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Veterans Preferred - Project Engineer

Company: American Water
Location: Lexington
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:


Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - Requisition ID: 106616

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.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

This position is responsible for managing (through a team as appropriate) all activities concerned with the delivery of multiple capital investment projects of varying complexity and size which are of critical importance to Company objectives related to Production, Networks, and/or other water resource or operations systems from inception to completion.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for multiple Capital Investment Projects and programs of varying scope.
  • 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.
  • Ensure 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 operation's needs. And coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program.
  • 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.

    Knowledge/Skills

    • Broad 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 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 of project activities).
    • Ability to interact with colleagues, governmental agencies, consultants and the general public with effective skill.
    • 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.

      Experience/Education

      • Minimum 4 years' experience in project delivery of major water resources projects.
      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.
      • Advanced management or technical degree preferred.

        Travel Requirements

        • Periodic travel with overnight stays required; generally less than 20% of total time is anticipated away from office.

          Certifications & Licenses

          • Professional Engineer License (PE) required.
          • Construction Management certification preferred.

            Work Environment

            • Primarily office environment with a few field visits.

              Competencies

              Champions safety

              Customer obsessed

              Cultivates innovation

              Nimble learning

              Drives Results

              Collaborates

              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 are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

              Nearest Major Market: Lexington

Keywords: American Water, Lexington , Veterans Preferred - Project Engineer, Engineering , Lexington, Kentucky

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