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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Associate Project Manager - Engineering in Laurel, Maryland

Functional TitleAssociate Project Manager - Engineering

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryEngineering & Construction

GradeGS.10

FLSA StatusExempt

Requisition Number21-0101

Number of Vacancies1

Job LevelNon-Management

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

Primarily assists the Project Manager in leading cross functional project teams managing projects, but is responsible for managing smaller project teams. This includes but is not limited to managing consultants in the preparation of water and sewer reconstruction designs and

managing the development of contract documents for bid (bid ready package), managing sewer pipeline rehabilitation projects related to the requirements of the Consent Decree; reviews engineering contract documents for replacement of water and/or sewer mains and appurtenances. The Associate Project Manager is expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously and perform quality control checks. During the construction phase the Associate

Project Manager provides support to the contract (bid review and design revisions). The Associate Project Manager has specific tasks to accomplish, including coordination with other Pipeline Design Division members and the design review team from other Teams/Divisions. Project team membership will be functionally diverse, reflecting the intent and objectives of individual projects.

This employee works under general direction of a Project Manager and the Section Manager in the execution of a broad range of project management assignments. This position is distinguished from the Project Manager level by the reduced complexity of projects assigned.

Organization NamePipeline Design

Reports toSection Manager

Full or Part TimeFull Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or TemporaryRegular

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

M-F; 8 am – 4:30 pm

Position LocationLaurel

General Summary

Primarily assists the Project Manager in leading cross functional project teams managing projects, but is responsible for managing smaller project teams. This includes but is not limited to managing consultants in the preparation of water and sewer reconstruction designs and managing the development of contract documents for bid (bid ready package), managing sewer pipeline rehabilitation projects related to the requirements of the Consent Decree; reviews engineering contract documents for replacement of water and/or sewer mains and appurtenances. The Associate Project Manager is expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously and perform quality control checks. During the construction phase the Associate Project Manager provides support to the contract (bid review and design revisions). The Associate Project Manager has specific tasks to accomplish, including coordination with other Pipeline Design Division members and the design review team from other Teams/Divisions. Project team membership will be functionally diverse, reflecting the intent and objectives of individual projects.

This employee works under general direction of a Project Manager and the Section Manager in the execution of a broad range of project management assignments. This position is distinguished from the Project Manager level by the reduced complexity of projects assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the Project Manager in leading a team managing planning and design of projects such as development of plans for water/sewer replacement/rehabilitation projects but is responsible for managing smaller project teams

  • Prepares detailed plans and specifications for water/sewer replacement/rehabilitation

projects

  • Assists project managers on larger projects

  • Manages consultants during the design of pipeline replacement/rehabilitation projects

  • Facilitates, coordinates and participates in cost analysis, and review of proposals

  • Conducts pre-design meetings and field reviews with consultants and others as needed

  • Prepares bid-read specifications/packages; serves as the Commission’s project representative

  • Consults and works with team members from other internal organizations in the administration of consultant, Architect/Engineer (A/E) and construction contracts and their associated procurement mechanisms

  • Performs technical reviews and studies relative to water and sewer pipeline projects

  • Reviews project technical, management, and budgetary plans and ensures project compliance with corporate policy and technical specifications

  • Reviews and approves monthly and final payments for A/E’s, contractors and vendors

  • Reviews, negotiates and finalizes contracts and change orders

  • Prepares and/or monitors project schedules

  • Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water business

Other Functions

  • Gathers data and prepares diagnostic and prescriptive reports on Team, Division or institutional issues

  • Participates on project teams of others, including management review, reengineering and policy groups

  • Assists the Project Manager in developing and implementing project management strategic plans and resultant monitoring mechanisms

  • Schedules and represents the Commission in public outreach meetings with external stakeholders

  • Acquires necessary permits for WSSC Water built projects

  • Performs other related duties as required

Work Environment And Physical Demands

  • Ability to climb ladders, and work in confined spaces and elevated locations

  • Ability to lift minimum of 50 pounds, and to utilize appropriate safety equipment and procedures effectively; ability to hear audible alarms and abnormal equipment noises

  • Ability to visually inspect equipment and processes any time of day or night

  • Good physical condition, particularly absence of respiratory and back problems

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering, project management, and contract administration

  • Ability to organize and lead small cross functional project teams

  • Knowledge of water and sewer design standards and specifications

  • Ability to maintain project team focus and effective structure including the development of a project management plan encompassing schedule, budgetary, contractual, human resources and stakeholder elements

  • Must possess the knowledge and skills required to effectively interact with stakeholders such as residents, elected officials, county agencies, and internal staff

  • Good verbal and written communications skills

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental Engineering or related field

OR

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 4 years experience in project management

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrate proficiency with MS Office Suite and, knowledge of scheduling software

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, with no more than 4 points, and the ability to obtain and maintain a WSSC Water driver’s permit within 90 days of hire or transfer date

  • Completion of the WSSC Water Financial Disclosure statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter

Preferences

  • Possession of an Engineer-in-Training ( EIT ) designation from NCEES

  • Experience in performing water and sewer pipeline design using AutoCAD

Salary$59,030-$90,110

EEO Statement

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you meet one of the following 2 sets of requirements? * Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline - OR - • High school diploma or equivalent; and • 4 years of experience in project management
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Have you worked with any project scheduling software?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Are you a certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT)?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have experience in performing water and sewer pipeline design using AutoCAD?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?
  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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