Project Manager
Veolia North America

Rio Vista, California


Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.com

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Project Manager plans, manages and coordinates municipal or industrial design/build projects. This position leads strategic planning, proposal coordination, estimating, sales support, contract development / contract relations, and design review and construction management. In addition, this position manages the detail technical schedule and financial performance of the project in order to deliver a quality product, on time and at the lowest achievable cost consistent with overall business objectives.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / JOB DUTIES

  • 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 Supervisors to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives. Teaches cost control and provides effective counsel / direction, especially where corrective actions are needed.
  • Manages the human resource functions of the facility or unit including 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 managers, supervisors and leads to improve technical skills, supervisory, interpersonal and problem resolution skills. Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques. Administers labor agreements to ensure compliance and effectively deal with representative labor union(s).
  • 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 record-keeping 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.
  • Develops site objectives in conjunction with Area Manager and assists managers and supervisors in developing goals and activities in their respective areas in order to meet overall business objectives. Establishes the standards, guidelines and objective measures to monitor progress. Regularly identifies, evaluates and implements improvements to improve utility reliability, regulatory compliance and/or cost effectiveness. Actively seeks new work scope with both existing client(s) and in surrounding area with new clients.
  • Evaluates employee performance, matches abilities and job requirements and capitalizes on talents to effectively meet business objectives. Ensures that business initiatives and progress toward goals are effectively communicated to employees.
  • 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.
  • Maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies such as machine, equipment or power failure, or need to release dammed water to affect flood control. Manages emergencies in an effective manner.
  • Executes capital and facility improvement plans as required. Interacts with facility owner, engineers and other consultants, coordinates with contractors or guiding construction

Qualifications

Educational Background

  • Degree in Engineering or Construction Management.

Job Skills / Characteristics

  • 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 and wastewater collection.
  • Highest level of certification as a water/wastewater operator required by site. 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).
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's 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.

Additional Information

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.



 



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