Senior Project Engineer – Water/Wastewater Utility

Employer
American Water

Primary Role

This position is responsible for managing (through a team as appropriate) all activities concerned with the delivery of multiple large and complex capital investment projects, the size and importance of which are of critical importance to Company objectives related to Production, Networks, and/or other water resource or operations systems from inception to completion.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for multiple large and complex Capital Investment Projects and programs of varying scope. 
  • Driving efficiency into project delivery through the monitoring of delivery metrics (unit costs, target costs vs. actual, etc.) and pursuit of more effective delivery and procurement approaches.
  • Delivery of assigned Capital Projects in accordance with policies and procedures set for in the Capital Investment Management (CIM) system to meet asset needs. 
  • Ensure Asset Owner satisfaction in accordance with the scope of work agreed upon for each project. Interacts with Operations personnel to ensure project delivery program meets operations needs.
  • And coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program. 
  • Ensures compliance with established regulatory criteria, specifications, and standards. 
  • Interacts with property group, technical services, and other internal groups and external governmental agencies to coordinate land acquisition, easements, rights of ways, permits, certificates, and other project approvals for assigned projects and programs. 

Knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and construction management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water resource facilities, engineering and utility
  • economics and contract administration and construction technology.
  • Good working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, water treatment, developer services and other related water resource management disciplines.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of company procedures, policies and operations.
  • Knowledge of employee relations, applicable safety and environmental regulations, federal and state water quality and design regulations and technical standards

Skills

  • Strong project management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and reporting of project activities).
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, governmental agencies, consultants and the general public with effective skill.
  • Project planning skills. Good verbal and written communication skills (e.g., presentation, listening, report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation and ability to motivate others)
  • Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, flow-charting, project scheduling.
  • Financial analysis skill, including budget management and basic accounting knowledge

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Advanced management or technical degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in project delivery of major water resources projects.
Certifications & Licenses
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license required. 
  • Valid drivers license is required

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 20%

Work Environment

  • Primarily office environment with a few field visits.

Other

  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Analyzes and resolves business issues through the application of critical reasoning skills and general business experience.
  • Drives Performance - Setting clear, challenging, collaborative goals and expectations for people that are aligned with business objectives.
  • Tracking and measuring progress, providing feedback and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Delivers Results - Delivers bottom line results through bold, decisive actions, working through risks and uncertainty to create opportunity.
  • Continually raises standards and promotes entrepreneurial behavior.
  • Influencing - The ability to articulate an objective or idea in a compelling manner, so that others are persuaded to act on its merit.
  • Market/Customer Focus - Identifying, understanding and meeting customer expectations both internally and externally.
  • Sharing Knowledge & Expertise - Drives business performance by developing and contributing specific technical or professional knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a work group, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions.

Questions?

Tim Ganz
Director of Water Quality & Environmental Compliance
Missouri American Water
(314) 606-2333
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