American Water Supervisor New Business in Champaign, Illinois

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Supervise, coordinate and administer the new water and wastewater system construction programs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Interface with developers, developer engineers/contractors, company engineers and operations associates and state/local regulatory bodies to ensure efficient installation of new water and wastewater projects. (10%)

  • Coordinate with Division Manager and the state Director of New Business Development regarding system growth opportunities. (10%)

  • Administer the developer-install and Company-install water and wastewater construction program for new developments. (10%)

  • Review and approve new development plans to ensure the proposed system meets company and regulatory standards. (10%)

  • Research and develop growth opportunities for the company and coordination of those opportunities. (10%)

  • Review and approve new development plans to ensure the proposed system meets company and regulatory standards. (10%)

  • Review and approve new development plans to ensure the proposed system meets company and regulatory standards.

  • Ensure inspection during construction and that as-built information is recorded and tracked properly.

  • Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas.

  • Supports manger to ensure effective people management policies and practices are developed and implemented (e.g., time and attendance, workforce management, etc.) and ensure resources are developed and deployed appropriately.

  • Continue to reinforce the importance of developing a diverse workforce.

  • Work collaboratively with other functional leads to mitigate business risks.

  • Implement effective communications at all levels of our operations.

  • Provide effective leadership that will enhance our abilities to be flexible to changing business environments.

  • Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business. (40%)

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of Engineering principles related to water and wastewater system design and construction.

  • Knowledge of underground construction.

  • Knowledge of the regulated water/wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business.

  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures and management theories, practices, and trends.

  • Basic budgeting and utility accounting.


Dealing Effectively with Direct Reports


Directing Others

Managing / Measuring Work


Sharing Information

Experience / Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Construction or Environmental Engineering preferred.

  • Associates Degree could be considered.

  • At least four (4) years professional experience in the water/wastewater field with at least two (2) years concentration in utility or land development work preferred.

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