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Engineering Manager (Water & Wastewater)

Aqua America
Boardman, Ohio
Based on experience
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for an Engineering Manager, under the direction of the Ohio State President. The Engineering Manager will oversee and/or conduct facilities planning, design engineering and project management for regional water and wastewater systems.

What You'll Do:

  • Facility planning to identify current and future capital improvements necessary to maintain exceptional water and wastewater service and to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with state and regional operations in the development, implementation and monitoring of annual capital improvement plans that identify and prioritize capital projects.  This includes assessing alternative design approaches and estimating project costs.  The annual capital budget ranges from $60 million to $70 million.  Oversee design and construction of statewide capital projects utilizing both in-house and contract resources. 
  • Prepare cost estimates and schedules for capital projects.  Coordinate design and construction phases of projects with personnel of all divisions and of other departments, outside contractors, and suppliers to ensure all operational needs are addressed.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of permit applications for design and construction of projects.  Applications cover a wide range of land development, zoning, construction, and environmental approvals, at the local and State levels, and at times, at the Federal level.  Meet with political officials and regulatory agency personnel to obtain permits and authorizations.
  • Represent the Company at the federal, state and local levels.  Establish and maintain positive public relations with key customers, local officials, state and federal regulators and industry groups.
  • Provide engineering due diligence services for company acquisitions and other business development activities.  Identify capital improvement needs for candidate systems.
  • Oversee timely maintenance of water system maps, records, and electronic data (i.e. hydraulic models, record drawings, easements, etc.).
  • Develop and implement state engineering-related policies along with participation in the development and implementation of corporate engineering policies.  Maintain standard design and materials specifications for water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Assist in the review and application of new technologies that would improve water quality or service to customers.
  • Attend study forums conducted by various government agencies and professional organizations. Participate in state regulatory (OEPA, PUCO, etc) activities including attending meetings, preparing technical support and testimony as required.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts to support the Ohio Compliance Manager’s responsibilities.
  • Position involves regular travel within the state and occasional travel to corporate or other Aqua facilities.
  • Be available on call 24/7.


What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Construction Engineering, or a related field.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio or in another state and have the ability to obtain Ohio registration within an agreed upon timefram.
  • A minimum of five years experience in water and wastewater engineering, with a background in operations and supervision of employees.



  • The ability to deal effectively with employees, local officials, regulatory agencies, customers and the public.
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational and technical skills.
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office suite: Word‚ PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Well organized and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A team player able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with multiple projects occurring simultaneously


  • Perform sedentary work- exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


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