Engineering Project Manager

Posted Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.


As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.


American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Primary Role

Reporting to the Project Delivery Manager, this position is responsible for managing (through a team as appropriate) all activities concerned with the delivery of several medium to small capital investment projects from inception to completion, the size and importance of which have a significant impact to Company objectives related to Production, Networks, and/or other water resource or operations systems.

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Key Accountabilities

  • Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for several medium to small Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 is coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program. 
  • Interaction with Technical Services function regarding standards and requirements.
  • 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/Skills

  • General knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and construction management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water resource management facilities, engineering and utility economics and contract administration and construction technology.
  • 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 on project activities).
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, governmental agencies, consultants and the general public.
  • 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 Microsoft Office Suite, 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.
  • Certifications & Licenses:
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred 
  • Minimum 7 years experience in project delivery of major water resources projects.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Travel Requirements

  • 20% Travel to support business requirements as necessary

Work Environment

  • 80% Office with occasional work in the field.

Other

  • Ensures that policies, procedures, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives are adhered to and/or achieved.
  • Pursues educational opportunities and professional development to enhance performance and contributions to the organization. 
  • Competencies (from the Water Division Competency Dictionary):
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude.
  • Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a work group, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions.

Competencies

Champions safety
Collaborates
Cultivates innovation
Customer obsessed
Drives Results
Nimble learning

 

 

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