Senior Water/Wastewater Project Manager
Ventura, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Senior Water/Wastewater Project Manager include planning, directing, and monitoring all aspects of medium or large multi-disciplinary water/wastewater pipeline, reservoir, pump station and infrastructure projects with high degrees of technical complexity. More specifically the Senior Water/Wastewater Project Manager will be expected to independently lead and supervise teams of engineers and CAD professionals to create detailed master plans, designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for water/wastewater projects and related systems. These responsibilities include establishing project teams; establishing project schedules and responsibility assignments; developing project design criteria schematics and methods; performing or overseeing process design sizing and hydraulic calculations; preparing preliminary design and other engineering reports; determining and writing engineering specifications: overseeing the production of design drawings; developing and executing QA/QC plans for each project; and working directly with the owner to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the owners expectation. The Senior Water/Wastewater Project Manager will also be responsible for mentoring less experienced Project Managers and Junior Engineers, training other engineering personnel, and supervising large project staffs. The Senior Water/Wastewater Project Manager will be viewed as a technical authority with recognized expertise in the areas of water/wastewater infrastructure projects, regulations, processes, equipment and operations. The Senior Project Manager will also assist in the marketing and management of major water/wastewater projects and clients. #LI-JF1

Keywords: Senior Water/ Wastewater Project Manager, water/wastewater pipeline, reservoir, pump station, infrastructure, civil, chemical, or mechanical

Required Qualifications

  • BS Engineering required, preferably Civil, Chemical, or Mechanical
  • California PE license with five or more years more responsible in charge
  • Project engineering and management experience in a consulting firm.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the planning and design of municipal and/or industrial water/wastewater treatment systems.
  • Proven project leadership, project management (staffing schedule and budget), and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Software knowledge: Microsoft Office, Excel, Microsoft Project, basic AutoCAD experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Broad knowledge of water/wastewater design processes and technologies.
  • Strong business development and strategic planning skills.
  • The Senior Project Manager should have existing relationships with local and statewide municipal and private clients.
  • Excellent team player with ability to function effectively in a variety of roles on integrated project teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS Engineering desired
  • Existing relationships with large water clients in the Los Angeles area (Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Orange County Water District) a plus.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $128,282.00 - $183,260.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-California-Ventura
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Pump Stations and Pipelines
Job Posting: Feb 18, 2023

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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