Water / Wastewater Project Manager

ID 2023-6021
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description


Take Your Design Career to the Next Level 

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Design team is looking for you! From bridge and structural engineering to civil, electrical, mechanical, and process engineering, Kleinfelder's collaborative Design Services create synergy across multiple disciplines.  


Step into Your New Role 

Kleinfelder has a great opportunity for a Water / Wastewater Project Manager or Project Engineer for our Princeton, NJ Office; however, we can be flexible as work commitments will allow (flexibility is required for travel to the office or client sites, as needed).  The ideal candidate will thrive as a vital part of a resourceful and collaborative water team, working across projects, markets and offices. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to grow into a technical leadership or senior project manager role. 
This position will help lead, inspire, and support our water resources discipline, and most importantly help grow our portfolio of work and clients across multiple geographies, but primarily based in New Jersey.  Our water resources team is a highly integrated group of professionals performing community outreach and engagement, policy analysis, technical assessment, planning, design, and construction. We embrace a holistic approach to water resource management, but for this position we are specifically seeking a professional with demonstrated experience and competency in managing and implementing water resource projects. 
The role will include working in our team-oriented environment, primarily providing private and public sector clients with professional engineering services for water/wastewater infrastructure projects, including studies, design, and construction administration.   
Specific expectations will include: 
  • Strong experience with the design and construction of potable water and wastewater systems in the Mid-Atlantic region; 
  • Leading technical efforts for planning, studies, budgeting, technical management, coordination of multi-discipline engineering efforts, quality assurance, subcontract management and contract administration. 
  • Supervising staff, and subcontractors to successfully deliver technical projects and build/mentor staff in the group; 
  • Ability to effectively communicate potable water and wastewater design concepts to clients, participating in project scoping activities and proposal presentations, and coordinating with clients to ensure an ongoing positive relationship; and 
  • Establishing strong, productive internal collaborative relationships with senior management.  
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience providing technical management of water/wastewater treatment projects.  
  • B.S. in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering.  
  • Professional Engineering license with ability to obtain New Jersey license within 6 months of start date.
  • In-depth knowledge of water treatment processes and experience coordinating the various engineering disciplines involved in the design of treatment plant and distribution system improvement projects.
  • A strong work ethic with excellent organizational, communication, computer and technical writing skills.
  • Strong team building and communications skills. 
  • Solid written and verbal fluency in English.

Move Forward with Kleinfelder 

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver. 


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. 


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.  



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