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Water Project Manager

Calgary, AB
Full Time
12 days ago

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, environment, energy and resources, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

We have a current need for a Senior Project Manager for our Northwest Region operations to be based in our Calgary, AB office.

GHD is looking for energetic, creative, motivated engineers and technologists to work on existing challenging projects and to join our dynamic successful water group. GHD currently employs over 550 water sector staff across North America, including 180 in Canada and 20 in BC and Alberta. Our diversified projects vary from upgrades of existing water and wastewater treatment plants, design of new pump stations, master municipal planning, asset management, linear infrastructure, and water resources. Our growing client list includes some of the largest utilities in our region, as well as many smaller agencies and private sector clients. Utilizing a “One GHD” approach to collaboration, we leverage industry-leading talent from across the globe to provide our clients with unmatched expertise and service.

The ideal candidate should have strong experience in the design and construction of medium to large municipal, industrial, and resource-sector water infrastructure projects. A demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams from concept through detailed design and construction is required, as well as business development skills and the ability to interact professionally with public and private sector clients with minimum supervision.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide leadership to a team of engineering professionals located in the Seattle office. This team consists of one direct report currently (starting June 2020), with projections of rapid, sustainable, organic growth in the years to come.
  • Oversee the design, project management, and overall execution of major treatment projects while working cooperatively with multidisciplinary design teams in the preparation of design packages and participating in quality reviews.
  • Take a leading role in business development initiatives in the Seattle market, including collaboration with our Pursuit Team in the development of high-quality, strategic proposals.
  • Provide technical direction in detailed design calculations, equipment selection, specifications, and contract documents preparation, collaborating with technical experts throughout GHD worldwide as needed.
Skills, Experience and Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline; Professional Engineer eligible for registration in Alberta
  • Minimum ten years of experience in a professional consulting environment
  • Strong business development skills and local contacts with some of our key clients in the Seattle area and throughout the Northwest
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written), with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization in a collaborative fashion
  • Proven supervisory experience in mentoring junior and intermediate engineers and technologists

We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work/life balance contributes to the success and happiness of our people. We also offer competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.