American Water Sr Water Quality & Environmental Compliance Specialist in Woodridge, Illinois
/Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful./ With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Primary Role Responsible for organizing advanced functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality for assigned facilities. Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and process quality control work. Implements the day to day collection of water quality samples. Implements programs to ensure compliance with all water quality and environmental regulations. Assists in resolving treatment issues. Investigates water quality complaints and determines course of action needed. Key Accountabilities * Manage monitoring and reporting programs to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality and environmental regulations and company standards for assigned facilities. * Conduct advanced sampling and/or analysis and special projects. * Obtain, prepare, file and maintain all regulatory reports and records. * Manage required permits and make any necessary modifications and renewals. * Participate in internal and external audits and represent American Water with regulators and customers. * Identify potential issues and problems and initiate responsive actions and mitigate environmental violations * Supervise, monitor, and calibrate analyzers/equipment, etc. to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained * Conduct advanced projects and prepare reports as needed * Investigate and respond to escalated water quality complaints or concerns. * Responsible for planning, preparing and controlling the portion of the financial plan relating to responsibilities ON_CALL Knowledge/Skills * Knowledge of federal and state environmental standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental legislation and regulations. * Regulatory knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods. * Must understand principles of water and/or wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems. Experience/Education * Minimum Five (5) years experience in water, wastewater, and laboratory operations. * Bachelors Travel Requirements * Local and regional. Rare overnight travel may be required Work Environment * Laboratory, Indoor/Outdoor, production/office environments Competencies Champions safety Collaborates Cultivates innovation Customer obsessed Drives Results Nimble learning * Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing™ * 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.