Project Manager I (Wastewater) in Atlanta, GA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/7/2021

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Job Description

Veolia is seeking a a Project Manager in College Park, GA. The Project Manager plans, manages and coordinates municipal or industrial projects. This position leads strategic planning, proposal coordination, estimating, sales support, contract development / contract relations, and design review and construction management. In addition, this position manages the detail technical schedule and financial performance of the project in order to deliver a quality product, on time and at the lowest achievable cost consistent with overall business objectives.
 
  • Manages the daily operation and maintenance of a water and wastewater system and ensures compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics. Typically works through Operations, Maintenance and/or Lab Supervisors to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives. Teaches cost control and provides effective counsel / direction, especially where corrective actions are needed.
  • Manages the human resource functions of the facility or unit including hiring and firing, salary and job change actions, and coaching and counseling team. Works with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels staff and leads to improve technical skills, supervisory, interpersonal and problem resolution skills. Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Reviews and evaluates water/wastewater reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected water/wastewater needs. Ensures that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed facility-wide.
  • Prepares reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analyses of water for administrative purposes and regulatory agencies. Leads PR activities, engages community groups, and prepares documents for publication and public hearings.
  • Administers client contracts to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction and prompt identification and client notification of scope changes. Performs all baseline client relations duties, including preparation and presentation of progress and special reports. Participates in client meetings, special award programs and handles resolution of client service problems in a professional manner. Assists with the preparation and/or review of reports to regulatory agencies and assists with public relations duties as necessary.
  • Works with Project Manager to develop site specific or functional goals and activities required to meet overall business objectives. Maintains standards, guidelines and procedures. Identifies needed process improvements, evaluates new concepts, technologies and practices. Recommends and implements approved improvements.
  • Develops site objectives in conjunction with Project Manager and assists staff in developing goals and activities in their respective areas in order to meet overall business objectives. Establishes the standards, guidelines and objective measures to monitor progress. Regularly identifies, evaluates and implements improvements to improve utility reliability, regulatory compliance and/or cost effectiveness.
  • Evaluates employee performance, matches abilities and job requirements and capitalizes on talents to effectively meet business objectives. Ensures that business initiatives and progress toward goals are effectively communicated to employees.
  • Proactively manages safety, plant appearance and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards including Hazardous Waste Disposal and Air Quality Standards. Ensures that issues are identified and addressed and elevated if necessary in a timely manner.
  • Maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies such as machine, equipment or power failure, or need to release dammed water to affect flood control. Manages emergencies in an effective manner.
  • Executes capital and facility improvement plans as required. Interacts with facility owner, engineers and other consultants, coordinates with contractors or guiding construction.

Job Requirements

  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent required, Associates Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Five to seven years progressive experience within a wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection.
  • GA Class 1 Wastewater License is required. If from another state, must achieve certification within one year of appointment to Project Manager.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with demonstrated ability to motivate a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of Human Resources / Relations principals, knowledge of Process / Operations
  • -Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management.
  • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex problems and manage remedial action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracts, project scheduling / management, budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, and complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and project management software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). Outdoor work is required in this position.
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business
  • Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

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.
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.

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