Slurry Pump and Pipe Engineer - Intermediate

Slurry Pump and Pipe Engineer - Intermediate

Do you like working on dynamic projects all over the world? Are you interested in applying your skills, talents, and education to work at a company that has a strong history and is well known in the industry? Do you want to be part of a team that will inspire you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? If you said yes to these questions, then read on to learn more about Knight Piésold and the opportunities we have open.

Why Join Knight Piésold?

  • You will be joining a reputable, well established global consulting firm with 100 years of industry experience that specializes in Mining, Environmental, Hydropower and Water Resources.
  • We believe in the One Team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. Our engineers develop their skills through working on diverse projects, our knowledge-sharing culture, career mentoring program and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.
  • We offer unique opportunities to travel and take you on a career enhancing experience and adventure.

The Role:

We are seeking a technically orientated project engineer with experience in the design, construction and commissioning of pumping & piping, hydraulic and conveyance systems.

Candidate should be detail-oriented and capable of developing hydraulic models & calculations for transporting Newtonian/Non-Newtonian/settling/non-settling slurries (pressurized & open channel) from first principals. An excellent understanding of rheology and its application to various slurry hydraulic modeling theories is necessary.

A firm understanding of the below is required.

  1. Turbomachinery and control equipment (gates, valves, chokes) as well as an advanced familiarity understanding of the relevant U.S. & international codes for pipe, materials, & equipment (ASME, AWWA, API, ASTM, ANSI, AWS, BS, ISO)
  2. Electrical, instrumentation and controls to allow for an effective and efficient collaboration with the electrical design team.

Pumps and piping 3D modeling capabilities with AutoCAD Plant 3D and SolidWorks is also necessary for this position.

The candidate will be part of the multi-disciplined Hydro-Mechanical team that specializes in the design and implementation of pumping & piping systems, hydropower facilities, wind turbines, tailings management and process systems.


  • Hydraulic, process and mechanical design
  • Assist or lead the development of studies from concept to implementation
  • Concepts, feasibility, and detailed designs for pumping & piping systems
  • Review project calculations, specifications, and drawings to meet code and quality requirements
  • Plan and direct QA/QC personnel during equipment manufacturing and installation, and development of methods and procedures for testing
  • Direct and coordinate with design team to meet project deliverables and client expectations
  • Prepare design criteria
  • Preparation of detailed specifications, data sheets, calculations, and reports
  • Develop and/or supervise the preparation of drawings, P&IDs and schematics
  • Research and analyze data and prepare and respond to requests for information
  • Assist or perform quantity takeoffs and cost estimates
  • Engage and interface with suppliers, manufacturers and contractors
  • Prepare control philosophy documents together with the applicable process parameters.
  • 3D Drafting of pumping and piping systems, including miscellaneous metallic structures and pipe supports.
  • Participate in business development activities and prepare proposals.

An Ideal Candidate:


  • Collaborative team player
  • Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Mechanical, Civil or Process engineering
  • 4 to 10 years relevant experience
  • 3D modelling capabilities with AutoCAD Plant 3D, Revit and SolidWorks
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of turbomachinery and hydraulic systems


  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration
  • Experience in the design, implementation and commissioning of Balance of Plant (BoP)
  • CFD Modeling
  • Transient analyses
  • Hydropower experience
  • Firm understanding of electrical instrumentation and controls
  • Pipe stress analyses
  • Knowledge of ANSYS, Fathom / Impulse, CESAR, Plant, Revit, SolidWorks, or Inventor
  • Fluent or spoken Spanish 
  • Project management experience

Work Environment: 

Work will be in both an office and field environment with domestic and international travel to various outdoor sites determined by project needs. Adherence to safety standards including those of the firm, MSHA, OSHA is mandatory.  

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In accordance with Colorado state law, the following annual compensation range is applicable for the job and Colorado location associated with this requisition: $91,000 – $120,000/year. Actual compensation may vary from posted hiring range based upon compensable factors, including experience, education, and skill level.


Because our employees are our most important asset, we created a benefit program to support you and your family now and into the future.  Our benefits include: 401(k) / Roth 401(k) / Employer matching, Health insurance – including Prescription drugs, Dental insurance, Vision insurance,  Flexible spending account (health and dependent care reimbursement), Health Savings account (HSA), Short and long-term disability, Life insurance, Wellness and employee assistance programs, Flexible work schedule, Paid time off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday), Professional development assistance, Employee referral bonus, Transit benefit program, as well as a Discretionary annual bonus program.


Knight Piésold provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability,  genetic information,  service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. 

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Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. If you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to  or please call us at 1-303-629-8788 between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm MST, Monday-Friday.


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