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American Water Operations Technician in St Louis, Missouri

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, 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

Responsible for obsolete main program project management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare contract documents and procure outsourced construction services. (5%)

  • Use prioritization model and familiarity with distribution system to determine planned main replacement projects. (5%)

  • Conduct field surveys to facilitate project design. (10%)

  • Communicate and coordinate program impact with state, county and municipal offices within public right of ways. Coordinate water service line transfer costs reimbursements. Proactively communicate with residents along project route and respond to any questions and concerns. (20%)

  • Provide program project management. Develop technical information and concepts into feasible and effective project approaches. Prepare and maintain files, records, drawings, reports, budgets and other data related to obsolete main replacement projects. Administers and coordinates the preparation and completion of work orders in accordance with company policies and practices. (40%)

  • Provide technical project support to company construction personnel and direct the work of contract service providers. (20%)

Knowledge / Skills

  1. Drafting/CAD techniques, design and engineering terminology.

  2. Company standards and procedures.

  3. Property and easement rights.

  4. Analytical mathematics, geometry, physics and some advanced scientific study.

  5. Basic water hydraulic principles.


Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results


Experience / Education


Minimum two (2) years’ experience as an Engineering Technician, civil designer or utility construction personnel.


Associate's Degree or Technical School equivalent with coursework in drafting and engineering, or equivalent experience.

Work Environment

Indoor office environment

Field work, driving, and working outdoors

Travel Requirements



Conduct organized meetings.

Endorse and uphold the most current safety practices.

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