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American Water Manager, Water Quality & Environmental Compliance--Water Utility in Lexington, Kentucky

This exciting opportunity will work directly with the Operations teams to ensure Compliance with local, state, and federal regulations for drinking water standards. If you like working on a team where everyone is passionate about what they do, then this might be the role for you!

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance; 401k with company match and so much more!

  • Primary Role*

  • Responsibilities for this position establishes the day-to-day management of personnel and implementation of water quality, laboratory programs, environmental stewardship and environmental rules and regulations to ensure compliance with pertinent state and federal regulations.

  • Responsible for maintaining budgets, committing expenditures, and setting priorities. Maintains liaisons with individuals within andoutside of the organization - key regulatory officials and company personnel. Responsible for acting independently on technical and environmental matters.

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Initiates and controls the overall environmental compliance program in all geographic areas of responsibility. This includes oversight of all required monitoring and reporting of sample results required under the Safe Drinking Water Act and/or Clean Water Act. Ensuring that the environmental program requirements are met in accordance with the Environmental Management Plans. (40%)

  • Coordinates resolution of environmental issues with State regulatory personnel and local operations. Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have far-reaching impact on environmental activities. (20%)

  • Directs supportive workforce to maintain compliance with environmental regulations and laboratory procedures which may include accreditation/certification for specialized parameters. (10%)

  • Reviewing and determining the impact on company activities from existing and proposed regulations at the local, state and federal level. (10%)

  • Executes departmental business plans and contributes to the development of functional strategies. Assisting in preparing capital and O&M budgets for environmental compliance related items. (10%)

  • Assuring that policies, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives related to environmental compliance are adhered to including those involving health and safety, affirmative action, corporate responsibility and labor relations. (10%)

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • Knowledge of science, theory and application of water/wastewater treatment and operations, water quality monitoring and quality assurance programs.

  • Must possess knowledge of current and emerging environmental issues and environmental regulations impacting water resources and facility operations.

  • Knowledge of industry trade organizations to include participation in related activities aimed at improving environmental program awareness and stewardship opportunities.

  • Must understand company goals and objectives, policies, procedures and business plans.

  • Experience/Education*


A minimum of 5 -10 years experience, depending on the level of the position in environmental management, project planning or other public programs. Experience in the management of people, processes, technologies and budgets.


Bachelor's Degree

  • Travel Requirements*

Travel may be 15%.

  • Other*

Must hold a valid State issued Driver’s License.

  • Work Environment*

Field and office environment

  • Competencies*

Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality

  • 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.