Operations Manager

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Operations Manager

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Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a manager in charge of day to day operations activities for the state of New Jersey (currently 58,400 customers). This includes, but is not limited to, management of operations for water and wastewater systems, oversight of regulatory compliance department and initiatives for all water and wastewater systems, and management of engineering personnel and initiatives including the capital budget.

Responsibilities will include:

Responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are carried out.
Integration of new system operations upon acquisition.
Develop the State O&M (operations and maintenance) expense budget; implement and adhere to the approved budget.
Develops and oversees the State capital budget, implement and adhere to the approved budget.
Maintain open and effective lines of communication with external community groups, developers and governmental agencies.
Overall responsibility for all State purchasing and control in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
Overall responsibility for engineering, construction management, inspection and control for the State.
Facilitate/support business development due diligence activities related to operations and future capital needs for target acquisitions as needed. Assist Director of Business Development with preparation of pro formas.
Provide management assistance on corporate strategy as needed.
Provide input to the preparation of developer and main extension agreements, and provide local administration for said agreements.
Review and make recommendations provide input to the design of new State facilities or changes to existing facilities.
Manage and provide guidance related to water distribution, water treatment, sewer collection, and sewer treatment operations for well based and surface water as well as local wastewater systems.
Acts as state management and administrative lead in the absence of the State President.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

A bachelor’s degree in engineering, plus 7 years of experience in the management of personnel and general operations of a water and/or wastewater utility is required. Registered Professional Engineer preferred; possession of valid NJ DEP T, W, S & C operator licenses is highly desired.
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively are required. The ability to organize work and develop creative and feasible solutions is imperative. Must be able to interact effectively with public officials, Company staff and management. Must be goal and multi task oriented and have the ability to motivate oneself and staff to accomplish the agreed upon goals.
Must be computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office applications, as well as other software applications used in the normal course of business.
Candidate must reside in the state of New Jersey

Aqua America
Laurie Polter

762 W. Lancaster Ave

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