Engineering Manager - Project Delivery at Tennessee American Water in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posted in Architecture 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Primary Role

Under the direction of the Engineering Director, responsible for supervising a functional Engineering, Project Management and/or Construction staff and managing and coordinating several Capital Investment project activities related to Production, Networks, and/or other water resource or operations systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervise staff of Engineers and Project Managers for: Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for Capital Investment Projects and programs of varying scope and complexity.

  • Supervise staff of Engineers and Project Managers for: Driving efficiency into project delivery through the development and monitoring of delivery metrics (unit costs, target costs vs actual, etc.) and pursuit of more effective delivery and procurement approaches.

  • Delivery of Capital Projects within the limits of assigned Capital Investment Management (CIM) projects and programs to meet asset needs.

  • Ensure 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 coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program.

  • Ensures compliance with established regulatory criteria, specifications and standards.

  • Interacts with property group, governmental agencies and manages and supervises programs to obtain permits, certification and approvals for assigned projects and programs.


  • Broad knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and construction management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water resource management facilities, engineering and utility economics and contract administration and construction technology.

  • Good working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, water treatment, developer services and other related water resource management disciplines.

  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.

  • Knowledge of company procedures, policies and operations.

  • Knowledge of employee relations, applicable safety and environmental regulations, federal and state water quality and design regulations and technical standards.


  • Strong management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, directing and development of employees).

  • Ability to interact with governmental agencies, consultants and the general public with effective skills.

  • Project planning skills.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills (e.g., presentation, listening, report writing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation and ability to motivate others).

  • Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, flow-charting, project scheduling.

  • Financial analysis skill, including budget management and basic accounting knowledge.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in water utility or related field.

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred

Travel Requirements

  • 20% Travel to support business requirements as necessary.

Work Environment

  • 80% Office

  • 20% Travel


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