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Engineer Project Manager

Company name
American Water Works Company, Inc.

Scranton, PA

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Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role:

Responsible for engineering assignments and project management on projects related to supply, treatment, storage, pumping, distribution, and transmission of water, and wastewater treatment and collection systems. Manages delivery of multiple, small to medium sized capital projects from inception to completion. Performs varied engineering assignments associated with planning, design, permitting and construction of water/wastewater capital projects. Candidates should possess strong working knowledge of the operation of wastewater and water resource facilities, including applicable regulatory requirements.

Key Accountabilities:

Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for several medium to

small Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and


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


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.


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or related


Certifications & Licenses:

E.I.T. Required

Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred


General knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and construction

management practices related to planning, design, construction and

operations for wastewater plant, collection systems, water resource management facilities, engineering and

utility economics and contract administration and construction


Working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current

trends in water quality, water  &wastewater treatment, developer services and other

related water & wastewater resource management disciplines.

Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.

Knowledge of company procedures, policies and operations.

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 Microsoft word processing,

spreadsheet, flow-charting, project scheduling, and CAD knowledge.

Financial analysis skill, including budget management and basic

accounting knowledge.


Minimum 7 years experience in project delivery of major water and wastewater r

esources projects.

Work Environment:

80% Office with occasional work in the field.

Travel Requirements:

20% Travel to support business requirements as necessary.

Join American Water.  We care about water.  It's what we do.

American Water is committed to a diverse workforce. 


Company info

American Water Works Company, Inc.
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Company Profile
American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company’s Regulated Businesses segment offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,500 communities in 16 states. It operates approximately 80 surface water treatment plants; 500 groundwater treatment plants; 1,000 groundwater wells; 100 wastewater treatment facilities; 1,200 treated water storage facilities; 1,300 pumping stations; 87 dams; and 47,000 miles of mains and collection pipes. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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