The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is seeking an experienced engineer or scientist to be the Deputy Director of Water Operations. This position is located at the West Parish Filters Treatment facility in Westfield, MA.
About SWSC: SWSC was established in 1996 as an independent public regional water and wastewater utility. SWSC employs approximately 250 people in roles ranging from engineering, laboratory services, construction, labor, customer service, and professional services, all of which serve 250,000 retail and wholesale customers in the lower Pioneer Valley through a regional water and wastewater infrastructure system. Governing oversight is provided by a three-member Board of Commissioners with an executive director managing day-to-day operations. SWSC is not affiliated with any department of the City of Springfield and maintains its own budget, personnel, assets, policies, and procedures. As one of the largest and most progressive water utilities in New England, the Commission offers expansive opportunities for career growth and a position at the leading edge of technology, innovation, and renewal in the water industry. The Commission is an active member of and encourages employee participation in many water-sector professional and advocacy organizations.
Mission Statement: SWSC’s mission is to provide an uninterrupted, high-quality supply of water to our customers, to collect and treat wastewater, and return clean water to the environment. www.waterandsewer.org
The Deputy Director of Water Operations is part of the Commission’s core leadership team and the salary is commensurate with that responsibility, in the range of $85,000 to $135,000 depending on qualifications.
The Deputy Director of Water Operations is responsible for supporting the Director of Water Operations in managing all aspects of the Commission water operations division including: regulatory compliance, water resources, water transmission, water treatment and storage; supervision of water system operations, supervision of mid-level manager and resident managers, supervisory roles and assignments associated with water treatment, water transmission, water supply, water storage, power plant operations, capital construction projects, watershed management, and various operation and maintenance projects.
This is an exciting, once in a career opportunity to provide vision and leadership in the future of the water treatment facilities as the Commission embarks on an ambitious capital improvement plan budgeted at over $120 million in the next 8 years. The Commission is a progressive utility offering a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Interested candidates will submit a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and salary requirements for the position and a resume highlighting relevant work experience. All materials should be submitted to Stephanie.Douglass@waterandsewer.org.
The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is an AA/EOE.
The following experience will confirm the success of the qualified candidate: