Water/Wastewater Project Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/17/2024 2:59 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is seeking an experienced Water/Wastewater Project Manager/Engineer to join our Water Infrastructure Group, where you will oversee the execution of planning, design, and preparation of construction documents for water & wastewater infrastructure projects.

To be successful in this role, the candidate will exhibit adaptability in problem-solving, a proactive approach to challenges, and a commitment to delivering high-quality, sustainable solutions. Demonstrated experience in planning, designing, and executing complex projects within the water and wastewater sector is also crucial. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of critical components, including the development of collection & transmission pipelines, pump stations, and water/wastewater treatment systems.

Here at NV5, we are committed to pioneering innovative and sustainable solutions, ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water, and advancing water resource sustainability through the use of cutting-edge technologies and strategies. If you’re looking to leverage your valued expertise to contribute to the advancement of crucial projects that shape the water and wastewater landscape, we invite you to apply!


  • Oversee the complete lifecycle of projects, from initial planning and contract execution to successful completion, ensuring adherence to budgets, schedules, and quality standards.
  • Assume full technical ownership of construction documents, leading their interpretation, organization, execution, and coordination with stakeholders.
  • Administer and manage contracts with contractors and vendors, ensuring compliance with all terms and conditions while safeguarding the company's financial interests.
  • Effectively manage project budgets, utilizing resources efficiently and monitoring expenditures to ensure project completion within budget constraints.
  • Monitor and mentor assigned staff, ensuring their activities align with project requirements and contribute to optimal project outcomes.
  • Act as the central point of contact and facilitator for seamless communication and collaboration between clients, company personnel, and contractors, proactively resolving any project issues that may arise.
  • Analyze complex construction and design challenges, while identifying opportunities for innovative solutions and developing and implementing effective techniques or procedures.
  • Represent projects and clients professionally and confidently at meetings and conferences, providing clear and concise communication of project progress and status.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities for NV5, leveraging expertise and established relationships to expand the company's portfolio and market presence.
  • Review and respond to contractor correspondence promptly and effectively, ensuring all inquiries and concerns are addressed efficiently.
  • Implement clear and consistent on-site procedures to guide and support staff in their daily tasks and decision-making processes.
  • Maintain open communication with clients, keeping them informed about project developments, potential issues, and proposed solutions to ensure alignment and satisfaction.
  • Coordinate effectively with other agencies involved in the project, maintaining open communication and collaboration to achieve project objectives and ensure smooth execution.


  • Bachelor’s in civil or environmental engineering, Master’s in a related field is preferred.
  • 15+ years of progressive relative water/wastewater infrastructure design experience.
  • Experience on hydraulic modeling software for water distribution and wastewater collection systems is preferred (Innovyze products).
  • LEED and/or QSD/QSP is preferred.
  • California PE preferred, or ability to obtain a California PE license within a year.
  • Local municipality, water district experience within CA is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with other municipalities and public agencies in Southern California is a plus.




The pay range for this California position is $150,000 - $180,000 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.



NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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