Capital Program Coordinator

Posted Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Farmingdale, NJ, US, 07727

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106632 


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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 a Full-Time opening for a Capital Program Coordinator. If you have a passion for supporting the development and implementation of governance, policy, procedures, and reporting related to financial management and performance then this role is for YOU! Apply today for immediate consideration!

Primary Role

Reporting to the Capital Program Manager, responsible for supporting the development and implementation of governance, policy, procedures, and reporting related to financial management and performance of the capital investment program.

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of control procedures in alignment with capital program policies and practices and communicate requirements to Operating Unit engineering project managers and other applicable resources.
  • Ensure that all stages of the capital investment program are effectively implemented so that overall strategic capital expenditure plans and individual capital projects and programs are properly appraised, prioritized, approved and implemented to achieve optimal business benefits and outputs. 
  • Develop and implement quality assurance and program protocols to ensure compliance with capital program policies and procedures. 
  • Participate in developing and implementing best practice for capital program management to derive maximum value for the Operating Unit’s expended capital. 
  • Complete status and budget information for key management reports, including monthly budget report, annual and quarterly forecasts, and other capital related business plan reporting.
  • Monitor, track, and report on capital related and engineering functional KPIs.
  • Take lead role in the preparation for and documentation of monthly Capital Program Management Committee (CPM) meetings. 
  • Challenge and assist the engineering team in developing cost-effective solutions to meet customer and technical requirements and encourage best practice and innovation throughout all operational areas.


  • Advanced knowledge of project and program management.
  • Core professional competence in asset planning, engineering delivery or operations area.
  • Business acumen and judgment.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, legislative developments, new technologies, engineering design, planning, delivery, and/or operations related to water and/or wastewater systems.
  • Knowledge of company procedures, policies, and operations.
  • Strong financial and budget knowledge. Tracking and measuring progress, providing feedback and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, coordination); ability to work independently on complex projects of large scope; strong quantitative and analytical skills; attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills (e.g., report writing, listening, and presentation); strong interpersonal skills (e.g.; tact/diplomacy, persuasion, team building, cooperation, leadership, ability to motivate others).
  • Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing including SAP, Power Plant, Coupa, spreadsheet, flow-charting, MS project and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Financial analysis skills, including budget management and accounting knowledge.
  • In addition, accounts payable and master service agreements.

Certifications and Licenses

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


  • Bachelor's Degree (strongly preferred) in business, accounting, finance, or engineering (preferably water and/or wastewater related).
  • 3 years’ experience in water and/or wastewater utility engineering, operations, project management, or financial, accounting fields.

Travel Requirements

  • 5-10% within respective Operating Unit(s).
  • Occasional travel outside of respective Operating Unit(s).

Work Environment

  • Primarily office with very occasional overnight trips.  Up to 2 days work from home permitted per week 
  • This position may be based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey


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