American Water Capital Projects Manager (Vandenberg AFB) in Vandenberg AFB, California
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.
Primary Role:* Function as the local liaison for all activities related to the Capital Investment Program. Provide overall guidance and support, and assure that all deliverables are submitted timely, accurately, and in accordance with all company policies and practices.
Manage multiple projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with capital planning, design or construction.
Efficient management of sub-contractors including negotiations of sub-contract agreements; delivery of projects on time and within pre-established budgets. Supervise field and contract personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, within budget and adherence to standards.
Assist in the preparation of technical, bidding and contractual documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects.
Establish project budget and cost. Monitor and manage budgets and schedules for medium to small Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity.
Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues.
Adhere to Engineering Standards, specifications and, equipment manufacturer recommendations to support MSG initiatives.
Develop capital program strategy and manage cost drivers.
Strong communication skills both written and oral.
Strong construction management and procurement skills.
Strong design skills and ability to conceptualize projects.
Strong team player with good relationship and networking skills.
Strong understanding and appreciation of Auto CAD/GIS.
Ability to manage and influence subcontractors and consultants.
Ability to identify the risks and rewards of capital projects.
Ability to work on multiple contracts simultaneously.
Highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic attitude.
Ten (10) plus years’ experience managing and implementing Capital Improvement Programs & Construction Management.
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, Construction Management or related field. Commensurate experience may be considered.
Certifications/Licenses:* Professional Engineer License (PE) desired and/or Construction Management certifications preferred.
Travel Requirements*: Less than 10% travel.
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