Senior Project Manager - Water/Wastewater

Posted Date 9 months ago(9/12/2023 10:49 AM)
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Dewberry’s Richmond VA office is seeking a Senior Project Manager to lead MEPS Infrastructure teams designing electrical, mechanical, and structural systems on Water/Wastewater projects.  Role includes interfacing both with internally led engineering teams and marketing directly to external clients/owners.  The successful candidate should have experience specifying, designing, and implementing electrical power systems. Passion for water/wastewater infrastructure is a must.  This position offers growth opportunities to leading regional water/wastewater focused project managers. 


Dewberry has one of the strongest electrical teams in the Raleigh area with over 30 electrical design professionals. You will be joining a team of highly skilled, experience, and dedicated electrical professionals focused on designing reliable and resilient electrical infrastructure for water and wastewater facilities in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, and Florida. At Dewberry you will expand your technical knowledge in electrical distribution, motor controls, SCADA, and power system studies as you execute a full range of services to shape water infrastructure that services your communities. In addition to traditional W/WW designs you will also assist in developing the way renewables energy is utilized by our clients in meeting their decarbonization and electrification goals.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



• Manage electrical, mechanical, and structural design teams on a variety of water/wastewater infrastructure projects for public utility and private clients.
• Manage planning, design, and construction phase projects while interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines, technicians, inspectors, and permitting specialists.
• Coordinate with Design Discipline Managers to schedule, plan and assign appropriate personnel.
• Effectively understand and communicate project expectations to MEPS Infrastructure project team and Client (both internal and external).
• Prepare design proposals, support project pursuits, and engage in client management and business development activities.
• Employ earned value and quality management principles to prepare and monitor project work plans, schedule, and budget. Oversee deliverable submission and ensure coordination through all disciplines and consultants involved.
• Contribute to the continued growth of MEPS Infrastructure through attending conferences, supporting articles professional publications, and actively participating in State and/or National professional associations through committee involvement and technical presentations.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of progressive design and project management experience, minimum 5+ years in the water/wastewater market.
  • Accomplished Professional Engineer (P.E.) in North Carolina, Virginia, or ability to obtain them through reciprocity within 90 days of start date.
  • Experience coordinating engineering work and interfacing with other disciplines as needed.
  • Experience interfacing with clients.
  • Self-motivated with highly developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized, with good understanding of electrical, mechanical, and process control systems with general knowledge of applicable codes, national standards, water/wastewater equipment and plant operation, space requirements, and cost.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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