Technical Program Manager, Water Risk and Resilience Lead


Chicago, IL, USA 🇺🇸

Seattle, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Chicago, IL, USA; Seattle, WA, USA.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of engineering or program management experience with water resource management, hydrology and/or water systems planning and development.
  • Experience managing relationships with NGOs, research institutions and utilities.
  • Experience planning/developing watershed health projects in coordination with supply chain risk-management programs.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Experience developing and managing quantitative hydro-logical and watershed health studies and programs.
  • Experience managing techno-economic analysis/financial modeling for water and wastewater capacity projects and watershed health projects.
  • Experience leading the planning, agreements and development of water, wastewater capacity, and infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in a cross-functional role at the interface of engineering and commercial teams.
  • Ability to independently develop data-driven technical insights and translate into executable commercial solutions for the business at-large.

About the job

Google’s projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Technical Program Manager, you will lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects, leading our efforts in data-driven, risk- managed utility supply due diligence, planning, and procurement to ensure lean, sustainable and predictable scalability of Google’s data centers. You will plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle, leveraging relationships both inside and outside of the organization and managing project schedules, identifying risks, clearly communicating goals and discussing compromise with project stakeholders.

Additionally, you will lead the technology review, business case assessment and deployment strategy, in coordination with our internal commercial, engineering and operations teams. You will be responsible for building and maintaining our expertise via a robust network of internal and external stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones, and hemispheres. It will be your job to keep all the key stakeholders coordinated on the project’s progress and deadlines.


  • Serve as water domain subject-matter expert (SME) throughout site acquisition process, develop domain due-diligence technical standards and perform quality control reviews, and support/lead engagement with utility providers, advocacy groups, and regulatory agencies.
  • Manage programmatic assessment, reporting and tracking of water supply chain metrics on a global scale to ensure a responsible and resilient water supply chain during new site selection and facility operations, and manage programmatic mitigation of water supply chain risks throughout campus operations lifecycle.
  • Support the improvement of global watershed health through management of origination and implementation of high-impact stewardship investment. 
  • Develop and manage water supply chain and water technology innovation and research initiatives both internally and externally, and drive insights and solution concepts across product areas and external partners to advance responsible resource use on a global scale.





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