Project Manager Innovation in Boston, MA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/23/2023

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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: 

As part of the Development, Strategy and Innovation Department of Veolia North America, this role will be responsible for the management of innovation projects across the different business lines (water, waste and energy). The Project Manager Innovation (PMI) will be responsible for completing critical innovation projects in coordination with transversal teams. The PMI will be in charge of coordinate engineering study, installation of pilot and partnerships agreement. This role requires good project management skills, engineering experience and ideally knowledge in procurement and construction. Here are examples of projects to be managed: decarbonization projects including carbon capture, wastewater reuse projects; logistics (collection, packaging, transportation) of used EV batteries.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of project planning and execution: break the project into tasks, set an appropriate schedule for the development of specific deliverables, define milestones, and highlight the project dependencies.
  • Resolve issues and solve problems that arise during a project.
  • Find the quickest and easiest pathway towards accomplishing the goals.
  • Manage the transversal teams and partners (contractor, consultants) to achieve the common goal and delegate work effectively.
  • Ensure that the deliverables are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Monitoring progress and tracking roadblocks.
  • Conducting regular meetings.
  • Communicate internally on the progress.



  • Master’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
  • Five years of experience in project management or engineering role.
  • Two years of experience in managing innovation projects.


  • Excellent leadership skills, coordination abilities and motivational skills.
  • Innovator skills such as questioning, observing, networking and experimenting.
  • Good at creating processes and tools to accelerate the delivery of projects.
  • Collaborative and creative team player with drive for innovation and continuous improvement of systems, processes, and tools.
  • Experienced in project management software and ideation tools.
  • Self-starter with strong organization, project management, time management, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Build excellent working relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Successfully works on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Uses discretion in handling confidential or sensitive business information or issues.
  • Willing to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.

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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.