Primary Accountability - Responsible for managing and directing the strategic and operational objectives for the wastewater operations at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Description of Primary Responsibilities
Responsible for managing and directing the water and/or wastewater operations department:
Supports the federal contracts policies established by Aqua Engineers, Inc.,
Works with the operations department leaders to plan, organize, and achieve the operations department’s goals and objectives.
Oversee operations department to ensure profitability and client needs are met and exceeded.
Participates in the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan:
Works together with the Aqua management team to develop plans and objectives to ensure long-term growth and success,
Develops the operations department’s initiatives to contribute to achievement of the company’s strategic plan.
Responsible for the execution of the water and/or wastewater operations department annual operations plan:
Reviews and analyzes monthly and quarterly accounting reports,
Revises budget forecasts for future quarters,
Develops and implements the operations plan,
Prepares and monitors the departmental budgets, annual reports and work-in-progress (WIP) schedules.
Provides management and supervision to operations staff:
Assigns duties and responsibilities and ensures employees receive instruction/training needed to complete job responsibilities,
Ensures that employees are aware of and adhere to all company policies and procedures, and conveys all senior management communications and directives,
Reviews work for thoroughness and accuracy and provides specific instructions to employees on completion of tasks/responsibilities,
Monitors performance as appropriate, providing mentoring/guidance to assist in employee development,
Conducts performance appraisals, completing performance appraisal documentation and meeting with employees to provide feedback; creates and follows through with employee development plans,
Determines the most effective method for assigning responsibilities and duties to employees in the department; maintains job descriptions, procedures and other documentation related to organization of job,
Develops and maintains staffing plans to ensure employees are able to use PTO and OT is within the annual operating plan budget,
Ensures that division staff is trained, experienced, and licensed to be able to provide DRC for all facilities to minimize reliance on Operations Manager’s license.
Develops and maintains contracts and professional relationships with operations clients:
Works primarily with supervisors in designing client contracts,
Serves as the client liaison for designing O&M contracts,
Manages contract operations.
Licenses & Certifications:
Possesses a valid driver’s license.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Wastewater Treatment Course Book 1 or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade IV WWTP License for at least 15 years.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Water Treatment Plant Operation Book 1 or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade II WTP License for at least 15 years.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade IV Distribution License for at least 15 years.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems Book 1 or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade IV WWTP License for at least 15 years.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Wastewater Treatment Course Book 2 or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade IV WWTP License for at least 15 years.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Water Treatment Plant Operation Book 2 or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade II WTP License for at least 15 years.
Successfully completes Ken Kerri Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems Book 2 or possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade IV WWTP License for at least 15 years.
Possesses a valid State of Hawaii Grade IV WWTP License or Grade II WTP License.
Description of Primary Attributes
Is able to provide leadership and motivation to others.
Is able to reprioritize work in response to changes in circumstances.
Possesses significant organizational skills, in order to manage and direct the significant segments of the organization.
Is able to devise effective solutions to situations encountered based on the general goals and objectives of the function.
Is able to incorporate departmental/functional processes into the overall functioning of the organization.
Professional & Technical Knowledge:
Possesses advanced level general skills, including written and verbal communications skills, computational and computer skills, and mathematical knowledge frequently acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Possesses extensive formal training in business management, including an understanding of the application of the theory and practices of the profession to the operations of the organization, usually in the form of a major in business, engineering or construction as part of a bachelor’s or master’s degree program (or other applicable extended training program).
Has the ability to explain complex technical concepts in coherent and accessible presentations.
Has the ability to develop presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Has the ability to create complex documents in Microsoft Word.
Has the ability to use advanced functions of Microsoft Excel, such as to create and manage databases, including creating standardized reports, or link multiple worksheets and workbooks.
Proficient in use of FieldAware.
Proficient in use of Operator 10.
Proficient in use of Antero.
Effectively communicates opinions and extrapolations of information collected and synthesized/analyzed.
Resolves conflicts that may arise because of disagreements between employees, between employees and customers/clients, or with the public, other legal entities or governmental authorities.
Determines the appropriate methods of communicating information through the use of tables, graphs, charts and other visual forms.
Prepares and executes presentations to large groups.
Physical Demands – Job duties are performed under typical office conditions.
Additional Salary Information: Annual Incentive Program Bonus
License & Certification Bonus
401k & ESOP Retirement Plans
15 Days PTO & 10 Paid Holidays Per Year
About Aqua Engineers, Inc.
AQUA ENGINEERS, INC. is a 100% employee-owned company which owns, operates and maintains water and water reclamation facilities in the State of Hawaii. Aqua owns Puhi Sewer & Water Company, a PUC regulated utility on Kauai, and operates and maintains approximately 50 other state and privately-owned water and water reclamation facilities on Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Lanai and Hawaii Island. As one of the largest defense contractors in Hawaii, Aqua owns, operates, & maintains the water reclamation facility at Schofield Barracks and owns and maintains the collections system for other Army facilities on Oahu. In 2017 Aqua completed a major pipeline project at Schofield Barracks - it's largest construction project to date. Aqua also provides engineering & construction management services, administrative services and energy management services for its customers. Aqua was purchased by its employees through and Employee Stock Ownership Plan and is approaching its 14th anniversary as an ESOP. As a service provider, Aqua's employees represent our most important asset and each employee becomes a shareholder/owner immediately upon hire. Of its approximately 94 employees, Aqua has approximately 50 emp...loyees with State of Hawaii water and water reclamation related licenses & certifications and strives to promote employee growth & development within our industry. For the past eight years it has been Aqua's policy to share its operating profits with its employee- owners in a 50/50 split. Approximately 50% of operating income is distributed to employee-owners as "employees" through cash and retirement profit sharing contributions. The other 50% goes to employee owners as "shareholders" through stock price growth. Our increased performance since the inception of the program shows that our employee-owners are motivated to work effectively and be productive every day. They understand how their work ethic and actions affect the Company's bottom line and profit-sharing pool. Aqua also shares its growth in the communities in which we live and work. In 2011, we developed a formal donation policy, primarily managed by our ESOP Committee, and have since directed cash donations to over 260 organizations in the amount of $245,000.