Project Manager - Water Services

5 - 7 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/22/17
North Little Rock, AR
5 - 7 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/22/17

As part of Garver’s Arkansas Water Team, this Project Manager will be responsible for developing designs in support of various local and regional Water Business Line projects. Garver is seeking an experienced water or wastewater professional to join the Arkansas Water Team and be located in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Specifically, responsibilities will include a variety of projects related to:

  • Water distribution and wastewater collection, including pumping and storage
  • Stormwater conveyance and detention
  • Sewer distribution and collection, pumping and lifts

In addition to design, this role will include coordination with other support disciplines, coordination with regional offices and regulating agencies, and quality assurance and quality control. Periodic travel will be required on an as-needed basis for projects, conferences, marketing, and other duties.   The Project Manager will also assist the Arkansas Water Team Leader in managing and mentoring teams, coordinating schedules, monitoring budgets, and ensuring the delivery of quality products. Qualified candidates must have the following capabilities and the ability to perform the following routine functions:

  • Be technically competent with water or wastewater engineering and civil engineering
  • Manage scope, budget, and schedule for a team of multi-disciplined (civil, process, structural, mechanical, electrical, and I&C) project engineers, design engineers, and CAD Technicians in the development of various Water Business Line projects
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Manage project budgets including the development of detailed project instructions, scope of work, level of effort, and associated man-hour estimates
  • Be responsible for time management and work product quality
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date project accounting on all assigned projects
  • Conduct written and oral project reporting for clients and Team Leader. Reporting will include project design status, upcoming milestones, project accounting, percent completes, progress reports, etc.
  • Prepare and execute Quality Assurance and Quality Control Plans
  • Lead internal and external project workshops
  • Be responsible for continuing education and learning based on project needs, as well as overall needs of the team
  • Construction management, excluding construction observation, for local projects


  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Must have 6 or more years of similar technical experience
  • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Previous experience having been in responsible charge of designs, including detailed plans and specifications, for wastewater collection and water distribution improvement projects
  • Must have a strong knowledge base of engineering principals including site development, treatment, collection and distribution
  • Must have a basic understanding of the multi-disciplined practices (i.e. process, surveying, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & control) required for the implementation of water/wastewater infrastructure improvements
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must be proficient with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Outlook

Preferred Skills

  • A Master’s Degree in civil or environmental engineering
  • NCEES Registration
  • Storm water design experience including HEC-RAS/HMS
  • Experience with Autodesk software to include AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Experience with Bentley software to include MicroStation, InRoads, Hammer, WaterGems and SewerGems
  • Experience with Innovyze software to include InfoWater and InfoSewer (within ArcGIS)
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