South Norwalk Electric and Water
General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
South Norwalk, CT. The General Manager/Chief Executive Officer provides leadership and strategic direction resulting in superior service and competitive water and electric rates for the customers and residents of the Second Taxing District in Norwalk, CT. The Second Taxing District owns and independently operates South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW), a water and electric utility. The utility serves 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk and over 9,500 customers with water throughout sections of South Norwalk, East Norwalk, West Norwalk, Rowayton, Silvermine and Wilton.
• Established in 1913 by a special act of the Connecticut State Legislature, the SNEW is governed by a board of 7 elected commissioners who have the authority to handle the affairs of the organization similar to duties of municipal elected officials. The General Manager/CEO reports to the Board of Commissioners. There have been only two General Managers/CEOs in the last 50 years.
• Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, computer science or related field. An MBA and/or Professional Engineering designation is preferred. Candidates must also have significant experience in developing and implementing a strategic business plan, infrastructure development, maintenance and replacement and multi-year fiscal planning and management. Candidates must also have experience in establishing and maintaining a culture that is customer focused and collaborative with both the staff and the commissioners.
• The SNEW has a total 2019-2020 budget of $26 million and 38 full time employees. Direct reports to the General Manager/CEO include Director of Water Operations, Director of Electric Operations, Director of Finance and Services, Director of Customer Care, Key Accounts Manager and Office Manager/Executive Assistant.
Starting salary range: $200,000 – $250,000 +/- DOQ. Residency within a reasonable commuting distance. Candidates should apply electronically no later than February 24, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees and Lee Szymborski, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.
- February 24, 2020