Project Manager - US

Project Management Houston, Texas


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Project Manager.  The Project Manager will lead cross functional teams to deliver projects.  The PM will be accountable for the safe delivery of projects that meet financial commitments and keep clients satisfied. This would be inclusive of project initiation, planning, execution, monitor and control, and close out of concurrent projects.  The PM holds accountability for the health and overall financial wellness of the project.  The PM will partner with the field delivery teams subcontractors and technical experts to ensure we have appropriate technical expertise allocated to each project. Finally, the PM will be the key contact for clients to resolve project related requirements and concerns.  The PM will engage technical stakeholders as required.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate meeting with client to review and define project scope, schedule and budget and obtain additional documentation as required.
  • Accountable for the financial health of all projects based on contract terms inclusive of project charter, schedule, budget, accurate forecasting and accruals while owning approved project margins for each project.
  • Develop project execution plan that reflects/encompasses the scope, schedule, budget, and risks defined in the proposal.
  • Facilitate (internal) project kick off meetings with critical stakeholders ensuring adequate representation from business development, subject matter experts, field delivery personnel to review customer requirements.
  • Primary point of contact with clients and third-party subcontractors; will enable open lines of communication between client, sub contractors and field delivery to ensure technical success of the project.
  • Lead and mentor the project team in accomplishing the projects goals, while keeping the project within budget and on schedule and ensuring the safe execution of a quality project.
  • Accountable for reviewing contract terms and implementing change orders as required; if scope creep exceeds a typical change order, will escalate to business development Manager and Manager of Project Management
  • Keep internal and external stakeholders informed of project activities and deliverables, will flag unanticipated risks quickly to ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are implemented
  • Adhere to company project management processes, quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company safety programs.
  • Create accurate invoices and change orders; submit to clients in accordance with standards, Work in progress (WIP) and Accounts Receivable (AC) are key KPIs for the project Manager.
  • Prepare for and facilitate internal and external closeout meetings and lessons learns.
  • Accountable for adhering to project document control processes ad to ensure project files are complete for future reference.
  • Ensures safe work practices and SOPS are implemented throughout the project life cycle.
  • Ensure client report have completed the appropriate technical and quality reviews prior to on time delivery to client.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Post Secondary education in applicable Engineering discipline with 5 years of relevant work experience or High School Diploma with 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Pursuit of Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Experience with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle, preference given to experience in Pipeline construction, Cathodic Protection (CP) systems, tool tracking and depth of cover surveys.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Proven ability to make decisions that are based on analytics/facts/observations and adhere to standard operating procedures/policies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Business acumen
  • Preference will be given to experience managing projects across USA and Canada.
  • Experience working directly with customers/clients.
  • Able to ensure project deliverables are compliant with all applicable codes and standards, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety, Environment, and Quality.
  • Excellent team leadership skills and experience; prior indirect/direct supervisory experience an asset.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to view a computer monitor, spreadsheets, documents and other reports for extended periods of time.
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.