Construction Supervisor (Project Management)

Posted Date: Jul 4, 2024

Location: Joplin, MO, US, 64804

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106478 


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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

Manages the day-to-day activities, development, implementation and operation of company funded and developer funded construction to ensure service reliability and regulatory compliance and in accordance with Company polices and procedures and all applicable governmental laws and regulations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan, prepare, and control local construction within established budget limits and schedules. (30%)
  • Implement the Capital Investment Management Quality Program, processes and procedures within area of responsibility. (10%)
  • Manage capital projects and capital program within area from responsibility from inception to completion, including project
  • justification, project costs, project delivery, and project cost forecasting. (20%)
  • Coordinate construction activities with internal asset owners and other internal functions as required and with external contractors, suppliers and consultants. (10%)
  • Coordinate construction related activities with rights-of-way owners and other utilities within the public rights-of-way. (10%)
  • Obtain or coordinate all required permits, licenses, rights-of-way, etc. required for development and construction within area of responsibility. (10%)
  • Supervise the implementation of standards, targets, policies, and plans to ensure the continuing and increasing operational efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. Ensure that operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) is maintained. Implement effective reporting processes. Provide analysis and support to the Engineering Manager with information required for various reports, budgets, and business plans 


  • Knowledge of the regulated water/wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business.
  • Knowledge of utility construction and project management practices, contract administration, cost estimating and construction technology.
  • Familiarity with computer applications and working knowledge of word and excel.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (e.g., fluency, report writing, developing materials and presentations).
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., persuasion, negotiation, listening, cooperation, tact, diplomacy, problem solving, internal consulting, etc.).
  • Good quantitative skills (e.g., analytical, technical, problem solving).
  • Ability to supervise a geographically diverse and dispersed organization.


  • 3-5 years experience in construction and construction administration.Work related to water and sewer mains a plus
  • 2 year or 4 year degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline or equivalent.
  • Good quantitative skills (e.g., analytical, technical, problem solving).
  • Implement effective reporting processes. Provide analysis and support to the Engineering Manager with information required for various reports, budgets, and business plans

Travel Requirements

  • Weekly construction season day trips to various facilities up to 2.5 hours away.  Infrequent overnight trips.

Work Environment

  • 60% Office
  • 40% Field


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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: Joplin