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Senior Project Manager, Tank Cleaning In Plant

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


Houston, Texas, United States

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

I. Job Summary
Assists Territory Manager by taking charge of an operating shift and performing responsibilities of the manager on that shift. Oversees, directs, and coordinates activities associated with providing full tank cleaning services and maintenance of tanks, facilities, and systems. Performs and supervises tasks involving physical labor at various locations as assigned by management or required to fulfill customer expectations.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops among assigned personnel a consciousness for the need for team work to attain department objectives.
  • Reviews daily production schedule for the teams to plan work and personnel assignments for the shift.
  • Supervises and directs personnel in performing operations according to sound operating principles and company policies and procedures.
  • Anticipates and determines causes of delays in shift operations and takes appropriate action to meet schedules.
  • Reports promptly to Territory Manager and when delays occur, estimates time of delay and when operations will be resumed.
  • Directs personnel in the receipt of materials and supplies against quantities ordered and quality of specifications and advises purchasing department of deviations.
  • Prepares required forms for shift and leaves for Territory Manager’s approval.
  • Partners with engineering and maintenance teams for required repair work on shift and forwards for time and materials used.
  • With Territory Manager and appropriate staff personnel, studies operations where cost standards are not being met to determine causes and apply corrective measures.
  • Partnering with Territory Manager, participates in annual performance review of each employee and recommends performance adjustments, required retraining as needed, progressive discipline and career development oversight.
  • Applies WM Code of Conduct and Employee Handbook policies in all communications with employees.
  • Maintains safety culture by ensuring site personnel and work environment is kept compliant with WM safety, local and environmental regulations.
  • May be a team member to assist with conducting safety audits.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages 6–10-man crew to include Foreman, Tool Tech, crew personnel and Project Managers.

IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited) in job related field, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement), including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a Waste Management company vehicle.
  • 24 Hour HAZWOPER.
  • Abnormal Operation Conditions Certification preferred.
  • Pre-assignment and/or pre-hire customer-specific drug and/or alcohol testing may be required by certain customer-contract requirements. Such testing may include urinalysis, oral swab, drug hair follicle testing and/or alcohol testing.
  • Will be subject to pre-employment physical.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Strong personal leadership and communications abilities.
  • Willingness to work rotating shifts.
  • Ability to understand bids, plans, specifications, and regulations.
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be decisive and work well under pressure, particularly when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays.
  • Ability to coordinate several major activities at once while analyzing and resolving specific problems.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite for completion of job paperwork, online collaboration, and estimating.
  • Strong oral and written communication and leadership skills. Must be able to establish a good working relationship with all levels of leaders, including other management inspectors, supervisors, and craft workers.
  • May have to operate other necessary equipment to meet client requirements.
  • Willing to travel extensively – seven weeks per rotation – up to 50 weeks per year.

V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Primarily performed in an outdoor environment.
  • Driving long distances to projects.
  • Extended work hours and extensive travel.
  • Requires, standing, walking, bending, climbing, stooping, reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to stand or be on feet for prolonged periods of time up to 12 hours per day.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds several times per day.
  • Ability to climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing approximately 20 pounds.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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