Senior Project Manager

The Details

Position Type

Work for Water

Position Title
Senior Project Manager
Position Description

Garver is seeking an experienced water industry professional to join the Texas Water Team as a Senior Project Manager in our Frisco, TX office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the hands-on management of exciting water industry projects through all phases of delivery. With an opportunity to join an established engineering consulting firm that is rapidly growing in the Denver market, the successful candidate will help develop and lead diverse and custom water and wastewater projects, build and maintain outstanding client relationships, participate in industry activities and events, and learn and mentor as part of a growing full services team.

Position Salary

Commensurate with experience


Preferred Education

Master’s degree in civil, biological, or environmental engineering from an ABET accredited program

Scope of Responsibilities

Display technical competency of water or wastewater engineering and civil engineering
Develop and manage detailed project delivery assumption, scope of work, level of effort, and associated man-hour estimates
Manage scope, budget, and schedule for a team of multi-disciplined (civil, process, structural, mechanical, electrical, and I&C) project engineers, design engineers, and CAD Technicians in the development of various Water Business Line projects
Manage multiple projects concurrently
Be responsible for time management and work product quality
Keep accurate and up-to-date project accounting on all assigned projects
Conduct written and oral project reporting for clients and Team Leader. Reporting will include project design status, upcoming milestones, project accounting, percent completes, progress reports, etc.
Prepare and execute Quality Assurance and Quality Control Plans
Lead internal and external project workshops
Be an active learner responsible for continuing education and learning based on project needs, as well as overall needs of the team
Construction management, excluding construction observation, for local projects

Specifically, responsibilities will include a variety of projects related to:

Water distribution, including pumping and storage
Sewer distribution, collection, and pumping
Water and wastewater treatment plants
Improvements and retrofitting of existing water infrastructure facilities

Responsibilities will vary in relative volume, and change over time, but will generally include:
Support of business development activities
Lead and support conceptual planning studies
Support proposal development efforts
Scope, fee, and contract development services
Production of constructible documents including
Complete detailed design calculations, drawings, and specifications
scheduling, management and coordination of support disciplines and subconsultants
Facilitate stakeholder engagement activities
Obtain permitting approval with regulatory agencies
Manage quality assurance and risk management
Facilitate workshops with clients
Transition to construction phase (both alternative delivery and design-bid-build)
Contractor pre-qualification and bid evaluation
Participate in facilitated teaming activities
Technical review of submittals and RFIs
Construction phase engineering support
Scheduling, management and coordination of support disciplines and subconsultants
Progress tracking and communications
Transition to integration phase
Manage owner training program
Equipment, instrument, and device checkout and performance validation
Control system and HMI integration
Scheduling, management and coordination of support disciplines and subconsultants
Contract closeout

Periodic travel will be required on an as-needed basis for projects, conferences, marketing, and other duties. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity for professional and career development while attending industry conferences as a subject matter expert on behalf of Garver and the Water Business Line.

Preferred Qualifications:
10 or more years of similar technical experience with no less than three years’ experience in project/team leadership
Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE)
Previous experience having been in responsible charge of designs, including detailed plans and specifications, for water and wastewater collection, distribution, pumping, and/or treatment projects
Strong understanding of the multi-disciplined practices (i.e. process, surveying, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and control) required for the implementation of water and wastewater infrastructure improvements
Strong communication skills
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Outlook

Preferred Skills:
Proficiency in water industry hydraulic or process modeling software.
Customer Focused - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Ensures Accountability and Drives Results - Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Action Oriented and Manages Complexity - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes opportunities; can effectively cope with change; is very flexible and adaptable when facing tough calls; can combine seeming opposites like being compassionately tough, stand up for self without trampling others, set strong but flexible standards, act differently depending upon the situation; is seen as balanced despite the conflicting demands of the situation.
Collaborates and Communicates Effectively - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives; represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas; partners with others to get work done; credits others for their contributions and accomplishments; gains trust and support of others. Effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. Attentively listens to others; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization; encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.

Application Closing Date

January 31, 2020

Application Instructions

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