Project Manager-Facility Design & Construction

WSSC Water

Laurel, MD

Full Time


Duties & Responsibilities

The Project Manager leads multi-disciplinary teams that manage complex projects within the Facility Design & Construction Division.


The Project Manager leads cross functional project teams that manage projects with varying degrees of complexity, principally, but not limited to, the planning, design and construction of physical capital assets (water/wastewater plants, pumping stations, storage and transmission facilities, and rehabilitation projects). Job incumbent has the responsibility for the design and construction phases of a project, serving as the primary point of contact for project management activities. Project team membership will be functionally diverse, reflecting the intent and objectives of individual projects. The Project Manager works under general direction of a Section Manager with wide latitude for independent judgment and decisions in the execution of a broad range of difficult project management assignments.


The Project Manager is distinguished from the associate level by the increased scope and complexity of assigned projects, by the political sensitivity of the assigned projects, by the delegated responsibility exercised, and by a reduced need for supervision.


Essential Functions

Leads a team that manages complex planning, design and construction projects such as treatment plants, pumping stations, transmission projects, or other major facilities; or that manages projects for delivery of organizational, program, or corporate benefits and improvements

Leads and mentors project team members

Consults and works with team members from various Commission organizations, including senior leadership, in the administration of consultant, Architect/Engineer (A/E) and construction contracts and associated procurement mechanisms

Reviews project technical, management, and budgetary plans; ensures project compliance with corporate policy and technical specifications

Participates on project teams of others, including management review, re-engineering and policy groups

Gathers data and prepares diagnostic and prescriptive reports on significant Team, Division or institutional issues

Serves as Commission project representative equivalent to consultant’s or contractor’s Project Manager

Reviews, negotiates and finalizes contracts and change orders

Develops and implements project management strategic plans and resultant monitoring mechanisms

Assists in the development of the Capital Improvement and Engineering Support Programs, as well as Division and other budgets

Oversees the work of associate project managers, inspectors and support staff on specific project assignments and in general mentoring and coaching roles

Participates in 360 degree staff evaluations for annual performance reviews, as well as for incentives and compensation initiatives

Reviews and approves monthly and final payments for A/Es, contractors and vendors

Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water business


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in civil, sanitary, environmental engineering or related engineering discipline

5 years of progressively responsible experience in project management

- OR -


High School diploma or equivalent

9 years of progressively responsible experience in project management


See website posting for additional requirements


Job Preferences

Registration as a Professional Engineer in Maryland. If candidate has PE license in another state, candidate must obtain Maryland registration within 12 months of hire or transfer date

Certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or certification as a Construction Manager by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)


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Contact Information: TalentAcquisition@wsscwater.com


Posted On: 1/12/2021 7:47:29