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Manager, Pumping, Wells and Storage

Shelton, CT, US, 06484

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

 

BROAD FUNCTION:  Responsible for the supervision of all operational, maintenance and improvement activities in the East/West pump stations, storage tanks, ground water treatment facilities, and pressure regulators.  This position is responsible for the continuous review of treatment and pumping operations in terms of efficient and cost effective operation and maintenance required to achieve and distribute superior treated water quality.  Required to be on call 24/7. Represents the Company in the community, professional organizations and regulators. This position is accountable to the Vice President of Connecticut Operations.  


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:

•    Programs and directs the efficient and reliable operation, maintenance, protection, security and appearance of all facilities under their supervision including pumping, treatment, booster, storage facilities, properties, pipelines, valves, hydrants, services and other appurtenances.

•    Exercises direct supervision over eight departmental employees with a primary responsibility for the growth and development of these employees as well as ensuring a positive work environment that fosters a sense of teamwork and dedication.  Assesses employee performance and counsels accordingly to ensure optimum performance and to effect resolution of issues and concerns. Performs semi-annual performance reviews for each staff member.

•    Directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of various automated ground water treatment facilities, distribution pumping, storage systems and pressure zones throughout the Fairfield County area.

•    Primary responsibility for ensuring that facilities are in compliance with all applicable federal and state drinking water and other environmental regulations.  Responsible for ensuring that all company operation goals and water quality goals are met.

•    Responsible for all treatment related issues under their supervision.  Interfaces with the Process Engineer as appropriate on treatment issues.  Makes recommendations regarding operational modifications that improve water quality, increase operating flexibility, and reduce costs.

•    Must have an in depth knowledge of automated control systems and their application to water supply system operation.  Must have working knowledge of modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems based on a programmable logic controller (PLC) platform.

•    Makes recommendations to the Vice President of Connecticut Operations and Engineering Department concerning required capital improvements.  Responsible for the successful implementation of capital projects under his/her control as part of the department’s recurring capital budget.  Acts as Project Manager for the more significant recurring capital projects.

•    Interfaces with outside agencies to obtain information affecting treatment operations, process optimization and implementation.  These contacts include various regulatory agencies, research organizations, universities and water utilities.

•    Maintains current knowledge of state-of-the-art water industry practices through attendance of seminars, workshops and courses. Continuously reviews current operations for applicability.

•    Responsible for maintaining appropriate communication with Utility Operations and Water Quality for the purposes of coordinating system operations, addressing non-revenue water and implementing water quality improvements.

•    Stays abreast of and adheres to all current safety practices in accordance with company policies and industry guidelines and regulations.  Expects the same of subordinates.

KNOW HOW (Education, Experience, Certification required, etc.)

An Associates degree in Engineering or Science and/or a minimum of eight years of experience in water production and treatment are required.  A Bachelors degree in Engineering or Science is highly desirable.  State of Connecticut Class 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator and CT Class 3 Water Distribution System Operator will ultimately required and highly desirable.

PROBLEM SOLVING (Situations are identical; similar; differing; variable; non-recurring)

Situations and circumstances, both operational and administrative can be variable and complex. Mature, independent judgement is required.

ACCOUNTABILITY (Assist others, share responsibility, fully responsible, direct others. [Also, if applicable, state dollar volume of assets controlled, and number of people supervised, directly and indirectly])

•    Reports to the Vice President of Connecticut Operations.  Assets controlled are in excess of $20,000,000 and annual operating expense in excess of $1,000,000.

•    Fully responsible for controlling expenditures within established budgets.

•    Directly supervises a work group of eight employees.


Job is classified as an exempt position with an annual salary range of $94,640 to $141,960.  An appropriate pay level will be determined for the successful applicant by using the midpoint $118,300 as the target for a seasoned employee in the position.

Aquarion requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Aquarion’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Aquarion does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Aquarion Water Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

 

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Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, a subsidiary of Eversource, is the public water supply company for approximately 220,000 customer accounts or more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

We are the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and are among the seven largest in the U.S. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.

 


Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury