Operations Manager in Burlingame, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/18/2023

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Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 230,000 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 Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.  www.veolia.com 

Job Description


Manage, direct and implement operations objectives to ensure the achievement of subsidiary systems goals, cost effectiveness and safety. Focus for short-term goals are on-time production, reliability, efficiency and quality of output. Focus for long term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies in conjunction with those of the customer and the Company.


  • Responsible for managing the operation function concurrent with business growth, introduction of new operational systems, changes to systems and components, meeting subsidiary financial objectives, ensuring safety or operations and employees, on-time production and quality of output
  • Assesses and assists in upgrading the supervisory and operators talent and skills bases to achieve growth and meet market needs such as reduced cost, efficient production cycle times and reliable delivery
  • Researches, plans, targets and controls reductions in costs of operations. Achieves yearly financial objectives. Prepares, controls and forecasts departmental budget
  • Manages and assists in coordinating efforts between support departments within the subsidiary. Coordinates needed support to operations areas through intra-department interface for smooth work flow and cost-efficient output
  • Actively participates in a leadership role and in implementation of new processes and systems technology to meet the unit objectives
  • Enhances productivity through written and verbal communications throughout organization. Keeps supervisors apprised of scheduling, production capability, problem areas. Maintains a\\ working rapport with all levels of employees. Adept at resolving departmental conflicts
  • Projects a positive image to peers and subordinates, to the customers we serve, to the industry in which we participate and to the community in which we operate by producing a cost-efficient, quality output and providing effective leadership
  • Performs and reviews all work and assures all personnel perform work in accordance with established safety procedures
  • Provides work direction, orientation, training and work review/inspection to assigned personnel for assigned shift


Education / Experience / Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in power systems
  • Master’s degree in engineering or MBA with a demonstrated capability to evaluate the business value of existing or proposed energy assets preferred
  • 10 years’ experience with knowledge of boiler plant design and operations, steam and/or chilled water production, heat transfer, thermodynamics and safety procedures
  • 3 years’ experience in utility or industrial environment as operations supervisor or managing supervisors of non-exempt operations workers

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Highly motivated individual who derives satisfaction from the delivery exceptional work product that assists the client fulfilling their needs
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to interact and present challenging concepts to all levels of a Client’s origination, from operational management to senior leadership
  • Selfless attitude with the ability to contribute in a dynamic and evolving team environment
  • Highly developed leadership skills
  • Ability to receive, incorporate, and grow from constructive evaluation

Additional Information

  • Salary minimum $120,000 to maximum $130,000

  • Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance.   In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

About Veolia:

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled. 

We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.                                    

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.