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Senior Technical Director (water utility)

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Paramus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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 more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -.Job DescriptionBENEFITSVeolia'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 Senior Technical Director will provide strategic leadership for the technical support group within the Northeast region. The role oversees the implementation and support of the region's asset management, water quality, engineering, GIS and other technical support. As a member of the region's Senior Leadership Team, the position collaborates frequently with other parts of the business to share strategy, best practices, and resources.Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team while cultivating individual talents and representing that team on an executive committee.
  • Proven record of setting and executing a strategic vision for a technical team.
  • Apply knowledge of Facilities / Capital Equipment Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Process / Operations Management to provide internal and external customer solutions.
  • Possess the ingenuity and initiative required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to an on-schedule completion and within budget.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of water and wastewater regulations as issued by the Federal and State regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications, instructional presentations, and reports.
  • Collaborate with Business Development to oversee the due diligence process and develop technical strategies for pursuing proposals and re-competes.QualificationsEducation/Experience/Background:
    • 15+ year's progressive experience within operations and maintenance or engineering industries.
    • It is highly desirable to have municipal water and/or wastewater treatment experience with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, water reuse and wastewater collection.
    • It is highly desirable to have hands-on field experience.
    • Familiarity with asset management, operation, regulatory reporting and cost estimating software.
    • Knowledge of specific modeling - hydraulic and process modeling programs is desirable.
    • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
    • BS in engineering, with a MS or MBA preferred.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Must be an effective and proven leader able to form and motivate effective work teams, and able to win trust of senior client management.
      • Interpersonal skills (e.g. tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation, ability to motivate others).
      • Performance and continuous improvement mindset with proven track record of setting and achieving ambitious targets.
      • Experience in - contract negotiation and management, - financial budgeting, management and reporting at a project level.
      • Effective problem-solving leader; ability to identify or develop structures or frameworks to solve complex business problems or technical challenges.
      • Commercial mindset and business acumen; ability to translate ideas into business cases.
      • Strong time and project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage teams against ambitious deliverables and timelines.
      • Adept at developing project execution plans after thorough discussion with clients.
      • Self-motivated to high performance and ability to work autonomously.
      • Ability to actively participate in public forums to represent Veolia and enhance community education.
      • Develop and promote training opportunities to educate regional employees on best practices around operations, maintenance, asset management and water quality topics.Required Certification/Licenses/Training:
        • Valid Driver's license and safe driving record.
        • Engineering and/or Operator Certification or other equivalent confirmation of specialty skills is highly desirable.Physical Requirements:
          • Mobility and ability to travel in excess of 50% required.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, Paterson , Senior Technical Director (water utility), Executive , Paramus, New Jersey

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