Mar 11, 2020
In coordination with Project Manager and Asst. Project Manager the incumbent will be responsible for providing the day to day oversight of department staff, shift operations, repairs and maintenance, as well as providing operational, commercial and personnel leadership to the plant shift operating teams to maintain efficient and cost effective facility operations while maintaining compliance with all Corporate and Regulatory environmental, health and safety rules and requirements.
Responsibilities will include the following:
Decision-making responsibility for O&M related to the Treatment Plant, equipment, processes and systems
Provide oversight of Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) and IPP staff Independently evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of the operation, maintenance and performance of wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems and equipment
Oversees construction management personnel in implementing changes required during facilities upgrades and startup, supervises the work of operational services, treatment plant construction personnel in startup and initial operation of new or upgraded wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems and equipment
Supervise/delegate/oversee plant shift O&M teams and direct reports Manage, evaluate and develop the O&M staff
Manage scheduling and ensure adequate staffing at all times
Provide guidance to shift crews to monitor all facets of plant operations and incoming data
Provide leadership and delegate emergency response actions in response to alarms and abnormal conditions if/when necessary
Technical O&M related to the Treatment Plant, equipment, processes and systems Ensure all equipment and processes are well maintained and functioning properly
Review, approve and supervise implementation of recommended improvements including analyzing and optimizing existing system designs and operating parameters, supervising performance testing and troubleshooting and resolving complex operational, equipment and instrumentation problems.
Participate in the development and compliance of operating policies ensuring compliance to all environmental and safety rules
Complete reports which document plant status, equipment, operating data and operational events
Collect data on unplanned outages and make recommendations to minimize the probability of similar events
Perform Issuer and Verifier functions utilizing the approved Lock Out/Tag Out systems to help ensure that safe systems are in place at all times
Oversee/Perform cleanup and housekeeping tasks for work area, tools, equipment, facilities, and grounds.
Maintain proper operational and maintenance documents and records
Manage contract deliverables, budget, inventory control and purchasing
Assists Project Management with Preparation of regulatory, client/contract and corporate reporting requirements.
Inventory/cost controls, SUEZ financial and budgeting requirements
Setup and maintenance of operations, maintenance, and safety programs
Contract compliance and compliance with SUEZ Business Systems policies and procedures
Developing a culture of focus and engagement at the project to achieve EH&S excellence
All efforts related to project/corporate and regulatory environmental, health and safety policies and procedures
Work closely with client/customer, vendors and contractors ensuring professional, courteous, prompt service and satisfaction
Work with other plant departments, Engineering, and contractors to coordinate projects
Responsible for Department’s Corporate and Regulatory EH&S compliance and ensure that work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following all corporate and regulatory policies, procedures, and emergency response procedures.
Incumbent will be expected to work weekends, holidays, and be on-call on a rotating basis/schedule as needed. Incumbent will also be expected to respond to emergencies, work additional hours to complete required tasks as/and when needed, and carry out other duties as assigned
High School diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology/Laboratory or related fields preferred
Can be substituted for Trade School/Military Service or Technical School
Valid CT Driver’s license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines
Possess a valid CT State Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment License or ability to obtain within 1 year
Work Experience Needed:
Advanced/Upper Level 10+ years’ experience in Wastewater Treatment plant O&M holding mid-level certification
5+ years of experience working in a position of Secondary Lead/Chief Operator holding upper-level certification
10+ years of experience required working in the Wastewater Treatment or related field
Experience with automated purchasing, maintenance systems, project contract administration in the water/wastewater utilities industry is preferred.
Ability to interpret service manuals and drawings and write SOPs
Ability to read and interpret data from:
maps, engineering drawings, blueprints, gauges and graphs
meters, gauges, scales, panels, and computer consoles
In-depth knowledge of:
computerized PLC/SCADA systems, DCS control systems, computerized operating data acquisition and historical trending systems
Must have working knowledge and skills to:
operate specialty tools and equipment specific to departmental needs and requirements
perform standard laboratory sampling, testing and documenting and maintaining all related records and reports
Must have knowledge of:
wastewater treatment plant equipment and processes
wastewater treatment plant regulations, requirements & reporting
Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures and requirements
normal and abnormal process and equipment conditions and capable of taking appropriate, safe actions
Must be able to:
make decisions with no supervision and react to responsibility to unplanned events
lead by example, lead, train and mentor all staff and team support personnel
maintain and repair equipment, have an excellent mechanical aptitude
operate complex controls, processes, and equipment
maintain effective working relations w/management, supervisors and staff
communicate well w/individuals at all skill, knowledge and experience levels
work closely with local contractors and vendors
lead department/team effectively in all situations under any conditions
work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment.
operate equipment and processes manually and through instrument control panels
operate company and client owned vehicles
operate project large/powered maintenance tools and equipment including various hand and power tools
Excellent troubleshooting/problem solving skills, provides input for corrective actions and implements corrective actions as needed
Excellent communication, organizational, scheduling, and prioritizing skills
Proven ability to successfully manage time and prioritize work
Proficient in Windows, MS Office Suite, OPS, EAM & CMMS, and other computer based systems
Must be safety conscious and able to work independently with no supervision.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision and distance vision.
Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Incumbent may be occasionally exposed to some noise, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations. Incumbent may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials
To be considered for the position, please submit your resume to the job posting at SUEZ Careers:
SUEZ North America
Norwalk, CT, USA