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Director of Water Supply Planning

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Austin, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 30, 2022
Reference Code: 7778
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Director of Water Supply Planning

Position Type: Direct Hire

Location: Austin, TX

Reports to: VP of Water Resources

Status: Exempt

Job Summary:

PIC Group is seeking a Director of Water Supply Planning to support project planning of capital water infrastructure projects for a large utility based in Austin, TX . The Director of Water Supply Planning reports directly to the VP of Water Resources. The Director is a strategic leader with strong technical capabilities to manage and direct the overall activities of the Water Supply Planning function for this large utility company. This position plays a critical role in developing future water supply options and management strategies and is responsible for leading initiatives and representing company interest with state, federal and water agencies. This position will lead technical and regulatory communication on complex studies and matters, while building and fostering relationships with planning groups, conservation districts, regulators, public officials, and other professional organizations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of staff and to various stakeholders as necessary for certain projects.
  • Work individually or with others to develop new or unique positions, concepts, or statement to help resolve difficult problems or situations.
  • Direct all development, operation and maintenance of computer models and analytical tools for achieving department responsibilities (e.g., managing water supply planning support of water rights applications).
  • Leads the development of Water Management Plan.
  • Develop and implement water supply strategy processes.
  • Establishes groups and leads the groups in strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Develop business strategies for future water supply programs and makes recommendations, proposals, and presentations to senior management and/or Board of Directors.
  • Lead initiatives and represent company interests at the groundwater conservation districts, and numerous water agencies.

Job Requirements:
  • Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, and lake operations.
  • Knowledge of water rights and related regulatory matters.
  • Skill in articulating complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proven experience managing highly complex planning and water supply development projects.
  • Expert-level strategic planning and analysis support for the development and implementation of water supply strategies.
  • Travel or meet when needed to advocate, negotiate, and interact on water policies and planning before civic organizations, regional planning groups, stakeholder groups, groundwater conservation districts, customers, and other professional organizations.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sitting at workstation for extended periods of time viewing monitors.
  • Working on keyboard and using computer mouse.
  • When visiting client sites, must follow site safety rules and work in all weather conditions.

Education / Experience:
  • Twelve or more years of experience in managing complex water supply planning and/or water supply development projects, including at least five years of working with Texas water law and associated regulatory matters.
  • A degree(s) in engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, or relevant field may be substituted for certain years of experience.
  • Prefer Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, with a strong water resource planning background.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.
About this Employer‍

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.