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Senior Project Manager - Water/Wastewater

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald has a job opening in the Northern Virginia (NOVA) area for a water and wastewater infrastructure project manager who will:
  • Lead high-performing project teams and technical specialists to deliver urban area water and underground utility
    projects (sewers, water distribution, stormwater) to specified scope, schedule, budget, and quality.
  • Direct the development of project plans, project risk registers, and communication plans, and implement project control techniques and reporting systems.
  • Effectively communicate roles and responsibilities of project members and facilitate their engagement to accomplish excellent team performance.
  • Proactively manage project risks.
  • Promote client and stakeholder engagement.
  • Enforce effective change control.
  • Build and enhance client relationships and develop project opportunities in the NOVA and Virginia Beach area.
  • Engage in the preparation of winning proposals for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

Candidate Specification

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering, or an equivalent technical field. MS degree is preferred.
  • 10 - 15 years’ experience in the design and construction of underground utility projects (water distribution, sewer system, stormwater) of which at least the most recent 3 - 5 years as Project Manager on water/sewer infrastructure projects in the NOVA or Virginia Beach area.
  • Experience in project planning, schedule and WBS development, risk evaluation, constructability review, water distribution and sewer system design and value engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in permitting water/sewer infrastructure projects and extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for infrastructure projects in NOVA. Ability to successfully manage infrastructure permit requirements in Virginia is specifically required for this position.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering water and wastewater infrastructure projects in NOVA.
  • PE license in Virginia. PMP Certification is an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of network/hydraulic modeling desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to clearly convey concepts and solutions succinctly.
  • Aptitude for business development, ability to build long-term relationship with clients, and a drive to deliver complex infrastructure projects to high quality and safety standards.
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