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Early Career Development Program (ECDP) - Metals Management

Morristown, NJ
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Early Career Development Program (ECDP) - Metals Management
Job ID 6889           
Morristown, NJ
Metals Management
Metals Management
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Less than 1 year

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Early Career Development Program (ECDP) is part of Covanta’s strategy to hire and develop a high performing, diverse talent pool. The ECDP is a three-year program in which participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and receive wide exposure to Covanta’s different business functions through a coordinated rotation among a variety of assignments across, both within and outside their primary department.  Candidates for the ECDP are required to have a bachelor’s degree and zero to three years’ of relevant experience by the hire date. For a list of additional qualifications, please refer to the Position Requirements section below.  ECDP candidates interested in being considered for multiple ECDP positions should submit a separate application for each requisition and include a cover letter describing how the ECDP program fits with their career goals.

The ECDP hire for the Metals Management team will perform a variety of field engineering functions in support of metals recovery and plant optimization.  Duties will include engineering, optimization and small project control activities for planning and implementation of enhanced metal recovery systems and ash reuse technologies.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Define and analyze project problem
  • Perform assessments of existing metal recovery system performance
  • Prepare project scope definition documents
  • Prepare project Basis of Design documents
  • Develop project conceptual design and prepare drawings and specifications
  • Prepare and assemble information and documents required for project eCAP (Electronic Capital Expense Approval process submittals
  • Prepare/review project detailed drawings, material procurement and construction specifications
  • Field construction engineering and supervision
  • Support system start-up/commissioning
  • Coordinate third party engineering consultants in support of OGI project objectives
  • Estimate /control project costs
  • Develop / control project schedule
  • Prepare Facility Change Notice (FCN) documents for new system projects


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or related field(s) from an accredited university/ college


  • 0-3 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic proficiency with AutoCAD
  • Proficient with MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of MS Projects is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technical writing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Cross functional skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Sharp learning curve
  • Ability to extract and analyze data
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • Motivated and committed


  • Willing and able to travel or relocate, as needed. Current estimates of travel are between 50% and 75%.  
  • Candidates interested in being considered for multiple ECDP positions should submit a separate application for each requisition and include a cover letter describing how the ECDP program fits with their career goals.

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)


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