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American Water Engineering Project Manager in Sacramento, California

California American Water, a member of the American Water Family invites you to pursue a career as a /Project Engineer/ (Sacramento Office).

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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.

Primary Role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for managing (through a team as appropriate) engineering projects related to replacing or improving water related systems from inception to completion.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage a broad range of water resource projects in the greater Sacramento Area including main replacements, tank rehabilitation/replacement, booster stations rehabilitation, construction and rehabilitation of wells and pump stations, and treatment plants.

  • Management of project tasks include: contractual agreements, budget control, design review, permit acquisition, and construction oversight.

  • Ensure compliance with established regulatory criteria, specifications and standards.

  • Interact 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.

  • Ensure Asset Owner satisfaction in accordance with the scope of work agreed upon for each project. Interact with Operations personnel to ensure project delivery program meets operation’s needs and coordinate with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program.

  • Report project budget and schedule updates on a weekly basis to ensure project goals are being met.


  • General knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and Construction Management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water resource facilities, engineering and utility economics and contract administration and construction technology.

  • Good 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.

  • Proactive, Excellent Communication, Quick Learner, Team Player.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field.

  • Minimum 4 to 5 years’ experience in project delivery of water resources projects.

Licenses & Certifications

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate

Valid California Drivers License or ability to obtain

We offer a generous and comprehensive compensation package; competitive salaries, matching 401(k), great healthcare benefits for employees and their dependents, generous paid time off (vacation time, paid holidays, floating holidays, and of sick leave). CalAm is committed to our employees and their continuous professional and personal development through a generous tuition program and internal training to enable them to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their professional career goals and personal goals

  • 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.