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Wastewater Operations Manager in Richmond, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 9/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Richmond, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Up to 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Wastewater Operations Manager
Richmond, CA
5% bonus
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Vacation

Position Summary:

  • Veolia provides wastewater collection, storm water collection, and wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance services for the City of Richmond, CA. 
  • This position is in wastewater treatment plant operations at a 16.0-MGD conventional activated sludge plant.

Primary Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Responsible for the supervision of staff attending to routine plant monitoring, sampling, related maintenance as required for the effective and efficient operation of a 16.0-MGD conventional activated sludge plant. 
  • The position, though principally engaged in program/project/data management, is also required to participate in outdoor work in all weather conditions, on-call/standby duty assignments, holiday and weekend work as assigned. 
  • The position requires the ability to become qualified for Confined Space Entry work and must be capable of performing Confined Space Entry work. 
  • Knowledge of wastewater laboratory sampling and analysis preferred as is experience working with SCADA and/or databases. 
  • Experience working with industrial water (boiler, cooling tower, RO/DI, etc.) and/or industrial wastewater pretreatment plants will be considered.

Job Requirements


  • Prefer SWRCB Grade 5, will consider Grade 4 with sufficient experience and education and who can secure Grade 5 within 1-year of appointment. 
  • Degree in related field (24 credits in Chemistry is a plus) or equivalent related experience. 
  • Five to seven years in various positions within a water / wastewater treatment environment with knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating, maintaining and repairing water treatment plant equipment, instrumentation and associated systems. 
  • Lead experience or supervisory training required with understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety. 
  • Must have an understanding of water /wastewater treatment process engineering, water quality assurance, maintenance strategy and laboratory procedures. 
  • Must demonstrate effective skills in troubleshooting, problem solving and team building. 
  • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution and to execute the schedule requirements within a team environment. 
  • Must have general knowledge of budget preparation and understanding of cost control. 
  • Demonstrated good verbal communications and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports. 
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). 
  • PC skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for preparing work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements. 
  • Ability to use computer systems for preparing work orders and purchasing requisitions. 
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.