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Construction Analyst

Company: Snc-Lavalin
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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Are you looking to take the next step in your career?Perhaps you want to read up on the latest industry news or learn more about what it means to work for the SNC-Lavalin Group?If you're interested in finding out more about our projects, you can learn all about the work we deliver in North America, Europe, the Middle East and APAC.Water is one of the most important industries in the world as it holds thekey to our entire future. With growing populations and demand for resourcesfar outweighing supply, it has never been more important to place greatemphasis and focus on our water markets. In the US, water supply andinfrastructure have been a talking point for a number of years and now weare seeing some of the biggest changes to the market in recent history.At SNC-Lavalin, and within our brands Atkins and Faithful+Gould, our waterprofessionals are skilled at finding solutions to both current and futureissues. They work with sustainability at the forefront of their minds,understanding that what we deliver not only serves our clients, but mostimportantly provides a better way of life for society as a whole. Here, wehighlight five surprising facts you should know about America's watermarket.Americans use more water than any other nationIn the last few years, America has become the leading consumer of water inthe world, taking over China and India in the process. The United Statesconsumes 322 billion gallons of water a year, and the majority of the water consumption is a result of thermoelectricpower and irrigation purposes. The next biggest category is personalconsumption, which is responsible for the usage of 39 billion gallons ofwater per year.Green infrastructure is on the horizonGreen infrastructureis a key aspect of the United States' drive for sustainable waterproduction. It consists of a range of water management practices, such asvegetated rooftops, absorbent gardens, and other measures that can reducethe impact of stormwater.Green infrastructure reduces the amount of flooding that storms cause andcuts the polluted runoff that reaches our water supplies. This fantasticprocess is key to sustainability as it uses natural elements such as soiland plants to turn rainfall into a resource instead of a waste. It alsodrastically improves the quality of local water supplies and offers a hostof environmental, economic, social, and health benefits. Many companies arenow investing heavily into green water infrastructure to make it a staplein America's future.Water quality is at an all-time highThe United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world and thestrict regulations in place mean that it is set to improve in the comingyears. The majority of Americans, over 90%, haveaccess to community water systemsthat supply their fresh water. These systems are subject to qualitystandards that must be met each year. Although drinking water qualityvaries from place to place, it must meet U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency (EPA) regulations.A range of water projects have sprung up over the last decade, dedicated toimproving American water supplies. For example, SNC-Lavalin led abacteria management plan in Sycamore Creek, designed to control the risk of bacteria growth and ultimately improvewater supplies. Similar projects are being implemented across the wholecountry which has resulted in a drastic improvement in water quality in allstates.Water engineers are in high demandAs a result of climate change, some parts of theUS are now experiencing shortages of water, sparking a drastic need for quick solutions. Traditional methods, such asexpanding reservoirs are proving to be less effective as time goes on, andHarvard Universityestimate that by the year 2071, almost half of the freshwater basins in theUS may not be able to meet demands.This has accelerated the demand for innovative structural and civilengineers to help provide fresh solutions for wilting infrastructure.Engineers are responsible for the future of the US water market and willneed to implement a new wave ofsustainable thinkingto ensure pressure on vital infrastructure is reduced.Investment in the industry is on the riseThe requirement for investment in water and wastewater infrastructure ishas been widely publicized and plans to implement changes that will addressit are gaining momentum.The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021included over $55 billion in funding for the improvement and restoration ofwater facilities in the United States.Increased funding is vital to addressing issues within the water industry;however, the investment must be directed toward well-executed projects thatimprove outcomes for all states equally. Companies throughout the watermarket are now prepared to meet these challenges head-on and use theinvestment to improve water quality, access, and infrastructure.Find your next water job with SNC-LavalinAt SNC-Lavalin, we are passionate about our projects that focus onprotecting water resources, designing water plants, and more. We promotesustainability throughout all aspects of our business to ensure we have apositive impact on the planet.We're looking for innovative professionals in the United States to help