Distribution Division Manager

St. Paul Regional Water Services | Saint Paul, MN

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Posted Date 5/20/2024

Salary: $122,345.00-$157,809

Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) is looking to hire a Distribution Division Manager to provide leadership for a team of 108 employees in a fast-paced and professionally rewarding environment. SPRWS provides drinking water and related services to the City of Saint Paul in addition to several surrounding suburban communities including Maplewood, West Saint Paul, Lauderdale, Falcon Heights, Mendota, and Mendota Heights. Water is also provided on a wholesale basis to the cities of Roseville, Arden Hills, and Little Canada. The utility provides water to 450,000 customers.

SPRWS consists of about 260 employees dedicated to providing quality water to customers at a reasonable cost. Water is distributed to our customers through a system that includes 1,200 miles of water mains, 94,000 service connections, 26,000 valves, and 10,000 hydrants, along with 10 pumping stations and 17 storage facilities. SPRWS consists of four divisions, each led by a division manager. These divisions include Production (supply and treatment), Distribution, Business, and Engineering.

The Distribution Division Manager is responsible for system planning, budget administration, and up to ten field crews for operation, maintenance, and construction of water distribution infrastructure. The Distribution Division Manager is also responsible for leading a 24/7 dispatch center and a large warehouse supplying parts and materials for construction activities.

Here’s what you can expect to do:

- Provide strategic leadership, management, and priorities for the Division.
- Develops divisional policies and budget.
- Oversee employee staffing, development, performance management and measures, training, discipline, and related human resources activities for the Distribution Division.
- Directs, plans, and manages the water distribution system to ensure the efficient installation and maintenance of a safe and continuous supply of water to customers
- Frequently works closely with engineering staff to prepare plans and specifications for for construction improvements and to the distribution systems.

Why work for us:

At SPRWS and the City of Saint Paul, the work we do is to serve others. Employees engage with the community, provide essential services, and work to improve the well-being and quality of life for all residents. We are a leader in promoting inclusion and equity, investing in employees with support resources, and training and development. We offer competitive wages, and a variety of excellent benefits, including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid vacation and sick leave.


A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Business Management, Economics, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible water engineering and/or water management experience in the design, planning, operations, and cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects, water distribution systems, and/or waste water conveyance and/or general construction.

Must possess a Class "A" Water System Operator's Certificate, issued by the State of Minnesota, within five years of appointment.

A Master of Science Degree may be substituted for two years of experience. Partial credit for experience will be given for credits toward a Master of Science Degree.

Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License or equivalent out of state driver's license.

**A combination of education and experience to equal 9 years or more can be used to qualify for the position.

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Local Government
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