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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 Engineer I

Essential Functions

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 Commissionís 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 Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering and at least four (4) yearsí experience with municipal infrastructure of water, sewer and drain systems. An Engineer-in Training (EIT) Certificate is required. Valid MA driverís 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.

Starting Salary

$1,057.70 - $1,076.93  (Weekly)Apply

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Design Engineer II

Essential Functions

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 Bachelorís Degree in Civil Engineering and five (5) yearsí 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 Driverís License.

Starting Salary

$1,250.00 - $1,346.16  (Weekly)Apply


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