Water / Wastewater Project Manager

Atkins North America, Inc.   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 27 days ago

MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

  • The Water/Wastewater Project Manager will support and lead projects for water and wastewater clients in the greater Orlando and Tampa/Sarasota areas, including planning, designing and preparing plans related to water and wastewater infrastructure which may be comprised of water distribution and sewage collection systems, pump stations, reservoirs, hydraulic structures, and water/wastewater treatment facilities.


JOB DUTIES

  • Technical oversight of design staff and team members for water and wastewater infrastructure projects including water pipelines, sewage collection systems, storm drain systems, pump stations, storage tanks, etc.
  • Coordinates and participates in contract negotiations with clients and subcontractors, and drafts very complex professional service agreements, arranging for their review and execution by senior management. Conducts QCAP reviews of less complicated professional services agreements. 
  • Directs project team compliance with contract terms, monitors subcontractors' progress, performance and compliance with contractual commitments; participates in contract dispute resolution and litigation concerning project performance, administration and other liability issues; reviews and approves subconsultant and vendor invoices, and resolves payment disputes. 
  • Develops, communicates and manages project quality assurance, administrative procedures, communication guidelines, project deliverable formats and specifications, and progress reporting requirements. 
  • Monitors schedules, billings and reports; ensures appropriate charging of manhours, costs and expenses to projects; assists in obtaining payment from clients; resolves client disputes and adjusts billing records as required; communicates project progress/status to senior management and alerts them of project production, quality control or financial performance problems. 
  • Identifies new business opportunities for the firm, coordinates and participates in project presentations to clients and other external groups, and promotes firm's capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients. 
  • Participates in project opportunity evaluation, subconsultant selection, and in the preparation of firm's qualification/experience statements. 
  • Coordinates communications between internal and external associates and client, and between firm and regulatory agencies. Maintains frequent contact with clients and regulatory agency personnel to determine their respective needs and requirements, and serves as expert witness at project hearings and judicial proceedings if necessary.
  • Supervises other project managers, technical professionals and other design staff including managing weekly project workload and manpower forecasting. 
  • Conducts project management training workshops and serves as mentor to associate project managers and project managers. 
  • Monitors and reports financial status of projects to technical managers. 
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. or M.S. in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering. This level may be achieved with 8 years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, two of these working as a project manager.
  • Local experience with the cities, water/sanitation districts and regulatory agencies within Western and/or Central Florida is highly desirable.


SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Candidates must have proven interpersonal skills, including client interaction, public speaking and persuasive ability; strong project financial management along with ability to lead diverse, multi-disciplined teams. 
  • Familiarity with the following programs is preferred but not required: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Civil 3D, SWMM, Storm/Sewer/WaterCAD.
  • Knowledge of construction specifications including SSPWC and CSI standards is preferred.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

  • PE license in FL is required within 6 months of employment.

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