Water/Wastewater Project Manager
Richmond, VA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Water/Wastewater Project Manager
Location US-VA-Richmond
Job ID 5314 # Positions 2 Category Engineering - Waste Water

Responsibility connects us, empowers us, binds us to our community, and challenges us to do what is right. Clean water, safe roads, efficient energy, resilient power sources, and buildings that enhance their surroundings - these are significant responsibilities we take to heart.

At CHA, we believe in responsibly improving the world we live in, and we ask our team to aspire to that ideal every day. At the foundation of our responsibility is our commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and equality. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We believe it is our responsibility and work to do that each and every day.

We are currently seeking a Water/Wastewater Project Manager to join our Water/Wastewater Team based at our Richmond, VA office. This role will have the ability to work from home when not visiting client sites.


CHA has developed thousands of water-related projects, each taking into account our clients' unique environmental, water quality, permitability, and funding concerns. Our water and wastewater management offerings include full engineering and support services for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems from initial planning through permitting, design, bidding, construction administration, start-up, certification, and ongoing operational assistance.

At CHA, the Water/Wastewater Project Manager works diligently to complete projects within the scope, budget and schedule. This key role is responsible for managing the overall client relationship including any technical, financial or logistical issues that may arise. Our Water/Wastewater Project Managers are skilled collaborators who are experts at problem solving and adapting and staying calm under pressure. The Water/Wastewater Project Manager sells and develops work with specific clients, ultimately leading to a "seller/doer" dual role, by understanding our client's challenges, building partnerships with them, and providing creative solutions to those challenges.

The Water/Wastewater Project Manager coordinates contracts with the client, subcontractors, purchase orders, daily correspondence, and all other project related documents. The Water/Wastewater Project Manager is responsible for all project financials, manages subcontractor payments, and communicates updates to the client, management and project team during monthly project review meetings with operations.

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall technical direction of the project. Additionally, the Project Manager is responsible for verifying that projects meet required QA/QC compliance as determined by Quality Management Plan.

At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you'll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your "why" at CHA!

    Bachelor's Degree in engineering, engineering management or a related degree is required; Master's Degree preferred
  • PE or equivalent professional license preferred
  • PMP certification preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience required with a focus on water and wastewater infrastructure projects; a minimum of 3 years of project management experience required
  • Experience preparing proposals, project plans, and project closeout documents for projects required
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience designing and implementing water and wastewater projects
  • Experience managing project accounting processes to include project budgeting, forecasts and cash management required
  • Experience in assisting Owners with securing funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects
  • Experience understanding and interpreting client contract requirements
  • Ability to track and oversee multiple projects required
  • An articulate and persuasive communicator with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision preferred.
  • Knowledge of MS Project and/or Primavera P6 preferred
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task effectively
  • A self-starter who excels in a high-paced work environment and work well independently
  • Ability to travel as needed within the Commonwealth of Virginia required

At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in - combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities - reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.

We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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