Water Distribution System Supervisor

Benton Harbor, MI
Full Time


Become a part of one of the 101 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for.” F&V Operations & Resource Management (FVOP) is a highly successful, growth-oriented civil and environmental engineering/architectural firm that provides a wide range of services to municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial and private development clients throughout Michigan and Indiana.

Currently we are looking for an experienced Water Distribution and Collection System Foreman to join our firm at our Benton Harbor, MI client location who best supports our clients, co-workers and core principles – “understand our customers and satisfy their needs, do what we say we are going to do and have fun

At FVOP, our goal is to recruit and retain great people and in turn provide a great employee experience. We offer a collaborative team environment, competitive salaries and benefit program, performance bonus incentives, and support for training and career development.


  • Monitor distribution and collection system activities of various projects.

  • Review equipment needs; monitor maintenance and repair tasks.

  • Monitor staff maintenance activities of the various lift stations, pumps, hydrants, mains and meters throughout the City.

  • Review work in progress or upon completion for efficient work practices.

  • Present various safety training modules to the Public Works staff.

  • Monitor the collection of distribution system data.

  • Determine needs and develop or assist with developing priorities for supplies, equipment and capital projects. Monitor the purchase of materials, supplies, parts, and equipment.

  • Assist with developing department budgets, represent the department to the City Manager and elected officials.

  • Monitor and track the collection of water distribution system samples.

  • Plan preventative maintenance and coordinate activities with other City departments.

  • Assist in the review of water distribution and collection system projects.

The selected candidate for the position will also be required to respond to utility system emergencies at all hours, provide emergency service to assist onsite staff when required, and provide other requested services.



  • Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Michigan Water Distribution Certification desired

  • Familiar with MS Office

  • Supervisory and/or Lead DPW Experience

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, components and activities of a public water distribution and sewer collection systems.

  • Methods and techniques used in distribution and collection system maintenance, on-site work inspections, construction sampling and repair work.

  • Principles and practices of mathematics and report preparation.

  • Modern office equipment including computers, SCADA, supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications and computerized mapping system.

  • Operational characteristics of distribution and collection system materials and equipment.

  • Principles and practices of supervision and training with emphasis on leadership and communication.

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to water distribution.

FVOP offers a competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunities. Apply today!

Equal Opportunity Employer; FVOP does not sponsor any work required VISAS

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