Closing Date – September 20, 2019 or until position is filled
RRS is seeking applications for a full-time Associate Engineer. The primary goal for this position is to support the RRS engineering team in executing field tests, designing recycling systems and facilities, overseeing recycling system and facility related projects, solving recovery problems and performing related research and analysis. The Associate Engineer will work with the team to develop and follow project protocol and research design, ensuring the integrity of field tests and the veracity of analyses and reports. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills. The position requires occasional travel.
RRS offers engaged mentorship in field training and professional development that can lead to significant growth opportunities.
Support onsite testing and research;
Provide analysis, operations review, literature research and reports;
Prepare detailed spreadsheet analyses, budgets, and models that provide solutions to diverse resource recovery problems;
Prepare basic engineering design and analyses as directed by RRS project managers within the context of their planning and recovery projects;
Support the engineering team and other RRS project managers through research, data analysis, and field work on a variety of client projects, including material recovery planning and implementation assistance projects;
Assist periodically in developing memos and reports;
Assist in developing technical communication documents and data presentations providing insightful descriptions of data and analysis;
Develop project management skills including budget management, team time management, process flow, and project execution; and
Perform primary and secondary research on a variety of technical and business topics, with a focus on waste and recycling emerging technologies.
Organized, self-motivated, ability to set work priorities and complete work with minimal supervision;
Interest in working across a wide variety of topics and demonstrated ability to learn new material;
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills, including technical writing;
Technically proficient in computer software including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Strong Excel skills a necessity;
Ability to multi?task, prioritize and be flexible with changing business needs in a team environment;
Attention to detail is essential;
High quality research skills required (Google search operators, Import IO, understanding of statistics, or other);
Proven experience with data analysis and large dataset management;
Experience in ArcGIS and AutoCad preferred, but not necessary; and
A strong desire to learn and advance in the recovery field
Four-year degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, project management, or related field or equivalent preferred; and
Two years working experience in an environment-related field is preferred.
Location: Ann Arbor, MI is preferred but not required
Additional Salary Information: RRS is an equal opportunity employer.
About Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
RRS isn’t your average consulting firm.
Sure we have databases and hi-tech gadgets and fancy degrees, but we also get our hands dirty. Our people don Tyvek suits instead of power suits, and sort through waste to provide a realistic assessment of a waste stream. We lace up our work boots instead of slipping on a pair of high heels, and research the flow of a particular type of packaging through a material recovery facility (MRF). We’re not afraid to ask the tough questions, especially if it leads to the right solution for sustainability.
That’s not to say we don’t clean up well. We can go from the sorting room to the board room to provide actionable solutions that are based on science and real-world application. We’re even one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. We build infrastructure, expand recovery, enhance product design, improve business practices and solve issues across the supply chain. All in a day’s work.
We have an in-house communications team that delivers compelling messages to reach the ops manager, the CEO, the mayor, or the public at large. Industry knowledge and the means to communicate it – that’s a powerful combination.
With over 500 years of combined... experience and more than 900 projects under our belt, we’ve been around the block, a few times. Our experts include cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management and applied sustainable design. We are called upon by industry publications, organizations and conferences to lead the conversation and drive change.
We get sustainability, organics and recovery, but we also get people. We want top performers that can strengthen relationships, build and grow the business, all while having a positive environmental impact. Sometimes that takes flexibility. RRS understands that normal office hours may not be M-F, 9-5. We also understand that geography is not a limitation to greatness – a virtual office can be as agile, efficient and productive as a brick and mortar office. Flexibility with an expectation of strong, smart work yields the best results for all involved. Did we mention RRS isn’t your average consulting firm?