Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Lead

Posted Date: Apr 21, 2024

Location: Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, US, 08234

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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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.

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Do you have experience with regulatory reporting? Are you familiar with compliance standards in the utility space? If so, New Jersey American Water has a great opportunity for you! We are seeking a Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Lead to join our team in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. In this role, you will deal with regulatory compliance with federal and state drinking water requirements. As the lead, you will coordinate sampling, scheduling and reporting efforts. 

Primary Role

Leads multiple operations or programs to continually meet all applicable environmental regulations. Provides technical leadership on water quality, treatment, permitting, and regulatory compliance issues. Implements Company policy on water quality and related environmental matters.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversees plant and laboratory procedures for testing and sampling to ensure Company and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Gives technical guidance to operations in dealing with water quality related issues.
  • Recommends treatment and procedures for maintaining approved Water Quality.
  • Ensure wastewater treatment and disposal activity is in accordance with regulatory permit conditions.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulatory permits.
  • Assists local, State, and Federal regulatory agencies during inspections.
  • Responds (on-call) to Water Quality and environmental compliance problems, taking appropriate corrective action including documentation to advise management.
  • Ensures that customer complaints or inquiries are properly addressed to attempt to resolve any issues. (50%)
  • Assures that policies, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives related to water quality and environmental compliance are adhered to. (20%)
  • Works with Operations staff for the procurement of treatment chemicals and receipt of chemical supplies to assure adequate supply along with monitoring equipment, chemical feeds, etc. to ensure standards are maintained.
  • Supervises the training of plant operating staff and other water quality personnel in chemical handling practices and environmental initiatives. (10%)
  • Supports water quality activities related to the Environmental Management Program to ensure compliance with applicable regulations are continually met. (10%)
  • Plan, prepare and control the portion of the financial plan related to area of responsibility. (5%)
  • Conduct special projects and prepare reports. (5%)


  • Advanced knowledge of water and/or wastewater treatment practice is required. 
  • Must have advanced knowledge of water quality and environmental regulations affecting the business. 
  • Must have strong familiarity with various water treatment technologies and instrumentation used in the business.
  • Ability of analyze complex situations and propose viable solutions. 
  • Regulatory knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods. 
  • Must understand principles of water and wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in water, wastewater, and/or laboratory operations.
  • Bachelor or equivalent; Masters degree preferred.

Work Environment

  • Office and laboratory environment


  • Full-time
  • Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
  • On-call responsibility 


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