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Veterans Preferred - Project Engineer - Contract Services Group (Camden Operation)

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

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.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit and follow American Water on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

This is a brand new opportunity supporting our Camden city project with Contract Services Group. This role will focus on water and wastewater projects supporting acquisition permits, design, and construction. Apply now for immediate consideration!

Primary Role

Carries out engineering tasks and activities on assigned water and wastewater projects, at the direction of the general manager by performing the following duties personally or through work with others. Performance of a project engineer will be primarily measured against demonstrated success in developing and delivering project work products that are of high quality and prepared within the limits of contracted schedule and budget. Additional goals will be established at yearly performance review.

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertakes assignments and activities related to the development of water and wastewater infrastructure projects assigned by City of Camden to American Water including preparation of feasibility studies, acquisition of permits, design of facilities, construction projects and project closeout.
  • Typical projects include, but are not limited to, various components at water treatment plants, wells and well fields, water storage tanks, water mains, water service lines, sewer force mains, gravity sewage collection, pumping stations, combined sewer outfall facilities, sewer laterals and the like.
  • Performs engineering calculations, contributes to the preparation of engineering and project reports, conducts field investigations, develops engineering cost estimates and prepares design sketches and drawings, all under the supervision of a general manager.
  • Prepares and update key written plans required under the contract with the City.
  • Prepares portions of project reports for project management.


    • Ability to work multiple projects or assignments with minimum direction.
    • Effective management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, coordinating individual staff and teams).
    • Verbal and written communications skills (e.g., presentation, report writing, listening).
    • Interpersonal skills (e.g., tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation, ability to motivate others).
    • Strong Quantitative, analytical, and financial skills; attention to details.
    • Leadership presence (e.g., ability to deal effectively and maintain cooperation working relationships with senior management and other key stakeholders).
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions form management.
    • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Knowledge of engineering theory and practice related to planning, design, construction and operation of water/wastewater facilities, project management, water resources, engineering economics and utility operations.
    • Knowledge of engineering or construction contract administration and project delivery approaches related to water/wastewater facilities.
    • Sound business acumen and judgment.
    • Knowledge of company procedures, policies, and operations.
    • Understanding of Company management theories, practices, and trends.


      • Bachelor's Degree in civil, Environmental, Mechanical or related field.
      • Engineering experience in water resources utility or related field.
      • Over 5 years minimum experience in water and wastewater industry.

        Certifications & Licenses:

        • Minimum of Engineer in Training (EIT) preferred.
        • Professional Engineering (PE) license is desired.

          Other Details

          • Drives business performance by developing and contributing specific technical or professional knowledge, skills and experience.
          • Demonstrates a professional attitude.
          • Analysis and Problem Solving.
          • Analyzes and resolves business issues through the application of critical reasoning skills and general business experience.
          • Influencing, ability to articulate an objective or idea in a compelling manner, so that others are persuaded to act on its merit.
          • Team Working, committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity within a work group, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions.
          • Delivers Results, bottom line results through bold, decisive actions, working through risks and uncertainty to create opportunity.
          • Continually raises standards and promotes entrepreneurial behavior.
          • Market/Customer Focus; Identifying, understanding, and meeting customer expectations both internally and externally.


            • Champions safety
            • Customer obsessed
            • Cultivates innovation
            • Nimble learning
            • Drives Results
            • Collaborates

              Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing---

              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 arean individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Veterans Preferred - Project Engineer - Contract Services Group (Camden Operation), Engineering , Camden, New Jersey

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