Utilities Project Manager

Job Purpose

Project Managers are responsible and accountable for systematic and consistent execution of projects which may include the supervision and management of people, resources, and clients for the mutual success of our Clients, Department, and Company. Responsibilities include coordination, communication, and enforcement of Company and Department processes, procedures, and standards and the promotion of Company culture and core values. They are responsible for fostering a positive working environment for their Teams.

Experience in the Design and/or Constructions Administration of Water or Wastewater Utilities (pipes, pumps, lift stations, tanks, modeling, studies, etc.).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Project, Client, and Team Management
    • Coordinate resource needs with Team members and other Departments
    • Forecast workload and address gaps or excessive workloads
    • Manage projects, oversee and delegate tasks, and engage in design of projects
    • Schedule and lead project meetings
    • Represent our Company in communications with clients for assigned projects regularly throughout the entire project and in marketing activities after project completion
    • Prepare agreements including scope, schedule, fees, and terms and conditions and communicate to project team members
    • Responsible for the financial performance of projects and proactively address changes in scope, billing processes, schedules, and any settlements
    • Follow Accounting and Department procedures for invoicing and collections
    • Communicate regularly with supervisor of any significant challenge, deviation from procedures and metrics, or incidents that occurs on projects
    • Responsible for oversight and approval of design, construction plans, bid documents, technical specifications and construction cost estimates
  • Technical and Practice Leadership
    • Responsible and accountable for coordination, input, and enforcement of all technical aspects and policies of the Department and Company
    • Analyze complex technical problems and devise new or improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions
    • Provide quality control/quality assurance consistent with Company and Department standards and the requirements of our clients and regulatory agencies
    • Use current technology as much as practicable to design projects
  • Personnel Leadership
    • Lead, supervise, and monitor team members to achieve the goals and strategies for the Department
    • Lead and/or participate in mentoring, career path planning and development (including training plans), performance plans, mentoring, and resource sharing for all supervised Team Members
      Implement effective communication, performance management, as well as identify strategic skills needed to achieve Company, Department, Team, and project goals
    • Participate in Department/Company recruitment efforts and building your Team as directed
    • Foster a positive environment; engage in Company, Department, and Team meetings routinely, team building efforts, and community involvement
    • Report and assist HR in the resolution of personnel issues
  • Client and Business Development
    • Responsible for cultivation of existing relationships including periodic client meetings, proposal and budget development, and obtaining feedback in conjunction with Marketing and Department personnel as required
    • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects
    • Assist in strategic pursuit of potential clients per Department initiatives and our core values

Required Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Self-motivated, engaged, and team-oriented with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Strong leadership and project management skills as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of contracts, accounting principles, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of fostering existing client relationships
  • Demonstrate personal investment in your career
  • Energetic, flexible, confident, and forward thinking
  • 7+ years of engineering/industry experience with demonstrated team management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Manager training and/or certifications

Working Conditions

The assignment will require occasional evening and weekend work, occasional job site visits outdoors, and working in collaborative, fast-paced, and client-driven environment.

Physical Requirements

The assignment may occasionally require repetitive physical tasks (such as operating a computer), standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time, extended time travelling in a vehicle, and carrying equipment and materials up to 15 pounds.

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