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Project Manager- Lynn, MA in Lynn, MA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

Summary: The Project Manager plans, manages and coordinates the operation of a municipal water treatment plant in Lynn, Massachusetts with a design capacity of 15.3 MGD. The Project Manager oversees a staff of nine personnel including Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory staff.

  • 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 Director to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives.
  • Manages the human resource functions of the facility or unit including employee performance, 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 staff to improve technical skills, supervisory, interpersonal and problem resolution skills.
  • Reviews and evaluates water/wastewater reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected water/wastewater 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. Leads PR activities, engages community groups, and prepares documents for publication and public hearings.
  • 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.
  • 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 and site specific objectives.
  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • Seven to ten years progressive experience within a water /wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution.
  • Highest level of certification as a water operator required by site (MA Grade 4T Full). If from another state, must achieve certification within one year of appointment to Project Manager.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with demonstrated ability to motivate a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship. Must demonstrate an understanding 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 problems and manage remedial action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracts, project scheduling / management, 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, and complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and project management software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training Certification or ability to achieve such certification within 12 months.
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company 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.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.