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Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is a dynamic public agency, comprised of approximately 500 employees consisting of engineers, planners, financial staff, information technology specialists, customer service representatives, skilled laborers and many others. BWSC owns and operates the water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater drainage systems that service the City of Boston. As the largest retail water and wastewater utility in New England, we are committed to providing the most efficient, cost effective water and wastewater services to the residents and businesses of Boston.
BWSC's dedicated staff employs today's cutting edge technology to get the job done and we offer our employees excellent benefits including health and life insurance, tuition assistance, subsidized transportation and more.
Employees must be Boston residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment subject to BWSC policies and collective bargaining agreements.
BWSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Hiring of a prospective employee is conditioned upon a negative drug screen.
You are invited to apply for any open position listed for which you are qualified.
We are located on several MBTA bus routes and visitors' parking is available on-site. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Come join our team!
The Project Engineer I is responsible for performing technical and administrative work related to construction and engineering activities at the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. These duties include reviewing daily inspector reports for accuracy and preparing change orders, reviewing and approving shop drawings, reviewing monthly pay estimates and responding to and resolving customer complaints. In addition, this position prepares red lines and As-Built drawings for streets on assigned contracts. This position performs regular site visits to confirm contractor compliance with the Commission’s standards and re-designs water, sewer and/or drain systems as needed due to conflicts encountered during construction. The successful candidate will correspond with local and state agencies for permits and coordination and will schedule and conduct pre-construction meetings with contractors and any outside impacted agencies.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and at least four (4) years’ experience with municipal infrastructure of water, sewer and drain systems. An Engineer-in Training (EIT) Certificate is required. Valid MA driver’s license is required. Water Operator License is recommended. Requires knowledge of civil engineering and construction practices and engineering surveys. Also requires a thorough knowledge of public works construction. Requires a working knowledge of local and state regulations. Advanced skill levels in Capital Construction Projects and Geographic Information Systems is required.
Performs advanced professional and technical work related to the engineering activities for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. This position plans, prepares and reviews engineering designs for the Commission and performs professional multi-discipline engineering work as necessary to implement and complete assigned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). In addition, this position performs the design of rehabilitation projects for waterworks, wastewater and storm water pipelines and facilities, reviews design changes proposed throughout construction projects, and reviews engineering plans for adequacy and compliance. The position evaluates engineering designs from other public agencies to ensure compliance with BWSC standards and regulations and collaborates with public officials, developers, consulting and engineering firms, and private owners to ensure sound engineering designs from early project development through actual completion.
The Design Engineer II requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and five (5) years’ experience with water and sewer systems or similar municipal infrastructure projects. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts is required. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge in interpreting technical reports and drawings, preparing designs and reviewing construction drawings, specifications, and contract documents. In addition, knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in designing sewer, drain and water construction projects is required as well as a basic knowledge of AutoCad and a familiarity with field surveys and survey equipment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.
Occupational Summary: The IT Project Manager provides hands-on software skills and the technical leadership necessary to ensure Information System related projects are completed on time and within budget. Essential Functions: • Establish and manage project priorities, schedules, and budgets. • Design, develop, and implement SQL code to extract data from relational databases. • Perform user needs assessments and define functional requirements for application design and/or modification. • Serve as Commission liaison to consultants, vendors, and Commission business units during project design, development, and implementation activities. • Prepare user documentation and provide training as required. • Evaluate requirements for database enhancement and system upgrades. • Provide technical support to programming staff and end users. • Evaluate and make recommendations for new IS related technologies. • Ensure adherence to collective bargaining agreements and take appropriate disciplinary action as required. • Perform any related duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree and experience managing financial system projects is required. • Significant experience with report writing tools such as Crystal Reports and/or MS SQL Server Reporting Services is required. • Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle and SQL Server technology is required. • Demonstrated success in working with users on the analysis, design and implementation of new computer applications is required. • Ability and willingness to perform under pressure, work irregular hours as required and adapt to new methods and procedures is required. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. • Experience with financial software is preferred. • Experience using computer applications and functions including PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint and Outlook is preferred.
• Coordinates the setup, installation, maintenance, and upgrade of desktop infrastructure (desktops, laptops, monitors, printers and other peripheral equipment) and software components. • Completes incoming service requests from end-users to resolve hardware and software issues. • Analyzes end-user needs and verifies inventory. • Ensures the accuracy, validity, and integrity of asset management data as it pertains to the desktop infrastructure at all points during the life cycle of the device (order, receiving, stock, deployment, move, and retirement). • Builds, deploys, and tests computer images for desktop and laptop computers. • Identifies and learns appropriate software applications used and supported by the Commission. • Develops and implements strategic initiatives for centralized management (including patch management) and works with IT Security and Infrastructure groups to develop “zero-administration” initiatives to centralize distribution of software to desktops. • Records, tracks, and documents the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken through final resolution. • Writes tutorials for applications for end-users. • Elicits problem details from end-users. • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems; minimum of 1 year experience in the IT field. ITIL, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), MCSA certifications preferred.