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Project Executive - Industrial Water

Department: 209 - Large Projects
Location: Portland, OR

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MWH Constructors, a global leader in heavy civil construction of water and wastewater facilities, is seeking a Project Executive to support and lead critical water, wastewater, and advanced water treatment plant construction projects for both municipal and industrial clients (including advanced technology sector clients) based out of Portland, OR metropolitan area.

The Project Executive will provide leadership, strategy and direction in support of existing and future project operations to include making decisions and recommendations that can greatly affect profitability of regional operations.

Essential Functions

  • Establish objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards for project operations, within the boundaries of corporate policy.
  • Support District Director, Operational/Regional Managers with business development, client relations, marketing, pursuit and project bid activities.
  • Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of Project Managers to ensure the project is built on schedule and within budget; investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with prime client and A/E contracts, to facilitate preconstruction and construction activities.
  • Monitor financial aspects of contracts (e.g. fee payment, rental equipment, income/expenses, etc.)
  • Work with District Director, Operational/Regional Managers, and Project Managers to protect company's interest and simultaneously maintain good relationships with clients.
  • Ensure that all projects executed by staff incorporate the project planning techniques prescribed by the Management Administration Plan. Provide appropriate input and review as required.
  • Be accountable for ensuring projects are staffed with the appropriate resources and skill sets to achieve project objectives within the company profit model.
  • Be an integral part of the risk management process and reviews.
  • Work closely with all members of the leadership team, including all support functions (Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc.)
  • Ensure all employees follow safe work practices and use company guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related degree.
  • Minimum 15 years' relevant management experience or equivalent skills and experience; demonstrated successful performance on complex and/or large projects, typically $100-950 million dollars in size.
  • Minimum 6 years of management experience with profit and loss responsibility on an assigned project(s).
  • Background in water/wastewater treatment plants.
  • Results-oriented professional with proven ability to develop effective strategies, set target goals, and execute plans to meet financial and organization objectives.
  • Understanding of how to mitigate commercial risk to enhance opportunities for successful business and project performance.
  • Must have integrity and strong sense of ethical standards with a reputation of conducting business fairly and honestly.
  • Strong executive presence and personnel management skills with the ability to set direction, align, and motivate others to achieve excellence.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills with exceptional interpersonal skills at all levels.
  • Strong sales and negotiation skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral; will be required to conduct presentations.
  • Effective computer skills including project management, spreadsheets, CMIC, and presentation software.
  • A strong record of safety and a commitment to the value of safety measures.

Preferred Specifications

  • Design Build Professional (DBIA) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Special experience and expertise with water/wastewater and/or advanced technology treatment projects.
  • Progressive Design Build project delivery experience.


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program

MWH Constructors is a global project delivery company in heavy civil construction with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services through a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction and construction services, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment

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