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Project Manager Engineering-Property Management at Pennsylvania American Water

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Reporting to the Project Delivery Manager, this position is responsible for managing all activities concerned with acquisition and management of utility property, the importance of which has a significant impact to Company objectives related to Production, Networks, and/or other water resource or operations system.

Key Accountabilities

  • Delivery of assigned projects in accordance with approved budgets and schedules, in accordance with Company policies and procedures, to meet asset needs. 

  • Interact with other Project managers; field operations; Legal, Risk Management, and GIS departments; and other internal and external groups to ensure property needs are delivered in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Coordinate acquisition of land parcels, easements and rights of ways, condemnation matters, municipal permitting (including local subdivision and zoning representation), and other approvals for assigned projects.

  • Manage appraisals and conduct title and records searches for proposed property transactions. 

  • Prepare and maintain property maps and records including directing survey work to establish facility locations and real property boundaries, together with the preparation of metes and bounds descriptions. 

Knowledge / Skills

  • General 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.

  • Knowledge of applicable local municipal, state and federal regulations.

  • Knowledge of company procedures, policies and utility construction practices.

  • Knowledge of employee relations, applicable safety and environmental regulations.

  • Strong project management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and reporting on project activities).

  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, governmental agencies, consultants, local property owners and the general public.

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

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

  • Computer literacy.  Competent in the use of word processing, Excel spreadsheets, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and project scheduling tools.

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

  • Ability to successfully negotiate contract terms and conditions to meet Company objectives.

  • Read, analyze, and interpret drawings and complex documents.

  • Ability to use GIS tools and generate mapping.


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Experience / Education

  • Minimum 5 years project management experience with related property management activity.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration/Real Estate, or related field

Travel Requirements

35% Travel to support business requirements as necessary

Licenses & Certifications

State Land Surveyor license preferred.

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American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.