American Water Senior Manager Operations in Woodridge, 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 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. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.
Direct the development, management, and operation of the facilities and personnel of the state or state district engaged in the functional area of water and/or wastewater operations.
Develop operations strategies and direct and manage the field operations and production for water and wastewater operations within the state/state district. Implement best operating practices to promote continuous improvement, innovation and excellent customer service. Ensure that operational integrity is maintained, including regulatory compliance in all facilities. Provide strategic and operational input to annual business plans, control budgets for responsible areas, and ensure that operational and financial targets are met or exceeded. (50%) Lead, motivate and develop staff in assigned operations areas. Build shared commitment to improving business performance, and develop both individual and team capabilities. Drive performance by linking business units' objectives to company goals and values. Communicate a shared vision, energize and empower staff, and champion diversity. (15%) Work with the state president and engineering staff to develop the strategy and priorities for capital investment programs, and drive the effective implementation of such programs. (15%) Support the business development function within the state. Assist in due diligence and operational analysis, and ensure effective integration and performance of acquisitions and contract operations. (10%) Establish relationships with and serve as operational contact for political and civic leaders and other key external stakeholders. Support and assist the state president in maintaining and enhancing such relationships state-wide. (10%)
Demonstrated competency in asset planning, water and wastewater system comprehensive master planning, distribution system hydraulic modeling or equivalent water / wastewater system design experience. Broad knowledge of Engineering (planning, design, and construction) related to water or wastewater facilities. Working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, treatment, and Engineering economics. Applicable knowledge of water resources industry, business, and environmental regulatory field.
Minimum 5-10 years of relevant experience.
Bachelors or equivalent experience.
Indoor and outdoor environment.
Prioritizes & Role Models Safety
Plans, Aligns, & Directs
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