Position:  Sr. Engineer/Construction Manager

Category: Manager Level

Sr. Engineer/Construction Manager

Date Posted: January 15, 2016

Mt. Laurel, NJ - Map

Contact Name: Kelly Jackson
Contact Phone: 856-359-2087
Contact Fax: 856-359-2762
Contact Email:

Industry: Gas
Compensation Type: Salary, Compensation Range: 90K
Position Description:

Primary Role:

As an Engineer and Project Manager within the American Water Military Services Construction Group, this position is responsible for the development and management of projects or assignments in the field of water / wastewater and sewage utilities construction.


1. Project Delivery - Managing all activities concerned with the delivery of multiple capital investment, water and wastewater projects from inception to completion. This includes project budgeting and administration within an established capital investment management process, management or self performance of project delivery tasks including preliminary engineering, detailed design, permitting, procurement, construction management, field inspection, testing, turnover and project closeout.

2. Technical Services – Developing and implementing technical standards applicable to the asset base of American Water. Support project delivery efforts through interpreting and determining asset & operational requirements, organizing and executing detailed engineering design tasks, administering project specific permitting tasks, providing technical support and operator training during construction & commissioning. Assignments include self performed design and review management of external consulting engineers performing similar tasks.


Key Accountabilities:

Completion of projects or assignments in accordance with sound engineering and construction principals and 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.



Ability to work multiple projects or assignments with minimum direction.

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/ Education/ Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Civil, Environmental, Construction Management or related field. Commensurate experience may be considered.

Construction engineering and/or management experience in water and wastewater industry. 8-10 plus years experience.

Professional Engineer License (PE) desired and/or Construction Management certifications



Special Instructions:



7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.


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