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Veterans Preferred - Operations and Capital Project Manager - Contract Services Group

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 the smaller scale capital projects in water/wastewater systems as well as execute larger scale maintainance and repair projects. Apply now for this incredible opportunity!

Primary Role

The operations and capital project manager is responsible for the management and execution of large maintenance and repair and smaller capital projects in the water and wastewater system. This could include any aspect of public water supply system and wastewater collection systems including asset management, project and construction management, and issues relating to critical operations & maintenance assets. Projects or assignments fall within the following general categories listed below:

  • Managing activities concerned with the delivery of small to medium maintenance and capital projects from inception to completion. This includes supporting project budgeting and administration within an established management process, management or self-performance of project delivery tasks including preliminary engineering, detailed design, permitting, procurement, construction management, field inspection, testing, turnover and project closeout.
  • Support project delivery efforts through interpreting and determining asset & operational requirements, organizing, and ensuring execution of detailed engineering design tasks, administering project specific permitting tasks, providing technical support and operator training during construction & commissioning.
  • Troubleshooting related to water/wastewater operations and maintenance concerns, project or program management for maintenance of engineered assets (storage tanks, reservoirs, dams, etc.) or event management support related to unplanned occurrences (droughts, storms, floods, power outage, asset failures, etc.).

    Key Accountabilities

    • Manage multiple projects and perform varied assignments associated with capital planning, design, and construction.
    • Efficient management of sub-contractors including negotiations of sub-contract agreements; delivery of projects on time and within pre-established budgets.
    • Supervise field and contract personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, within budget and adherence to standards.
    • Ensure employees and subcontractors involved in project delivery follow all applicable health and safety standards and regulations.
    • Communicate, engage and coordinate project activities with a range of stakeholders impacted by particular projects, including customers, municipal officials, subcontractors, regulators, and employees.
    • Assist in the preparation of technical, bidding, and contractual documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects.
    • Establish project budget and cost. Monitor and manage budgets and schedules for medium to small projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity.
    • Provide technical expertise on operational issues.
    • Adhere to Engineering Standards, specifications and, equipment manufacturer recommendations to support CSG and Client Initiatives.


      • Strong construction management skills.
      • Strong construction procurement skills.
      • Strong knowledge of water / wastewater industry health and safety regulations and standards.
      • Ability to manage and influence subcontractors and consultants.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective project delivery
      • Ability to identify the risks and rewards of capital projects.
      • Ability to work on multiple contracts simultaneously.
      • Strong team player with good relationship and networking skills.
      • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
      • Highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic attitude.
      • Knowledge of US regulations (environmental), legislation, new technology and current trends impacting the water industry.
      • Ability to work multiple fast-paced projects or assignments with minimum direction.
      • Effective management skills (e.g. planning, organizing, coordinating individual staff and teams).
      • Understanding of construction procurement processes and construction management principles.
      • Understanding of construction project scheduling, sequencing, and execution.
      • Understanding of construction standards, materials, equipment, and installation procedures.


        • College Degree or certificate in Construction Management, or related field strongly desired. Commensurate experience may be considered.
        • Over Five (5) years' experience managing and implementing Capital Improvement construction projects.

          Certifications & Licenses

          • Professional Engineer License (PE) desired and/or Construction Management certifications preferred.

            Work Environment

            • Project management and development from office setting.
            • Some field inspection and evaluation required for local projects.

              Travel Requirements

              • Minimal to no travel beyond local area.


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

                  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 - Operations and Capital Project Manager - Contract Services Group, Executive , Camden, New Jersey

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