Veterans Preferred - Principal Planning Engineer
Company: American Water
Posted on: September 17, 2023
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benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and
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as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for
current & future goals.
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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
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
American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg
Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18thon
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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Reports to the State Engineering Lead / Engineering Manager or
Corporate Engineering Planning Manager or Director and is
responsible for strategic long-term water and wastewater system
planning and recommending projects or approaches to address complex
issues related to source of supply, treatment, storage, pumping and
transmission of water and wastewater. The analysis and recommended
solutions could have a major impact on the performance and
operational integrity of water and wastewater systems within
American Water. A Principal Planning Engineer has technical and
project management supervision over consulting Project
Managers/Engineers, and/or project support engineers or
technicians. This position is also responsible for conducting or
reviewing water and wastewater system capacity and service
evaluations associated with water service extension projects or
other potential service growth opportunities. Prepare or assist in
the preparation of detailed asset investment plans considering the
cost, timing, prioritization, operational need and risk, strategic
investment fit and other pertinent factors surrounding individual
projects or investment programs.
Principal Planning Engineers are called upon to be subject matter
expert in specific specialty disciplines. We are looking for a
Principal Planning Engineer with demonstrated expertise in the
areas of Wastewater treatment and collection systems.
- Coordination and preparation of strategic water and wastewater
system planning studies (comprehensive or targeted, issue-based
studies as appropriate) as assigned.
- Preparation and maintenance of asset investment plans and
strategic capital expenditure plans as assigned.
- Plans to accurately address operational needs, operational
efficiencies, asset management and strategic investment goals set
by the State/Corporation based upon prioritization models.
- System capacity evaluations, analysis of source, treatment,
distribution/collection, pumping & storage, or other system
deficiencies as assigned to support ongoing operations, service
extension requests or regional growth opportunities.
- Ability to serve as a competent technical resource on Water and
Wastewater System Planning matters including capital planning, safe
yield analysis, demand/load projections, treatment adequacy,
collection, transmission and distribution adequacy, computerized
hydraulic modeling and analysis, water conservation,
- Support Company-wide performance goals and targets and
Corporate Engineering initiatives established by senior
- Competencies (from the Water Division Competency
- Analysis and Problem Solving - Analyzes and resolves business
issues through the application of critical reasoning skills and
general business experience.
- Delivers Results - Delivers bottom line results through bold,
decisive actions, working through risks and uncertainty to create
Additional Key Accountabilities
- Minimum 15 years' experience in water resources planning.
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Advanced Management or
Technical Degree preferred.
- Continually raises standards and promotes entrepreneurial
- Influencing - The ability to articulate an objective or idea in
a compelling manner, so that others are persuaded to act on its
- Organizational Awareness - The knowledge and development of
formal and informal business relationships with key stakeholders,
internal and external to the organization, that enable business
objectives to be accomplished.
- Sharing Knowledge & Expertise - Drives business performance by
developing and contributing specific technical or professional
knowledge, skills and experience.
- Demonstrates a professional attitude.
- Strategic Focus - Looks at the big picture, thinks about the
business as a whole, both within its own environment and in the
global marketplace, and creatively identifies new horizons.
- Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to
achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a
work group, and valuing individual perspectives and
- Demonstrated high competency in water/wastewater system
comprehensive master planning and capacity, condition, and
performance assessment of related facilities, pipeline system
hydraulic modeling or equivalent water/wastewater system design
- Broad knowledge of Engineering (planning, design, construction)
related to water and/or wastewater.
- Strong knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and
current trends in water quality, treatment, and engineering
- Applicable knowledge of water resources industry, business, and
environmental regulatory field.
- 80%Primarily in the office with occasional work in the field at
water/wastewater facilities to conduct site investigations and hold
onsite project kick-off and review meetings
- Up to 20%
Certifications and Licenses
- Professional Engineering (PE) license required.
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 arean individual with
a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by
federal, state, and local laws.
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