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Assistant Area Manager - Water or Wastewater

Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

For more than 30 years, Woodard & Curran has offered contract operations and management services for drinking water, municipal and industrial wastewater, groundwater remediation, and solid waste facilities nationwide. Currently we contract operate more than 50 facilities nationwide. Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance.

Who We Are Looking For:

We are growing! Due to this growth, we have an opening for an Assistant Area Manager, focused on Water and Wastewater treatment projects in our Operations & Management (O&M) Strategic Business Unit (SBU). This unit is responsible for the contract operations and management of water and wastewater treatment facilities, reclaimed water distribution facilities, and full public works for both municipal and industrial clients across the United States. In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversight of water, wastewater, and reclaimed water projects in Florida. In this role, you will work with Plant Managers, Operations Specialists, Technology and SCADA support to address needs and challenges and work with our consulting and corporate services teams to help provide support to your projects.

Open to virtual or flexible work arrangements.

What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:

In this role, you will plan, direct, and coordinate activities of multiple projects and client representatives to ensure that our contracted scope of work and expectations are accomplished within prescribed timeframes and funding parameters and with minimal environmental impacts. You will also be responsible for managing the growth and development of assigned managers and staff and are ultimately responsible for ensuring that Clients and regulatory agencies are satisfied with all work product and efforts at facilities under your supervision.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Involvement in project proposals or plans to determine time frames, funding sources and limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, resource allocations and environmental impacts.
  • Assist Business Development in the pursuit of new projects through networking, leads and involvement in a variety of municipal and industry related associations.
  • Participation in the recruitment of staff for facility positions while effectively mentoring and managing their professional growth, development opportunities, and compensation.
  • Directing and coordinating of activities of project personnel to ensure project responsibilities are met and assigned tasks progress on schedule, within prescribed budget and within compliance guidelines. Candidate will also review and/or prepare acceptable communications status reports that delineate to the Client and regulatory agencies the progress of schedules and/or budgets.
  • Working with project and support personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with the external Client, regulatory agencies and internal company support personnel and departments. This will require effective communication through written reports and public speaking engagements.
  • Travel to assigned projects for effective management and support of the project, project personnel, emergency response and recovery efforts and client communications at the direction of the Area Manager and East Region Operations Manager.
  • Comply with all company Health and Safety procedures and policies and assist with the execution and completion of any outstanding safety audits.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the overall health and safety of all assigned employees by coordinating with the Plant Managers and Woodard & Curran’s Health & Safety Manager, creating a safe workplace environment as well as an emergency procedures program. You will need to demonstrate an ability to proactively control project costs and provide insight to solutions for troubled financial situations. You will also ensure that the company’s image as a leader in the industry is protected and presented at all levels at the facility, including on-site personnel, facility grounds, and company-owned or leased vehicles and other assets within our contracted responsibility. Comfort with public relations/public speaking is important in this role.

    You will be responsible for direct supervision of Plant Manager(s) and in this role, you will originate actions and influence events as they pertain to those managers or others under your supervision. You will be called on to set appropriate examples regarding work ethic, motivation, and health and safety, technical, and managerial skills and conduct regular reviews for those managers that report to you; these reviews will include providing forward feedback, establishing goals and performance standards, and will provide opportunities to coach and develop the subordinate Manager.

    What You Will Need to Succeed

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent, or technical/vocational school background, a bachelor’s degree is a plus.
  • Minimum eight – ten (8 – 10) years in wastewater and water distribution/treatment or mechanical field(s) is required. Previous management experience is preferred.
  • State of Florida wastewater treatment certification, or dual certification preferred.
  • Candidate will have previous training in, or continue training in, general management, asset management and compliance management programs, human resources, new technology, financial management, and SCADA operations via continuing education opportunities.

  • Benefits & Wellbeing

    Retirement Savings:

    • 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

    Time away from work:

    • Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

    • Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

    • Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

    • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

    Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

    Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

    Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

    WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

    LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

    Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

    Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

    Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

    If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

    Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

    Salary range may vary depending on level of experience and location.

    Salary Range: $82,000 - $130,000

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