American Water Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety (VAFB) in Vandenberg AFB, California

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 www.amwater.com.

  • Primary Role:* Responsible for managing, auditing and ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local environmental regulations and requirements, environmental stewardship and operational and maintenance processes across the MSG/CSG’s portfolio of operating locations. Responsibility for developing, managing and implementing quality and compliance programs for all environmental, laboratory and facility operations. This position provides technical guidance to Senior Management and the Senior Water Quality and Environmental Manager. This position helps support the MSG/CSG team of Environmental, Health and Safety Specialists and local management for all matters concerning environmental regulations. This position supports the locations by providing teaching, coaching and direction to ensure compliant operations and employee development.

  • Key Accountabilities:*

  • Develop and continually improve the company’s overall environmental compliance programs and systems. Develop, document, provide training and oversee the implementation of the Company’s Environmental Policies. Manage, audit and document each facility’s compliance with the EMP and Load Program, utilization of and execution of the CATF and CMMS, as well as all site Environmental Plans through a team of Environmental Specialists.

  • Develop, document, provide training and oversee the implementation of the Plans, Programs and SOPs for facility Operations, Laboratory, Regulatory Reporting and Environmental Compliance. Ensure each facility maintains permit compliance records, operations reports, and water quality sampling records and prepares various reports utilizing the computerized maintenance management and computerized process control/water quality systems.

  • Design and conduct facility environmental compliance audits, in coordination with the Technical Shared Services staff and local staff. Assist each facility in resolving all deficiencies identified during the audit process.

  • Lead company-wide programs aimed at optimizing water and wastewater system compliance and operations, such as the Partnership for Safe Drinking Water.

  • Assist with operational trouble-shooting and issue resolution of water and wastewater system process and performance issues.

  • Participate in event management responses to support local facility staff in effectively responding to environmental compliance and operational incidents in real-time.

  • Responsible for interfacing with local Environmental Compliance Specialists. Provide training, coaching, guidance and direction, and provide feedback to assist in improving performance and development of staff.

  • Participate in the American Water environmental compliance and water quality community, including periodic meetings and workshops. Contribute to the development of AW environmental compliance policies, procedures and practices. Monitor future environmental compliance regulations and changes, and ensure the company is prepared to comply.

  • Knowledge/Skills:*

  • Ability to develop environmental compliance programs and systems, and explain and teach such systems to others. Ability to develop and describe a long-term vision for the company’s environmental compliance activities.

  • Ability to influence others, and build relationships with employees across diverse geographic locations.

  • Proactively and effectively drive change at each facility to address emerging environmental issues and promote continuous improvement.

  • Encourage the effective use of technology to improve facility operations and maintenance.

  • Institutionalizes the concepts of continuous quality improvement activities, performance measures and benchmarking.

  • Can clearly articulate complex issues both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical people.

  • Ability to plan and present environmental compliance and O&M training to employees.

  • Ability to interact with colleagues, direct reports, governmental agencies, consultants, contractors, and the general public.

  • Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs, and computerized maintenance management systems and computerized process control software.

  • Extensive knowledge related to management and compliance of water and wastewater systems and processes.

  • Broad working knowledge of Federal Clean Water Act, NPDES requirements, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, FAR requirements and other federal, state and local regulations that affect AWE-MSG project operations.

  • Broad working knowledge of all state specific environmental regulations and requirements for states in which the company operates.

  • Knowledge of company procedures, policies, and operations.

  • Knowledge of quality control systems and compliance standards.

  • Education/Experience:*

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in sanitary, chemical, civil, electrical environmental or mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology or environmental science, business administration, or other related field. Additional qualifying experience or training may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in water/wastewater industry.

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in water and wastewater industry compliance for environmental, health and safety programs.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the oversight and administration of quality compliance and control programs in the water/wastewater industry.

  • At least 4 years supervisory experience.

  • Industry related EH&S certifications, water and/or wastewater license an advantage.

  • Licenses & Certifications:*

  • Industry related EH&S certifications, water and/or wastewater license an advantage.

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

  • Travel:* Occasional to frequent travel to company operating locations to perform training, auditing, and operational trouble-shooting, based on business needs

  • Work Environment:* 40% office, 60% field.

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  • 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.