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 Chief Environmental Performance Officer and in close collaboration with the Wastewater Utility Superintendent, 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 supervises a Process Analyst and works closely with Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory staff to ensure optimal process, energy management and WRRF system performance. They also closely follow industry trends, research and development in the areas of wastewater treatment, resuse, biosolids, energy management and resource recovery. The Process Manager leads wastewater treatment process management through influence and via collaboration with the Wastewater Utility Superintendent and their team by training, coaching and developing Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory staff.
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.
Provides recommendations and guidance for daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual operating parameters for the overall wastewater treatment system and individual unit processes based on detailed data analytics from OP10, SCADA, the Laboratory and input from the Operations team.
Assists and supports the Wastewater Utility Superintendent 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 innovation initiatives within Wastewater Utility Operations and Maintenance and communicates those innovations to stakeholders.
Troubleshoots and evaluates operational issues, provides technical recommendations and directs effective corrective actions including high-priority corrective maintenance on equipment critical to WRRF permit compliance.
Provides process perspective and reviews and comments on engineering projects specifications, design plans, and construction schedules. Serves as operations and process liaison to project teams, as required.
Reviews and analyzes process and instrumentation data to determine the correct action to ensure process optimization.
Coordinates with the Compliance Coordinator to ensure VPDES permit compliance and achievement of Environmental Management System goals.
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.
Education and/or Experience:
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.
Five (5) years of experience including 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).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand for four hours a day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception, near and far acuity, color and field of vision. The employee would be required to constantly communicate with management and coworkers, and to listen for emergency sirens and alarms.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings and some outdoor work required. Some areas of the plant are hot and humid at times.
This position is considered an essential position and may need to report to respond to process issues outside of normal working hours and during inclement weather events.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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.