AlexRenew, a premier water resource recovery enterprise, fosters a culture of operational excellence, organizational competency, financial stewardship, technological innovation, and community engagement. Experienced wastewater professionals who have demonstrated superior process performance at an advanced water resource recovery facility are encourage to apply for the position of Process Manager.
Under limited direction from the Director of Production, the Process Manager is responsible for monitoring and improving process performance to ensure compliant and efficient operation of AlexRenew’s Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) and associated pumping stations. The Process Manager leads a team of process analysts and works closely with Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory staff to ensure optimal process, energy management and performance. Closely follows industry trends, research and development in the areas of wastewater treatment, reuse, biosolids, energy management and resource recovery.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs in-depth technical monitoring support, statistical analysis, planning, optimization, and new technology assessment related to wastewater processing and biosolids treatment and reuse.
Develops long-term and seasonal process perspective to ensure optimization and efficiencies in treatment and energy are sustained. Communicates process outcomes to the rest of the organization.
Assists and supports the Director of Production in establishing and achieving workgroup goals to include monthly budget targets and process performance measures.
Coordinates AlexRenew’s engagement in industry-research. Supports AlexRenew process innovations initiatives within Production and communicates those innovations with stakeholders.
Troubleshoots and evaluates operational issues, provides technical recommendations and directs effective corrective actions.
Provides process perspective review and comment of engineering projects specifications, design plans, and construction schedules. Serves as operations liaison to project teams, as required.
Reviews and analyze process and instrumentation data to determine the correct action to ensure process optimization.
Trains and develops staff in process and energy control. Champions the professional development of direct reports and the Apprentices by fostering a continuous learning environment.
Complies with, enforces, and recommends improvements to policies and procedures to ensure superior plant safety and employee performance. Supports and champions AlexRenew Safety Program, Environmental Management System, and Human Resource policies.
Establishes individual staff goals and evaluates and documents performance.
Collaborates with other workgroups to support an exceptional Asset Management program.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
Other duties and responsibilities to support AlexRenew vision and outcomes as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master’s degree in civil, environmental or biological engineering or other related degree; or Bachelor’s degree in related field with extensive process experience.
Professional Engineering (PE) licensure preferred.
3-5 year of experience supervising staff
Ability to attain a Class I Virginia Wastewater license.
Advanced knowledge of process control in wastewater applications.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of OSHA standard requirements for industrial safety and basic utility-related emergency procedures.
Advanced knowledge of advanced wastewater treatment and resource recovery processes.
Advanced knowledge of laboratory, field processes and regulatory sampling and monitoring requirements.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic and annual planning, budgeting, supervision, production and processing methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of basic project management practices.
Ability to use computer software programs (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, Op10, Avantis, SCADA, CMMS, Intranet, Internet).
About Alexandria Renew Enterprises
The Alexandria Renew Enterprises operates one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation facilities in the United States, located on a 35-acre site within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia. ARenew serves about 350,000 people in the City of Alexandria and part of Fairfax County, processing an average of 13 billion gallons of wastewater each year. ARenew is committed to being an environmental steward, good neighbor, and industry leader in its day-to-day treatment of water.