Project Manager - Water/Wastewater

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

The Associate Project Manager oversees project deliverables and completion for small-to-mid-sized projects for the team. This position is involved in the full project life cycle and is responsible for ensuring timely completion of projects in accordance with established scope, schedule, and budget. This role leads the successful delivery of projects that provide purposeful, high-quality solutions to successfully solve engineering and design needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assembles project teams and assigns individual responsibilities to ensure technical skills, capabilities, and expertise align with project objectives.
  • Creates and communicates project scope, schedule, and budget with the project team, client, and contractors and serves as primary liaison by informing all parties of project progress and challenges.
  • Develops project budgets, reviews costs, and tracks adherence of planned budget to maintain client satisfaction and contribute to the execution and financial success of projects.
  • Secures appropriate resources for all stages of the project, ensuring timely completion of assignments.
  • Recognizes potential risks or additional costs within project plans and implements strategies to minimize impact.
  • Organizes and conducts routine project meetings with the client and project team to establish alignment on project expectations and performance.
  • Documents all project deliverables and maintains records including correspondence, design plans, and other project related files.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with clients to secure future work.
  • Coordinates contract negotiations.
  • Mentors staff within the team on project management best practices utilizing Olsson
  • Project Management programs and other project support services resources.
  • Adheres to regulations and enforces safety standards. 


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a related area preferred. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree with equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum of eight years of project experience within an applicable field or discipline with increasing responsibility.
  • Strong understanding of water and wastewater services. 
  • Experience with wastewater projects typically include piping extensions and rehabilitation, new pump stations and rehabilitation, treatment plant rehabilitation for various types of treatment processes, and new treatment plant projects.
  • Proven track record in meeting and exceeding client expectations through project management activities.
  • Excellent client service orientation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Solid interpersonal and decision-making skills and the ability to generate innovative and effective solutions to complex problems.
  • High-level organization, leadership, and negotiation skills.


Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  •  Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.