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Management Professional - Engineering/Construction

9300 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209, USA Req #74
Thursday, June 4, 2020

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.


“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.


The Management Professional is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, controlling and executing various projects and tasks for a unit. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining best practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely deliverables. The Management Professional may work independently or with a team to achieve operational efficiencies.


Establish and maintain relationships with internal/external clients, vendors and all other stakeholders. Develop and maintain processes and procedures consistent with best practices, federal, state and local laws. Achieve operational efficiencies by forecasting requirements, contributing information and presenting recommendations. Identify and implement process improvements, staff training needs, and new technology. Analyze variances and initiate corrective actions needed to ensure timely completion of assigned projects. Prepare and generate documentation to support audit requirements. Support the Unit Director and/or Manager with administrative duties, team coordination, and communications. Provide analyses, performance indicators, and reports for the management team, board, committees, and all other stakeholders. Stay current with industry trends by participating in educational opportunities and professional/community organizations. Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties.  Provide on the job training.


Prepare and present status reports to management as needed. Respond to all requests for project information. Coordinate meetings and tasks with other units across the organization. Develop, install, test and monitor systems including software applications, conversions and upgrades monitoring.  Perform related work duties as assigned.


May supervise a process, functional unit or team as needed.



             Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations

             Business technology, data management systems and applications

             Auditing practices and principles

             Project management

             Analysis and reporting techniques


             Acquire knowledge of the organization’s general budget principles, operations and procedures

             Drive change and initiate process improvements

             Prepare and maintain data and reports

             Pay close attention to detail

             Make effective decisions

             Promote and foster teamwork environment

             Establish and meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

             Develop and execute long-term plans

             Estimate, anticipate, and identify risks and obstacles

             Participate in identifying organizational strategic goals as well as business planning and evaluation  

             Participate in the implementation of new initiatives

             Negotiate and develop solid internal and external relationships

             Exercise superior computer, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution

             Use advanced technology


             Organize work to meet tight deadlines

             Prepare budgets and monitor expenditures

             Motivate, train, lead, and develop staff for improved performance and efficiency

             Maintain effective working relationships with others

             Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures

             Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

             Understand and follow verbal and written instructions 

             Problem solve effectively

             Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the organization about process, equipment or potential problems  

             Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software

             Direct team activities or to work as a team member

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry):

             Bachelor’s degree in a related operational area

             Three (3) or more years of experience in a specialty designation area preferably in municipal or public utility setting      


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This position may require sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, light to moderate lifting, reaching, pulling, and carrying.  Manual dexterity and audiovisual/linguistic acuity is required.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to computer screens, working in team offices and closely with all staffing levels.

Other Requirements

Valid Michigan Driver’s License

Ability to commute to GLWA facilities and work sites

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Management Professional
  • Job Function Staff Functions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 9300 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209, USA