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Senior Project Engineer

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Haworth
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North AmericaA subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -.Job DescriptionBENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. - Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. -Position Purpose: -This position is responsible to develop, implement and manage capital improvement projects related to water facilities including water treatment upgrades, pump stations, storage tanks, pipelines, and other facilities, and wastewater upgrades related to wastewater plants, lift stations and the collection system. - Leads as project manager for water and wastewater system additions and modifications working closely with company personnel in accomplishing successful project delivery. - Participates in and actively contributes to short and long-term system planning as assigned. - Effectively manages consultants and contractors for project delivery. - Primary focus will be PFAS treatment projects for drinking water. -The candidate works closely with Engineering and Operations personnel, managing and coordinating program activities utilizing a cross-functional team approach.The candidate works to ensure Asset Owner satisfaction by delivering projects in accordance with the success criteria defined in the project plan (i.e. operational performance, budget, schedule, regulatory compliance, etc.).Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for $6-$8M in capital projects annually, including conceptual design/development, coordination of pilot testing, development of the project plans and internal funding approvals.
  • Manage the project development, design (either internal or external) and construction of large and small capital projects in accordance with engineering guidelines and procurement policies. Support the oversight of construction management personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, budget compliance, asset management documentation and adherence to applicable standards.
  • Ensure corporate Technical and Environmental Health and Safety/Security standards are incorporated into the design specifications.
  • Manage and report on project expenditures to ensure they are aligned with budget and prioritize projects based on available funding and risk assessment. - - -
  • Coordinate with the master planning recommendations to assure the focus of capital project planning meets the medium and long-term system needs. -
  • Assist with developing analysis and reports to be provided to regulators, internal or external customers as required. - Provide support as needed for Rate Case Filings.
  • Drive efficiency into project delivery through the monitoring of delivery metrics and utilization of alternate procurement and delivery methods.
  • Manage environmental and governmental permitting in coordination with local business unit staff.
  • Support the oversight of construction management personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, budget compliance and adherence to applicable standards.
  • Drive efficiency into project delivery through the monitoring of delivery metrics and utilization of alternate procurement and delivery methods.
  • Participate in master planning effort of existing systems and new acquisitions (water and wastewater). - Prepare short-term and long-term capital improvement plans for new acquisitions and prepare valuations of systems based on due diligence site visits and condition assessments to assist with the formulation of bids for acquisitions.
  • Participate in the development of engineering design and delivery processes and standards.
  • Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues and support facility condition assessments for our water/wastewater operations.
  • Ability to work transversally with corporate and local business units.QualificationsEducation/Experience/Background:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering or related field, commensurate experience may be considered.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience managing design or construction projects and five (5) -years of experience managing water/wastewater projects including upgrade projects for treatment plants, pumping stations, wastewater collection systems and water transmission/distribution systems.
    • Experience leading and managing multi-faceted teams.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Strong project management skills (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing).
      • Thorough working knowledge of water and wastewater Process applications.
      • Superior personal effectiveness skills, visible "leadership by example" utilizing participative management involving employees and teamwork whenever possible.
      • Strong communication, presentation, and reporting skills.
      • Experience utilizing alternate project delivery methods (design-build, integrated project delivery) and contracting methods (guaranteed maximum price, reimbursable).
      • Computer skills (MS Project, Google Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Hyperion or other planning/performance/budgeting tools a plus).
      • Financial analysis skills, including budget management, ongoing assessment of project risks/opportunities and basic accounting knowledge.Required Certification/Licenses/Training:
        • PMP and/or Construction Management certification required.
        • Professional Engineer (PE) License a plus.Physical Requirements:Successful candidates must be willing to travel to the various business unit sites as per job requirements. - Job sites generally located within a 30 mile radius -of the local office with the occasional requirement for sites that are a longer distance.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Tenafly , Senior Project Engineer, Engineering , Haworth, New Jersey

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