The VP of Operations position will lead the strategic deployment of the revolving algal biofilm treatment system for treating both municipal and industrial wastewater.
Under the broad direction of GWT’s President, responsibilities include the management of existing contracts, contract renewals and organic growth opportunities (account management) for the commercialization of the revolving algal biofilm treatment system. This VP of Operations position manages both business and technical activities which may include the following: leadership, advocacy, preparing technical reports and proposal documents, understanding municipal sources of government funding, providing technical sales support, ensuring customer and regulatory satisfaction, and evaluating and establishing efficient and effective implementation and maintenance processes. As the GWT management team is still small, there will be other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in taking new/alternative wastewater treatment technologies to market.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience within the wastewater treatment industry
5 or more years of senior leadership experience managing teams, projects and resource allocation.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
Motivated, flexible, and creative leader; able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast paced, demanding and changing environment.
Strong executive presence, communication skills, emotional intelligence, collaboration and partnering skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
Ability to travel 35% to 65%
Desired Personal Attributes:
Leader – Willing to take risks, possess self-confidence and have the ability to work with higher levels of management as well as with the workers at treatment facilities
Influence – Able to influence direct reports, leadership staff, internal and external customers
Communication – Able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms
Balance – A calm presence in tense situations and an ability to address competing priorities
Strategic – Able to make decisions quickly that drive Company goals and objectives
Courageous – Capable of asking the right questions and making the tough decisions; not overly sensitive
Logical – Succinctly and coherently presents their point of view and adept at thinking on one’s feet
Ethical – Operates in a way that never compromises ethics and integrity
Teamwork –Empowers stakeholders and employees from multiple disciplines and/or companies
Talent Development – A high aptitude of selecting and developing talent
Environmental – Brings a passion for clean water and making the world a better place
Global Thinking – A disposition to understand different cultures and market needs
About Gross-Wen Technologies
Gross-Wen Technologies (GWT) is deploying its patented wastewater treatment technology, known as the revolving algal biofilm system (RAB), to cost-effectively address new wastewater permits that are being required at municipalities. Our system uses algae to recover nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Compared to other treatment options, our system is significantly more affordable and produces algae biomass which can be sold as a slow release algal fertilizer or bioplastic. Overall the process is carbon negative/neutral, making it the most sustainable approach to treat nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Additionally, our RAB system can be used by industries to treat nutrients, CBOD and toxic metals. GWT recently raised a $2M investment to fund the rapid deployment of the RAB technology.