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Join New England's largest retail water & sewer provider!

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.

How to Apply:

  1. Submit your resume and cover letter online, please send attachments in PDF or Microsoft Word format, if not please fax to 617-989-7754 OR
  2. Visit our Human Resources Department at 980 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02119

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!

Current Openings

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Project Coordinator

Essential Functions

Position Purpose: Coordinates the maintenance and upgrades of the Commissionís sewer and storm drainage hydrologic and hydraulic models in accordance with best industry practices and the Commissionís Consent Decree. Assists in the fulfillment of model report development, production and distribution. Essential Functions: (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.) Coordinates all file management of the sewer and storm drain models with the Project Manager overseeing the models management and issues new files to users with appropriate documentation. Utilizes Commission sewer and stormwater management models for localized projects. Utilizes models that estimate pollutant loadings into receiving waters and updates the models to reflect stormwater management system installation. Performs modeling and analytical services as requested for operational issues, including but not limited to emergency situations. Supports Commission staff with integrating future models with other applications or programs the Commission implements. Performs periodic calibrations and verifications using data from a variety of sources. Assists in meeting the NPDES permit reporting requirements for the Commissionís Stormwater Permit, the CSO permit and the Commissionís Consent Decree. Assists in preparing informational model files that can be used to instruct Commission staff on sewer and storm drainage system operations. Coordinates with all necessary departments, consultants and database staff to obtain data on actual field conditions in order to refine data files for the hydraulic models and keeps the models representative of actual conditions. Coordinates with the IT Department regarding the purchase of hardware, software and maintenance contracts. Prepares annual and supplementary budget requests for the program. Completes specific modeling projects and creates new models, expands available models or modifies existing models as needed to provide analysis of system performance, incorporate additional information gathered or respond to request for model development efforts. Coordinates with other staff members on model development and provides assistance and training to other staff related to the system models and upgrades to system files. Ensures compliance with Commission policies, procedures and directives, and with regulatory requirements and applicable engineering standards. Ensures all activities are coordinated with Commission divisions and other outside concerns. Prepares reports to summarize stormwater pollutant loading improvements as stormwater management systems are installed. Provides professional written reports as directed. Manages Commission projects overseen by outside consultants. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience: Bachelorís Degree in Civil, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering or related field with emphasis on hydraulic engineering. Five (5) years of experience in wastewater facilities design, including hydrologic and hydraulic analysis utilizing computer modeling, and other wastewater facility engineering. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge: Knowledge of sustainable and stormwater infrastructures. Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in designing sewer, drain and water construction projects, applies scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and designs solutions, interprets technical reports and drawings. Demonstrated experience knowledge and skill in using computer applications such as hydrologic and hydraulic models of wastewater and storm drainage systems (e.g. HYDROWORKS/ Infoworks, PCSWMM), databases GIS and data collection systems. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the calibration and verification of complex hydrologic and hydraulic computer models. Ability: Ability to apply scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and ability to design solutions to same. Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings. Skill: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and specialized software including AutoCAD and computerized hydraulic software; Operates all listed tools and equipment.

Starting Salary

$1,346.16 - $1,798.61  (Weekly)Apply

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Project Coordinator Stormwater Infrastructure

Essential Functions

Position Purpose: Coordinates the Commissionís environmental sustainability efforts to ensure long-term management of stormwater issues in accordance with best industry practices and the Commissionís Consent Decree. Essential Functions: (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.) Reviews projects for stormwater management including infiltration, storage and treatment. Assists the Director of Planning and Sustainability, Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer in all matters related to Federal, State and Local regulations related to stormwater. Develops and maintains written specifications, standard details and manuals for stormwater management. Reviews and recommends new technologies for stormwater management. Reviews Commission projects and develops recommendations to incorporate methods of stormwater infiltration and Green Infrastructure Practices into other types of Commission projects. Assists in the review of stormwater detention and infiltration systems for private developments. Works with public agencies to design and implement stormwater management systems for public ways, parks and other public spaces. Develops and maintains tracking program to monitor type and location of stormwater management systems. Utilizes Commission sewer and stormwater management models for localized projects. Utilizes models to estimate pollutant loadings into receiving waters and updates models to reflect stormwater management system installation. Reviews and recommends new technologies for stormwater management. Prepares reports to summarize stormwater pollutant loading improvements as stormwater management systems are installed. Ensures compliance with Commission policies, procedures and directives, and with regulatory requirements and applicable engineering standards. Ensures all activities are coordinated with Commission divisions and other outside concerns. Provides professional written reports as directed. Manages Commission projects overseen by outside consultants. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience: Bachelorís Degree in Civil Engineering, City Planning or Environmental Management is required; Masterís Degree in city planning, engineering or environmental management preferred. Certification in ďGreenĒ or other sustainable infrastructure rating system. Five (5) years of experience in the planning, design and review of Best Management Practices, Green Infrastructure, or Low Impact Development practices for Stormwater or public works projects. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge: Knowledge of sustainable and stormwater infrastructures. Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in designing sewer, drain and water construction projects, applies scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and designs solutions, interprets technical reports and drawings. Ability: Ability to apply scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and ability to design solutions to same. Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings. Skill: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and specialized software including AutoCAD and computerized hydraulic software; Operates all listed tools and equipment.

