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Water Project Manager (St. Charles)

Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

What’s in it for you:

Woodard & Curran is offering a unique opportunity to join our St. Charles office, providing high-quality wastewater engineering services to municipal clients throughout the region and across the nation. The successful candidate will be a motivated, growth-oriented professional with the ability to lead and grow the Midwest Water project teams from the concept, final design, and construction phases, start-up, and operations of facilities. You will have staff to mentor and clients to support. Not only will you have engineers to support you, but our integrated operations and SCADA team will help you deliver an enhanced product. You will be an active participant in our delivery system improvement programs and continuous learning opportunities.

Location: St. Charles, MO.

Travel: Yes Local

Who are we looking for:

You will primarily provide engineering support on drinking water and wastewater projects. This position offers the opportunity to direct and collaborate with a team of junior staff while providing the ability to consistently work with mid and senior-level technical staff and leadership across the organization. The ideal candidate is a technically focused individual with strong experience in evaluating, planning, designing, and constructing drinking water and wastewater systems and experience engaging with client stakeholders such as operators, superintendents, and public officials to understand how to support their needs. Familiarity with a broad range of issues related to master planning, treatment, distribution, and collection systems is preferred. You will lead the technical delivery of multiple projects, must be familiar with local and federal regulations, and be able to support marketing and proposal efforts.

What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:

  • Act as the Project Manager for all sizes of projects
  • Work alongside Project Manager(s), leading the technical delivery of project tasks.
  • Determine the overall technical approach for projects.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and training programs to internal and external clients and professional associations.
  • Support business development efforts under the direction of a client manager to provide technical support and guidance to a range of clients
  • Provide input on the development of Woodard & Curran design guidelines and standards.

  • What You Will Need To Succeed:

  • 8-15 years of engineering experience.
  • B.S. Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, M.S. Degree preferred.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri (or ability to apply for reciprocity).
  • The successful candidate will have technical and project delivery expertise in civil and environmental engineering and an in-depth understanding of the engineering concepts associated with all types of municipal water and wastewater systems, including water supply and treatment processes and distribution and collection systems infrastructure.
  • Well-versed in state and EPA regulations regarding water treatment and distribution systems.
  • Knowledgeable in state bidding laws and funding programs.
  • Up to date on the latest technological advances, regulatory trends, equipment, and processes.
  • Superior writing, communication, and presentation skills.

  • Benefits & Wellbeing

    Retirement Savings:

    • 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

    Time away from work:

    • Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

    • Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

    • Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

    • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

    Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

    Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

    Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

    WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

    LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

    Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

    Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

    Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

    If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

    Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

    This position’s anticipated pay range is provided above; final exempt salary or non-exempt hourly pay will be dependent on experience level as well as considering a % based geographic differential based on where the final candidate will be working. Geographic differentials are used to recognize and reflect cost of labor differences between geographic markets.

    Salary Range: $115,000 - $135,000

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