Responsible for the management of water and wastewater treatment operations for the region, including directing, planning, managing, staffing, and organizing the safe and efficient operation of all UI subsidiaries in assigned region. Provides leadership and guidance in water and wastewater plant management. Works with Area Managers and Regional Director to ensure continuity of processes, goals and vision of UI.
Oversees plant operations and maintenance, customer contact and capital planning.
Provides support and follow up to Area Managers.
Maintains accurate and timely reports, records and permits associated with facility operations and customer relations, ensuring they meet compliance regulations.
Assists Regional Director in the development and implementation of operational and regional strategies.
Ensures water and wastewater quality consistently meet Federal, state and local laws.
Ensures water and wastewater treatment is carried out in accordance with specified environmental protection regulations.
Provides expertise as required to maintain compliance with local, state, regional and Federal regulatory requirements regarding water/wastewater treatment and distribution.
Offers opportunities to increase efficiency by identifying and implementing operational cost saving ideas.
Serves as the contact for inquiries regarding operational issues; answers routine and ad hoc information requests that are regional or unit-specific in nature.
Responsible for safety and maintaining a safe work environment.
Oversees the training of personnel in the areas of laboratory analysis, operations and maintenance procedures, as well as compliance to Company policies and procedures, in addition to safety policies and procedures. Drives revenue by effectively challenging and motivating employees.
Constant, independent travel daily between worksites on Company time.
Provides leadership and guidance in energy management.
Acts as point of contact with developers, engineers, consultants, regulators and customers.
Assists Regional Director in executing any additional assigned duties.
Meets Company goals and objectives in conformance with budgetary guidelines.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Ability to effectively supervise skilled and unskilled employees, including ability to mentor, evaluate and guide staff to increase skill level, morale and efficiency.
Ability to provide vision and leadership.
Ability to objectively coach employees and managers through complex, difficult and emotional issues.
Ability to define specific problems and offer variable solutions.
Ability to implement recommendations to effective resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.
Ability to specify goals and effectively achieve them.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, regulatory agencies and their personnel.
Ability to keep accurate records and prepare and submit accurate reports.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to provide for safe working conditions for fellow workers.
Must have ability to effectively communicate with other employees and the public.
Ability to understand and implement a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures.
Ability to motivate others in the pursuit of Company goals.
Light to moderate physical activity; requires normal hearing and vision.
PC and/or laptop, copy/fax/scan machine, telephone and other general office equipment. Operates a Company issued motor vehicle.
This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.
Requires a minimum of 7 years progressive experience working in utility management or the utility industry. Requires extensive knowledge and experience in the operations, maintenance and processes of water/wastewater treatment; knowledge of the controls, instrumentation and mechanical equipment in the utility industry; knowledge of standard practices, terminology and safety standards in the utility industry; thorough knowledge of local, state and Federal water/wastewater regulations; knowledge and experience with the materials and chemicals used in these treatment processes. Experience in strategic planning and execution is strongly preferred.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Environmental Science or similar field, or a combination of education and experience.
Preferred: Completion of multiple utility industry related courses, seminars, management and/or supervisory training.
Required: Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
Preferred: Ability to hold the minimum licensing in order to be responsible operator in charge, or ability to attain within 1 year of employment.
Required: MS Word, Excel; ability to learn internal software programs
Preferred: PowerPoint, Outlook and Explorer
Internal Number: OPE-18-00011
About Utilities, Inc.
Mission StatementAt Utilities, Inc., we are committed to providing safe, reliable and cost effective service to our customers, a safe, challenging and enjoyable work environment for our employees, and a fair return for our shareholders; all with the underlying commitment to act with integrity, protect the environment and enhance the communities we serve.Who We ServeUtilities, Inc. is focused on a local impact. We aim to not only serve communities throughout the 17 states in which we do business, we pride ourselves on being an active partner within our communities. Through extraordinary leadership, industry expertise and local priorities, Utilities, Inc. has been able to show we are a reliable, privately owned, provider of your water and wastewater utilities.Our HistoryUtilities, Inc. was founded in 1965. During the early 1970s, the company expanded operations into high growth areas. The company acquired many systems that didn’t comply with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 and the Clean Water Act of 1977, and improved the facilities to meet and exceed legal mandates. Today, Utilities, Inc. is backed by a private equity owner with extensive capital to fuel the ...company’s continued growth. Utilities, Inc. has long believed that strong financial investment backing is the best approach for the company’s solid operational stability and outstanding customer satisfaction. Operational ExpertiseUtilities, Inc. is experienced in managing virtually every type of water and wastewater facility, from the most fundamental to the most advanced equipment and processes. Our state-certified managers and operating field staff ensure the quality of our services and the integrity of our systems. Our LeadershipThe Utilities, Inc. management team is uniquely comprised of people from diverse backgrounds who have years of utility and non-utility experience in major industrial, financial, engineering, and consulting companies, both public and private. This significant insight enables Utilities, Inc. to make informed, streamlined decisions and act quickly when opportunities arise.