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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Project Manager - Water/Sewer Pipeline Construction in Laurel, Maryland

Functional TitleProject Manager - Water/Sewer Pipeline Construction

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryEngineering & Construction


FLSA StatusExempt

Requisition Number21-0103

Number of Vacancies1

Job LevelManagement

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

Organization NamePipeline Construction

Reports toDivision 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 Core Hours 9-3 with allowance to adjust schedule to include the core hours for an 8 hr work day

Position LocationLaurel

General Summary

The Project Manager leads cross functional project teams that manage replacement projects with varying degrees of complexity, principally, but not limited to, coordination with pipeline design for water and sewer replacement programs. The Project Manager has responsibility of coordinating design reviews, monitoring project and program cost, oversight of work required in the construction phase, assistance in developing cost estimates for work outside the limits, and support for e-builder functions throughout the Division. Job incumbent will work on specialty projects to deliver organizational improvements that include: information management systems, training protocols, consistency between sections of the Pipeline Construction Division, business development arrangements, and similar administrative projects. Project team membership will be functionally diverse, reflecting the intent and objectives of individual projects.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees water and sewer infrastructure construction projects, including overall scheduling and coordination with in-house resources

  • Develops reporting procedures within the Division to manage water and sewer replacement programs and maintain consistency across all sections within the Division

  • Provides leadership in digital media use and support of digital construction management tools (such as e-builder)

  • Manages specialty projects in support of the Pipeline Construction Division

  • Leads and mentors project team members

  • Consults and works with team members from various internal organizations, including senior leadership, construction contracts and their associated procurement mechanisms

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

  • Participates on project teams of others, including management review, re-engineering and policy groups

  • Serves as Commission project representative equivalent to consultant’s or contractor’s Project Manager

  • Reviews, negotiates and finalizes contracts and change orders for projects specifically assigned to the Project Manager

  • Prepares or monitors project schedules using PERT , CPM , Bar Chart, or other methods

  • Develops and implements project management strategic plans and resultant monitoring mechanisms

  • Assists in the development of Capital Improvement Programs as well as Division and other budgets

  • Participates in 360-degree staff evaluations pursuant to annual performance reviews, as well as for incentives and other compensation plans

  • Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water business

Other Functions

  • May function as Section Manager when needed

  • Performs 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

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of design and construction project management, environmental engineering and associated organizational management systems

  • Ability to organize and lead cross functional project teams

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

  • Must possess the knowledge and skills required to effectively access and involve other agencies, internal staff, the general public, and special interest communities

  • Demonstrated team building, group leadership, project management and verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of best practices for sewer and/or water construction and reconstruction

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Sanitary, Environmental Engineering, or related engineering discipline

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project or construction management

  • OR -

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 9 years of progressively responsible experience in project or construction management

Additional Requirements

  • 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


  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland

  • Certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute ( PMI ) or certification as a Construction Manager by the Construction Management Association of America ( CMAA )


EEO Statement


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 sets of qualifications? • Bachelor’s degree in civil, sanitary, environmental engineering or related engineering discipline; and • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project or construction management - OR - • High school diploma or equivalent; and • 9 years of progressively responsible experience in project or construction 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

    • Are you registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland or another state?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Please list your P.E. license number (if applicable).

(Open Ended Question)

    • Do you have certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or certification as a Construction Manager by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have any experience managing water and sewer pipeline construction contracts?
  • 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