Engineering Project Specialist

Posted Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Rosemead, CA, US, 91770

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106642 


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People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career.  Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.


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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

***The salary for this role is $29.90 to $48.44 hourly***


Position can be located in either Rosemead, CA or Newbury Park (Ventura, CA)


Assist project managers in coordinating and administering design and construction of water resource projects and capital program management teams in performance of program management tasks, including all or part of the following duties: data input/analysis for department processes and report generation; capital project spend tracking; fixed asset and job cost order processing; expense spend tracking; inventory control, asset records management; preparation and maintenance of documentation, general support and administration of projects and department needs; and special projects. Shift is Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (with reasonable flexibility on start and end times).

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist capital program management and project management teams in the implementation and administration of the InVision & eBuilder applications.
  • Assist the engineering team in various data quality assurance activities such as data formatting, data quality control and data / file uploading to various enterprise systems.
  • Assist in the management of the Arc Flash program.
  • Assist in tracking recommendations from our property insurer and the resolution of issues.
  • Support the engineering function to drive completion of established initiatives.
  • Coordination of data requests from and to the business.
  • Effectively coordinate and administer functional support work processes for activities including design, project delivery and construction for varying water resource system projects.
  • Input and analyze data for department work processes, business systems and reports. Prepare variance reports as required.
  • Assists in preparation of documents related to the capital program budget. Assists in monitoring expenditures to budget according to the Capital Program Management policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and analyze or contribute to department or functional key performance indicator reports.
  • Support the management and appropriate record retention of files, records, drawings, reports, maps, charts, budgets, and other data related to engineering and construction projects.


  • InVision
  • eBuilder
  • MapCall
  • SharePoint
  • Excel
  • Detail oriented to conduct thorough analyses and evaluations, render, and implement timely decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Strong knowledge of computers, in-depth knowledge of Microsoft office suite applications and other pertinent software. Knowledge of or ability to learn various American Water systems of record. 


  • Associate’s degree in applied science, Project Management, Engineering, or Engineering Technology.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience. 
  • Additional equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

Travel Requirements

  • Limited (some local travel may be required).

Work Environment

  • Standard office environment (Hybrid eligibility 3-days office and 2-days remote).


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American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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