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Project Manager III- Wyandotte in Detroit, MI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Job Description

Veolia North America seeks a Project Manager III – Greater Detroit, MI Area

The Project Manager III is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the daily operation, maintenance and testing of large / complex water and/or wastewater systems, public works and or multi-sites.  Also, this position assures its compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures. Responsibilities also include maintaining ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.
  • 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 managers, supervisors 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.  Administers labor agreements to ensure compliance and effectively deal with representative labor union(s).
  • Reviews and evaluates water reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected water 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.
  • 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.
  • Develops site objectives in conjunction with Area Manager and assists managers and supervisors 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.
  • Actively seeks new work scope with both existing client(s) and in surrounding area with new clients.
  • 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.


Job Requirements

  • Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent related experience with completion of an accredited management course.
  • At least seven years progressive management experience within a water /wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection.  Supervisory experience of 10 or more employees is highly desirable.  Internal management experience preferred.          
  • Highest level of certification as a water/wastewater operator required by site.  If from another state, must achieve certification within one year of appointment to Plant Operations Manager.
  • Lab experience for permit testing requirements. 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to effectively manage resources (personnel, equipment, materials, facilities, funds and reputation).
  • Thorough knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management with expertise in more than one area of general knowledge requirements.
  • 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 process problems and manage remedial action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 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, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.  Familiarity with maintenance, operation, regulatory reporting and cost estimating software.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • 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.

Contact:  Pamela Freeman, Recruiter, Veolia North America
Phone:  630-778-4810 / Email:
Veolia North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status or genetic information.