Operations Manager – South Shore


Job title: Operations Manager – South Shore

Company: Veolia

Job description: Job Description Under the direction of the Milwaukee Project Operations Manager, leads, manages, organizes, directs, and trains the staff of South Shore Water Reclamation Facility (SSWRF), including wastewater, biosolids, and power generation operators and Shift Supervisors, in the safe and cost effective operation of 300 MGD SSWRF. Manage the key SSWRF Veolia Water (VW) operations contract elements with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in order to develop professional and mutually supportive relationship with the client and to execute policies and practices to ensure operations are in compliance with all wastewater, air and biosolids contract and permit requirements and regulations.
Budget Accountabilities: $4,400,000 (utilities, chemicals, biosolids programs, & personnel costs).
Directs the operations of SSWRF wastewater, biosolids, and energy utilization complex to insure safe, cost-effective and efficient operations to meet VW standards of practice, VW/MMSD contract and all regulatory requirements.
Ensures that a sufficient staff of trained, experienced operators and supervisors are available to execute and sustain 7/24/365 operation of the SSWRF element of the Milwaukee project and its requirements.
Directly coordinates the interplant pipeline to optimize the cost effective transfer of primary, secondary solids, within the confines of competing energy savings and MMSD marketing production goals.
Ensures that PCMP, process control guidelines, testing, Standard Operating Procedures, emergency procedures and other accepted technical and operating tools are effectively utilized and applied in order to achieve the desired outcomes and results.
Utilize, develop, manage the chemical, biosolids, and energy programs, contracts and usages to optimize the cost and budget results.
Prepares, administers, and ensures compliance with department budget.
Monitors systematic, ongoing review of key performance indicators.
Provides technical coordination and communication to the maintenance and support functions to ensure that critical unit processes directly impacting key plant performance indicators and regulatory limits are being made available for PM and CM work and that capital equipment upgrades are being pursued in a timely manner.
Effectively communicates operational information, needs, and results to a wide audience including the public, the environmental community, the media, tour groups, various technical and academic stake holders and others.
Acts and reacts prudently and appropriately to unpredictable emergencies and situations requiring quick responses, coordination and communication. Situations created by construction interferences, weather, power outages and equipment failures will require proper action to prevent and minimize human injury, equipment damage and permit violations.
Optimizes the critical unit processes of the complex for chemicals, energy, and labor within the technical and process limitations of the system.
Supports Veolia Water’s commitment to safety and the environment by complying with the programs regarding health, safety and protection of the environment. Demonstrate safe work practices, takes part in safety meetings as required, and advises the supervisor of any non-conforming conditions.
The freedom to act is guided by contract, legal and technical limitations, under broad and creative scenarios, with the support and concurrence of the Project Operations Manager and Project General Manager, and of other VW and client resources

Job Requirements HS diploma or equivalent required
Associate degree or bachelor’s degree wastewater treatment, environmental sciences, engineering or a related field preferred.
Current certification as a Wisconsin Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in applicable subclasses required
Current High Pressure Stationary Engineers License required.
Valid WI drivers license
Comprehensive knowledge and skills in processes and methods for wastewater treatment, biosolids handling programs, air emissions systems and standards; standard laboratory methods for water and wastewater; and operation and maintenance methods and procedures for related equipment required.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws pertaining to a wastewater treatment facility with a NPDES permit required.
Excellent management, organizational, project management, leadership, client relations, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
Knowledge of engineering principles as related to wastewater treatment facilities required.
Proficient knowledge and skills in personal computers, such as on-line distributed control systems, MS Office Suite required.
The ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously required
Ability to read, review and comment on the facility’s blueprints, plans and schematics required.
Knowledge and skills in of power generation equipment, power switching and energy management systems required.
Knowledge of applicable OSHA safety requirements and related areas of confined entry, Personal Protective Equipment, CPR and First Aid required.
Knowledge and skills in of the chemical polymer application systems, liquid chlorine and bisulfate disinfection chemistry, gravity belt and plate and frame biosolids process systems, and mesophilic anaerobic digestion required.
Ability to be on call and work outside of normal business hours as needed to ensure effective plant operations and permit compliance required
Five years working experience in a wastewater treatment facility required.
Five years experience in the role of a supervisor/manager required.
At least two years of experience and knowledge of power generation and electrical equipment is required.
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.

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Location: Milwaukee, WI

Job date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 05:42:43 GMT

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