Job Opening – RRS
Job Title – MRF Operations Consultant/Design Engineer
Status – Full Time
Location – Remote
Posting Date – May 20, 2021
Closing Date – August 31, 2021

RRS is seeking applications for a full-time MRF Operations Consultant/Design Engineer to provide technical leadership for a wide range of projects related to recycling, recovery, and waste management system development. The role primarily requires technical and/or engineering execution with a secondary focus on sales and will interface with a spectrum of customers, ranging from regulatory and non-profit agencies, the largest corporations in the world, national, state and local governments, product/design companies, to the waste/resource recovery value chain and its related industries.  The ideal candidate will have strong technical and/or engineering and operations capability, written and verbal communication, and analytical skills as well a grounded experience with sales activity in their previous work history. The position requires frequent travel.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide expertise to internal and external clients related to the design and operation of recovery systems with a special emphasis on recycling facilities;
  • Recommend/Review action plans for facility upgrades and/or design;
  • Analyze and forecast recovery system facility capital, operating and maintenance costs;
  • Independently write engineering reports and opinions for clients regarding recovery facilities, proformas, viability of approaches, layouts, technologies, field tests, etc. that are standard to engineering best practices;
  • Onsite management of waste sorts, material flow studies, facility feasibility assessments and construction observation;
  • Lead efforts to develop equipment and facility design, technical specifications, and procurement documents;
  • Provide strategic assistance to equipment providers;
  • Complete due diligence evaluation for facilities and/or equipment, and
  • Design and implement recovery system field tests to meet client-specific protocols and aid in the development of recycling systems.

Key Qualifications:

  • Solid Waste, Recovery, and Recycling operational and/or engineering experience is essential;
  • Organic processing and experience a plus;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding the trajectory of equipment and equipment technology innovation deployed in recycling and waste processing;
  • Proven experience in working with equipment providers, operators, and customers in the field;
  • Good industry knowledge and contacts;
  • Hands-on background – likes to work on field projects, experience in industrial settings, procurement and construction planning, construction oversight and possessing some mechanical abilities;
  • Experience with capital project development; and
  • Proven ability to work with and manage team of analysts, consultants, and subject matter experts.

Professional Skills:

  • Strong Math and Excel skills, modeling, and spreadsheet competency;
  • Strong design, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in creating and reviewing CAD drawings using AutoCad, Vector Works, and/or equivalent software;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills, including periodic public speaking, teamwork, and project management;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be flexible with changing business needs in a team environment; and
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Supervisory and team leadership experience

Related Knowledge and Consulting in the following areas are a plus:

  • MRF Design;
  • Regulatory and permit acquisition including, but not limited to, building, site, recycling, and/or solid waste;
  • End markets for recycling commodities, i.e. mills, plastics, biofuels, compost, etc.;
  • Time/motion analytics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, business administration, economics, resource management, civil, mechanical or industrial engineering, or related field required. Master’s Degree in civil, mechanical, or industrial engineering or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in MRF Engineering or MRF Operations required;
  • E./other Professional Engineering certifications a plus but not required

Pay Range: $70,000-$100,000 depending on experience and qualifications. RRS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Cover letters should address the candidate’s professional goals and interests, ability to meet key and minimal qualifications (as described above) as well as their experience and interest in this position. Please submit all materials via email to Elizabeth Hughes Bowden at RRS.

Attn: Elizabeth Hughes Bowden
Team Resource Director