State President

Aqua America, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $93,000 a year
EducationSkills
At Aqua, we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of Aqua America serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua America? We have a great opportunity for a State President, Aqua Indiana. U nder the direction of the Deputy Chief Operating Officer – Regulated Operations, t he person in this role will d irect, administer and supervise the operation of Aqua Indiana. Lead and administer the various programs and personnel directly responsible for these operations with the goal of meeting the financial, regulatory and customer requirements throughout all the systems owned and managed by Aqua Indiana.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Develop and establish company operating policies consistent with Aqua America guidelines. Lead and direct management members in the development of departmental goals, objectives and strategies to attain the company goals.
Responsible for numerous key internal controls in support of the Company’s financial reporting process, the proper functionality of which play an important role in determining whether the Company’s overall internal controls are functioning effectively.
Develop and establish long-term company goals and short-term specific company objectives. Provide input to the Engineering Department in the planning of future infrastructure needs including production, pumping and storage facilities and the need for increase transmission capacity.
Develop strategies with regard to rates and financial. Recommend adoption of developed plans and budgets to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Regulated Operations.
Maintain contacts with the external agencies and organizations such as regulatory, legislative and financial, to promote the growth and recognition of Aqua Indiana.
Advise Aqua’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer of current operations, serious problems, unusual condition of equipment and techniques required or being used for production. Furnish the Deputy Chief Operating Officer with reports analyzing operation costs and other related cost initiatives.
Ensure that all corporate activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
Participate in the implementation of the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan to ensure that opportunities for employment and advancement based upon qualifications are afforded to all females and minorities and others.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and experience that will provide a sound background and level of knowledge in both operational, environmental and financial aspects of managing a water and/or wastewater utility is required.
Ten years’ experience with increasing management responsibilities is required.
Experience in managing multiple locations in a growth environment is essential.
Must possess strong leadership skills and decision-making characteristics to thrive in a highly decentralized environment and be able to interact positively with employees, customers, communities, public officials and regulators.
Must be able to motivate people, manage differences and resolve conflicts and unite people in a common effort to obtain company objectives. Must be able to anticipate change and organize people to adapt to the environment.

Personnel Responsibilities:
Responsible for approximately 45 employees.

Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.