Water/Wastewater Project Manager – Mason City, Iowa

Water/Wastewater Project Manager – Mason City, Iowa

WHKS has an opportunity for a Water/Wastewater Project Manager to use their knowledge and skills in the design and management of water/wastewater projects in Iowa and surrounding states.  The successful candidate will be technically proficient, personable, and value a collaborative work environment focused on creating solutions for our clients and communities. WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee detailed studies, modeling, and design of wastewater collection, water distribution, and stormwater management systems
  • Oversee and prepare evaluation reports for water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Prepare engineering plans, specifications and other contract documents for the design of water/wastewater systems
  • Manage multi-discipline projects involving survey, civil, geotechnical, electrical/ mechanical, and structural teams
  • Lead the production of design calculations and technical reports
  • Oversee the quality control and budget management of projects
  • Research issues related to water and wastewater that impact individual projects
  • Interact with governmental agencies for review and approval of projects
  • Effectively communicate with clients to develop strong relationships, review project needs, and secure contracts


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5-15+ years of experience with water/wastewater systems design
  • Professional Engineer in Iowa or ability to obtain license within 6 months is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license

Desirable Qualifications (Successful candidate need not have all to apply):

  • Wastewater treatment and collection, and water treatment and distribution project management experience
  • Collection system field investigation and rehabilitation projects (I/I reduction) experience
  • Knowledge of options and challenges in Iowa and surrounding states regarding nutrient reduction, effluent toxicity, and current drinking water treatment
  • Effective technical writing, public speaking, and public meeting skills
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • SewerGems or InfoSWMM modeling