Operations Engineer

Aquarion Company    Greenwich, CT
Job Description

The Operations Engineer is responsible for providing operations review and evaluation in support of Supply Operations goals and objectives with an emphasis on treatment processes. This position is under the general direction of the Manager Supply Operations Southern Division. Assignments may include evaluations of current and future operations at surface water treatment plants, well supplies, as well as distribution system facilities

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES

  • Responsible for the oversight and maintenance of water quality and treatment in each of the Southern Division systems. Assures and attests to the reliability of the compliance data generated at the treatment plants.
  • Interacts with the plant operations staff and department Process Engineer to insure that department treatment and water quality goals are achieved.
  • Provides assistance to department Process Engineer to conduct water treatment process studies through bench, pilot and full scale facilities (surface water treatment plants and well supplies) to determine process modification impacts on water quality, facility operations and overall costs. Prepares clear and concise reports summarizing conclusions and recommendations and presents to management as appropriate.
  • Continuously reviews current water treatment practices and makes recommendations for operating modifications to Manager and department Process Engineer that improve water quality, increase operating flexibility and reduce costs. Provides technical assistance to the operating staff to increase treatment efficiency. Maintains current knowledge of treatment scenarios at each of Southern Division’s treatment facilities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of new and innovative treatment techniques and updates operating staff of new developments in technology.
  • Assists manager and supervisors with preparation of operating, maintenance and capital budgets.
  • Works with others in the Department and other departments as necessary.
  • May assume temporary responsibility of an individual work group or the department, when required, in the absence of the primary supervisor. May be called upon during emergencies for technical assistance.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations related to design and operation.

KNOW HOW: (Education, Experience, Certification required, etc.)

  • The following combination of education and experience is required: 1. BS in Engineering or related field and five years of appropriate experience, or 2. MS. in Engineering or related field and two years of appropriate experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamental aspects of conventional and advanced water treatment processes.
  • Ability to work independently to identify and troubleshoot complex water treatment issues, present technical data in a concise and meaningful manner, and implement or assist in the implementation of solutions.
  • Ability to perform basic water quality analyses for process control and compliance.

PROBLEM SOLVING: (Situations are identical; similar; differing; variable, nonrecurring)

Responsible for identifying the source of treatment and/or water quality issues (either in the treatment plants or distribution system), which can be highly variable and complex, and assist in developing and implementing plans to evaluate and remediate these issues. Must be able to bring a multi disciplinary problem-solving approach to a wide variety of water quality and treatment issues.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $78,800.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor s (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Job Is:

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

Schedule::

  • Monday to Friday

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:09:42 GMT

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