About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Under general supervision and direction of the Dir CPR LOB, the Product Manager's primary responsibility is to enhance the LOB by exploring new & different opportunities and to fundamentally grow the business through various means including direct customer interaction. The PM is responsible for developing, planning, budgeting and coordinating new projects for dissemination to the regional operations, providing support as needed therein. Project types are, but not limited to: Concrete water storage tanks; Filter plant rehabilitations, Water & Wastewater Plant rehabilitations, general industrial facilities, concrete structures, pump stations, valve systems & controls and water treatment solutions; and any and all work that falls under the CPR LOB.
Identifies and evaluates new opportunities.
Identifies internal and external resources for developing, planning, budgeting, and completing projects successfully.
Provides leadership for projects/opportunities by building and motivating individual personnel and other lines of business to develop, build and grow the CPR LOB.
Qualifies resources, including vendors & subcontractors, to perform needed work, including but not limited to; rehabilitation of concrete substrates & concrete water storage tanks, understanding of surface preparation methods, and application of high-performance protective coatings; modifications to necessary mechanical, electrical, safety and other pertinent repairs and installation, including coordinating other trades.
Coordinates, monitors and manages work development of design engineers, subcontractors, customers, and government agencies, as necessary, and negotiates with other subcontractors, vendors, organizations and agencies in the development of the projects.Must communicate consistently and effectively with customers, vendors, subcontractors, Suez Operations, Suez Sales Staff, other Suez lines of business.
Develops plans and confirms specifications, helps the LOB generate pricing; obtain permits; comply with environmental and safety regulations; to support projects involved in construction of new facilities and improvements to existing facilities.
Identifies and communicates with the customer for additional opportunities, improvement, and scope of work adjustments.
Strengthens customer relationships and customer satisfaction.
The Product Manager must have a basic understanding of construction related work in water and wastewater treatment plant technologies and the operation and processes therein
Ability to effectively manage and negotiate with vendors and subcontractors
Ability to read and interpret documents including engineering studies and reports; construction specifications; operating, maintenance, and procedure manuals; and engineering drawings.
Ability to write routine reports, internal memoranda, letters, agreements, and responses to customers.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, engineers, other agencies, and contractors.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to solve day-to-day problems and to properly respond to stressful situations.
Ability to plan, organize, and schedule workload to maintain efficiency in assigned duties.
Ability to make presentations to groups.
Ability to train others.
Ability to negotiate with consultants and contractors.
Ability utilize word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer applications.
A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or the like; or a min. of 5 years in construction related and/or protective coatings management with appropriate Project Management Certifications and Credentials.
Experience in the protective coatings industry particularly as it pertains to the Water & Wastewater industries
Possession of no less than 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the municipal/coatings/estimating marketplace; 5 years' experience in large construction related projects and 2 years in a supervisory capacity.
Sound technical knowledge of the water treatment and distribution system and related components. This requirement can typically be satisfied after one year of experience with Suez.
A combination of formal education and practical experience in an equivalent position is qualifying.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.