We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, recovers 16 million tons of waste each year and produces 7 terawatt hours of local and renewable energy. With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of $16.5 billion in 2016.
Responsible for the management of the Holyoke, MA wastewater project including full understanding of Service Agreements, and the safe and efficient delivery of all contract deliverables and obligations regarding the wastewater treatment and the collection system. Areas of responsibility include 1) Environmental Health and Safety; 2) Strategic management of the operation, maintenance and repair of treatment plant and collections system equipment in accordance with the Service Agreements; 3) Workforce development and management of departmental managers, supervisors and union workforce; 4) Relationship with the clients, client staff, and other stakeholders; 5) Community outreach and Community Involvement to promote the company brand and; 6) Preparation of annual operating budgets, forecasting and monthly financial reporting. The Project Manager will also ensure compliance to all regulating agencies including environmental, reporting, and water quality.
Excellent working knowledge in wastewater treatment methods, collection system operations and maintenance, utility accounting and financial statements, customer service and engineering principles as related to wastewater treatment and collection system facilities.
Excellent leadership and managerial abilities and a strong aptitude for planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates.
Ability to develop, organize, and manage records and reports pertinent to the activities supervised.
Considerable knowledge of effective supervisory methods and practices including team-building and conflict management.
Good understanding of business financial methods and practices, ability to develop budgets, analyze financial reports and implement budgetary controls.
Familiarity with Labor negotiations and basic ability to negotiate.
Contract management and Client relations
Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Computer proficiency. Experience with Microsoft Office suite of applications is required.
Thorough knowledge of health and safety standards and precautions pertaining to utilities operations and maintenance procedures.
Ability to organize, implement, and effectively manage health and safety and training programs for employees engaged in utilities operation and maintenance work.
Demonstrated proficiency in the ability to effectively manage small to medium size construction and capital replacement projects.
Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with other employees, subordinates, the client and other public groups.
Associates’ degree in Science, Engineering, Management or related field.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field is preferred.
A combination of education and work experience in the right environment may be considered.
Possession of an active MA Grade 7 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification or ability to obtain such certification within 6 months.
Valid MA Drivers License
Fifteen (15) years of related work experience preferably in a wastewater, water or public works environment.
A minimum of eight (8) years must be of mid to high-level utility management experience supervising, training and directing a workforce of various disciplines.
Considerable knowledge of the practices and equipment associated with the construction, maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment plants, flood control facilities and pumping stations.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States