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Aqua America, Inc. – Area Manager Position Open: Struthers, OHIO

 

Area Manager Position – Struthers, OHIO

Aqua America, Inc. is one of the largest investor owned water utility companies in the nation.  Aqua provides water and wastewater services to approximately 3 million people in 9 states and continues to grow its operations through acquisitions. We are presently looking for an Area Manager in the Struthers, Ohio area.

 Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

Job Opening: Area Manager

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

The Area Manager is responsible for the overall operational, financial, capital, customer relationship, and local water rates management within the Struthers Division.  The Area Manager shall direct the staff for the efficient operation of the company to insure financial viability, quality customer service, regulatory compliance and positive employee and community relationships.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Develop plans, budgets, and establish priorities to allocate resources to achieve division and company goals. Responsible for preparation and management of operating and capital plans.

  • Actively promote the company’s position and image by establishing and maintaining positive communications, and relationships with customers, communities, public and regulatory officials. Development and maintenance of professional relationships with the area political officials to support the negotiation of local area rates will be an essential part of this role.
  • Develop and execute annual and 5-year capital plans and associated local rate approvals to meet Division, State and Corporate financial objectives.
  • Actively engage employees including interviewing, hiring, training, appraising performance, rewarding, counseling, and disciplining employees.
  • Assist departmental supervisors with planning, assigning, and directing work within their areas of responsibility to include utilizing technical software to manage work orders and review accounts and billing information as necessary.
  • Investigate opportunities and develop plans to accomplish growth of customer base and/or establishment of operating contracts.
  • Manage and report on monthly and quarterly financial, customer, operating, and capital performance metrics through comprehensive evaluation of revenue/expenditures, operating reports and capital/operating plans.  Use appropriate technical software to review information and print reports as necessary. Other duties as required.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL OR REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field.  MBA desirable. Experience that will provide background and the level of knowledge in both operational, customer, capital and financial aspects of water utility operations including at least five years’ experience in water utility industry or related business and three years management experience.

Must possess strong leadership skills and have the personality and characteristics necessary to lead company employees and conduct business with customers, regulators, communities and public officials.

Must be able to motivate people, manage differences and resolve conflicts and engage people in a common effort to obtain company objectives. Must be able to anticipate and help the company and its employees adapt to change.

Competent in oral and written communications and computer literate in standard Microsoft Office software and have the ability to gain proficiency in company technical software such as CIS-Banner, ServiceLink, Lawson, Maintenance Connection, Qlikview, and Powerplant..

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities for annual operating budget, capital plan, and locally negotiated water rates.

Interested applicants can contact Human Resources at 1-877-271-9012 or apply online at www.aquaamerica.com click on “Careers” referencing #1441.  We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits in a stable, ever-growing company.

 

Lydia Roddy, PHR

HR Generalist

Employment

Aqua America, Inc.

762 W. Lancaster Ave.

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

610 520-6419

www.linkedin.com/company/aqua-america

 

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