Project Manager (Plants and Major Projects)

  • 2800 U.S. Hwy. 281 N., San Antonio, Texas
  • May 11, 2024
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $87,893.00 - $157,366.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Grade 22 - Salary starts at $87,893 annually. Rate of pay depends on qualifications.

Job Description

The Project Manager for Plants and Major Projects is responsible for execution of complex water, wastewater, and recycled water facility projects with SAWS-wide implications to include establishing goals and objectives, measures of success, developing project plans, determining resource requirements, and tracking all facets of the project, with regular reporting to management. Provides direction and guidance to project team, allocates resources, and assigns tasks to achieve optimum results.

  • Manages the design and implementation/construction aspects of short- and long-term projects, including developing global plan and success factors, identifying critical path/detailed tasks, identifying resource requirements, allocating resources, and assigning tasks.
  • Prepares and/or reviews bids/RFQs; executes the A/E Selection Process; leads the Board approval process for project funding; develops cost estimates; administers project contracts and service agreements; approves invoices, tracks costs, and monitors contractor/consultant performance and contract deliverables and compliance.
  • Tracks and monitors project progress and associated budgets and reporting to SAWS management and Board.
  • Identifies and provides recommendations for operational, design, construction, and infrastructure improvements.
  • Analyzes operational processes, design, and/or construction practices. Reviews and analyzes data, including metrics and performance information for tasks and projects.
  • Approves and manages contract scope with consultants or contractors.
  • Supervises, develops, trains, and evaluates performance of team members.
  • Mentors project team members to ensure an efficient, self-managed team. Provides overall direction for team activities to support project execution. Provides all pertinent training and education needs to ensure team member development and availability of skills for project execution.
  • Represents SAWS with regulatory agencies, professional organizations, peer utilities, contractors, consultants, and vendors; establishes and maintains effective relationships with all SAWS stakeholders.
  • Researches and interprets applicable regulations, codes, and standards and provides guidance to management to ensure SAWS’ compliance and minimize regulatory exposure and liability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • This position receives general direction.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Information Systems or related field, from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of project management including two years’ supervisory experience.
  • Valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License.
  • Design/construction positions: Licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas.

  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and methodologies as it relates to area of responsibility or discipline.
  • Knowledge of interactive group techniques, functional analysis, process flow analysis sufficient to facilitate change management and other management improvements.
  • Knowledge of principles of budget development and administration.
  • Skill in developing project plans and scope of work.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and job related software programs.
  • Ability to estimate, plan, track, control costs and provide status reporting.
  • Ability to plan, execute, and control a project (establishing realistic estimates and reporting metrics).
  • Ability to assess and analyze project risks and exposures; identify options and alternatives, make decisions, and implement corrective actions.
  • Ability to manage more than one project concurrently.
  • Ability to lead a diverse group to accomplish a common goal.
  • Ability to prepare detailed technical reports and presentations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive management, staff, consultants, vendors, and government agencies.

Physical requirements include visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, walking, or standing to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment with occasional to regular field visits with exposure to traffic, construction, rugged terrain, and hazardous environmental conditions. May drive a company and/or personal vehicle when performing duties at field locations.

May be required to work hours other than regular schedule such as nights and weekends.

San Antonio Water System values the contributions of all its employees, providing them the best in compensation and benefits. The benefits package is designed to attract and retain a workforce of qualified employees who share a responsibility in providing quality water to 1 million consumers.
From an affordable medical and dental plan to life-sustaining retirement and insurance plans, we offer benefits that reward employees for their commitment to a challenging career at SAWS. Employee benefits include the following:
  • Competitive, market-based salaries
  • Performance-based incentives
  • Medical benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Prescription drug program
  • Vision care plan
  • Two retirement plans
  • Deferred compensation plans (457 plan)
  • Disability income
  • Paid leave (vacation, sick, personal)
  • Education assistance program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible, tax-deferred health and dependent care spending accounts
  • Wellness programs
  • On-Site Fitness Facilities
  • Community service opportunities

Closing Date/Time: 7/14/2024 12:00 AM Central

Base Pay


Job Address

2800 U.S. Hwy. 281 N., San Antonio, Texas 78212 United States View Map