Starting Salary

$1,346.16 - $1,789.61  (Weekly)Apply

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Field Service Engineer

Essential Functions

Position Purpose: Performs various professional and technical engineering tasks for the Operations Division. Essential Functions: (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.) Prepares technical and professional reports for submission to regulatory authorities and agencies. Utilizes and instructs personnel in the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) equipment to inspect the condition of sanitary sewer and storm drain infrastructure. Prepares condition assessment reports to document the results of field investigations performed and recommended corrective measures. Performs office work: updates various databases, writes technical reports, completes work orders, document and catalogue inspection data. Performs and oversees personnel in the installation, calibration, and maintenance of sewer meter and other electronic recoding equipment. Downloads sewer meter data and perform analysis and prepare graphics to interpret flow, velocity, and level measurements. Develops procedures and scope for water distribution leak detection surveys as well as their implementation as performed by BWSC personnel or Consultants. Oversees personnel conducting sewer dye testing and may perform testing to ensure proper connections to sanitary and storm drain lines. Performs diagnostic tests including: rain gauge analysis and maintenance, fire flow testing, smoke testing, measurement and documentation of groundwater well readings, survey level runs, illegal connection investigations, and inflow connection investigations; prepares GIS corrections. Acts as a hazardous material spill response representative: investigates reports of illegal dumping, oil spills, and other hazardous materials that may enter the BWSC sewer/drain systems and harm the ecosystem that exists in our harbor via the outfalls. Collaborates with Boston Police and Fire Hazmat and Boston Environmental Strike Team. Manages Commission contracts for CCTV, Leak Detection and other related professional services. Maintains public relations customer service in order to ensure best possible outcome for the customer. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience: Bachelorís Degree in Civil Engineering required. Three to five (3 Ė 5) years related experience required with some supervisory experience highly preferred. Must possess a valid Massachusetts Driverís License. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge: Working knowledge of civil engineering and engineering survey and design. Working knowledge of drafting. Basic knowledge of public works construction. Working knowledge of engineering computer applications. Working knowledge of local and state regulations. Ability: Ability to interpret complex blueprints and drawings. Ability to perform complex mathematical equations. Ability to write accurate detailed reports, supervise personnel, and conduct water surveys. Works in a group setting in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to perform technical research, compile comprehensive reports, and properly apply the findings, assesses conditions in a variety of locations and determine proper course of action needed. Deals effectively and diplomatically with the public, consultants, officials, department heads and other constituencies. Skill: Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications including Access, Outlook, Paint and Excel, and specialized software including AutoCAD and HydroCAD. Skill in operating all listed tools and equipment. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; uses hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common office objects. Physical agility required to access all areas of inspection sites. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges. Supervision: Supervision Scope: Performs various duties of a routine to complex nature following acceptable standards of quality and performance; requires independent judgment in determining methods of completion and carrying out assignments. Supervision Received: Works under the direct supervision of various Managers. Supervision Given: Oversee and instruct various Local Lodge 100 employees in performance of tasks. Oversee Commission Contractors and Consultants. Job Environment: General office conditions; field work is performed outdoors with loud noise levels and exposure to variable weather conditions/hazards associated with heavy equipment and construction sites. The workload is subject to seasonal and weather-related fluctuations; responds to emergencies. When in the field may be required to wear safety hat, vest and shoes. Operates telephone, computer, hand power tools, survey equipment and standard office machines. Makes frequent contact with municipal, state and federal representatives; city officials, businesses, property owners, engineering consultants, department heads, the public, and other city employees. Contacts are in person, by phone, email, group meetings, and hearings. Has access to department-related confidential and/or sensitive information. Errors could result in delay or loss of services, personal injury to self and/or others, damage to building and equipment, and cause significant monetary loss and/or legal repercussions.

Starting Salary

$1,153.85 - $1,680.11  (Weekly)Apply

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Fleet Mechanic II (Car/Truck)

Essential Functions

Inspect diesel and gasoline equipment to locate trouble and determine needed repairs, overhaul engines, transmissions and ignition systems and replace damaged parts. Adjust and repair brakes, carburetor, hydraulic pumps, cylinder heads, valves and similar components, and rebuild automotive bodies. Answer road trouble calls and make repairs either on the road or in the garage. Make oil changes, tune-ups, change and repair tires, change batteries, check electrical system, hydraulic system and perform regular greasing maintenance work.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required. Must possess considerable knowledge of the methods, tools, material and practices used in repairing, rebuilding and adjusting motorized equipment. Must possess considerable knowledge of motor equipment construction and functions. Must possess skill in the use of the tools and equipment employed in automotive repairs, rebuilding, and adjustment work. Ability to diagnose and repair defects in automotive equipment. Must possess a valid Massachusetts Commercial Driverís License, Class B with Air Brakes Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement. As required by the DOT regulations, Safety-sensitive Employees will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Must possess a complete set of automotive mechanic tools. Ability to keep daily records. Must have at least two years automotive related experience. Must be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) as a Master Automobile Technician. Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commission or its designee.

