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Manager, Engineering (Avondale - 03/2019)
Title:Manager, Engineering (Avondale - 03/2019)
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Engineering & Technical Services
Location:Avondale, AZ
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:85392

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

This position reports directly to the Director of Engineering for Liberty Utilities - Arizona & Texas, and is primarily responsible for managing staff and projects related to engineering and business development services, including but not limited  to: making assignments, decisions and recommendations for master planning of facilities and he design/construction of various projects.  Is responsible for the supervision of subordinates including administrative assistant, engineering technicians, civil engineering assistants and engineers, project managers and will have responsibilities within multiple business units.  Serves as project facilitator, developing project milestones, managing project contracts, controlling project costs, and facilitating project completion.  Oversees capital project cost administration ensuring that all expenses are booked and recorded properly.  Collaborates with other business unit leaders in determining the long-range capital improvement needs for the local operation.  Performs all other duties as assigned. 

Essential Functions:
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

  • Performs technical research to solve extensive and diverse engineering issues.
  • Conducts comprehensive engineering studies, prepares reports and recommendations.
  • Develops, coordinates, and directs multiple projects related to water and wastewater systems, master planning design, project management and construction of various facilities.
  • Makes decisions regarding the design and construction of utility facilities and system operations to meet demands and emergencies.
  • Prepares and makes presentations to Executive Management.
  • Oversees capital project cost administration, ensuring that all expenses are booked and recorded properly.
  • Collaborates with other business unit leaders in determining the long range capital improvement needs for the local operation.
  • Administers and directs various contacts;  prepares reports, project plans/specifications, project deliverables, and letters and other communication.
  • Maintains an understanding of the regulations governing water and wastewater utilities and their effect of their operations.
  • Prepares, administers and consults with Senior Management on the capital and O&M budgets. 
  • Organizes, reviews, evaluates, and approves the work of subordinates, consultants and contractors. 
  • Provides engineering support for water and wastewater system operation and maintenance and helps to solve operational issues.
  • Represents the Company at public and private meetings, conferences and industry events as directed by Senior Management and/or by established policy and assists in the public relations program of the Company.
  • Prepares Company rates case materials  including testifying where needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Must possess a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent Engineering Degree from an accredited four-year college university. 
  • Must be a Registered Professional Civil Engineer with at least ten years of technical experience in water and wastewater facilities design and project management or other related fields.
  • A Master's Degree in Engineering may be substituted for two years of experience. 
  • Must have at least four yeas of supervisory experience with increasingly greater responsibility in a management position. 
  • Must demonstrate a highly developed sense of responsibility and superior interpersonal and technical skills that are commensurate with years of experience.
  • Proficient with computer applications including Microsoft Off Suite and the Internet.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible with traveling within the US and Canada is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and responsibly with minimal supervision as well as function in a team environment.
  • Possess good teamwork, knowledge of Company benefits, policies and procedures and applicable government laws and regulations.
  • Be able to handle a heavy workload while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Be able to follow Company policies, practices and procedures and directions from Company management.
  • Be able to work weekends, holiday and overtime as necessary.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a passport.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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