Job Title: Senior Vice President – Global Operations
Department: Operations
Job Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Date of last change/origination: May 25, 2022
Based: Tampa, Florida
Type/Compensation: Full Time – Exempt 

Seven Seas Water Group (www.sevenseaswater.com) is a portfolio company owned by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”).  Seven Seas Water Group operates two businesses within the water and wastewater infrastructure space.  Seven Seas Water, which provides water treatment and desalination for governmental and industrial customers in the United States Latin America, and the Caribbean, and the AUC Group (www.aucgroup.net), which provides decentralized wastewater treatment plants for industrial and municipal customers in the United States.  Seven Seas Water delivers ~18 Bn gallons of clean water annually.  We operate 11 water treatment plants internationally.  We have more than 140 wastewater treatment plants under lease in the United States with property developers, municipal customers, and utility districts.  We consistently maintain a +97% plant availability for our customers.

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”) is a leading global private infrastructure investment platform.  Founded in 2006, MSIP has made over 30 investments across its three flagships, closed-ended funds.  Since inception, MSIP has had more than $13 billion in commitments.  For further information about Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, please visit www.morganstanley.com/im/infrastructurepartners.

The Role

The SVP – Global Operations position requires oversight, management, and coordination of all the international assets, plant operations and all department personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Takeover, develop, update & maintain an appropriate operations plan that facilitates the execution of all customer contracts and company business objectives.
  • Oversee operation of the plants and any collateral businesses and make changes as necessary to improve revenue, profitability, online time and maintain product water quality as required.
  • Interact with customers as required to ensure client satisfaction and differentiate Seven Seas Water from competitors as a company that provides premium service.
  • Oversee the performance and status of all operations employees and contractors to ensure contract and labor code compliance and effective and efficient utilization. Execute and record performance evaluations, employee disciplinary actions and interact with employees as necessary to motivate and maintain good morale.  Work to maintain a positive work environment for all employees making Seven Seas Water a desirable place to be employed.
  • Monitor income statements (P&L) as a tool to drive efficiency in operations and generate reports that explain P&L performance.
  • Work with the engineering team to provide feedback from the operations of the plants to help them develop more efficient, reliable, and safe plant designs that are consistent with the customers’ & the company’s needs.
  • Interact with company financial departments (and others) as required to assist in smooth flow and execution of related transactions including, but not limited to, accounting, forecasting, hiring/firing, contractual matters, regulatory permitting, licensing, work permitting, leasing, subcontracting and various types of reporting.
  • Oversee the management of the field services group to ensure that technical service requirements of the plants are met, and the company environmental health and safety mandate is effectively and efficiently carried out.
  • Develop and implement as needed a preventive maintenance plan and ensure that work is carried out in a timely and efficient manner to protect and maintain the company’s assets and keep the facilities reliable, neat, clean, orderly and of a high standard of appearance that enables the business development team to use them as reference sites.
  • Ensure that all facilities have all needed spare parts on site to limit plant down time and safely maintain revenue generating objectives and contractual requirements. Maintain and update spare parts reports as required.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language
  • Skilled use of computers with Microsoft Office/Outlook software including Power Point, Publisher and other presentation and marketing-based software.
  • Must possess a USA passport or USA resident/work status and have no criminal history to obtain travel visas if required.
  • Must be able to communicate very effectively and respectfully with people of various cultures, background, and social status.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with high level company shareholders and executives, engineers, field service technicians, operators and non-skilled workers that struggle to communicate effectively due to cultural or language differences.
  • Complete and detailed knowledge of seawater and brackish water desalination systems and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Candidate must be able to frequently travel domestic and internationally as needed to visit the plants and review operations in each facility.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is desired.
  • Candidate should have water industry experience in an operations management role.
  • Experience in a multi-national organization is preferred, and experience overseeing operations in international facilities.
  • Experience in the desalination and/or wastewater treatment industries is required.

Education/Experience

  • College degree or relevant experience.

How to Apply

Email resumes to talent@7seaswater.com

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success.  We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law.  In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Applicant will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

 

 

 

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