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Water and Wastewater Treatment Project Manager

Company: Woodard Curran
Location: Cashmere
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 planet.

Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance. Woodard & Curran also reimburses employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their licenses and certifications within the industry.

Woodard & Curran is growing! To support this growth, we have an immediate opening for a Project Manager for the water and wastewater treatment facilities in Cashmere, Washington. In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, maintenance and management, administrative duties, and maintaining close client communications. You will oversee a staff of 4 union employees in the daily operations and maintenance of both water and wastewater treatment facilities, collections, distribution and customer service-related duties. Employees who join Woodard & Curran's staff find a culture that is welcoming, supportive, and empowering.

What would you be doing at Woodard & Curran?

  • Day-to-day operations and management of all water, wastewater, and reclaimed water facilities.
  • Day-to-day operations and management of a SCADA System and remote communications network.
  • Implementation and management of an innovative predictive maintenance management program.
  • Administration and implementation of all routine and capital repair and replacement projects.
  • Emergency response for process upsets, equipment failures, force majeure events, all alarm events etc.
  • Provision of requested / required operations and compliance reporting to regulatory agencies and municipality.
  • Development, management and oversight of the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Collaborate with engineers on future planning and ongoing construction administration.
  • Attend council meetings and present project update presentations.
  • Promote and develop staff members.
  • Review development plans and permits and attend pre-construction meetings.

    The Project Manager will play an active role in the coordination and communication with assigned staff, client representatives, contractors, and any assigned engineering firms. He or she will also work closely with all parties to ensure effective system operation and optimization. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing hands-on work and producing all required reports. He or she will coordinate the on-going daily operation of the utility system.


    Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of this position. Availability for standby duty and the ability to be "on-call," working evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Response to emergency events and alarm call-outs as scheduled and required.

    What would you need to succeed?

    • Must possess a valid State of Washington Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license.
    • Ability to make sound decisions in process control and follow instructions, as well as follow safety procedures.
    • Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check, pre-placement physical and drug screen before employment.
    • 10 to 15 years' experience in managing complex water and/or wastewater facilities.
    • Experience overseeing a budget of $1.0 million or more.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proven track record with regulators.
    • The opportunity to become more versatile and even more technically proficient. We cross-train to improve facility operations, job satisfaction, and job security.

      Why would you choose Woodard & Curran?

      • You would be offered a generous total rewards package:
        • Competitive compensation.
        • Excellent Benefits to include retirement, generous paid time off, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account.
        • Career growth.
        • Support and reimbursement in earning, upgrading, and keeping your licenses and certifications within the industry. Bonus potential for obtaining next level licensure.

          Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

          Woodard & Curran is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

          Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

          We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Woodard & Curran believes that diverse teams working together in an equitable, inclusive culture provides the right environment for employees to thrive, our clients to benefit, and our business to prosper over the long run. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences and creates an environment where everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When employees are supported to reach their full potential, we can provide our clients with the most innovative, sound, and cost-effective solutions.


Keywords: Woodard Curran, Yakima , Water and Wastewater Treatment Project Manager, Executive , Cashmere, Washington

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