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Project Engineer at New Jersey American Water in Lakewood, New Jersey

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Serves as a project manager (responsible for budget, scope, resources, etc) on assignments and activities related to the development of water and wastewater infrastructure projects including preparation of feasibility studies, acquisition of permits, and design of facilities.

Typical projects include, but are not limited to, potable water wells, treatment facilities, storage tanks, and water distribution systems along with sewers, pumping stations, septic systems, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the delivery of assigned Capital Projects in accordance with policies and procedures set for in the Capital Investment Management (CIM) system to meet asset needs. 

  • Performs engineering calculations, contributes to the preparation of engineering and project reports, conducts field investigations, develops engineering cost estimates and prepares design sketches and drawings, all under the supervision of a managing engineer. 

  • Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for several medium to small Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Asset Owner satisfaction in accordance with the scope of work agreed upon for each project. Interacts with Operations personnel to ensure project delivery program meets operations needs and is coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program. 

  • Provides limited assistance in the development of new business documents and proposals. 

  • Prepares portions or entire project reports/designs for project manager. 

  • Ensures that policies, procedures, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives are adhered to and/or achieved.

  • Pursues educational opportunities and professional development to enhance performance and contributions to the organization. 


Candidate must have a strong working knowledge and understanding of 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to write and edit engineering proposals and reports.

  • SAP is strongly preferred.

  • Auto-Cad (or similar), Excel, Word.

  • GIS, MS-Schedule, MS-Teams.

  • Construction cost estimating techniques.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Civil, Environmental or other relevant program).

  • 5-10 years of experience related to water main/sewage system projects.

  • Strong knowledge of drinking water distribution systems.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred, or equivalent work experience.


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