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Senior Project Manager

Westland, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Company Description

About Veolia
Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. In 2022, with nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group supplied 79 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 48 million metric tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) generated consolidated revenue of €28.508 billion in 2021.

Job Description

The primary purpose of this role is the overall contract performance of assigned customer(s) as it relates to Total Waste Management (TWM). This includes financial, contractual, safety, environmental, quality, and compliance aspects. The Senior Project Manager will manage Project Managers assigned to their contract


This position is flexible in location- preferred areas: Westland, MI; Boston, MA; Chattanooga, TN; Swiftwater, PA

  • Direct and manage TWM projects from beginning to end.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of TWM projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that contract requirements are consistently being met.  In the event there is a change to a contract, the Senior Project Manager will make certain that a change order is created, approved by appropriate Veolia Management, signed by the customer, filed in the Veolia project files, and communicated to the Accounting Department.  
  • Ensure that all assigned TWM projects are delivered on time, within the scope, and within budget.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals; Ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Assist with developing and reviewing Continual Improvement Plans (CIPs) and cost savings plans and focus on increased sustainability/recycling/diversion/waste elimination. Work with each Site Manager (SM) in developing and maintaining new goals and targets.  
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.
  • Develop and execute a communication plan.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct monthly budget reviews of his/her assigned Sites/programs.  The Senior Project Manager will review with each responsible Site Manager to discuss program budgets monthly.  The Senior Project Manager along with the Site Manager (SM) will outline any known budget variances and issues.  The Senior Project Manager will construct a report detailing budget variances and issues, along with an improvement plan, and report to the Accounting Manager and other Managers during the weekly meetings.  This will be needed to discuss with the customer if the budget is not met.
  • Communicate any new known customer requirements and/or directives.  The Senior Project Manager is responsible to evaluate changes, determining how they affect our current contracts, and making required changes accordingly. 
    • Implement common templates to report on any new requirements as they are developed and ensure each SM understands and is prepared to meet the new requirements.  The Senior Project Manager will follow up on changes as necessary.
  • Ensure that quotes for Out-of-Scope work and Episodic/Projects are provided in a timely manner and are consistent with Veolia accounting goals and directives.
  • Ensure that monthly and out-of-Scope work is billed in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and properly communicate Quarterly Meeting dates.  
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques 
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths; track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the requester and all stakeholders.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Report and escalate to management, as needed.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction
  • Ability to provide leadership and coaching to less experienced project managers
  • Leads internal teams/task forces

Education / Experience / Background  

  •  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 4 years of project management experience
  • Proven working experience in project management including all aspects of process development and execution, preferably in the information technology sector.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities    Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Strong familiarity with project management software.
  • Experience in working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Works well as a team member and as a positive influence on others
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Effective meeting facilitation
  • Ability to create and deliver effective presentations
  • Ability to learn quickly including tools and concepts
  • Strong customer service orientation.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training    

Additional Information

VNA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. VNA’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, discipline, and termination shall not be based on any person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, citizenship status or another protected group status as defined by applicable law. VNA gives fair consideration to all qualified individuals and affords all employees and applicants opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities without regard to membership in any applicable protected category. No opportunity for hiring, advancement, or any other condition of employment will be diminished through unlawful discriminatory practices. As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance.   In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.  

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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