Plant Superintendent- San Diego, CA in San Diego, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description


  • Act as Plant Superintendent at a facility treating 25MGD of sewage flow from Mexico to protect coastal waters.  Oversee the safe, compliance and efficient management of the federal facility.


  • Serves as the primary internal contact with management for the Project and coordinates communication between the various functional areas.  Ensures that project status and progress is effectively communicated to the Veolia Project Team and to the customer.  Ensures that all issues that may have negative impacts to budget and schedule are communicated to upper management along with mitigation plan to recover.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the customer from proposal through construction.  Builds and maintains relationship with customer and other suppliers associated with the project in keeping with the goal of enhancing future business opportunities. 
  • Administers client contracts to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction and prompt identification and client notification of scope changes.
  • Participates in client meetings, presentation of progress and special reports, and handles resolution of client service problems in a professional manner.
  • Leads proposal and construction contract development.  Works to enhance project profitability through improved budget and bid accuracy and drive toward standardized systems, procedures and products as appropriate.  Champions standardized processes and procedures to reduce project lead-time and maximize resources.  Leads value engineering efforts and design innovation feedback to enhance future product desirability. 
  • Defines project team member responsibilities and tracks and monitors individual performance, quality of output and the impact of output on project delivery and profitability.
  • Manages the human resource functions of assigned team including hiring and firing, salary and job change actions, and coaching and counseling team.  Works with EHS&S and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills.  Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques. 
  • Develops a realistic project schedule.  Monitors compliance with the defined project objectives, and project management process to ensure the timely completion of project milestones and final delivery.
  • Proactively manages safety, site appearance and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards including Hazardous Waste Disposal and Air Quality Standards.  Ensures that issues are identified and addressed and elevated if necessary in a timely manner. 
  • Establishes and maintains a documented quality system as a means of ensuring that all elements of the Project conform to contract requirements, specific certificate standards and regulatory requirements.   Ensures that a document control procedure is in place and is followed.

Job Requirements

A minimum of five (5) years combined experience in the management and operations of activated sludge with aeration tanks facilities with a minimum of three (3) years of experience as an on-site Grade V Plant Superintendent for activated sludge with aeration tanks facility of equal or greater size and complexity.

  • Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the job duties or a combination of education and experience which would be expected to provide equivalent skills.
  • Possession of a valid Grade V WWTP Operator Certification from the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) that has been in effect a minimum of five (5) years at the time the proposal is submitted in response to this requirement.
  • Eligible employee must be able to traverse uneven, unpaved ground, access tight spaces and ascend and descend several flights of stairs. Must live within one-hour of the facility and be able to respond to the plant or by phone on occasion after normal working hours.