DLZ Corporation

  • Water Engineer - Data Analyst

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
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  • About DLZ

    DLZ professionals are focused on protecting our water resources. Our staff of experienced engineers and environmental specialists are an integral part of the firm’s multidisciplinary approach to water projects. DLZ's water services team focuses on developing solutions-based approaches to water, sanitary, storm, and combined sewer overflow (CSO) conveyance and storage needs. We strive to build community partnerships and utilize our vast expertise to solve complex management, planning, design, and construction challenges.

    DLZ Corporation is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms.

    Job Description

    DLZ Corporation currently has a Water Engineer - Data Analyst opportunity in Program office in Detroit, MI. We are looking for a highly talented and motivated individual who will retrieve and analyze data from various sources to support condition assessment and capital improvement planning activities for a major water distribution and wastewater conveyance / treatment client.
    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases using Innovyze data management software.
    • Collect and configure large datasets to meet project specifications.
    • Develop, implement and/or optimize data collection and analytical processes to meet clients’ requirements.
    • Develop and utilize data validation tools in Excel, Access and SQL to identify data quality issues.
    • Identify trends or patterns in complex datasets and generate tables, charts, and or graphical output using visualization tools such as Tableau.
    • Filter and clean data by reviewing computer reports and performance indicators to locate and correct problems.
    • Define process improvement requirements.
    • Work collaboratively with other engineering, GIS Analysts, Field Inspectors, and IT/IS team.
    • Document work processes, compose training documents and conduct training sessions.
    • Implement, configure and test commercial-of-the-shelf data management related software to meet project specifications.
    • Provide technical support to field inspection teams.
    • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or Information Technology Information Systems/Management, Mathematics, Statistics.

    • 2 or more years of experience in the environmental/engineering field with emphasis on environmental data management or an advanced degree

    • Knowledge of the latest principles, practices, and techniques of GIS. Ability to produce professional, high quality, GIS-based cartographic products with the ESRI Software Suite and relational databases

    • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and executing simple to complex SQL queries

    • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel for manipulating and displaying data, including the use of pivot tables and charts

    • Experience with Innovyze data management and modeling software including Innovyze InfoNet, and InfoWorks

    • Effective organization and project management skills to meet multiple deadlines and attain results

    • Proven attention to detail and problem-solving skills

    • High initiative, superior interpersonal skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

    • Microsoft Office experience is required

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with ESRI based applications such as Azteca Cityworks
    • Relevant experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
    • Technical expertise in designing, implementing, and documenting data models
    • Experience with data analysis, data mining and segmentation techniques
    • Knowledge and familiarity with data visualization packages (Power BI, Tableau, etc.)
    • Familiarity with Python, JavaScript, Ruby programming and report generation such as Crystal Reports is desirable
    • Experience in the planning, design and implementation of mobile applications for field data collection a plus


    At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


    DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. 


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