The role of the Project Manager would be leading the project team on a range of small to large wastewater and/or water treatment facility projects. You may be involved in various aspects of a project from planning phase through design, construction and commissioning.
As a Project Manager, you should also possess a high level of technical expertise and should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project. You will perform a variety of tasks which may include calculations, field work, coordination of tasks and personnel, and mentoring junior staff.
The projects assigned may have complex features that will require the application of mature knowledge and experience. You will lead the analysis of proposed projects to ensure reliability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
You could be located in our Waterloo office and would have the opportunity to work on projects across the GTA and southwestern Ontario.
Your Key Responsibilities
- Typical projects or assignments may include water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, water reservoirs, treatability and feasibility studies, and municipal class environmental assessment projects
- Acts as the primary point of contact for the project, including the management of existing client relationships. Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, subcontractors, and vendors
- Provides technical leadership for process and/or process mechanical facility projects, including providing guidance and mentoring to project staff
- Supervises the work of other staff, including setting the priorities for their scope of work, their budgets and their schedules for completing the work
- Review and conduct alternative analyses to support business case evaluations for making project decisions
- Evaluate, select, specify all engineered systems or products for a project
- Manage all financial aspects of the project including monitoring budget, invoicing, generating invoice support materials, calculating estimates to complete and following up with clients on outstanding accounts receivable
- Lead the preparation and coordination of project construction documents including contract drawings, specifications, and construction cost estimates
- Interface directly with clients and management regarding status of project scope, schedule, and budget
- Coordinate and participate in constructability reviews
- Conduct quality assurance and quality control on own projects and projects of peers
- Remain current on regulatory policy and rule changes and may establish working relationships with regulatory officials
- Assist in the preparation of proposals including developing project scope, budgets, design approach, participate in client interviews and supporting negotiations for project contracts
- Support marketing and business development professionals in positioning for potential projects
Your Capabilities and Credentials
- Demonstrated efficient project management/technical leadership of assigned tasks on multiple concurrent projects.
- Understanding of client expectations, budgeting, proposal writing, and producing high quality deliverables.
- Technical expert in many relevant areas of design and understanding of various design and construction methods.
- Strong knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, hydraulics, process mechanical, regulatory compliances, and industry standards.
- Requisite knowledge, interpretation, and application of design and construction codes.
- Strong understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications. Ability to lead one or more teams of design professionals and technicians that comply with the contract agreement as well as exercise rigid cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints
- Advanced understanding of water and wastewater treatment engineering concepts and ability to communicate ideas to others.
- Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
- Possess a hard-working and positive attitude
- Ability to work well in a team environment without direct supervision
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer with a minimum of 10 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure related fields.
Typical office environment working with computers at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.