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Director, Operations (Water / Wastewater)

Litchfield Park, AZ, US, 85340

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team. At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


As the Director of Operations at Liberty Utilities, you'll report directly to the Area President, positioning yourself at the forefront of our dynamic team. It's more than just a job; it's an opportunity to lead, innovate, and contribute significantly to the achievement of broader objectives for both the region and Liberty Utilities. Your responsibilities include implementing the company's business development and growth strategy, directing numerous ad hoc projects throughout the year, and deploying resources to adapt to changing priorities and focus. Beyond that, you'll play a vital role in setting the tone, climate, and vision for utility operations within the division. This is your chance to make a real impact and be a driving force in our innovative and forward-thinking organization.


  • Direct the operations and business outcomes of drinking water, wastewater, and reclaimed water, contributing to the overall growth strategy of Liberty Utilities
  • Participate in the planning and development of water and wastewater rates, representing the company in front of regulatory bodies and contributing to regulatory strategy
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations governing water and wastewater utilities, fostering a culture of safety and environmental responsibility
  • Coordinate short, medium, and long-term plans for water supply, demand, facility construction, wastewater conveyance, treatment, and disposal
  • Oversee operating and capital budgets, analyze financial data, and make informed decisions to support the financial health of the utility
  • Lead and develop operations teams, emphasizing succession planning, talent development, and a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Act as a change leader, role modeling new ways of working and driving continuous improvement within the department
  • Provide industry leadership within the utility for water operations, ensuring the enforcement of Liberty policy for field staff
  • Deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by leadership

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in a relevant field
  • 10+ years' experience in progressive leadership roles, within the Water utility industry
  • Strong knowledge of water/wastewater utilities, engineering, and financial principles required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and technology applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to travel within the US and Canada
  • Valid driver's license and passport required

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally. For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.


Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction. With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.


What we offer

  • Company funded Pension program
  • 401k with Company match
  • Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)
  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy
  • Share purchase/match plan
  • Defined Contribution savings plan
  • Top Talent Program
  • Volunteer paid days off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Achievement fund


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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