Sr. Superintendent Operations

American Water

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role
Responsible for the planning, execution, and reporting of internally executed distribution system construction projects in accordance with company policies and practices, the professional development of construction leadership personnel, and the operation and maintenance of all construction-related materials and equipment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare and manage overall and project-specific construction budgets, schedules, staffing, and material usage.
  • Ensure that operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) is maintained during construction activities.
  • Implement effective schedule and budget management and reporting processes.
  • Provide analysis of construction productivity, cost efficiency, and competitiveness with external contractors.
  • Contribute to development of direct reports with effective communication, constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.
  • Manage employee and labor relations within area of responsibility.
  • May serve as spokesman in union contract negotiations.


  • Knowledge of utility construction means and methods necessary to create and manage construction forecasts including; budgets, schedules, manpower, materials, etc.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (e.g., fluency, report writing, developing materials and presentations).
  • Develops a sound organization staffed with able and motivated employees and provides for or trains suitable replacements.
  • Assures that policies, procedures, programs, standards of performance, and approved objectives are adhered to and/or achieved including those involving safety, affirmative action, community, and labor relations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction-related discipline, management, or related equivalent experience.
  • 7-10 years progressive experience managing construction projects, project supervisors, and construction operations to meet performance targets for budgets and schedules

Travel Requirements
Minimal. Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Work Environment
Primarily office, environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors


  • Creates opportunities and builds shared commitment through individual and team development.
  • Sharing Knowledge & Expertise - Drives business performance by Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a workgroup, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions.
  • Delivers bottom-line results through bold, decisive actions, working through risks and uncertainty to create opportunity. Continually raises standards and promotes entrepreneurial behavior.
  • The ability to influence others through articulating an objective or idea in order to develop capabilities.
  • Improve business performance by developing and contributing specific technical or professional knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude.


  • Prioritizes & Role Models Safety
  • Self-Awareness
  • Develops Talent
  • Plans, Aligns, & Directs
  • Drives Engagement
  • Decision Quality

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