Waste Management Sr. Project Manager - Landfill Experience in Hartsville, South Carolina

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company operates waste services facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Waste Management expertly operates 390 collection operations, 310 transfer stations, 267 landfill disposal sites, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 120 recycling facilities, 36 organic processing facilities and 137 landfill-gas-to-energy projects. The company proudly offers its full range of environmental services to nearly 21 million residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers.

Though large in scale, Waste Management tailors its services to each customer group and to local communities to ensure timely, effective response to customer needs. Waste Management is strongly committed to the safe and responsible management of waste, working diligently to ensure regulatory compliance and protection of human health and the environment.

Job Summary

Waste Management has an opening for a Sr. Project Manager with Coal Combustible Residual (CCR, fly ash, bottom ash, etc.) and Landfill Construction experience to be responsible for management of all phases of program and project activities that range from small to large in value. Directs preparation of work plans, supervises project teams, and manages project scope, budget and schedule. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all phases of planning and execution on projects as defined by potential risk, complexity, manpower requirements and /or contract value.

  • May have responsibility for multiple projects.

  • Establishes and monitors project safety and quality programs.

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and controls projects in accordance with established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements.

  • Supervises project personnel through subordinate leaders.

  • Supports business development activities and may serve as a proposal manager.

  • Represents the company when dealing with clients and maintains client relationships

  • Applies technical and/or managerial expertise to improve effectiveness and provide guidance to employees in own area

  • Anticipates and interprets customer needs and identifies potential solutions to customer problems

  • Interprets business issues and adapts work priorities in own area

  • Manages budget for own area and allocates resources accordingly

  • Resolves operational, customer, employee or problems that impact the effectiveness of own area

  • Must have 5-10 years relevant Construction Remediation experience including grading, solidification, de-watering, capping and all other tasks associated with their closure.

  • Must have direct on-site construction experience on Coal Combustible Residuals (CCR) with ponds and/or landfills

  • Landfill Construction experience to include cell construction, geosynthetic installation, leachate collection, protective cover and filling

  • Manages professional employees and/or supervisors, technical or production staff

  • Has accountability for managing financial resources

  • Develops processes and procedures to implement functional strategies

  • Has in-depth expertise in own discipline and knowledge of the related disciplines

  • Develops plans and coordinates resources to meet operational objectives within own area

  • Has the ability to grasp, understand, and explain difficult concepts and persuade others to adopt a point of view

  • Manages the performance of employees by setting goals, performing timely assessments and evaluations, and coaching.

  • Advocates for and constantly encourages the professional growth of subordinate team members

  • Good construction/remediation/civil techniques associated with CCR or other waste material is a plus.

  • Coal ash experience with building new coal ash landfills, closing coal ash landfills, excavation of ash from basins and/or dewatering ash basins, etc.


Basic Qualifications

Desired/Preferred Qualifications


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

Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree (accredited) in Business Administration or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant work experience.

Experience: Seven years of relevant experience experience in the electric utility industry.


Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Project planning, estimating and budgeting, Landfill Engineering/Environmental Remediation, Regulatory knowledge, contract management, operations experience and general waste industry knowledge required. Computer software experience including estimating software, digitizers for cut and fills estimates, Microsoft office.

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.

Limited travel required. - 10-15 days per month on average.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting.


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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