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American Water Lead Senior Engineer in Camden, New Jersey

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of American Water's Military Services Group! The Lead Senior Engineer will have the opportunity to manage complex capital projects as well as provide expertise around new bid management. This role can be based out of our Camden, NJ headquarters or from one of a few select military installations. Apply today to be considered!

Primary Role

As a senior staff professional within the American Water Military Services Group Engineering function, this position is responsible for the development and management of engineering projects or assignments in the field of water resources management at multiple military installations across the country. This includes all aspects of public water supply systems and wastewater collection and treatment systems including asset management, capital planning, engineering design, project and construction management, business development, and issues relating to operations and maintenance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Completion of projects or assignments in accordance with sound engineering principals & practice, American Water Policies, Procedures, Guidelines or Standards, and sound industry practice.

  • Development of detailed project scope, budget and schedule. Project management, execution, monitoring and reporting in accordance with the established scope, budget and schedule.

  • Comprehensive interaction and communication with internal and external project stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle to insure that the end solution and delivery method addresses their needs. Employ a teaming & consensus building approach and a proactive issue identification and resolution process to improve project delivery performance and the success of the end result.

  • Professional management and contract administration of third party providers of services and goods including engineering & environmental consultants, surveyors, construction contractors, material and equipment vendors, materials testing and inspection firms, etc.

  • Within established area of expertise, for assigned projects, or other matters of strategic interest, serve as a technical advisor and representative of the Company in meetings, workshops, conferences, negotiations, environmental agencies, State or local permitting agencies, professional or industry organizations or special interest groups.

  • Pursue educational and professional development to enhance knowledge, performance and contributions to the organization.


  • 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)

  • Knowledge of engineering theory and practice related to planning, design, construction and operation of water/waster 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.

  • Knowledge of US regulations (environmental), legislation, new technology and current trends impacting the water industry.

  • Sound business acumen and judgment. Knowledge of company procedures, policies and operations.


  • Bachelors Degree in Civil, Environmental or Mechanical or related field. Masters degree or advanced study in field of specialty preferred.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License desired

  • Minimum of 7 years’ Engineering experience in water and wastewater industry.

Travel Requirements

Up to 50% travel.


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