Starting Salary

$1,264.49 - $1,660.09  (Weekly)Apply

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Design Engineer I

Essential Functions

Performs professional and technical work related to the engineering activities of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. Responsible for project management and engineering design and ensures that quality standards and inspections are obtained Researches historical data in order to establish the work limits for water and sewer work; reviews sewer and drain inspection TV tapes for completeness and to identify required repairs needed and other alternatives. Performs field surveys of existing conditions by using GPS, Total Station and Level; Converts field data to AutoCAD Civil 3D and confirm surveys. Surveys buildings to verify existing service information. ? Investigates and resolves any field issues as required. Reviews base plans of existing utilities as prepared by CAD Technicians. Prepares project analysis using hydraulic engineering software. Drafts proposed work on base plans by using AutoCAD Civil 3D. Reviews proposed plans with supervisor and Chief Engineer. Sends written notices and proposed plans to utilities and concerned parties for review and comment. Submits permit applications as required by the work; prepares specifications. Performs quantity takeoff and prepares engineerís estimate; prepares final plans for final review. Prepares Annual Operation Contracts. Prepares Commission Transmittal Memos for Permission to advertise and award contracts. Prepares technical reports and memoranda, evaluating investigations of special projects. Evaluates designs submitted for review by other agencies, consultants, developers and utilities. Prepares Traffic Management Plans if required. Prepares MWRA PAP applications for financial assistance from the MWRA if required. May be required to manage specific office operations such as managing equipment, maintaining databases, etc. Performs engineering investigations and recommendations relating to the operation and maintenance of the sewer and water systems. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Qualifications

Bachelorís Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology. Two (2) yearsí experience with water and sewer systems or similar municipal infrastructure projects; Fundamental Engineering Certificate; Must possess a valid Massachusetts Driverís License. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge: Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in designing sewer, drain and water construction projects. Knowledge of the application of scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and designs solutions. Expert knowledge in interpreting technical reports and drawings, preparing designs with the use of AutoCAD, and reviewing construction drawings, specifications, contract documents and contract estimates. Familiarity with field surveys and surveyís equipment. Basic knowledge of drafting. Working knowledge of engineering computer applications. Working knowledge of local and state regulations. Ability: Ability to perform complex technical research and to compile comprehensive reports; ability to handle the practical application of findings, assess conditions in a variety of locations and determine proper course of action needed. Deals effectively and diplomatically with consultants, officials, department heads and other constituencies. Skill: Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and specialized software including AutoCAD and HydroCAD. Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment.

Starting Salary

$1,346.16 - $1,798.61  ()Apply

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IT Project Manager

Essential Functions

Provides professional and technical support in the management of all IT projects; ensures that IT projects are completed on time and within budget scope. This position monitors operational impact, gaps and creates solutions. (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.) Establishes and manages new IT projects and determines priorities, schedules and budget. Designs, develops, and implements SQL code to extract data from relational databases. Performs user needs assessments and defines functional requirements for application design and/or modification. Serves as Commission liaison to consultants, vendors, and Commission business units during project design, development, and implementation activities. Prepares user documentation and provides training as required. Evaluates requirements for database enhancement and system upgrades. Acts as a liaison between programming staff and end users. Organizes project management outlines and status updates for interested parties and presents as necessary. Assists in the evaluation and recommendation of new technologies. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience: Bachelorís Degree in related field required; Masterís Degree preferred. Five to seven (5 Ė 7) years of IT/Business Project Management experience, preferably in the public sector working with local government. Professional Project Management (PMP) certification a plus. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge: Knowledge of complex IT protocols and procedures; working knowledge of computers and computer systems; knowledge of project management tools such as Microsoft Project, SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services and bug tracking software; knowledge of SQL, and MS Office Applications; strong aptitude to learn and implement new procedures. Ability: Quantify Return on Investment (ROI) for projects; utilize problem-solving skills; think creatively and strategically; communicate effectively and tactfully with customers; compose correspondence; prioritize and complete multiple tasks at one time with frequent interruptions; operate a computer with advanced skills when using software programs; manage databases and other software as required by the position; maintain and create spreadsheets and records; use telephone system. Skill: Excellent time management skills; strong presentation skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong customer service skills; strong organizational skills; moderate to advanced applications skills; skills in the above listed tools and equipment. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Moderate physical effort is required to perform work. Tasks involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation, which include operating a keyboard at an efficient speed. This position is frequently required to sit, communicate, and hear, is occasionally required to walk, and must be able to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges. Supervision: Supervision Scope: Performs various duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the ability to complete assigned tasks according to established procedures and protocol. Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the IT Project Director, generally sets own daily work plan while following outlined procedures and tasks; escalates issues as necessary to supervisor. Supervision Given: None. Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment. Majority of work is performed in a moderately quiet work environment. Operates computer, printer, telephone, copier, facsimile machine and all other standard office equipment. Makes frequent contact with city departments, BWSC staff and outside vendors. Errors could result in delay or loss of service, and have potential financial repercussions.

Starting Salary

$1,403.88 - $2,024.40  (Weekly)Apply

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