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Management Professional - Asset Management

9300 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209, USA Req #56
Monday, February 10, 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 Management Professionals Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Asset Management, who will plan, lead, coordinate, control and execute various projects and tasks for a unit. This position will be responsible for crafting and maintaining standard methodologies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely deliverables.

A quality candidate will understand, develop and follow processes to collect meaningful information for decision-making in capital planning for GLWA asset management, asset renewal or asset replacement. Responsibilities will include the development, analysis, and execution of condition assessments or asset management related programs, asset life cycle cost analysis, operation and maintenance strategies, level of service evaluations, risk/criticality prioritization, rehabilitation or replacement strategies and CMMS or other system software implementation or improvement projects.


  • You will assist the Planning Services Area with the development, implementation, and management of enterprise-wide asset management programs
  • You will demonstrate and utilize principles and industry standard methodologies in asset management and preventive/predictive maintenance techniques to improve the overall reliability for the assets, equipment, and systems operated and maintained by GLWA.
  • You will utilize computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), asset management systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other computer operating systems and software in support of improving operations, maintenance, and reliability of GLWA infrastructure.
  • You'll develop, install, test and monitor systems including software applications, conversions and upgrades monitoring
  • You’ll analyze variances and initiate corrective actions needed to ensure timely completion of assigned projects and prepare and generate documentation to support performance indicator development and reporting

Knowledge of:

  • Appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
  • Advanced technology
  • 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:

  • Communicate effectively with team members across the organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Motivate, train, lead, and develop staff for improved performance and efficiency
  • Prioritize work to meet tight deadlines
  • Exercise outstanding computer, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Negotiate and develop internal and external relationships
  • Participate in the implementation of new initiatives
  • Participate in identifying organizational strategic goals as well as business planning and evaluation

Ability to:

  • Work independently or with a team to achieve operational efficiencies
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Prepare budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Perform related work duties as assigned
  • Develop and execute long-term plans
  • Estimate, anticipate and identify risks and obstacles
  • Acquire knowledge of the organization’s general budget principles, operations and procedures
  • Stay current with industry trends by participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations
  • Provide analyses, performance indicators, and reports for the management team, board, committees, and all other partners

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related operational or functional field such as Civil Engineering or other engineering field
  • Advanced experience in the utility sector is ideal.
  • Education requirement can be substituted with extensive experience in one or more of the following areas: utility asset management, public works/utility operations and maintenance, utility information and management systems, planning, administration, hydraulic/hydrologic modeling, construction administration and engineering management, engineering project management; or at the discretion of the GLWA Chief Executive Officer and Organizational Development Unit.

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.

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful 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.

Other details

  • Job Family Management Professional
  • Job Function Staff Functions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 9300 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209, USA