CONTRACT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER – ILLICIT DISCHARGES DETECTION AND ELIMINATION PROJECT (IDDE)

The ideal candidate will have strong work plan development and progress oversight skills.  In order to succeed in this position, the candidate must be organized and have excellent time management skills.

CONTRACT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER – ILLICIT DISCHARGES DETECTION AND ELIMINATION PROJECT (IDDE)

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (Estuario) is a private non-profit organization in charge of restoring the quality of the waters in the San Juan Metropolitan Region. Estuario is seeking an Associate Project Manager to oversee the Illicit Discharges Detection and Elimination Project. The ideal candidate will have strong work plan development and progress oversight skills.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for all project direction, planning, completion, and financial outcome. In order to succeed in this position, the candidate must be organized and have excellent time management skills.  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage all project documentation for activities within the detection and correction of illicit discharges, including public health aspect, and community empowerment as it relates to the detection of illicit discharges
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of a public health action plan to reduce illicit discharges
  • Work with community resilient coordinator team to roll out public health action plan in communities across the watershed
  • Work with illicit discharges field team to be aware of the critical areas of attention in the watershed basin 
  • Support projects to detect and correct illicit discharges that will result in an improvement in the San Juan Bay Estuary waters and related ecosystems
  • Prepare project schedule and manage deadlines
  • Support research and data collection efforts to describe the spread of infectious diseases caused by poor water quality of the basin, and potentially related health issues with pollution levels.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff
  • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that project team adheres to project requirements
  • Assist with bidding process
  • Effectively communicate project progress to key stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the project lifecycle, setting project quality and performance standards, and assessing and managing risk within, and across, multiple projects
  • Structure and manage integrated, multi-track project performance databases for multiple digital, print, social, broadcast, and experiential projects, with an eye on overall progress
  • Report project outcomes and/or risks to the appropriate management channels as needed—escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans

 

PREFERENCES

  • Experience working with the San Juan Bay Estuary Program and/or related projects
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams as well as independently
  • Experience working in the San Juan Bay Estuary or with partners in the region is preferred
  • Knowledge of community engagement strategies regarding public health issues caused by environmental pollution in waters
  • Experience with GIS systems
  • Master’s degree in engineering, environmental health, public health, or related field or equivalent 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental Management, Public Health or related field or equivalent.  

 

LANGUAGE REQUIRED: Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

MINIMUM EDUCATION: 
Bachelor’s degree (required). Master’s Degree preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/CV by email no later than May 29, 2020 to: reclutamiento@estuario.org. The email must be directed to Brenda Torres, Executive Director, and must specify in the subject the title of the position, «Associate Project Manager». 

THE SAN JUAN BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), created under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), and managed nationally by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Its mission is to improve the water quality of the San Juan Bay Estuary. Per Section 320 of the CWA, each of the 28 entities affiliated to the NEP must submit to EPA Administrator a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to guide the restoration efforts of the most important coastal ecosystems for the economy of the Nation. The main responsibility of each organization under the NEP is to coordinate and measure the implementation of the plan in partnership with the community, state, local, and federal governments and the Academia.

The Corporation for the Conservation of the SJBE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics.