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PA. American Water is seeking to fill Senior Engineer Planning position in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Senior Engineer Planning
Mechanicsburg, PA

 Primary Role:


  • Reports to the Capital!Asset Planning Manager and is responsible for strategic long term water system planning and recommending projects or approaches to address complex issues related to source of supply, treatment, storage, pumping and transmission of water. The analysis and recommended solutions could have a major impact on the performance and operational integrity of water systems within American Water.


  • A Senior 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 system capacity and service evaluations associated with water service extension projects or other potential service growth oppmtunities.


  • 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.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Coordination and preparation of strategic water 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 Corporation based upon prioritization models.


  • System capacity evaluations, analysis of source, production, distribution, storage, or other system deficiencies as assigned to suppott ongoing operations, service extension requests or regional growth opportunities.


  • Ability to serve as a competent technical resource on Water System Planning matters including capital planning, safe yield analysis, demand projections, production adequacy, transmission and distribution adequacy, computerized hydraulic modeling and analysis, water conservation, regionalization, and other pettinent subjects as needed to support operational and business needs.


  • Present results of engineering analysis to interested parties within and outside of the company, including expert testimony, presentations to Regulatory agencies and Senior Company Management.
    • Pursues educational oppotiunities and professional development to enhance perfonnance and contributions to the organization.



  • Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.


  • Support Center of Excellence initiatives established by the Regional Engineering Directors (i.e., asset management or other operational excellence initiatives).




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Advanced Degree in Engineering and or Management preferred.




  • Demonstrated competency in asset planning, water system comprehensive master planning, distribution system hydraulic modeling or equivalent water system design experience.


  • Broad knowledge of Engineering (planning, design, construction) related to water




  • Minimum 7 to I 0 years experience in water resources planning.



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