Dir Business Development - Municipal Government

Posted Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: St Louis, MO, US, 63141

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106333 


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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.


We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role!  Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.


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 the development of new business opportunities. This includes contacting municipal and privately owned water and wastewater operations to discuss acquisition, potential operations and management contracts, negotiate sales for resale contracts and develop other related business opportunities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare informational material, studies and conclusions regarding potential O&M management opportunities. (40%)
  • Develop and maintain necessary contracts to stay abreast of new business opportunities. (10%)
  • Direct the preparation of proposals for acquisitions, operations and management contract and other related business opportunities. (10%)
  • Reflect a working knowledge of regulatory and technical developments, new technologies and current trends as they affect water and sewer utility facilities, operations, management and revenue recovery in the performance of assigned projects. (10%)
  • Maintain an active presence in the functions of State Government departments (i.e., Environmental Regulations, Public Utility Regulations, etc.) (10%)
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, seminars, etc., involving Municipal Township or similar organizations, presenting the advantages of ownership transfer whenever possible. (10%)
  • Prepare informational material regarding acquisition strategies including financial modeling and assisting in the development of those strategies. (10%)


  • Position requires superior financial modeling skills, including knowledge of spreadsheet software packages, as well as legal aspects of the regulatory environment.


  • Ten (10) to Fifteen (15) years business experience and knowledge of the water industry.
  • Bachelor's Degree - Business/Accounting or Marketing.


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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: St Louis