Northern Water is seeking a Project Engineer to provide project management services. The primary responsibility will be to assist in the project management of Chimney Hollow Reservoir construction, the major component of the Windy Gap Firming Project. Tasks include inspecting work for compliance with the Contracts Department including quarry operations, rockfill dams, tunneling and large diameter pipelines and valves. This individual will work with third-party construction management and engineering firms, review progress of the project and provide reports, organize meetings and action items, act as a public relations agent, conduct site tours and more. In addition, this person will assist with East Troublesome Fire Recovery efforts.
Northern Water is growing and we’re seeking employees who are passionately committed to helping us collect and deliver water to more than 1,021,000 people and about 615,000 acres of irrigated farmland. Since 1937 our strong and stable reputation has attracted employees to be a part of our mission. We offer competitive pay, exceptional benefits and a workplace environment that offers great culture and collaboration. With more than 150 employees, most are based at our beautiful Berthoud, Colo. headquarters, and about 20 are based in scenic Grand County on the West Slope of the Continental Divide. This is an exciting time to become a part of our organization as we embark on building two of the largest water storage projects in recent United States history. We’re proud of our reputation as a leading water delivery, conservation and management organization, not only in the western United States, but across the nation. Come join our team!
The Project Management Department leads the various civil project development efforts at Northern Water. Activities within the department include project planning, budgeting, scheduling, permitting, coordination with various project stakeholders, design, contracting and construction management. Additionally, the department assists both Collections and Distribution operations in a support role for budgeting, planning, design and construction management for various project improvements, as well as reviewing various development impacts on Northern Water easements.
GENERAL STATEMENT This position is responsible for providing project management services to Northern Water. The primary responsibility for this position is to assist in the project management of Chimney Hollow Reservoir construction, the major component of the Windy Gap Firming Project (WGFP).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Provides project management assistance to the WGFP project manager. • Inspects work for compliance with the Contract Documents. Project includes quarry operations, rockfill dams, tunneling, and large diameter pipelines and valves. • Works with the third-party Construction Management and Engineering firms to administer the Contract Documents. • Performs Owner's (Northern Water) tasks as outlined in the Contract Documents. • Reviews daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports for accuracy. • Organizes meetings and maintain action item lists. • Reviews the quality control and quality assurance programs. • Analyzes and tracks project progress using project scheduling software. • Processes Requests for Information (RFIs), substitution requests and submittals. • Processes Non-conformance reports and document resolution. • Support Dispute Resolution. • Performs shop inspections, witness factory acceptance tests and witness delivery of materials and equipment, such as, gate fabrication, pipes, valves, etc. • Assists with project document control. • Reviews and processes change orders for the contractor, engineer, and construction manager. • Supports development of a Standard Operating Practice (SOP). • Supports project commissioning. • Acts as a public relations agent and conduct site tours. • Coordinates with regulatory agencies and supports Environmental Compliance. • Coordinates contracting with the Northern Water Contracts Department. • Assists with East Troublesome Fire Recovery efforts. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Presents occasional progress reports to the Board of Directors and management. • Assists in the project management for other projects. • Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Education • Degree in Civil Engineering. • Project Management training is highly desirable. Experience • Minimum 5 years' experience in the engineering, management and oversite of water related construction projects including dams, hydraulic structures, pipelines, and tunnels.
• Experience with earthen dam or other heavy civil construction, highly desireable. LICENSE, CERTIFICATE AND CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS • Colorado Professional Engineering License • Valid driver’s license KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge • Project management and engineering principles. • Construction administration knowledge is desirable. Skills • Good oral and written communication skills. • Use various software packages (Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, etc.). • Should have a firm background in the planning and construction of water-related projects. • Adept in budgeting and expenditure tracking of projects. • Profficient in project scheduling and project tracking software(s). • Excellent project management skills. • Excellent interpersonal relation skills. Abilities • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications. • Thoughtfully plan, organize, and implement specifications. • Meet with stakeholders including property owners, citizens, state, and local government representatives.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Walking and climbing stairs daily. • Sustained operation of keyboard devices. • Prolonged sitting, standing, and walking in performance of daily activities. • Use safety devices/equipment including but not limited to hard hats, glasses, dust masks, steel-toed shoes,. Observe all safety policies, clearance rules and regulations. • Stand, walk and balance on concrete, blacktop, catwalks, uneven surfaces, scaffolding platforms, steep slopes, etc. • Enter confined spaces using proper safety procedures. • Work in or around buildings, shops, warehouses, reservoirs, pumping plants, canals, and other water infrastructure that are accessed on improved or unimproved roads in a variety of weather conditions such as temperatures greater than 100 degrees F and/or temperatures less than 0 degrees F. • Work in environments that may contain various types of dust, pollens and may subject to loud noises. • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of a post job offer physical examination.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Maintains a personal appearance appropriate for job position and image of Northern Water. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. Northern Water is an equal employment opportunity employer.
About Northern Water
Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the federal government to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The C-BT Project collects water west of the Continental Divide and delivers it to Northeastern Colorado for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses. Northern Water and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation jointly operate and maintain the C-BT Project.