Project Manager in Jackson, MS at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 6/25/2020

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Job Description

Veolia is seeking a Project Manager to support operations at a wastewater treatment facility in Canton, MS.  

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage the daily operation and maintenance of a wastewater system and ensures compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics. Will work through Operations, Maintenance and/or Lab Supervisors to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives. 
  • Manage the human resource functions of the facility or unit including hiring and firing, salary and job change actions, and coaching and counseling team. 
  • Work with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coach and counsel managers, supervisors and leads to improve technical skills, supervisory, interpersonal and problem resolution skills.  Identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques. 
  • Administers client contracts to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction and prompt identification and client notification of scope changes. Perform all baseline client relations duties, including preparation and presentation of progress and special reports.  Participate in client meetings, special award programs and handles resolution of client service problems in a professional manner.
  • Works with Area 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.
  • 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. Manages emergencies in an effective manner.

Job Requirements

  • Two year degree in Business or Science, or equivalent related experience.
  • MS Grade 4 Wastewater License or out of state license level of equivalency with ability to transfer over to MS active license immediately.
  • 20 years progressive experience within a wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience and team management within a wastewater treatment or similar environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices used.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with general knowledge 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 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.


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