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Manager Water Treatment & Supply

Company: Veolia North America
Location: West Nyack
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North AmericaA subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -www.veolianorthamerica.com.Job DescriptionPay Rate: $100000 to $120000 Per Year.BENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. - Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. -Position Purpose: -The Manager Treatment & Supply ensures there is enough water supply and production to meet the daily water demands. Manages the workforce, consultants, and contractors to ensure successful SCADA system operations, pumping operations, and production facilities operations in compliance with applicable company policies/procedures, regulations, and laws. The responsibilities of this position include the operations of UWNY, South County Sewer, and satellite systems in Putnam, Orange, and Westchester Counties (i.e. Forest Park group of water companies). UWNY services approximately 272,000 people throughout Rockland County and small portions of Orange, Putnam and Westchester Counties, and the system includes over 1,000 miles of mains and 6,000 hydrants. South County Sewer includes five small wastewater collection and treatment systems in Orange County, NY. Forest Park and other satellite systems includes sixteen discontinuous water systems that serves an additional 1200 customers. This position requires professionalism and independent judgment, and the ability to manage staff in a union environment. The successful candidate will develop and implement a vision and strategy for the production departments in alignment with the corporate and NY Division vision and strategy.Primary Duties/Responsibilities:Business Performance:

  • Manage company assets and utilize resources efficiently.
  • In coordination with the Planning Department, develop and implement a maintenance strategy and policy for improvements in asset care and condition.
  • Coordinate with Engineering to ensure proper implementation of capital projects.
  • Optimize whole life cost of ownership through timely asset intervention and investment, balancing operating and maintenance expenses with capital investment.
  • Manage UWNY production departments, UWSCS, and Satellite Systems (Forest Park) operating budgets.
  • Manages systems to ensure effective operations during peak demands, low storage levels, or during times of interrupted service.
  • Support Non-Revenue Water Manager and T&D Department in efforts associated with the reduction of Non-Revenue Water (NRW).
  • Facilitate communication, proactively share resources, and assist in implementing best practices across UWNY and NY Division teams.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve performance through the use of KPIs.
  • Serve as a change agent within the production area, promoting the need for and benefits of change as it relates to both operating procedures and systems.
  • Establish and manage departmental goals and objectives in alignment with the corporate and NY Division strategy, mission, vision, and values.Personnel:
    • Lead personnel of four UWNY departments: SCADA, Maintenance (Pumping), and Production.
    • Lead personnel of UWSCS.
    • Lead personnel operating Forest Park facilities.
    • Directing workforce to accomplish daily operations, maintenance, and construction activities such as installing, maintaining, repairing and improvements of PLC's, instruments, communications, and control systems.
    • Develop, continuously improve, and ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for the production departments.
    • Evaluate performance of personnel, as required.
    • Provide personnel training, ensure knowledge transfer, and develop staff succession plans.
    • Assist in conducting department safety training programs and assure that subordinates adhere to safety policies and regulations.Customer Service:
      • Ensure compliance with regulatory required customer service level standards.
      • Implement emergency response for repairs on 24-hour basis.
      • Participate in company community outreach / education programs.Compliance:
        • Ensure departmental compliance with environmental, safety and other regulatory policies.
        • Serves as the regulatory liaison for SWNY in Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Westchester Counties.QualificationsEducation/Experience/Background:
          • Minimum 7-10 years.
          • High School Diploma/GED.
          • Bachelor's degree in a natural science, engineering or other related field isdesired or equivalent work experience.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
            • Proven interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
            • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Must be able to speak to give direction and converse with other officials.
            • Knowledgeable with MS Office Suite / Google.
            • Understanding of instrumentation, automation design, maintenance management systems, hydraulics, distribution systems, and Graphic Information Systems (GIS).
            • Must be able to deal effectively with all levels of staff, management, organized labor groups, local and state agencies, local officials, and customers.
            • Knowledge of water utility operations, maintenance and construction practices.
            • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and related safety practices .
            • Ability to negotiate with contractors/vendors.
            • Ability to work on emergency stand-by (Emergency Supervisor & Regional Manager).
            • Ability to read and understand engineering plans and specifications.
            • Must be able to read complex reports and engineering drawings; write detailed reports and prepare presentations; analyze complex operational and engineering challenges and resolve same; learn new technological advances in water / wastewater.Required Certification/Licenses/Training:
              • NYS Water System Operator IA-IB-C-D or ability to obtain within one year.
              • NYS Wastewater Operator Grade 2A preferred.
              • NYS 5A Commercial Pesticide Applicator or ability to obtain within one year.Physical Requirements:
                • Physical: Walking on uneven terrain; climbing hills and stairs; moderate lifting up to 25 pounds; sit for long periods at a time.
                • Sensory: Must be able to see clearly and hear warning devices and alarms. Must be able to smell for dangerous conditions such as sewer gases and chlorine.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Tenafly , Manager Water Treatment & Supply, Executive , West Nyack, New Jersey

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