Senior Project Manager-Large Infrastructure Projects in Harrisburg, PA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 6/2/2023

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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 managing all activities related to the successful delivery of medium and large strategic 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, 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 internal funding approvals.
  • Manage the development of technical, bidding and contractual documents in accordance with corporate engineering guidelines including negotiations of agreements in coordination with supply chain management.
  • Ensure corporate 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.
  • Support the oversight of 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.
  • 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, commensurate experience may be considered.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing water/wastewater design and construction projects and upgrade projects for treatment plants, pumping stations, wastewater collection systems and water transmission/distribution systems.
  • Experience with environmental regulatory framework and permitting approvals.


  • Strong project management skills (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing).
  • Thorough working knowledge of water and wastewater Process applications.
  • Superior personal 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 Project, Google Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Hyperion or 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 within 2 hours of the Harrisburg area.
  • Ability to work transversally with corporate and local business units.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Professional Engineer License (PE) 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.