Under the direction of the Deputy General Manager, position is responsible for leading, planning, organizing, directing and managing the day-to-day operations directly overseeing the Operations, Maintenance and Facilities. This position is also responsible for the following:
Embracing performance excellence.
Evaluating and ensuring work processes are documented, measurable and effective.
Understanding stakeholder requirements and seeking continuous improvement and innovation.
Exhibiting and emphasizing AlexRenew’s mission, vision and values; and supporting the initiatives and business goals.
Leading by example and engages, inspires and encourages other employees.
Overall goals are set and the worker determines the specific tasks and assignments to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for understanding the overall strategy and direction of AlexRenew, championing and communicating that message to direct reports and employees in the area of responsibility and aligning execution with strategy and outcomes..
Assists Management with strategic short-term and long-term planning.
Plans, directs and reviews the work of Operations, Maintenance and Facilities, while ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements.
Leads Operations and Maintenance to prioritize preventative maintenance (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM) to assure the best operational readiness, and to assure efficient and resilient operations of plant equipment and process units.
Oversees and leads the Operations Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisors and Facilities Manager in preparing fiscal budgets and monitoring expenses; assures budget expenses are monitored by departmental management to ensure accurate expenses for Operations and Maintenance.
Analyzes expenses and makes recommendations for fiscal improvements.
Selects, trains and evaluates direct staff reports, and takes appropriate actions to inspire and improve employee performance.
Oversees and initiates actions for the hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leaves, performance and other personnel actions for direct and indirect reports, as required.
Inspects the wastewater treatment plant at least monthly to ensure the proper operation, maintenance and repair of equipment.
Checks and reviews plant log records, computer data trends and tabulations, lab reports and other data to ensure all equipment is functioning and is being used properly.
Assures that all plant process units and treatment equipment meet approved level of service and asset program requirements.
Participates in developing projects scopes and plans for treating wastewater economically, and for new equipment installations.
Establishes written processes, SOPs, procedures and work methods for the departments under supervision to assure economic and efficient use of personnel and equipment.
Reviews and analyzes performance, processes and equipment to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of operation and maintenance activities.
Leads and supervises the execution of on-the-job training and career development programs for plant personnel including but not limited to Operators, Mechanics and Instrumentation and Electrical Technicians.
Monitors personnel attendance records, payroll records, inventory control, departmental purchasing approvals, chemical ordering and various other records and reports incidental to the operation of the wastewater plant.
Assures that the operations of the wastewater treatment plant comply with state and federal water quality and permit regulations, occupational health and safety regulations and Service Authority policies.
Prepares reports, presentations and other documents.
Serves as technical advisor to personnel on treatment processes and complex situations.
Assist with developing and implementing goals and objectives for plant operations, and plans system improvements.
Addresses new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work of any of the departments assigned.
Responds to emergencies while always placing the safety of personnel first.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, major coursework in chemistry, biology, sanitary and/or environmental engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.
Valid Virginia Class 1 Waste Water Works Operator license; or ability to obtain Class 1 within two year of continuous employment required.
Seven (7) years’ of verifiable professional experience related to administrative and supervisory experience in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities, including five (5) years of planning, scheduling and analyzing manpower, materials and equipment requirements.
Or a combination of education and professional experience as described above.
Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems relating to planning, scheduling, workload, productivity, materials control, and organizational structure.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and processes involved in the treatment of wastewater.
Knowledge of state, federal and local standards and regulations regarding wastewater treatment and water quality and permits.
Knowledge of field chemical analysis and laboratory tests needed and required to treat wastewater.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards of work and the necessary safety precautions needed.
General knowledge of laws and regulations regarding employee health, safety and employment practices.
Ability to plan, organize, assign, supervise and inspect the work of subordinates, especially in the area of wastewater treatment operations and maintenance.
Ability to conduct and supervise field-testing.
Ability to understand inventory control and advise other departments on appropriate purchasing policies and procedures.
Ability to conduct operational evaluations of system operations and facilities.
Ability to implement innovative methods to provide more efficient and effective operations and maintenance processes.
Ability to keep routine operational and personnel records and make reports.
Ability to express ideas and information clearly, concisely and effectively in writing and orally.
Ability to develop sound plans for the future development of plant and maintenance systems.
Ability to read and interpret process diagrams, civil and mechanical drawings, plans, and specifications and provide project input.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with the public and employees. Knowledge of principles and practices of water reclamation, supervision of plant operators, mechanics and I&E technicians; Federal and State water quality standards and permit regulations applicable to wastewater; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; OSHA regulations as applicable to the wastewater industry; computer equipment and software to include, but not limited to CMMS; English usage, spelling and grammar.
Ability to effectively manage staff; prioritize work to meet established deadlines; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively orally and in writing; understand research findings, recommendations, and decisions; prepare and deliver oral presentations; maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.
Ability to effectively work and coordinate work with consultants and contractors.
Ability to work independently and capable of addressing.
The physical demands 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 to perform these functions. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.
While performing the duties of the job, typical of office work, and include lifting up to 20 pounds, and minimal pushing or pulling. When necessary, employee may perform duties of subordinate staff.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work primarily indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings and some outdoor work required. Some areas of plant are hot and humid at times.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
About Alexandria Renew Enterprises
The Alexandria Renew Enterprises operates one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation facilities in the United States, located on a 35-acre site within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia. ARenew serves about 350,000 people in the City of Alexandria and part of Fairfax County, processing an average of 13 billion gallons of wastewater each year. ARenew is committed to being an environmental steward, good neighbor, and industry leader in its day-to-day treatment of water.