Capital Program Administrator

Posted Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Farmingdale, NJ, US, 07727

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106634 


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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.


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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.

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American Water has an immediate opening for a Capital Program Administrator! If you have a passion for financial aspects of Capital Program Management (CPM) and associated governance related to policies, practices, procedures and controls, then this role is for YOU! Apply TODAY for immediate consideration

Primary Role

Responsible for all financial aspects of Capital Program Management (CPM) and associated governance related to policies, practices, procedures, controls, and reporting for the capital investment program.  Assist in the strategic enhancement of the Enterprise and Operating Unit's capital program to meet key business drivers. Serves as a statewide resource for financial aspects of Capital Program Management (CPM).

Key Accountabilities

  • Supports the development of the 5-Year Capital Business Plan and Quarterly Reforecasts. Analyzes and assures that all financial information is sound including updates with Actuals, calculation of AFUDC, calculation of labor overhead, calculation of engineering overhead, and reflection of in-service dates for depreciation forecasting. (20%)
  • Coordinates monthly reviews of the Capital Budget and helps administer the Capital Program Management (CPM) meetings. Support the development of agenda and prepare meeting minutes.  Supports development of project justifications, validation of SOX Controls, and overall review of the Capital Program. (25%) 
  • Design and develop training programs for Project Managers specific to the financial aspects and use of business systems, including PowerPlan and SAP, related to engineering/capital projects. Provides input for potential enhancements and modifications to those systems. Serves in the lead role for implementation, training, and change management for company-wide capital initiatives related to capital program management within the Operating Unit. (20%)
  • Perform all monthly, quarterly, yearly, and ad hoc capital reporting using PowerPlan and SAP and other tools for both internal purposes and external purposes where applicable.  Develops companywide reports as needed. (15%)
  • Serve as primary liaison between Engineering/Capital and Accounting, Finance, Rates, Tax. and Utility Plant Accounting on all Capital Program Management (CPM) topics. Ensures all capital financial data and costs are accurately provided to Finance Representative. (20%)


  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong PowerPlan and SAP knowledge.
  • Knowledge of water and/or wastewater engineering and/or operations.


  • Bachelor's Degree (required) in business, accounting, finance, or engineering (water and/or wastewater related); advanced degree preferred.
  • 7+ years’ relevant experience.  
  • Consideration will be given for advanced degrees and/or relevant certification(s) in lieu of minimum years of experience.

Certifications and Licensures

  • Active state driver's license required with the ability to pass a motor vehicle report. 

Work Environment

  • Primarily office with very occasional overnight trips.  Up to 2 days work from home permitted per week.

Travel Requirements

Up to 5%


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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: New Jersey