• American Water Works Company
  • Saint Joseph, MO
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 3718 Woodlawn Terrace

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Primary Role

Responsible for managing the development, management, and operation of the facilities and personnel of the Company engaged in the functional area of Production for water and/or wastewater operations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare and control regional construction, operations, and maintenance within established budget limitations. (10%)
  • Direct the implementation of standards, targets, policies, and plans to ensure the continuing and increasing operational efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. (10%)
  • Ensure that operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) is maintained. (10%)
  • Develop and direct cost-effective solutions to meet customers expectations and technical requirements and to encourage best practice and innovation throughout all operational areas. (10%)
  • Implement effective reporting processes. Provide analysis and support to Production Manager with information required for various reports, budgets, and business plans. (10%)
  • Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas. (10%)
  • Support Directors and local operational managers in ensuring effective people management policies and practices are developed and implemented (e.g., time and attendance, workforce management, etc.) and ensure resources are developed and deployed appropriately.
  • Continue to reinforce the importance of developing a diverse workforce.
  • Support the Business Development function in the operational analysis pricing in both the regulated and non-regulated markets.
  • Key Accountabilities (cont.)

  • Work collaboratively with other functional leads to mitigate business risks.
  • Implement effective communications at all levels of our operations.
  • Provide effective leadership that will enhance our abilities to be flexible to changing business environments.
  • Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business. (40%)
  • Knowledge / Skills

    Knowledge of the regulated water/wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business.

    Knowledge of company policies and procedures.


    Building Effective Teams


    Hiring and Staffing

    Managerial Courage

    Motivating Others

    Peer Relationships

    Experience / Education


    7-10 years managing operational areas and operating units, and managing and meeting performance targets.


    Bachelors Degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline or equivalent experience.

    Advanced degree preferred.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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