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Management Professional

6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA Req #21
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

One Water. One Team.

The Great Lakes Water Authority is your source for water! We are dedicated to efficiently delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. And together, we’re racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.

We are looking for a Management Professional responsible for planning, leading, organizing, controlling and executing various projects and tasks for the Systems Analytics & Meter Operations team. This position will assist the Manager of Planning Services on analytical projects related to Metering, water audits and water meter upgrades with a goal of growing efficiency and effectiveness in the department.


  • You will establish and maintain relationships with internal/external clients, vendors and all other partners. Analyze variances and initiate corrective actions needed to ensure timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures consistent with standard methodologies, federal, state and local laws. Identify and implement process improvements, staff training needs, and new technology.
  • Achieve operational efficiencies by forecasting requirements, contributing information and presenting recommendations.
  •  Provide analyses, performance indicators, and reports for the management team, board, committees, and others.
  • Stay current with industry trends by participating in educational opportunities and professional/community organizations.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
  • Business technology, data management systems and applications
  • Auditing practices and principles
  • Project management
  • Analysis and reporting techniques

Skill to:

  • Acquire knowledge of the organization’s general budget principles, operations and procedures
  • Lead change and initiate process improvements
  • Prepare and maintain data and reports
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Make effective decisions
  • Promote and foster team work environment
  • Establish and meet Key Performance Indicators and critical metrics
  • Develop and execute long-term plans
  • Estimate, anticipate and identify risks and obstacles
  • Participate in identifying organizational strategic goals as well as business planning and evaluation
  • Participate in the implementation of new initiatives
  • Negotiate and develop solid internal and external relationships
  • Exercise superior computer, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Use advanced technology

Ability to:

  • Organize work to meet tight deadlines
  • Prepare budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Motivate, train, lead, and develop staff for improved performance and efficiency
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Problem solve effectively
  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Direct team activities or to work as a team member

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related operational area
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in a specialty designation area preferably in municipal or public utility setting
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License

Essential requirements

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This position may require sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, light to moderate lifting, reaching, pulling, and carrying. Manual dexterity and audiovisual/linguistic acuity is required.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to computer screens, working in team offices and closely with all staffing levels.

GLWA offers competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your demonstrated hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and relevant work experience will all be evaluated.

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Other details

  • Job Family Management Professional
  • Job Function Staff Functions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA