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Program Manager Source Water Protection

Company: American Water
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 105794

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.

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Primary Role

Responsible for administration of the company's source water protection program. Functional coordination between the Engineering and Water Quality and Environmental Management Departments with regard to chemical toxicity, hazard assessment, pollution prevention and remediation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical assistance to the business on Water Quality and Environmental issues as related to Source Water Protection.
  • Assess the probability, or likelihood, that particular chemicals, processes or situations present a significant risk to human health and/or the environment.
  • Evaluate significance of hazards and determine proper disposal and management methods. Design, plan or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental health hazards utilizing various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation or pollution control technology.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers and other specialists, and experts in law and business regarding any environmental concerns.
  • Provide technical-level support for environmental remediation and litigation projects and monitor progress of environmental improvement programs.
  • Review publications and literature available, material safety data sheets (MSDS), spill contingency plans and other documents publicly available pertaining to operational effectiveness and environmental compliance.
  • Maintain effective relationships with agencies and community organizations.
  • Obtain, update and maintain plans, permits and standard operating
  • procedures.
  • Provide coordination and support during Water Quality and Environmental emergencies as needed.
  • Must be able to recognize and protect sensitive information, maintaining confidentiality as required.


    • Knowledge of science, theory and application of water/wastewater treatment and operations, water quality monitoring and quality assurance programs.
    • Expertise in toxicology-understanding harmful effects of chemicals on living organisms (determining the likelihood that harmful effects will occur under certain exposure circumstances, sometimes called "risk assessment.")
    • Knowledge of water quality and environmental regulations affecting the business.
    • Skills: Must possess excellent communication skills, ability to interpret scientific reports and documents such as MSDS sheets and communicate technical information.


      • Bachelor's Degree with major in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering or equivalent, with specific chemical toxicity experience.
      • Master's degree in an applicable field a plus.
      • Certifications & Licenses: Water and/or waste license, professional engineer certification a plus.
      • A minimum of 10 years of experience required in environmental management, project planning, or comparable public programs.
      • Experience in the management of people, processes, technologies and budgets.

        Travel Requirements

        • Periodic travel in the US up to 15%.

          Work Environment

          • Normal office environment with occasional field work.


            Champions safety

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            Nimble learning

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            Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing ---

            American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

            Nearest Major Market: Charleston West Virginia

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