Sr. Project Engineer/Manager - Wastewater in Haworth, NJ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/13/2023

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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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Position Purpose: 

As a Senior Project Engineer/Manager with Veolia, you will play a key role in the planning and execution of projects for Water and Wastewater Utilities, including sources of supply, treatment plants, pumping stations and transmission mains and collection systems. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Engineering, the Senior Project Engineer/Manager will oversee projects from inception to completion, including identification, design, construction, and acceptance.  You will work with a variety of departments in Veolia, as well as outside consultants and contractors. You will primarily manage projects and support operations for the Highlands systems located in Passaic and Sussex Counties, in New Jersey.  Some support may also be needed with projects in the Bergen and Hudson Counties (Hackensack/Franklin Lakes system). This position will potentially work on both water and wastewater systems and infrastructure.

Primary Duties/responsibilities:

  • The Senior Project Engineer/Manager will independently manage approximately $5M of water and wastewater system capital projects per year.
  • You will also assist the Senior Manager of Engineering and Director of Engineering in managing the $100M+ annually of capital projects
  • Work directly with the Operations group to understand their needs in meeting operational, compliance, and health & safety goals.
  • Participate in the development of projects needs and scope of work.
  • Prepare preliminary, engineering, and detailed cost estimates.
  • Develop project budgets and enter into Veolia’s Oracle database applications.
  • Forecast, track and report on project status and expenditures to ensure they are aligned with budget and established priorities.
  • Manage consultant teams during the project studies, design, permitting and construction phases.
  • Coordinate with Operations during construction to ensure construction activities are not adversely impacting Operations.
  • Prepare bid documents, including scope of work development and coordinate procurement with supply chain management department.
  • Manage contractors in the project execution phase.  Respond to RFIs, process change requests, and review and approve invoices in the Veolia AP system.
  • Work with Operations and Water Quality teams to ensure needs and expectations are met, and provide support in project execution.
  • Assist in managing the junior engineer (position to be filled) for the delivery of capital projects and other support for this Operation.
  • Additional Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Provide scheduled and emergency on-call operations and engineering support as required.
    • Participate in master planning and capital improvement plans of existing systems.
    • Support due diligence efforts and capital improvement plans for potential new acquisitions.
    • Communicate regularly in written form (email, memoranda, reports, status updates, etc.) and verbally (group and virtual meetings, internal presentations, external presentations with external officials including testimony at public meetings).
    • Provide support to the Director of Engineering & Senior Manager of Engineering and the Rates Department as needed during the preparation of rate case filling.
    • Assist the Director of Engineering & Senior Manager of Engineering in developing analysis and reports to be provided to regulators, internal or external customers as required.
    • Technical support to other departments, business units, and operating units.
    • Other routine tasks and functions that may not be specifically listed above.

Work Environment:

The work environment is typically in an office environment but requires periodic trips to the field to inspect facilities, where the employee will also be occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and an industrial plant environment which may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Work environment also involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following industry safety procedures. The duties of this position will require extensive traveling to dozens of sites in Passaic, Sussex, and Bergen Counties, in New Jersey on a regular basis.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering is required


  • Experience in managing water and / or wastewater infrastructure projects, with good foundational experience and expertise in utility projects engineering and project management is required.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in State of NJ is preferred and a requirement for the Senior Project Engineer position.  Candidates without a license will be considered for Senior Project Manager position.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and / or Google Workspace (Sheets, Docs, etc.) applications is required. Experience in AutoCAD, ESRI/GIS, PowerPlan, INFOR or other database applications is preferred.
  • 7 years + of engineering experience in related field is required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is desirable.
  • Water / Wastewater Operator Licenses desirable.
  • Effective Communication Skills are required.

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.