SR. PROJECT MANAGER                          Apply at:

Position code: 536                                     EOE. Drug Free Workplace

Location: Position requires travel in accordance to business need. 

Maintain complete and total responsibility and accountability for the financial, technical and operational performance of projects conducted in the field or otherwise for our clients. This includes on & off site supervision, accomplishment and reporting of all project(s) functions, reporting to the General Manager. Total responsibility for accomplishments of project objectives resides with the Project Manager. Project Managers will also be required to take ownership and accountability of a project opportunity and work with the proposal development group to assist in the preparation of estimates and technical proposals. The Project Manager assumes full responsibility for a project from the day he/she is assigned a project by management. The Project Manager responsibilities will include the development and acquisition of new business opportunities for the company.
  • BS in engineering or environmentally related science.
  • Minimum of ten (15) years’ experience in Environmental remediation industry, a must.
  • Experience required includes: environmental with ISS, and deep soil mixing.
  • Experience in ground water extraction, hydraulic barrier and landfill construction, a must.
  • Excellent cost accounting skills are imperative for this role.
  • Construction Management experience required.
  • Eight (8) years were in general civil construction at the supervisor level required.
  • Experience with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), required.
  • Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP), required.
  • PE, preferred.
  • Geotechnical experience strongly preferred.
  • Licenses and /or certificates:
    • Training in project management practices, required.
    • HAZWOPER, 40 Hour & OSHA Supervisor Training, required.
    • First Aid/CPR Training, preferred.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES                         
  1. Ensure all established health and safety (WRS, client and government) regulations and policies/practices are followed in all phases of operations. Protect the health and safety of employees, clients and the public.
  2. Thoroughly understand the project contract terms including, but not limited to: specifications, agreements, conditions, schedule requirements and reporting, measurement for payment provisions, payment processes, change order provisions, contract close-out requirements, and all other contract requirements.
  3. Responsible for the accurate preparation of all WRS documents, which must be completed prior to mobilization to the project site. These documents include, but are not limited to: project control budget, detailed project organization schedule, evaluation of project risk factors and plan to mitigate, resource requirements and plan to satisfy, completed and verified project submittal register, submittal schedule, key schedule milestone dates, completed and verified subcontracts and purchase orders or plan to complete and schedule of completion, project file and document control system, and any submittals, plans, documents or permits required to be completed prior to mobilization to the project site.
  4. Plan and coordinate all work activities in operations areas, including; detail review of scope of work, client generated documents and proposal, physical investigation data, work site conditions, cost of production budgets and schedules, and personnel plan requirements. Determine need for subcontracted services, materials, and equipment. Maintain, plan, schedule and assign site workload. Coordinate project schedules in line with client needs, personnel constraints and workload. Communicate WRS policies and programs to employees and maintain discipline, safety and security regulations.
  5. Develop, train and supervise all personnel in operational areas and office facilities of the project work. Maintain records of project team performance by individual and provide objective feedback to Senior Manager upon completion of project. The Project Manager is responsible for the actions, conduct, ethics and performance of all project team members.
  6. Track all site costs, quantities, schedule, and prepare earned value analysis with forecasted cost to complete by item and total project. The Project Manager maintains sole responsibility for the project revenue, cost and margin position, and he/she must reconcile the project cost tracking to the WRS general ledger accounting frequently and communicate any variance to management and corporate accounting. In this regard, The Project Manager must be aware and track/record any cost accruals which are impacted by WRSC accounting cut-off dates and so adjust on the reconciliation. Monitor equipment use and charges. Manage all subcontracts and other outside services and approve vendor invoices for payment. Manage all physical and financial assets and provide proper care of WRS property.
  7. Prepare reports as directed and as required by contract and maintain project records and associated documents in support of project completion and regulatory and business requirements. Prepare submittals, change orders, reports and correspondence for submission to clients and engineer on a timely basis. Review, revise and approve all project reports and generate and approve invoices for release to client. Oversee all aspects of project billing to client and payment of vendors, suppliers and subcontracts. Approve invoices as appropriate. Participate in and perform receivables collection efforts to keep receivables within guidelines. Manage cash flow position of projects. Optimize billing for projects by assuring that all billable work is billed.
  8. Provide senior-level technical and operational guidance on the project. The Project Manager is responsible for all project activity and must be aware, on a daily basis, of the progress, cost, schedule, earned value, revenue, client relations, safety, and quality, regulatory, technical and operational aspects of the job. The Project Manager has the sole responsibility to immediately notify WRS management of any problematic project issues, which could affect the project safety, quality, client relations, project schedule, finances, and regulatory or legal standing of the project. Must not rely on others to ID, attempt to solve, or communicate to management any such problematic issues.
  9. The Project Manager is to maintain complete responsibility and accountability of the project from the day he/she is assigned to the project through project completion. Should the project manager be scheduled to another project prior to such close-out, he/she maintains such responsibility and must work with management to obtain support to affect proper close-out. Under such conditions, the Project Manager will maintain all project responsibilities and must continue to manage and control the close-out effort.
  10. Actively support marketing efforts and participating in technical or business professional societies.   
  11. Maintain client relations, direct efforts of other personnel to resolve any client or project problems, and participate in the development of new clients for the company. Obtain technical assistance and support as needed from technical staff. Support the coordination and maintenance of Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs.
  12. The Project Manager is responsible for the understanding and proper execution of all contracting principles outlined in the Project Management Manual. In addition, it is the Project Manager’s responsibility to train other project personnel in the proper project management and project engineering concepts provided in the manual.
  13. Any other duties as assigned.
This position description is intended to describe the essential functions of the relevant position. The description in no way states or implies that the above are the only functions to be performed by job incumbents. Incumbents are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor.      
WRScompass offers an opportunity for career growth, and a compensation package that includes competitive salary and benefits to meet our employees’ needs, including 401(k), paid time off, tuition reimbursement, vision/dental benefits and flexible spending.

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WRScompass is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.