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Project Manager (Municipal Wastewater) in Christiansted, VI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

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Job Description

Veolia Water North America Caribbean (VWNAC) and the U.S. Virgin Islands work together under a 20-year partnership agreement to treat the waste stream for some of the world's most pristine water. Together, the teams at the St. Croix wastewater treatment plant work to keep area waters at their natural state and have developed a comprehensive, long-term solution for the wastewater management needs of the islands
VWNAC is seeking a Project Manager to lead operations at St. Croix plant.  The PM III plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of large / complex water system.  This includes compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures as well as maintaining ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Manage daily operation and maintenance of a water system and ensure compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics. 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.  Work to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques. 
- Review and evaluate water reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected water needs.  Ensure that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed facility-wide.  Prepare reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analyses of water for administrative purposes and regulatory agencies.
- Administer 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.
- Assist with preparation and review of reports to regulatory agencies and assist with public relations duties as necessary.               
- Actively seek new work scope with both existing client(s) and in surrounding area with new clients.

- Evaluate employee performance, matches abilities and job requirements and capitalizes on talents to effectively meet business objectives.  Ensure that business initiatives and progress toward goals are effectively communicated to employees.

Job Requirements

- Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent related experience with completion of an accredited management course.
- 7+ years progressive management experience within a water treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water treatment and distribution
- ABC Grade 3 or higher wastewater operator certification.
- Thorough knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management with expertise in more than one area of general knowledge requirements.
- Able to diagnose complex process problems and manage remedial action.
- Knowledge of budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
- Effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
- Able 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).
- Must have and maintain throughout employment a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
VWNAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.