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Sr. Project Manager, Business Development (Due Diligence Team)

Company: American Water
Location: Belleville
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Requisition ID: 106305

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water\'s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company\'s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest \$30 to \$34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron\'s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency\'s WaterSense Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Information

The ideal candidate will tour and evaluate dozens of water systems every year in multiple states and should have an interest, curiosity, and passion for water and wastewater concepts such as: treatment, distribution, collection, chemistry, hydraulics, electricity, etc. Location is St. Louis but can also sit anywhere within footprint of IA, IL, MO or IN

Primary Role

The Sr. Due Diligence Project Manager supports the Business Development team and functional areas by managing due diligence efforts related to water and wastewater system acquisitions. The ideal candidate should have an interest, curiosity, and passion for water and wastewater concepts such as: treatment, distribution, collection, chemistry, hydraulics, electricity, etc.

Key Accountabilities

Proactively build and maintain strong customer relationships; maintain consistent communication, manage customer needs and expectations by meeting project timelines.
Prepares correspondence/provides information for distribution and presentations to department leadership.
Acts a single point of contact among state and corporate functional groups and seller to provide information, make decisions, and assist with acquisition and proposal process.
Manage relationships with assigned areas of the company for the purpose f driving continuous improvement and delivering projects.
Support activities at all stages of new acquisitions, including relationship building, document review, review of proposals, report creation, site visits, and asset evaluation and risk assessment.
Work with multiple business areas to identify risks and challenges, evaluate assets, and recommend solutions with projected costs by working with multiple project teams [including finance, operations, engineering, regulatory].
Use critical thinking methods to demonstrate opportunity and execute for continuous improvement
Lead project teams and manage performance in a matrix organization.
Perform complex data analysis, gather data through SAP/BI/Powerplant and develop process controls through analytics and statistical methods.
Ensure that appropriate Safety Management systems are established and implemented for all projects.


Advanced knowledge and use of office productivity tools (MS Office, Teams, etc.).

Enterprise systems knowledge, SAP preferred.

Diverse knowledge of water and wastewater concepts such as: treatment, distribution, collection, chemistry, hydraulics, electricity, etc.

Knowledge of a

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