Manager Engineering - Asset & Capital Planning

American Water Works   •  

Belleville, IL

Industry: Energy & Utilities


11 - 15 years

Posted 179 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Primary Role

The Engineering Manager is responsible for supervising a functional Engineering staff and managing and coordinating several Engineering, Planning, Design, and Construction projects and activities related to Water Resource Systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manages several assigned Engineering Projects and programs of varying scope including coordination of Consultants and Contractors and the direct supervision of Company Engineering professional and support personnel during planning, design, and/or construction activities. Schedules and monitors performance, adherence to standards and adherence to the Company's business plan as it relates to the responsible projects and programs.
  • Plans and monitors budgets and schedules for Engineering Projects and programs, and overseas the maintenance of technical and engineering records including work in progress.
  • Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring conformance with comprehensive and strategic investment plans.
  • Supervises a functional Engineering staff within the limits of assigned Engineering projects and programs. Guides and serves as technical advisor to lower-level Engineers and other personnel requiring technical direction.
  • Recommends selection of Engineering and/or construction firms for consideration to perform projects.
  • Ensures Engineering compliance with established Company and regulatory criteria, specifications and standards.
  • Interacts with governmental agencies and manages and supervises programs to obtain permits, certifications and approvals for assigned projects and programs. Develops a sound organization staffed with able and motivated employees and provides for or trains suitable replacement. Manages and supervises other technical/operations, related projects, i.e., unaccounted for water, equipment maintenance, etc. Ensures that policies, procedures, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives are adhered to and/or achieved.
  • Coordinate and prepare strategic water and wastewater system studies including Master Plans and specialty studies.
  • Assess system capacity, asset condition, facility performance, resiliency level and operational efficiency, and recommend associated improvements.
  • Provide input to strategic capital investment plans and asset management plans.
  • Serve as a senior technical resource for water treatment and water resource assessments, safe yield analysis, hydraulic and pumping evaluations, risk assessments and other pertinent subjects as needed to support operational and business needs.
  • Communicate effectively by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Broad knowledge of Engineering theory related to planning, design and operations concepts for water resource management facilities, Engineering and utility economics and knowledge of contract administration and construction technology related to water facilities.
  • Good working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality and water treatment and other related water resource management disciplines.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of Company operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of employee relations, applicable safety and environmental regulations, federal and state water quality and design regulations and technical standards.
  • Leadership ability and interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication and keen listening abilities.
  • Demonstrated competency in water/wastewater system evaluations or equivalent water/wastewater system design experience.


Building Effective Teams


Hiring and Staffing

Managerial Courage

Motivating Others

Peer Relationships

Experience / Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • Advanced Degree desired.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years' experience in water resources planning and/or conceptual design.
  • GIS and hydraulic modeling experiencepreferred.