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Company name
American Water

Belleville, IL, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Engineering

Posted on
Jul 18,2019

Valid Through
Oct 31,2019

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American Water

Dir Eng (Large 1)




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

Primary Role

American Water





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Accountable for providing professional engineering, planning, direction and coordination of capital investment projects. Directs the design, construction and maintenance of water and wastewater utility plant and ensures the integrity of sources of supply, production, treatment and distribution and collection system facilities for assigned states.

Key Accountabilities

Provides strategic planning for facility development required to sustain and improve Company operations, including long term capital investment/large maintenance plans and annual engineering functional business plans. (20%)

Ensures a rigorous and robust process for asset planning and capital program management, in order to drive investment appraisal decisions, balancing financial and operational risks. (20%)

Directs Engineering Design and Construction activities in conformance with sound technical and engineering management principles. (20%)

Develops and participates in projects which reduce costs and improve the level of service provided, and proactively explores, evaluates and implements the integration of new technology and/or methods in order to enhance utility operations. (20%)

Proactively explores, evaluates, initiates and develops expansion of Company operations through acquisitions and management contracts. (10%)

Directs successful management of developer funded projects. (10%)


A thorough understanding of water and wastewater operations, planning, design, construction and project management.

Working knowledge of regulatory requirements.

Strong leadership ability and strong interpersonal skills, as well as, excellent verbal and written communication skills and keen listening abilities.

Detail oriented to conduct thorough analysis and evaluations, render and implement timely decisions and recommendations.


Minimum 15 years experience in the utility engineering and operationfield.

Minimum 5 years direct supervision of professional engineering staff.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Advanced management or technical degree preferred.

Professional Engineering (PE) license required.

/Military Training/Skills/Experience in lieu of stated requirements may be considered. /*

Travel Requirements

20% Travel to support business requirements as necessary.


Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants*

based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Company info

American Water
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Company Profile
In a world where everything we touch frequently changes, water is our constant. We’ve never stopped needing it to drink, to cook, to clean, to live. We’ll always need it for sanitation, for fire protection, for watering our lawns and washing our cars. It’s easy to take water for granted. And because so many do, we don't.

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