Water/Wastewater Project Manager in Portland

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Portland, Oregon View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Water/Wastewater Project Manager in Portland Oregon. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Portland.


Position : Water/Wastewater Project Manager

Work location : Portland, Oregon

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Water/Wastewater Project Manager for our Northwest Pacific District. This position will be located out of our Portland, OR office. Be involved in projects with our Northwest Pacific Water Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
Provides high level technical assistance and guidance multi-site/phase water, wastewater and water resources engineering work processes, due diligence, investigation, remediation, impact assessment, and environmental permitting projects.  Tasks may include the design and development of processes, infrastructure, and operating strategies related to water supply, drinking water treatment, transmission, distribution, pumping, and wastewater conveyance and treatment.  Substantiates reports and documentation to advise on field conditions, movement, and outcome of overall risks to ecological and human health and respond to regulatory drivers.   Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.
Your Impact

Perform high-level project management and professional engineering relating to water supply/quality/management, drinking water treatment and conveyance, and wastewater treatment and conveyance.
Provide guidance with data collection efforts for collecting, identifying, and compiling data from samples of water, sludge, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys. 
Ensure that the planning and management of available water supply is adequately leveraged, treated, improved upon and remains safe for various end uses – recreationally, commercially, and/or industrially.
Develop advanced technologies, monitoring devices, modeling techniques, design requirements, and operating strategies to reduce the volume and toxicity of pollutants, account for the negative environmental impact of industrial facilities, power plants, and transportation vehicles/systems, and allow for greater use of water resources.
Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams to execute mid-level projects including, budgets, tracking hours and expenses, task completion, emission and mass balance calculations, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.
Coordinate, review and approve infrastructure design plans, ensuring data integrity and work is compliant with all applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, reports, models, cross-sections, and other illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of more complex data, findings, or analyses.
Prepare comprehensive technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations.
Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams in executing mid-level projects including project budgets, tracking hours and expenses, and task completion.
Collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.
Remain current in latest water resources engineering techniques.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Water/Wastewater or closely related discipline.
7+ years of relevant post education experience in water/wastewater engineering.
Professional Engineering (PE) license required.
Proficient knowledge of water/wastewater engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to environmental permitting and project work-related issues. 
Well-defined knowledge of conveyance systems planning, design, engineering, cost estimating, and project management. Treatment experience desired but not required. 
Proficient ability to coordinate with agency regulators and understand requirements.
Well-defined specific knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Well-developed ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations. 
Ability to plan and conduct inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Works independently with minimal oversight and provides guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, software, technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
Adept at coordinating technical matters with public and private groups.
Proficient understanding of and well-defined experience using Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs, hydraulic modeling, ), and ESRI ArcGIS software.
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Engineering.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.



Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: PORTLAND – SW 6TH AVE
All locations: US-OR-Portland

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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