Wantagh, NY, United States
Operations, Manager, Environmental, Engineering
Jun 16, 2022
Company Description Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tons of waste. Veolia Environment (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.com
In coordination with Plant Manager the incumbent will be responsible for providing the day to day oversight of department staff, shift operations, trouble shoot equipment problems and generate work orders as needed, as well as providing operational, commercial and personnel leadership to the plant shift operating teams to maintain efficient and cost effective facility operations while maintaining compliance with all Corporate and Regulatory environmental, health and safety rules and requirements.
Supervises a staff of Plant Operators – trainees, 1A licensed Operators, 2A licensed Operators and 3A licensed Operators and directs their daily duties in accordance with the requirements of the Plant.
Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:
Work with other plant departments, Engineering, and contractors to coordinate projects
Lead and guide shift crews to monitor all facets of plant operations and incoming data
Manage, evaluate, schedule, and develop the O&M staff and always ensure adequate staffing
Provides leadership and directing in response to alarms and abnormal conditions and lead emergency response actions
Independently evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of the operation, maintenance and performance of wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems, and equipment
Reviews and supervises implementation of system improvements including analyzing and optimizing existing system designs and operating parameters, supervising performance testing and troubleshooting and resolving complex operational, equipment and instrumentation problems.
Reviews designs and constructed facilities and makes and approves recommendations for operational improvements.
Oversees construction management personnel in implementing changes required during facilities upgrades and startup, supervises the work of operational services, treatment plant construction personnel in startup and initial operation of new or upgraded wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems, and equipment
Participate in the development and compliance of operating policies ensuring compliance to all environmental and safety rules
Complete reports which document plant status, equipment, operating data, and operational events
Collect data on unplanned outages and make recommendations to minimize the probability of similar events
Serves as the real-time shift interface with the Commercial Group with respect to plant operations, outages, fuel, generations schedules.
Perform Issuer and Verifier functions utilizing the approved Lock Out/Tag Out systems to help ensure that safe systems are always in place
Manage Department contract deliverables and scheduling
Responsible for ordering of materials and supplies
Ensures all equipment and processes are well maintained and functioning properly
Ensure that workstations and Treatment plant facilities are in clean and safe in accordance with all regulatory requirements.
Maintain proper operational documents and records
Assure work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following all corporate and regulatory policies, procedures, and emergency response procedures.
Operates equipment and processes manually and through instrument control panels.
Work weekends, holidays, and be on-call on a rotating basis/schedule as needed.
Respond to emergencies, work additional hours to complete required tasks as/and when needed
Operate company and client owned vehicles
Carries out other duties as assigned
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision and distance vision.
Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Incumbent may be occasionally exposed to some noise, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations. Incumbent may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials
High School diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology/Laboratory, or related fields preferred.
Can be substituted for Trade School/Military Service or Technical School
Valid NYS Driver’s license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines
Possess a valid NY State Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment License, 4A license desired.
Work Experience Needed:
Advanced/Upper-Level 10 years’ experience in Wastewater Treatment plant O&M holding mid-level certification
5 years of experience working in a position of Secondary Lead/Chief Operator holding upper-level certification
10 years of experience required working in the Wastewater Treatment or related field
Experience with automated purchasing, maintenance systems, project contract administration in the water/wastewater utilities industry is preferred.
Special Skills/Abilities Needed:
No physical restrictions that would prevent them from performing physical labor
Excellent reading, math, writing, scientific, and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational, scheduling, and prioritizing skills and abilities
Ability to read and interpret data from maps, engineering drawings, blueprints, gauges and graphs
Ability to understand/execute written and oral instructions, read/understand complex technical instructions
Ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, and computer consoles
Ability to interpret service manuals and drawings and write SOPs
Excellent troubleshooting/problem solving skills, provides input for corrective actions and implements corrective actions as needed
Proficient in Windows, MS Office Suite, OPS, EAM & CMMS, and other computer-based systems
Working knowledge of computerized PLC/SCADA systems, DCS control systems, computerized operating data acquisition and historical trending systems
Working knowledge and skills of equipment specific to departmental needs and requirements
Knowledge of and ability to perform standard laboratory sampling, testing, and documenting and maintaining all related records and reports
Knowledge of normal and abnormal process and equipment conditions and capable of taking appropriate, safe actions
Ability to operated complex controls, processes, and equipment
Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant equipment and processes
Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant regulations, requirements & reporting
Knowledge of proper Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures, and requirements
Must be capable of being assigned in responsible charge of the facility with the ability to react to unplanned events
Must have the ability to maintain effective working relations w/management, supervisors, and staff
Must have the ability to make decisions with no supervision
Proven ability to successfully manage time and prioritize work
Must be able to communicate well w/individuals at all skill, knowledge, and experience levels
Must be able to lead by example, lead, train, and mentor all staff and team support personnel
Must have the ability to lead department/team effectively in all situations under any conditions
Must be able to work closely with local contractors and vendors
Must be able to work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment.
Must be safety conscious and able to work independently with no supervision.
Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Website : http://www.enovity.com