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Assistant Director-Distribution

Regional Water Authority New Haven Full-Time
$106,000.00 - $139,000.00 / year
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Assistant Director-Distribution

Are you an exceptionally detail-oriented operations leader with a proven track record of productivity and problem solving in the utility industry?  We have an immediate need for an Assistant Director of Distribution to work side-by-side with the Director of Distribution and Field Operations to perform a wide variety of management and administrative functions to ensure an efficient and reliable water supply.  You will have the chance to work closely with the Control Room, Water Treatment, Water Quality, Field Operations and Capital Planning and Delivery Departments.  We expect dedication and high-quality work from our employees.  In turn, we provide competitive pay, a robust benefits package, training and development and opportunities for advancement.  If you are ready for a challenging and fast-paced position with growth potential, contact the Regional Water Authority with your application.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Exercise considerable leadership skill and independent judgment in directing distribution system operations, and exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional and technical personnel

  • Manage the overall operation of facilities, equipment, process control systems and personnel within the Control Room and Instrumentation & Control Departments

  • Responsible for the efficient operation of the Control Room, supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA), auxiliary generators and engines, electrical equipment, buildings, grounds and equipment, including pumping stations, pressure regulation valves and associated structures within the distribution system

  • Maintain overall responsibility for energy management, Control Room operations, including the oversight, leadership and direction of the water system optimization project; develop, execute and monitor a strong proactive maintenance program for the assets and equipment


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 10 years of equivalent experience

  • 10 years of experience in the operation of water distribution systems, SCADA and Instrumentation & Control

  • 5 years of management experience

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health Class III Distribution Systems Operation Certificate preferred

  • Ability to plan, direct, coordinate and administer the operations and maintenance

  • Considerable knowledge and experience in principles and practices of project management

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; continuous improvement mindset

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • Experience in engineering and hydraulics a plus

The RWA is seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.


Salary: $106,000-$139,000 DOQ.  To apply, send a letter of application and resume to:


Employee Relations

Regional Water Authority

90 Sargent Drive

New Haven, CT 06511

e-mail: mgaratoni@rwater.com

AA/EO Employer


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South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is a non-profit public corporation created by the Connecticut Legislature in 1977. View our enabling legislation. We own more than 27,000-acres of land and provide a wide array of recreational opportunities and water-related services. Through our Whitney Water Center, we offer hands-on water science programs to thousands of students annually.

On average, we supply 46 million gallons of water a day to a population of some 430,000 persons. We provide water and other services in all or portions of Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, West Haven and Woodbridge. We own land in Beacon Falls, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, and Prospect.

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