Engineering, Project Manager

Engineering / Technical Phoenix, Arizona


Highlights of the job

Reporting to our Phoenix office, the Engineering Project Manager (Special Projects) will oversee and manage the delivery of water/wastewater capital projects through all aspects of engineering design, permitting, procurement, construction and commissioning.  This is accomplished predominantly through the use of engineering consultants and construction contractors.  The primary responsibility of this position is to deliver capital projects within budget and on schedule. 

What you’d be responsible for

  • Project scoping, scheduling, and cost estimation
  • Development of project execution plans and strategies including identification of stakeholders, risks, and constraints
  • Value-based selection of engineering consultants and construction contractors through solicitation and review of bids and proposals
  • Negotiation of design and construction cost proposals  
  • Active management and administration of engineering consultant and construction contracts
  • Coordination of design and construction activities with Engineering and Operations staff
  • Review and evaluation of design and other technical documents prepared by engineering consultants
  • Formal and Informal reporting on project progress
  • Development and updating of spending forecasts
  • Interaction with Federal, State, County, and local regulatory agencies, other utilities, and property owners to obtain necessary easements, permits, licenses, certifications and approvals
  • Oversight of construction activities and coordination with construction inspectors
  • Completion of close-out documentation for asset booking and capitalization
  • Providing technical guidance and advice to support Operations staff
  • Capital project estimating
  • Development of standards and engineering guidelines
  • Project delivery assignments in other states EPCOR provides services in (NM, TX)

What’s required to be successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or a related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience with a general knowledge of civil engineering, project management, and construction/operation of water/wastewater facilities and infrastructure
  • Project assignments will be varied in scope and require the use of independent judgement and initiative
  • A solid understanding of current trends and technology for water/wastewater conveyance and treatment systems is required and a basic understanding of water/wastewater utility operations and private water utility economics is preferred
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona or ability to obtain registration within 1 year is preferred
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) operator certifications are a plus
  • This position requires a general understanding of industry safety regulations, as well as federal, state and county water quality and design regulations and technical standards. 
  • Must also be extremely well versed in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Other important facts about this job

As an EPCOR employee, you will enjoy a variety of benefits such as a competitive salary, an incentive award program, an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision and other insurance coverage, retirement plan with substantial company contribution, generous time-off schedules, training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and certification support. We’ve been voted as a Best Places to Work employer and we value the safety of each of our team members through our robust safety training and celebration of safety milestones.


Headquartered in Phoenix, EPCOR USA owns, operates and builds water, wastewater and natural gas infrastructure and is among the largest private water utilities in the Southwest. EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. We invest in and look after our communities and the environment. We’re proud of the work we do and the people we hire to do it.


Please note the following information:


  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in the United States.
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (including criminal, driving, and educational) and professional reference checks is required.
  • Clearance on pre-employment drug testing will be required.