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Director, Water Quality and Environmental Compliance at New Jersey American Water

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Short Hills, New Jersey





Job Description:

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


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.

  • 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.

  • Oversees and directs company programs to address security of sources, facilities and customers against water quality and other environmental threats. Assist with the development of cross-connection and backflow prevention programs.

  • 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. 



Key Accountabilities (cont.)



  • 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/ratemakingproceedings. 

  • 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. 

  • Oversees and directs company programs to address security of sources, facilities and customers against water quality and other environmental threats. Assist with the development of cross-connection and backflow prevention programs.



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


Experience:

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.

Education:   Bachelors degree




Travel Requirements


Travel may be 25% or more.




Work Environment


Laboratory Environment




Competencies


Prioritizes & Role Models Safety

Self-Awareness

Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality


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