Senior Project Manager – Water Programs

Company: Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
Job Location: Pittsburgh PA, 15222 United States
Job Overview:
Under general supervision of the Senior Group Manager, Water Programs, the incumbent will use independent judgment, initiative, and interpersonal skills to execute capital programs through coordination with Operations, Environmental Compliance, and Engineering Department staff as well as consultants and contractors. Project work shall include capital and operations project management, coordinating with other project managers on QA/QC duties (project deliverables, program budgets, etc.), and providing project management and technical oversight of water projects focusing on water treatment, pumping, and storage projects.

• Develop a long-range strategic planning processes for the Authority’s Water Treatment, Pumping, and Storage assets.
• Plan, coordinate, manage, and oversee designs of projects specializing in water treatment, pumping, and storage capital improvement projects.
• Manage consultant and contractor work through planning, design, and construction phases, including budgets, development of schedules for bidding and construction, and monitoring progress and performance against the planning and design project scopes of work (deliverables, budget, and schedule). 
• Review and approve change orders and payment requests to outside consultants and contractors.
• Prepare, review, and evaluate design/construction project schedules; investigate and resolve schedule conflicts on capital improvement projects. 
• Oversee & update Water Group documents (contract documents, specifications, bid tab data, etc.) to ensure consistency between projects.
• Provide QA/QC reviews of planning and design project deliverables for Water Projects and Programs.
• Review and prepare RFPs for consultant services, bid documents, board resolutions, etc. for Water Projects; evaluate and approve selected consultants and contractors.
• Evaluate changes to planning and design projects that substantially impact their scope, budget, and/or schedule and recommends and implements approved corrective action to adhere to the approved project schedule and budget.
• Assist in developing policies, procedures, and templates, or cash flow projections, as needed.  
• Maintain records and prepare accurate reports, correspondence, etc. as requested or required. 
• Manage area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, professional standards of conduct, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees. 
• Performs other duties as assigned. 

• Extensive ability to develop and implement best practices to promote continuous improvement, operational efficiencies, and innovation.
• Strong management skills (planning, organizing, analysis, problem solving, team working, employee development).
• Strong knowledge of the planning and design and/or management of water capital and operations projects and familiarity with typical municipal procurement requirements. 
• Proficient in supervising and directing the work of assigned professional, technical, and clerical personnel; to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of self and PWSA consultants. 
• Working knowledge of multi-discipline projects with preference for experience with multiple-prime contracts.
• Ability to manage and prioritize a heavy workload while meeting deadlines.
• Critical thinker and problem solver.
• Possess sound judgement, logical reasoning, integrity, and good ethics.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with one’s supervisor, colleagues, outside agencies, government officials, community representatives, and the public.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to operate a personal computer and other office equipment as required.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or closely related field. An advanced degree is preferred.  
• A total of twelve (12) years of engineering experience with at least six (6) years of project management experience. Experience with water treatment pumping, and storage projects required.
• Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering or related field issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or must apply and receive this License within 6 months of employment.

• Applicant must present an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination at the time of application or prior to commencement of work (subject to applicable law including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 reasonable accommodation requirements). 
• Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or prior to appointment.  A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.
• Applicant must have permanent residency within one of the following Pennsylvania counties at the time of appointment and remain a resident within one of the noted counties throughout employment with the PWSA: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Indiana, Washington, and  Westmoreland. 

No direct reports / Will receive supervision directly from the Senior Group Manager, Water Programs. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
• The physical demands consist of walking, climbing stairs, finger movements including fine dexterity and coordination, hearing conversation, seeing near and far, and speaking clearly. 
• Frequently bending, stooping, repetitive leg and arm movements, lifting up to 25 lbs. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a moderate or quiet noise level in the office work environment. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours or during emergency situations or other extensive periods.

Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority's examining physician.

Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening. Continued employment may be subject to drug, and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and without individualized suspicion.

• Ability to successfully pass a thorough investigation consisting of a criminal history check, verification of prior employment and performance, reference, and credentials checks, and in some cases credit history.
• Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.

Applications: You may be considered for other available positions based on qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at:

PWSA Human Resources Department
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected statuses, including, but not limited to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, or veteran status. PWSA is committed to providing candidates with reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities during our recruiting process; if you need assistance, please contact us at or 412-225-8800.

Position: Senior Project Manager, Water Programs
Division: Engineering and Construction
Rate: $110,000-$125,000
FLSA: Exempt
Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary Range: $110,000-$125,000