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American Water Works Co Inc

Engineering Project Manager (100766)

Engineering and Architecture

Project Manager



Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role

The Engineering Project Manager, reporting to the Project Delivery Manager, is responsible for managing (through a team as appropriate) all activities concernedwith the delivery of several medium to small capital investment projects from inception to completion, the size and importance of which have a significant impact to Company objectives related to Treatment,Networks, and/or other water resource or operations systems.

Key Accountabilities
  • Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for several medium t small Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Driving efficiency into project delivery through the monitoring of delivery metrics (unit costs, target costs vs. actual, etc.) and pursuit of more effective delivery and procurement approaches.
  • Delivery of assigned Capital Projects in accordance with policies and procedures set for in the Capital Investment Management (CIM) system to meet asset needs.
  • Asset Owner satisfaction in accordance with the scope of work agreed upon for each project.
  • Interacts with Operations personnel to ensure project delivery program meets operations needs and is coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program.
  • Interaction with Technical Services function regarding standards and requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with established regulatory criteria, specifications and standards.
  • Interacts with property group, technical services, and other internal groups and external governmental agencies to coordinate land acquisition, easements, rights of ways, permits, certificates, and other project approvals for assigned projects and programs.
  • General knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and construction management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water resource management facilities, engineering and utility economics and contract administration and construction technology.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, water treatment, developer services and other related water resource management disciplines.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of employee relations, applicable safety and environmental regulations, federal and state water quality and design regulations and technical standards.
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and reporting on project activities).
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, governmental agencies, consultants and the general public.
  • Project planning skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (e.g., presentation, listening, report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation and ability to motivate others)
  • Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, flow-charting, project scheduling.
  • Financial analysis skills, including budget management and basic accounting knowledge.
  • Knowledge of water resource facilities with emphasis in wastewater, water quality, water and wastewater treament, developer services, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years experience in project delivery of major water resources projects.
Travel Requirements

  • Estimated 20% travel to support business requirements as necessary.

Work Environment
  • 80% Office with occasional work in the field.
  • Primarily office environment with field visits as required.

Competencies Champions safetyCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.