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Dir Engineering

Company: American Water
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106126

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

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 stakeholders.

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 strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on 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.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Accountable for providing professional engineering, planning, direction and coordination of capital investment projects in a state that has been designated as "Large2" due to its size and customer base. Directs the design, construction and maintenance of water and wastewater utility plant and ensures the integrity of sources of supply, production, treatment and distribution and collection system facilities for assigned states.


Key Accountabilities

  • Provides strategic planning for facility development required to sustain and improve Company operations, including long term capital investment/large maintenance plans and annual engineering functional business plans.
  • Ensures a rigorous and robust process for asset planning and capital program management, in order to drive investment appraisal decisions, balancing financial and operational risks.
  • Directs Engineering Design and Construction activities in conformance with sound technical and engineering management principles.
  • Develops and participates in projects which reduce costs and improve the level of service provided, and proactively explores, evaluates and implements the integration of new technology and/or methods in order to enhance utility operations.
  • Proactively explores, evaluates, initiates and develops expansion of Company operations through acquisitions and management contracts.
  • Directs successful management of developer funded projects.
  • Recognizes the abilities of the Engineering staff and coaches and counsels individuals through an effective Performance Appraisal and Development Program to ensure the continued professional development.
  • May represent the Company before regulatory and environmental agencies and is responsible for providing professional testimony.
  • Pursues educational opportunities and professional development to enhance performance 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.


    A thorough understanding of water and wastewater operations, planning, design, construction and project management.
    Working knowledge of regulatory requirements


    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
    • Professional Engineering (PE) license required.
    • Minimum 7-10 years experience in the utility engineering and operation field.


      Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


      Develops Talent

      Plans, Aligns, & Directs

      Drives Engagement

      Decision Quality

      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 are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

      Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Keywords: American Water, Chattanooga , Dir Engineering, Engineering , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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