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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 Commission’s sewer and storm drainage hydrologic and hydraulic models in accordance with best industry practices and the Commission’s 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 Commission’s Stormwater Permit, the CSO permit and the Commission’s 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: Bachelor’s 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 Commission’s environmental sustainability efforts to ensure long-term management of stormwater issues in accordance with best industry practices and the Commission’s 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: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, City Planning or Environmental Management is required; Master’s Degree in city planning, engineering or environmental management preferred. Certification in “Green” 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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Design Engineer II

Essential Functions

Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is to perform advanced professional and technical work related to the engineering activities for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. This position ensures that quality standards and inspections are obtained and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. Performs all other related work as required. 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.) General Duties for Design Engineer II with Technical Focus: Performs professional multi-discipline engineering work as necessary to implement and complete assigned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). Performs the design of rehabilitation projects for waterworks, wastewater and storm water pipelines and facilities. Plans, prepares, and reviews engineering designs. Using project management principles and controls, performs CIP project work from initial phase (field surveys and investigations) for the preparation of final construction drawings, estimates, specifications, permits, and contract documents. Prepares technical reports and Manages CIP project data records including pipeline video inspections; performs review of contractor video inspection reports. Upon a review of all contractor video data, recommend rehabilitation, repair or relay of wastewater and storm water pipelines. Performs field survey tasks on selected CIP project streets. Leads junior engineers and drafting personnel, student interns in utility data collection surveys, topographic surveys or minor design work. Collaborates with public officials, developers, consulting and engineering firms, and private owners to ensure sound engineering designs from early project development through actual completion. Creates design changes proposed throughout construction projects, and reviews for adequacy and compliance. Uses research as basis for the engineering designs. Creates electronic ACAD plans and designs that are in compliance with BWSC standards, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department for processing. Prepares storm water calculations and determines regulations for city-wide calculations. Uses site plan databases, queries and reports; uses reports for design data. Provides customers, consultants and contractors with engineering information as required. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates. General Duties for Design Engineer II with Customer Service focus: Evaluates engineering designs submitted for review; ensures adequacy and compliance with BWSC standards and regulations. Collaborates with public officials, developers, consulting and engineering firms, and private owners to ensure sound engineering designs from early project development through actual completion. Analyzes design changes proposed throughout construction projects, and reviews for adequacy and compliance. Evaluates final “As-Built” construction plans for adequacy and compliance, and verifies all completed work in accordance with proposed plans and regulations. Ensures electronic ACAD plans are in compliance with BWSC standards and transmitted to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department for processing. Finalizes and close out “As-Built” requirements on General Service Applications. Reviews Stormwater calculations and determine regulations for city-wide calculations. Determines Groundwater Conservation Overlay District (GCOD) requirements. Determines if Inflow/Infiltration costs are required for sewer flows exceeding 15,000 GPD. Advises junior engineers and other Engineering Customer Service staff personnel on proposed site plan designs and related engineering work. Reviews utility plans (NSTAR, NGRID, etc.) for adequacy and compliance and for submission to Public Improvement Commission. Creates, modifies and maintains site plan databases, queries and reports; distributes reports for internal and external use as required. Provides customers, consultants and contractors with engineering information as required. Creates and prepares presentations for site plan requirements. Revises, updates and maintains Site Plan Requirements as required. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering required; Master’s Degree in Engineering or Management is preferred. Five to seven (5-7) years’ experience with water and sewer systems or similar municipal infrastructure projects. Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE); Registered Professional Engineer with the MA Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. Must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s 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, and contract documents. . Familiarity with field surveys and survey’s 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

$1,538.47 - $2,019.24  (Weekly)Apply

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