Engineering Project Manager

LOTT Clean Water | Olympia, WA

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Posted Date 7/25/2019

$90,373.92 - $121,109.45 Annually

Function: Under general supervision of the Engineering Director, perform engineering project management work for a large variety of wastewater and reclaimed water pipeline, pumping, and treatment plant facilities including reclaimed water facilities.

Essential Functions: Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Lead, facilitate, plan and complete engineering and project management tasks related to the construction and upgrade of treatment plant equipment, facilities and systems;Manage the televising and condition assessment of off-site interceptor sewers and manholes and prioritize and develop rehabilitation and replacement projects.Provide project management and necessary engineering services for treatment plant projects with an emphasis on asset rehabilitation and upgrade projects. Assets include equipment and groups of equipment systems essential to treatment plants. Work involves coordinating and sequencing to upgrade systems without stopping necessary treatment processes.Coordinate efforts with plant operations and maintenance staff during all phases of a project: planning, design, construction, start-up and commissioning and project close-out and warranty periods for all types of treatment plant and pipeline projects;Perform engineering duties in the preparation, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and analysis of engineering projects.Attend meetings and assist in project development as necessary to develop projects and perform Engineering reviews of project proposals with assistance from and coordination with other Engineering and Plant Operations and Maintenance staff;Provide project management support to various divisions and departments of the treatment plant including the Engineering Director, Executive Director, Facilities Director, Wastewater Engineers, Construction Managers, the Capital Planning Manager and Asset Manager.Manage plant upgrade project development to establish the most cost-effective and highest quality project. Perform Business Case Evaluations to include life-cycle cost analyses;Work with engineering consultants to develop scopes-of-work, and review and coordinate the review by plant staff. Coordinate with additional departments (Community Relations, Legal, Contract Administration, etc.) as necessary for each project;Facilitate and assist with training, O&M review and response, and provide operational oversight and coordination during new project start-up and commissioning:Assist or lead permitting efforts for new projects;Perform project scheduling utilizing MS Project;Use engineering and operational expertise to assist in coordinating construction activities with plant operations;Supervise Construction Managers and provide support for construction management duties as needed;Provide project engineering and project management for asset management projects and non-construction projects as needed.Review engineering designs including constructability and quality control.Specific Project Management duties include work in the following subareas: Project Schedules, Project Management Plans, Project Resourcing, Cost Estimating, Project Scopes-of-Work, Permit Requirements, Property easements and Right-of-Ways, Negotiations and management of Consultant Contracts, Coordinate project design details with all plant staff,Develop and review necessary project plans and specifications;Review and manage change orders;Follow and support all project safety requirements;Coordinate and conduct training for complex treatment plant systems, as necessary;

Working Conditions: The Engineering Project Manager works primarily in an office setting but will be required to work in all areas of LOTT facilities, including travel to remote community locations and LOTT worksites in order to perform equipment assessments and obtain information from LOTT staff, consultants and contractors. Due to the size and configuration of LOTT facilities, the ability to climb stairs and sufficient agility to safely navigate uneven terrain and slippery surfaces both indoors and outdoors is required. The Project Manager may be exposed to a variety of health and safety conditions including toxic, corrosive and combustible fumes and chemicals, high voltage equipment, and raw sewage.

Contacts: The Engineering Project Manager has a wide variety of contacts depending on specific assignments. Contacts include staff of various contractors, consultants, City and County Departments, LOTT Board or committees, and/or state regulatory authorities for the purpose of information sharing, work coordination, and problem-solving. Daily contacts with Engineering Division and other LOTT staff for the purpose of coordination of effort and sharing technical information are necessary.

Supervision: Responsible for the supervision of assigned staff. May communicate direction to staff, consultants or contractors when working in support of assigned projects.

Accountability: The Project Manager is accountable for the quality, accuracy, and timely completion of assigned projects and tasks.



Knowledge of:

Current principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering, public works, wastewater engineering, utility management, environmental science and related disciplines.Project Management methods and practices,Current construction methods and material applications, including wastewater systems and facilities and their upgrade, rehabilitation and replacement.Standard Specification, specialty specifications related to treatment plants and pipelines,Wastewater and construction safety programs and requirement,Wastewater treatment methods, theories, and technologies,Municipal government operations and utility practices and best management methods,Hydrology, hydraulics, computer modeling, soil and geotechnical engineering,Federal and state laws and regulations overseeing wastewater treatment and municipal engineering,Engineering standards, methods, and practices specifically for public works and treatment and collection and pumping facilities.


Excellent analytical, writing, speaking, and presentation skills, including ability to translate complex and highly technical information into formats understandable to groups and individuals with varying levels of expertise;Strong organizational and communication skills;Collaboration, conflict management, and gaining cooperation;Meeting planning and facilitation;Proficient with computer software, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook and audio/visual equipment.

Ability to:

Manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet demanding deadlines;Support partnerships with school districts, teachers, community groups, local universities/colleges, and others;Effectively represent LOTT's interests to a wide variety of panels, interagency committees, and policy or citizen groups;Maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate routine night and/or weekend hours;Provide for positive visitor experiences by demonstrating professional behavior, answering visitor questions, and conducting safe and engaging programs;Work productively and collaboratively with other project staff, peers, and contractors;Work independently and as part of a team.Support of LOTT's mission and services.Demonstrate punctual, reliable, and regular attendance.


Graduation from a four-year college or university with ABET certified program in civil engineering or closely related field and five or more years of experience relating to the duties of the position. Certification as a Professional Engineer by the State of Washingtonor ability to obtain certification within two years.

Knowledge of wastewater treatment, water quality, ecology, and/or related sciences preferred. Professional experience with government agencies, utilities, and/or environmental organizations is desirable.

Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid Driver's License. Must participate in LOTT's Health and Safety Program.

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Local Government
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