Planning Engineer

Posted Date: Jul 7, 2024

Location: Greenwood, IN, US, 46143

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106083 

 

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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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Primary Role

Responsible for strategic long term water system planning and recommending projects or approaches to address needs related to source of supply, treatment, storage, pumping and transmission of water. The analysis and recommended solutions will affect the performance and operational integrity of water systems within American Water. A Planning Engineer also has technical and project management supervision over consulting Project Managers/Engineers, and/or project support engineers or technicians. This position is also responsible for conducting or reviewing water system capacity and service evaluations associated with water service extension projects or other potential service growth opportunities. Prepare or assist in the preparation of detailed asset investment plans considering the cost, timing, prioritization, operational need and risk, strategic investment fit and other pertinent factors surrounding individual projects or investment programs. 

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Key Accountabilities

  • Coordination and preparation of strategic water system planning studies (comprehensive or targeted, issue based studies as appropriate) as assigned.
  • Preparation and maintenance of asset investment plans and strategic capital expenditure plans as assigned. Plans to accurately address operational needs, operational efficiencies, asset management and strategic investment goals set by the Corporation based upon prioritization models.
  • System capacity evaluations, analysis of source, production, distribution, storage, or other system deficiencies as assigned to support ongoing operations, service extension requests or regional growth opportunities.
  • Ability to serve as a competent technical resource on Water System Planning matters including capital planning, safe yield analysis, demand projections, production adequacy, transmission and distribution adequacy, computerized hydraulic modeling and analysis, water conservation, regionalization, and other pertinent subjects as needed to support operational and business needs. Present results of engineering analysis to interested parties within and outside of the company, including expert testimony, presentations to Regulatory agencies and Senior Company Management.
  • 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. 
  • Support Engineering initiatives established by the Regional Engineering Directors (i.e., asset management or other operational excellence initiatives).

Knowledge/Skills

  • Demonstrated competency in asset planning, water system comprehensive master planning, distribution system hydraulic modeling or equivalent water system design experience.
  • Broad knowledge of Engineering (planning, design, construction) related to water facilities.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, treatment and Engineering economics.
  • Applicable knowledge of water resources industry, business and environmental regulatory field.
  • Knowledge of Company Operations.
  • Leadership ability and interpersonal skills, as well as, solid verbal and written communication skills and keen listening abilities.
  • Detail oriented to conduct through analysis and evaluations, render and implement timely decisions and recommendations.

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in water resources planning.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 20%

Work Environment

  • 80% office with occasional work in the field.

Competencies

Champions safety
Customer obsessed
Cultivates innovation
Nimble learning
Drives Results
Collaborates

 

 

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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.


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