uscreate a better environment for all.Browse our range of water jobs, includingwater engineer rolesandproject manager jobsorsign up for our job alertsso you'll never miss an opportunity.PreviewWe highlight five surprising facts you should know about America's water market.The interview process for an engineering position can be daunting,particularly if you are juststarting your mechanical engineer career. However, with the right guidance, you can head into your interview withthe confidence and knowledge you need to impress and secure the role. Themarket size of theengineering industry in Canada is $30.8 bnand growing at an impressive rate, making now the optimal time to take thenext step in your career.A common theme when it comes to successfully landing a role as a mechanicalengineer, at any stage in your career, is preparation; particularly when itcomes to interviews. Mechanical engineer interviews often follow a similarpath, with a collection of questions that you will almost certainly beasked. Here, we take a look at the top four questions to prepare for inyour next mechanical engineer interview.What skills do you possess that make you an accomplished mechanicalengineer?The aim of this question is to assess the candidate''s understanding of themechanical engineer roleand determine what skills they have. It is a common mechanical engineeringinterview question and it presents an opportunity for you to explainwhat skills a great engineer hasand why you feel that you're accomplished in all of those areas.These skills can range from strong analytical skills to creative designtalent. Use this opportunity to expand on where you acquired your skillsand how you have implemented them in a practical situation. The moredetailed you can be, the more you're showing your potential employer thatyou're aware of what is required to be an effective cog in theirengineering team.Have you worked on a mechanical engineering project that failed to meet itstargets?As the majority of engineers will know, some of the greatest learningexperiences come from failures. A mechanical engineer that can identifywhere they made mistakes in their career has the potential to grow into abetter professional, and this is an area that an interviewer will beinterested in.Briefly explain the project or experience that you considered a failure andtalk about the mistakes that you made. The key to providing an effectiveanswer is detailing what you learned from the experience and how you''veapplied the learnings in your career since then. By presenting what youwould do differently in the future to avoid a similar result, you areshowing recruiters you''re willing to learn from your mistakes and use themto make progress.What are some of the computer programs you use in your work as a mechanicalengineer?This is an example of an operational interview question in which theinterviewer is attempting to understand your ability to perform a specifictask and what tools you use to achieve success. With thedigital transformation of the engineering industryin full flow, the recruiter is seeking to gain insight into the types ofcomputer programs you use, and how you apply those programs to youreveryday work.Additionally, it is advantageous for a new employee to be competent in theprograms that the company utilizes. If the applications you are comfortablewith align with the programs their company uses it could place you aboveyour competition.You can prepare for this question by thoroughly researching the company andits practices before the interview and ensuring that you're including allof the relevant pieces of software in your answer.What is a process flow diagram and why is it important in mechanicalengineering?Technical questions are commonly featured in mechanical engineer interviewsand they are designed to test your knowledge of the industry and the depthat which you can explain engineering processes. This technical question isbest answered by giving a detailed explanation of what aprocess flow diagramis and then walking the interviewer through a situation, withinengineering, where you would use it.Try to go into as much detail as possible and be prepared for theinterviewer to ask follow-up questions if they need more information.Throughout your mechanical engineer interview, you will be asked a range oftechnical knowledge questions which can include the following:Explain the importance of tolerance in engineeringWhat are the various types of brakes?What is the significance of the law of thermodynamics?What is the benefit of pneumatics?Research on the basics of the engineering field before your interview wouldbe beneficial and put you in a good place to leave a memorable firstimpression on your interviewer.Engineer your career at SNC-LavalinAt SNC-Lavalin, we consistently deliver high-quality engineering andtechnical services that provide for not just our clients, but for societiestoo. With expertise in a broad variety of sectors, we achieve success bybuilding and maintaining close relationships with our clients, using ourresources efficiently, and being flexible where possible to meet theirneeds.If you're looking to make your next career move, apply for amechanical engineering job in Canadatoday,join the talent community, orsign up for job alerts.PreviewLook at the top four questions to prepare for in your next mechanical engineer interviewWhilst the built environment has made significant improvements in recent years to combat carbon emissions and ensure the net-zero targets are met, there is still a way to go. Infrastructure projects including power plants, buildings, and transport are responsible for a staggering 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, green building application has become a prominent focus in the civil engineering industry as firms carry out plans to reduce their carbon emissions. