Principal Project Manager- Dispersed Water Management Unit

  • South Florida Water Management District
  • West Palm Beach, FL, United States
  • Mar 07, 2017
Full time Environmental Science/Engineering Natural Resources Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains

Job Description

Job Description

Highly seasoned Project Manager position that executes the project delivery process by managing high-profile/high priority project activities with sponsors, responsible parties, engineers, construction administrators, management and other stakeholders within the Dispersed Water Management Unit. Projects managed directly impact the District’s reputation in the Agricultural Industry, regulatory status, and financial interests. The incumbent is in a position to significantly influence internal and external stakeholders for one or more District Strategic Programs. For example, the incumbent presents analysis, recommendations and status information to the District Management Teams. Incumbent is responsible for implementing projects in the Northern Everglades Public Private Partnership Program (NEPPP) and will be expected to maintain budget, schedule and scope of each project while nurturing business partnerships with the agricultural community.
Prepares concise, accurate, and complete Project Statements of Work and Project Management Plans and ensures proper implementation; reviews project contract deliverables for consistency with project contracts; fosters a team work approach on all assigned projects when appropriate; prepares and seeks approval of project schedules, budgets, resources, presentations, policy items, technical items, project deliverables/work products; minimizes the need for changes; and coordinates stakeholder activities.  The incumbent must be proficient in technical writing and preparing/giving technical presentations to internal and/or external groups. The position crosses the planning, construction, and regulatory arms of the District’s capital and operating programs.  The incumbent must have a working knowledge of water resources and state and federal permitting as well as working knowledge of construction processes related to water resources projects, including earthwork and water control structures.
Incumbent applies a global perspective for the comprehensive and consistent application of Project Management concepts and methods to: resolve conflict among stakeholders (internal and external); identifies and measures critical success factors; and develops reports to demonstrate project success against legislated directives.  Incumbent demonstrates advanced and diverse experience by applying project management and program management tools used in industry practice and created by the incumbent; effectively managing the expectations of many project sponsors; and successfully managing several unrelated projects simultaneously. 
Incumbent may represent the District at conferences.

Employment Guidelines
Typically has Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline and a relevant specialty license or a Master's Degree in a related discipline and 11+ years’ experience.  Prior experience is a blend of project management and business/line department roles (i.e., Science, Engineering, etc.). 
Preference to those individuals with experience in working with agricultural producers.

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

Valid State of Florida Driver's License required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.

Composition of office and field work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas.

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Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


Salary Minimum $69,388.80. Salary Midpoint: $82,492.80