Water Treatment Innovation Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  497515



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


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As the Innovation Manager for Water Treatment, you will spearhead our innovation efforts in water treatment. You will create and lead a strategic roadmap for developing cutting-edge water treatment products. This includes navigating existing and emerging technologies, building an innovation plan, and ensuring its successful execution through collaboration with internal R&D teams, university partnerships, and startup/emerging technology accelerators. You will work alongside commercial, operations, and product management teams to ensure alignment with organizational strategy Your leadership will directly influence our position at the forefront of water treatment solutions.


Key Responsibilities

The Innovation Manager for Water Treatment will work at both a strategic level, driving innovation roadmaps and water treatment strategy, and at the tactical level managing research project lifecycle activities and supporting commercialization efforts. Duties Include


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive roadmap for water treatment product innovation.
  • Identify opportunities and gaps within the existing landscape of water treatment technologies.
  • Stay ahead of emerging trends in water treatment technologies and maintain a comprehensive understanding of current market offerings.
  • Lead investigations into new and existing technologies and their applications with a focus on building a pipeline of potential pilot project and commercial partners.
  • Build and execute an innovation plan through internal R&D, university partnerships, and startup/emerging technology accelerators.
  • Translate research insights into commercial solutions by coordinating cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate closely with marketing, engineering, and external partners to ensure alignment on innovation goals and commercialization strategies.
  • Collaborate with Commercial, Marketing Communications, and Marketing Intelligence teams to gather Voice of Customer to address the key product performance needs.
  • Provide technical support to customers and commercial teams, visit customers when necessary to assist in and or pursue opportunities and/or problem-solving strategies, develop training modules for commercial and field teams and develop outline for marketing materials.
  • Analyze and benchmark the product offering of key competitors for gaps or opportunities in our product line.
  • Build relationships with external research and technology partners.
  • Inspire and lead innovation initiatives across the company.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.


Competencies, Education and Experience


  • Master's or PhD in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field with a focus on water treatment.
  • 5+ years of experience in municipal or industrial water treatment or research and development (drinking water or wastewater).
  • Proven track record in developing and executing innovation strategies for water treatment products.
  • Strong understanding of translating research into commercially viable solutions.
  • Self-starter with a proactive approach to driving innovation.
  • Excellent communicator and capable of working across teams and functions.
  • Skilled in building strategic partnerships and managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead complex projects.
  • Travel is expected to be ~15%.



What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jun 15, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Water Treatment, Wastewater, R&D Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Engineering