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American Water Works Co Inc

Director, Water Quality & Environmental Compliance--location flexible within PA service territory (100726)

Customer Service

Customer Service

Yearly

No

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Pennsylvania American Water serves over 2 million people and has over 1000 employees. We are committed to safety, reliability, exceptional water quality, and providing the best service within our communities. This position reports directly to the Vice President of our operations team and is an integral part of the success in the state!

We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing clean drinking water & wastewater service to our customers, will work across all levels of the organization, can make high-level decisions, and is experienced in Water Quality & Environmental Compliance. American Water employees strive to provide critical and excellent service to our communities and is looking for the next leader in our Water Quality team in Pennsylvania!

This position can be based in one of our service areas across the state and will require travel as needed!

Primary Role

  • This position is ultimately accountable and responsible for the comprehensive direction and administration of matters dealing with the overall management of laboratories, water quality, environmental stewardship and environmental rules and regulations, including those associated with the Safe Drinking Water Act & Clean Water Act. Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have far-reaching impact on environmental activities.
  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key officials and company personnel.
  • Executes departmental business plans and contributes to the development of functional strategies.
  • Provides feedback to Executive Management for applicable policies and regulations.
Key Accountabilities

  • Develops State Water Quality and Environmental monitoring program that ensures company compliance with regulatory and corporate standards and adherence to measurement and reporting schedules.
  • Develops Environmental Management Plans.
  • Continually reviews developing water quality and environmental regulations, provides input to the local, state and federal regulatory process and ensures that programs are in place to enable compliance and customer satisfaction.
  • Tracks permits related to operation of the business. (25%) Oversees and directs work of staff and advises other company employees regarding state operations with potential to impact water quality, public health or environmental compliance.
  • Establishes, reviews, approves State water quality related reports and communications, coordination of Consumer
  • Confidence Reports, and water quality operational procedures.
  • Interfaces with Corporate Environmental Management on reporting and coordination of the environmental function.
  • Provides input to Local, State and System management on water quality, public health and environmental matters.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state functional units on Water Quality and Environmental issues.
  • Directs the laboratories and other water quality and environmental monitoring and control programs.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance with business development opportunities.
  • Investigates new acquisitions and integrates into operations.
  • Serves as an expert witness in legal/ratemaking proceedings.
  • Identifies and develops opportunities to enhance the company’s brand through the development of innovative and sustainable environmental solutions.
  • Identifies and develops reference projects for social responsibly, stewardship and related natural resource programs.
  • Responsible for career development of staff.
  • Develops O&M budget and operates to stay within the budget.
Additional Key Accountabilities

  • Oversees and directs work of staff and advises other company employees regarding state operations with potential to impact water quality, public health or environmental compliance.
  • Establishes, reviews, approves State water quality related reports and communications, coordination of Consumer Confidence Reports, and water quality operational procedures.
  • Interfaces with Corporate Environmental Management on reporting and coordination of the environmental function.
  • Provides input to Local, State and System management on water quality, public health and environmental matters.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state functional units on Water Quality and Environmental issues.
  • Directs the laboratories and other water quality and environmental monitoring and control programs
  • Assist with the development of cross-connection and backflow prevention programs.
  • Provides input to the local, state and federal regulatory process and ensures that programs are in place to enable compliance and customer satisfaction.
  • Tracks permits related to operation of the business.
  • Oversees and directs company programs to address security of sources, facilities and customers against water quality and other environmental threats.
Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of water/wastewater operations and water quality monitoring and quality assurance programs.
  • Knowledge of government regulations related to water quality and employee/community safety.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations impacting water resources and facility operations.
  • Knowledge of industry trade organizations to include participation in related activities aimed at improving water quality. Knowledge of company goals and objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge to lead and motivate subordinate staff.
Experience/Education

  • A minimum of ten (10) years experience in environmental management of water resources and/or treatment or related technology or process development.
  • Experience in the management of people and budgets; development of plans and strategies.
  • Advanced degrees could be considered as a substitution for a portion of experience.
  • Bachelors degree required.
Travel Requirements

  • Travel may be 25% or more.
  • Valid driver's license required.
Work Environment

  • Laboratory Environment
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Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.