applications that fulfill the needs of communities and industries around the United States.


Originally operating as Howard K. Bell Consulting Engineers, Bell was one of the first consulting engineering firms in the state of Kentucky and specialized primarily in water, wastewater, and stormwater engineering. More than 100 years later, our company is still privately owned and our corporate headquarters remains centrally located in Lexington, Kentucky. Branch offices in Hopkinsville and Somerset, Kentucky, allow us to effectively serve Kentucky and the southeastern United States. We are committed now more than ever to developing successful partnerships and relationships with our customers.

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