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Project Manager - Water/Sewer Systems job in Laurel

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Job Ref:  14-0110
Organization:  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Maryland (MD)
City:  Laurel
Post Code:  20707
Salary and Benefits:  $59,631 to $100,533

General Summary

The Project Manager serves in the Development Unit of the Development Services Group with the primary responsibility to review water and sewer extension project designs and provide support during the construction phase, calculate hydraulic adequacy of water and sewer mains, review pump station design, and review preliminary development plans. The Project Manager will serve as lead reviewer in all Development Services Group Developer-Built designs and WSSC-Built designs. The Project Manager may be responsible for high profile and complex projects and is expected to develop the capacity to provide a wide range of review functions in the planning, design and construction phases of the process.

Essential Functions

 Manages and reviews developer built water and sewer design projects for design adequacy, constructability, maintainability, cost effectiveness and environmental impact and provides support during construction;
 Performs hydraulic reviews and computations, considering existing and future demands/flows to determine pipe sizing and alignments and available capacity of existing water and sewer systems;
 Performs and interprets hydraulic analyses for basic and moderate-level Hydraulic Planning Analysis studies, amendment requests, onsite reviews, preliminary plans, Service Category Change requests, rezoning requests and other types of hydraulic review, with advancement to complex level reviews;
 Resolves design and constructability conflicts between WSSC project managers and applicants and/or applicant’s engineer;
 Performs site utility reviews and other functions related to the on-site process;
 Reviews preliminary subdivision plans, detailed site plans, and conceptual water and sewer layouts for developer built projects;
 Conducts pre-design meetings with applicants and their engineers;
 Schedules and represents the Commission in meetings with customers, including developers, engineers, inspectors, county and regional planning organizations and state authorities;
 Develops cost estimates for water and sewer utility projects;
 Acquires necessary permits for some projects;
 Reviews pump station plans, pump station details, pump sizing calculations and pump station layouts;
 Performs wastewater pump station and force main calculations;
 Tracks projects and reports on project quality and cycle time;
 Determines compatibility of projects with capital improvement program and other design requirements;
 Works with applicants to prepare and process credit/reimbursement agreements and provides review assistance to Internal Auditor during final audit of incurred costs;
 Provides assistance in the completion of the capital improvement program;
 Develops, designs, and provides training for WSSC Built Projects and Developer Built Projects;
 Provides overall monitoring and coordination of project activities to meet time and cost parameters.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

 Knowledge of water and sewer design including applying standards and specifications;
 Knowledge of principles and practices of water and sewer planning, pipeline design and construction work, underground utility construction and inspection, engineering design, and environmental control;
 Ability to read water and sewer plans to evaluate the adequacy of design based on engineering principles;
 Ability to review a complex water/sewer project for adequacy and constructability;
 Ability to efficiently manage numerous projects including large, high profile and complex projects that involve multiple development parts, large mains and pressure reducing valves and special designs;
 Good interpersonal skills and leadership skills;
 Excellent oral and written communication skills;
 Knowledge of design of pressure sewer systems and their components;
 Knowledge of pump stations design and/or construction;
 Knowledge of capital improvement projects for water and sewer utilities;
 Knowledge of design of pressure sewer systems and their components, pressure zones and PRV function and the design of appropriate tunneling sizes and techniques;
 Knowledge of development processes and charges by utilities for capital construction;
 Determining appropriate tunneling sizes and techniques;
 Ability to represent the Commission at meetings with outside organizations;
 Ability to work closely with and communicate effectively other group members, utility agencies, and local, regional, and state authorities;
 Ability to develop cost estimates for water and sewer utility projects.

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

 Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related field;
 4 years of progressively responsible engineering-related experience, including reading plans with profiles, design work, design review, constructability review, hydraulic review, utility construction that includes two years of prioritizing, tracking and coordinating multiple projects.

Additional Requirements

 Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure Statement within 30 days of employment and annually;
 Experience working with customers and public.


 Experience and training performing water and sewer design and/or constructability reviews;
 Experience performing hydraulic reviews of water distribution and sewer collection systems;
 Registration as a Maryland Professional Engineer or another State;
 Experience using pertinent software applications such as CADD, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, GIS, water and sewer modeling software such as Bentley WaterGEMS, Bentley SewerGEMS, WaterCAD or SewerCAD.

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