Project Manager
Veolia North America

Sauget, Illinois

Company Description


A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

Job Description


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.


  • Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of Danone WW Facility, assuring its compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures.
  • Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.
  • Manages the daily operation and maintenance of the WW Plant and ensures compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics.
  • Typically works through Operations, Maintenance and/or Lab Supervisors to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives. Manage cost control and financial performance, including the preparation of financial reports.
  • Provide effective counsel / direction, especially where corrective actions are needed.
  • Manages the human resource functions of the facility or unit including hiring and firing, salary and job change actions, and coaching and counseling team.
  • Works with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training.
  • Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills.
  • Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques. Administers labor agreements to ensure compliance and effectively deal with representative labor union(s).
  • Reviews and evaluates water reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected water needs.
  • Ensures that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed facility-wide.
  • Prepares reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analyses of water for administrative purposes and regulatory agencies.
  • Administers client contracts to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction and
  • prompt identification and client notification of scope changes.
  • Performs all baseline client relations duties, including preparation and presentation of progress and special reports.
  • Participates in client meetings, special award programs and handles resolution of client service problems in a professional manner.
  • Assists with the preparation and/or review of reports to regulatory agencies and assists with public relations duties as necessary.
  • Develops plant or functional goals and activities required to meet overall business objectives.
  • Establishes the standards, guidelines and procedures needed and integrates, implements and evaluates process improvements, new concepts,technologies and practices and aligns with future needs.
  • Evaluates employee performance, matches abilities and job requirements and capitalizes on talents to effectively meet business objectives.
  • Ensures that business initiatives and progress toward goals are effectively communicated to employees.
  • Proactively manages safety, plant appearance and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards including Hazardous Waste Disposal and Air Quality Standards.
  • Ensures that issues are identified and addressed and elevated if necessary in a timely manner.
  • Maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies such as machine, equipment or power failure, or need to release dammed water to affect flood control.
  • Manages emergencies in an effective manner.
  • Executes capital and facility improvement plans as required.
  • May oversee construction and maintenance of roads and communication lines used in operating water supply system. Oversees contractors as required.
  • Develops plant or functional goals and activities required to meet overall business objectives.
  • Establishes the standards, guidelines and procedures needed, specifies what is to be done at lower levels and how the resources allocated by upper management are to be deployed.
  • Is expected regularly identify, evaluate and implement improvements to improve utility reliability, regulatory compliance and/or cost effectiveness.
  • Assists staff in complex operational and maintenance problem diagnosis and corrective action planning.
  • Ensures that business initiatives and goals are effectively communicated to employees as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates objective listening on a consistent basis and creates and maintains an environment that encourages open communication.
  • Promotes respect within and outside the work group, teaches and encourages collaborative problem solving and effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Interfaces daily with other functional areas including Engineering, Quality Control and Purchasing.


Spends 50% of time in operations environment and 50% of time in office
environment. May need to work outside in inclement weather conditions and drive company vehicle to perform duties. Occasional travel for training or meetings.

May be exposed to possible operations hazards including dust, fumes, toxic
and chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards.


Education / Experience / Background

  • Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent related Project Management experience.
  • Five to seven years progressive lead and/or supervisory experience within a water /wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and
    practices of water/wastewater treatment.
  • Industrial/Food Manufacturing experience is preferred.

Knowledge / Skill / Abilities

  • Experienced and proven accident free track record in running a safety program. Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • OPERATIONS-Knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management. Lab experience for permit testing requirements.
  • EMPLOYEE/CLIENT RELATIONS-Demonstrated leadership ability with an understanding of Human Resources / Relationship principals.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and customer.
  • CREATIVITY-Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex process problems and manage remedial action.
  • FINANCIAL ACUMEN-Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
  • COMMUNICATIONS-Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • COMPUTER SKILLSET-Strong skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, CMMS and database software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
  • Familiarity with maintenance, operation, regulatory reporting software.
  • ATTITUDE-Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to serve project weekly needs with 7 days a week emergency.
  • on-call if required by site.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Valid Driver's license and safe driving record.

Physical Requirements

Amount of time spent - Standing/Working 40%, Sitting 40%, Walking 20%
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces.

May be required to use ladders or stairs. May occasionally be required to lift 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information


The salary, compensation and benefits information is accurate as of the date of publication of this notice. The company reserves the right to change this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

We are an equal opportunity employer! All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.



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