California American Water Company

Sr Supervisor Operations (Water Treatment)

Onsite - Pacific Grove, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 6/30/24

Job Title: Sr Supervisor Operations (Water Treatment)

Water Treatment Champion: Lead Our Coastal Division to Success!

Do you thrive on building high-performing teams and ensuring operational excellence? Are you passionate about safety, best practices, and exceeding customer expectations?

We’re seeking a dynamic Operations Supervisor to lead our Water Treatment Department in Monterey. You’ll leverage your strong interpersonal and leadership skills to motivate and develop your team, championing a shared vision for continuous improvement and regulatory compliance.

Here’s what makes this role stand out:

  • Guide your team to deliver exceptional water treatment services.
  • Foster a culture of safety, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Drive strategic decision-making and exceed operational targets.
  • Ensure adherence to regulations and best practices.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A passion for water treatment and a commitment to safety.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • The ability to build and empower a diverse team.
  • A technical background and knowledge of water treatment regulations (CA Water Treatment Operator Grade 3 required).

Ready to make a splash at a company with competitive compensation and great benefits? 

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued. 

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role!  Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Role

This position will work on-site at the Pacific Grove, CA office.

Position Range: $79,200.00 to $150,000.00

The base salary range represents a good faith salary range for this position. This position is eligible for annual incentive pay and has the opportunity for continued salary growth. If you are hired at American Water your base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as market, geography, skills, education and/or experience. At American Water, we are committed to pay equity. 

In addition to compensation, you will be offered a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k),Defined Contribution Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, plus disability, paid time off, life insurance, voluntary benefits, health and wellness programs and much more! 

American Water is also proud to offer employees learning opportunities and work experiences to grow professionally! 

Role: Supervise the operation of assigned Company facilities and personnel engaged in the functional areas of water treatment. 

  • Develop operations strategies and direct and manage the operations and maintenance for Water Treatment within the Coastal Division (Monterey).
  • Implement best operating practices to promote regulatory compliance, continuous improvement, innovation and excellent customer service. 
  • Ensure that operational integrity is maintained, including regulatory compliance in all facilities. Provide strategic and operational input to control budgets for responsible areas, and ensure that operational and financial targets are met or exceeded.
  • Lead, motivate and develop staff in assigned operations areas. Build shared commitment to improving performance, and develop both individual and team capabilities. Drive performance by linking departmental objectives to company goals and values. Communicate a shared vision, energize and empower staff, and champion diversity.
  • Work with the operations and engineering staff to develop the strategy and priorities for capital investment projects and drive the effective implementation of such projects. 
  • Offer support to other Coastal Division departments involved in production, environmental compliance and water quality, and distribution operations.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (e.g., fluency, report writing, developing materials and presentations). 
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., persuasion, negotiation, listening, cooperation, tact, diplomacy, problem solving, internal consulting, etc.) 
  • Excellent leadership skills and presence and strong team building, collaboration and talent evaluation skills. Excellent quantitative skills (e.g., analytical, technical, problem solving). 
  • Ability to manage a geographically diverse and dispersed organization. 
  • High level of computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of the regulated water and wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water business. 
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures and management theories, practices, and trends. 

 Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline or equivalent experience.

Certifications

  • California Water Treatment Operator Grade 3 is required.

Recruiter Information:

Kristy Fournie