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are enormous and can offer significant benefits to both new facilities and existing structures. At SNC-Lavalin, our mission for civil engineers is to create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects. Here, we take a look at how civil engineers are adopting green building practices to help build a better future for us all. Net-zero energy building design Green building practices typically include technology and processes that help lessen energy consumption and, in turn, reduce carbon emissions. The global net-zero energy buildings market is on the rise and is set to reach a value of $2.1 billion by 2024. The design of zero-energy buildings combines innovative renewable energy sources with energy efficiency to consume only as much energy as it produces. Zero energy buildings often have designs that reduce the dependence on energy sources such as air conditioning and interior heating. Civil engineers take into account the layout of a building as well as the technology involved to ensure it has net-zero energy capabilities. For example, civil engineers can strategically place the windows within a building to encourage the use of daylight and minimise the use of electric light sources. The implementation of renewable energy applications, such as solar for electricity, is a crucial aspect of a zero-energy building design and advancements in technology are helping civil engineers achieve their green goals. Sustainable resources The construction industry is one of the key sectors that's most dependent on natural resources, such as wood, stone, and clay for its materials. However, civil engineers are now taking steps to use sustainable resources as they have a lower carbon intensity. Using recycled materials falls into the sustainable resourcing category and is contributing to the reduction in the extraction and processing of raw materials. Civil engineers are increasingly implementing circular environment ideas such as switching to renewable materials like timber or hemp. Additionally, the construction industry is also seeing a rapid emergence of innovative techniques, such as prefabrication. These processes help to improve the efficiency of projects, whilst decreasing costs, waste and carbon. Distributed Energy Systems As green building begins to rise in popularity, Distributed Energy System (DES) is a development that civil engineers are increasingly using in construction projects. By using a range of innovative sensors and meters, a DES can observe and manage a building's energy and provide data that can be used to cut costs and improve efficiency. Many civil engineers have decided to integrate a DES into their sustainable designs to reap the benefits, which include: Reduced operational costs An improvement in energy reliability and efficiency Substantial reduction in carbon emissions Data to help improve current and future projects SNC Lavalin's push for a sustainable future At SNC-Lavalin, taking significant steps towards a more sustainable future is our number one priority. That's why we have made strides on our sustainability journey and will continue to embark on projects that are beneficial for our planet's long-term future. As signatories to the United Nations Global Compact, we have set a range of planet-saving goals, including pledging to become Net Zero Carbon by 2030. As part of the Race to Zero strategy, over the coming years we will: Streamline our portfolio of projects to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and facilities, implement digital communication tools to cut down on business travel and initiate behavioural change to lower energy usage, design buildings and infrastructure that are energy efficient throughout the project lifecycle in collaboration with clients. As part of this pledge, we have agreed to manage, observe and report greenhouse gas emissions regularly, apply decarbonisation processes throughout our business, and neutralise as many remaining emissions as possible. Join us on our journey to Net Zero and apply for a job in civil engineering We are committed to achieving our target of Net Zero emissions by partnering with clients to effect genuine change across every aspect of our projects, pioneering new technologies and ways of working, throughout our entire Group. It is an exciting time to be starting a career in engineering and there is a huge opportunity to build a greener, safer and more resilient future for our planet and its people. Are you going to seize it? Join us on our journey and apply for a civil engineering job today.PreviewGreen building applications have become a key focus in civil engineering.We rede---ne engineering by thinking boldly, proudly and differently. Page not found Keyword: No Keyword Options: No options Location: GB City: London GeoOptions: 6693 Privacy settingsPrivacy preference centre Always active

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