Construction Manager - Military Services Group

Posted Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Fort Leonard Wood, MO, US, 65473

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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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.

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We were awarded ownership and a 50-year contract for the operations and maintenance of the water and wastewater treatment facilities and distribution and collection systems at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. FLW is located in Pulaski County and is bordered on the north by the towns of Waynesville and St. Robert, Missouri. Our responsibilities include system capital investment, regulatory and environmental compliance, planning, asset recapitalization, and long term operations and maintenance.The primary source of water for the Installation is from Big Piney River. The surface water treatment plant provides approximately 3 million gallons per day (MGD). This is supplemented by 22 groundwater wells. The water system also includes five 500,000-gallon elevated storage tanks, 1.5 million-gallon clear- well, a 170,000-gallon aboveground storage tank, and a 2.25 million-gallon aboveground storage tank. We are looking for a dynamic Construction Manager to join our team - apply now for immediate consideration!


Primary Role

Oversees Project Administration and field activities related to water and wastewater facility construction projects. Responsible for ensuring high quality construction projects on time and in accordance with design intent while ensuring minimum impact to water and wastewater operations. Possess the ability to represent MSG with Client and subcontractors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Routine liaison with Subcontractor Project Managers to co-ordinate and plan site activity including verification of individual project phases and completion in accordance with required specifications and standards.  Perform field observation of construction activities.
  • Liaising with AW staff, vendor and subcontractors to request new quotations/proposals for services as required by the Client. Write documents to obtain competitive quotes in accordance with company and business unit policies.
  • Review of payment requests and work-completed including completing appropriate documentation.
  • Review and verification of change order requests from vendors.
  • Prepare well documented construction progress documents, attend and actively participate in project meetings, provide value engineering input to designs, and evaluate construction shop drawings.
  • Observing subcontractor’s work and ensuring compliance with all safety regulations. Perform and document safety inspections.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proficient in MS Office programs including Word, Excel and project scheduling software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, direct reports, government agencies, consultants, contractors and the general public with effective skills.
  • Good background in management skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, help develop and report field progress regarding contractor CPM schedules.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Considerable skill in reading and interpreting construction drawings, plans and specifications, and contract documents; skill in applying material testing procedures.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field and office data, reports and systems.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to understand and use an engineer’s scale. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing in a professional manner to contractors, employees, consultants, and other governmental agency representatives.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • General knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods.  Broad knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection and safety.
  • Considerable knowledge of inspection methods.
  • Considerable knowledge and/or understanding of water distribution and wastewater collection systems and their construction maintenance, construction, testing and disinfection.
  • Good knowledge of engineering drawings, cut sheets and stake outs.


  • Preferred:  industry related certifications, training and/or a technical associate degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or related field.
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED with 5 to 7 years’ experience in water distribution and construction of water systems.

Certifications & Licenses

  • Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license and the ability to pass a motor vehicle background check.

Work Environment

  • 80% field, 20% office.
  • In addition to American Water’s pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation.


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