Project Engineer - Construction Management in Agawam, MA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/24/2023

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About Veolia North America

A 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 more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

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Veolia'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 for supporting activities related to the successful planning and execution of medium and large capital infrastructure projects from inception to completion, the size and sensitivity of which have a significant impact to operational, financial, regulatory and/or other company objectives.

The candidate works closely with operations personnel at the local business units and contract operations, managing and coordinating project 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 and efficiency, budget, schedule, regulatory compliance, etc.)

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage water/wastewater projects, including conceptual design/development, coordination of pilot testing, development of the project plans and support external and internal funding approvals.
  • Manage the development of technical, bidding and contractual documents in accordance with enterprise engineering guidelines including negotiations of agreements in coordination with supply chain management.
  • Ensure enterprise Technical and Environmental Health and Safety/Security standards are incorporated into the design specifications.
  • Manage environmental and governmental permitting in coordination with local business unit staff.
  • Provide project oversight of design and 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.
  • Provide monthly reports to management regarding the status of capital projects and issues affecting project performance.
  • Participate in the development of engineering design and delivery processes and standards.
  • Support the local operations and business development team to develop opportunities for additional services on existing contracts, support development of new contracts and proposals.
  • Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues and support facility condition assessments for our water/wastewater operations.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience managing water/wastewater design and construction projects for pumping stations, wastewater collection systems, water transmission/distribution systems and treatment plants.
  • Experience with environmental regulatory framework and permitting approvals preferred.


  • Strong project management skills (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing).
  • Ability to work effectively on all project phases from planning, design and construction.
  • Thorough working knowledge of water and wastewater conveyance and process applications, master planning, geographic information system platforms and smart water solutions.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across the enterprise to gain delivery efficiency by engaging best management practices and subject matter expertise as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal 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 Office Suite of products and other planning/performance monitoring tools a plus).
  • Financial analysis skills, including budget management, ongoing assessment of project risks/opportunities and basic accounting knowledge.
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%.
  • Ability to work transversally with corporate and local business units.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

Professional Engineer (PE) License desired, PMP and/or Construction Management certifications a plus.

Additional Information

We 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.