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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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Enterprise Applications Administrator

Essential Functions

Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer or designee, the Enterprise Applications Administrator is responsible for developing technical specifications for application development/configuration and systems integration. Assists with the installation, upgrade, and maintenance of ERP applications, databases, middleware, and servers, which includes installing new software releases and system upgrades, evaluating and installing patches, and conducting application migrations, refreshes, and restores. Implements and maintains the architecture necessary for ERP integration with other application systems. Functions as the lead on projects to architect, implement or enhance, and test ERP systems and applications to meet dynamic business needs. Troubleshoots and resolves complex technical problems with ERP systems to include application, database, and server problems. Participates in the development of database-related application development standards covering database creation, software placement, storage and auditing. Determines future growth requirements of the applications in areas such as database size, number of end-users and application functionality; works with other information technology professionals to address application capacity needs. Ensures the performance and reliability of ERP systems by monitoring these systems for high availability, load balancing, and satisfactory response time and working with other information technology professional to resolve performance issues. Provides programming/scripting assistance to support ERP system automation; debugs and tunes/optimizes SQL statements. Perform any related duties as required. Provides programming/scripting assistance to support ERP system automation; debugs and tunes/optimizes SQL statements.


BS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering with a minimum of 3 yearsí experience implementing and maintaining enterprise-wide applications, databases, and servers. Solid management and performance management skills. Strong customer service orientation. Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to prioritize and execute tasks. Good communication and interpersonal skills. bility to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language. Experience with MS SQL Server, Oracle, SQL, GIS, WOMS and CIS. Knowledge of enterprise and desktop applications.

Starting Salary

$1,538.46 - $1,730.77  (Weekly)Apply

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Fleet Mechanic

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.


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 Massachusetts CDL permit at the time of hire or promotion, and as a condition of continued employment, must obtain a valid Massachusetts Commercial Driverís License within 6 months of the date of hire or promotion. 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. Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commission or its designee. *** PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A TEMPORARY SIX MONTH POSITION*****

Starting Salary

$965.12  (Weekly)Apply


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