Deputy General Manager, Wastewater Collection and Treatment Services

Metropolitan Council | St Paul, MN

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Posted Date 4/03/2020

The Deputy General Manager, Wastewater Collection and Treatment Services is responsible for the overall leadership, administration, management and operations of assigned programs in support of the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) General Manager.

This position is responsible for planning, managing, resourcing and delivering regional operations services for a population of 2.6 million people across 110 communities.

  • Wastewater collection system – 650 miles of interceptors, 65 lift stations, 212 meter stations, and right-of-way infrastructure, 50 staff
  • Wastewater treatment – 9 major wastewater treatment facilities, 160 operations staff
  • Maintenance – mechanical, electrical, warehousing, purchasing, fleet management, planning and scheduling, 110 staff
  • Support – SCADA, laboratory services, industrial pretreatment, process engineering, research and development, air quality, training, data systems and reporting, 130 staffThis position also interfaces with internal and external stakeholders, enhances technology and innovations, and makes investment decisions for operating and capital budgets in collaboration with other MCES leadership.

In addition, this position plays a key role in the development and execution of strategic vision, alignment and execution for MCES. It champions employee motivational initiatives to foster greater employee engagement and workforce development. It actively sponsors key strategic initiatives, tracks progress, and communicates successes; and ensures compliance with required regulations, policies, and guidelines.

The basic qualifications for this position are a Bachelor of Science in engineering, environmental science or related field AND 10 or more years of executive management experience including five (5) or more years of supervisory experience in a public/private utility in wastewater operations or public works.


Salary range: $150,000 - $234,776/year (depending on qualifications) plus excellent benefits! 


The ideal candidate also will have: 

  • A Master's degree in public administration, engineering, hydrology, business management or related field
  • A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Class A Wastewater Treatment Certification or equivalent
  • A professional certification from the Minnesota State Board of Technical Registration or equivalent
  • Leadership experience in the regional, national, or international water/wastewater sector
  • Experience and a high degree of skill developing, motivating and fostering collaborative relationships both inside and outside the organization including with representatives, elected officials, or managers of other agencies or organizations


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If interested, please apply online and INCLUDE a resume and cover letter. This position is open until filled. Initial review will begin on April 24, 2020.  For more information, please contact Lynette Andersen at



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