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Capital Program Budget Assistant at Pennsylvania American Water

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Are you a recent college graduate or early career professional with a strong foundation in finance and analysis? If you love numbers, research and working on a great team, here is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Pennsylvania American Water supporting our engineering and operations teams.

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business.  Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states.  American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing.  For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Primary Role

The Capital Program Budget Assistant works directly with the Capital Program Manager to coordinate and administer the asset capital planning budget. This includes the  design, project delivery and construction of water resource projects and performance of tasks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Effectively coordinate and administer functional support work processes for activities including asset capital planning, design, project delivery and construction to limited tasks for varying water resource system projects. 

  • Input and analyze data for department work processes, business systems and reports.

  • Prepare variance reports as required. 

  • Assists in preparation of documents related to the investment budget.

  • Assists in monitoring expenditures to budget according to the Capital

  • Investment Management polices and procedures. 

  • Prepare and analyze or contribute to department or functional key performance indicator reports, balance scorecard reports, business performance reviews, and MD Reports. 

  • Support procurement of materials and services and effectively utilize business system and procurement agreements. 

  • Prepare and maintain files, records,drawings, reports, maps, charts, budgets and other data related to engineering and construction projects.


  • General knowledge of business practices and principles including basic budgeting and accounting.

  • Good working knowledge of computer programs, databases and software to support specific assignments.

  • Knowledge of water or other utility operations preferred.

  • Demonstrated organization and administrative skills.

  • Good project/process management skills.

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills


  • Associates Degree in a related field ( Finance, Business, Engineering Technology, etc) Bachelor's degree is a plus.

  • 2-3 years experience in utility operations,  support of engineering/construction teams or financial support needed.

Work Environment

  • Office environment


Champions safety


Cultivates innovation

Customer obsessed

Drives Results

Nimble learning

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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