Project Manager

  • Location: California - Southern California
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #455

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.

POSITION: Project Manager 

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday but weekends and on-call duties may be required. Varies, Approx. 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Daily

SALARY: $85K to $98K+

Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the Project Manager has full responsibility for the successful operation and maintenance of the assigned facility(s).


  • Operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment facilities

  • Operate and maintain the water distribution system and sewer collection system

  • Must have strong knowledge of water and wastewater operation and compliance

  • Supervise and manage operation and maintenance personnel including responsibility for training, performance evaluations, hiring and discipline

  • Work with and supervise staff in the performance of tasks related to the maintenance, repair, installation, and modification of water and wastewater treatment and distribution operations including wells, reservoirs, pumps, plumbing, pump stations, pipes, valves, meters, tanks, equipment, and related control systems. Performs and inspects the maintenance & repair of equipment for quality and compliance with applicable standards

  • Oversee and manage monthly meter reading

  • Manages implementation and ongoing utilization of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for tracking Asset Management

  • Interact with regulatory agencies and clients

  • Analyze and resolve problems with process and/or equipment

  • Review lab tests and interpret data

  • Create and distribute client, regulatory and operating data reports

  • Prepare and coordinate regulatory programs as required by permit

  • Maintain compliance with regulatory permits

  • Oversee and perform process adjustments to maintain treatment process compliance

  • Perform other duties and participate in the operation of other Water facilities on limited basis as needed

  • Promote and adhere to company Water’s written corporate Safety program

  • Maintain acceptable attendance per company Water standards

  • Communicate any problems/issues to supervisor

  • All other tasks as assigned by supervisor


  • General computer skills including good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to learn CMMS program used on site.

  • Excellent team-working and communications skills to enable effective interaction with other Water personnel, including peers. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Physical:

    • Body Positions: Standing, sitting for extended periods of time, walking.

    •  Body Movements: Use of hands, eyes, ears, arms and voice. Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.

    • Must be able to climb up and down stairs and ladders and climb into process tanks and enclosures

    • Must be able to climb on, or into facility equipment and systems (Confined Space Training required).

    • Must be able to work weekends, nights or holidays as needed.

    • Must be able to travel from jobsite to jobsite within in the area

    • Occasional Travel Required

  • Mental:

    • Language ability includes reading, writing, spelling, and the ability to communicate clearly on business topics in English.


  • Must possess a CA Water Treatment III (T-3) and CA Distribution II (D-2) Operator Certification

  • Minimum of 5 years in supervisory position required

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience required

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Valid high school diploma or equivalent; college degree a plus but not required


Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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