Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 25-Jan-2023 to 07-Apr-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 64374.96 per year $1237.98 Weekly *Recent college graduates and expected 2023 graduates encouraged to apply.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm Eligible for up to 50% telework after initial waiting period.

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Engineering & Construction, Operations Engineering

UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 19


Participates in the development, execution, and management of various engineering, construction and maintenance projects. Provides engineering expertise and data analysis for the planning, design, and construction of projects for wastewater and waterworks systems and facilities.


Works under the general supervision of senior staff.




  • Works on tasks related to the evaluation, planning, design or construction of facilities or equipment for wastewater treatment plants, wastewater pumping stations, CSO facilities, headworks facilities, collection system components, water treatment facilities, water pumping stations, distribution and transmission lines, and support buildings and equipment.
  • Participates in the preparation of concept and preliminary design reports, designs, and cost estimates. Participates in the development, implementation and monitoring of construction and service contracts, permit applications and permits. Participates in shop drawing reviews.
  • Utilizes Authority databases to gather and summarize facility and system operational data and assists senior engineering staff with evaluation and presentation of operational data.
  • Participates in the development of calculations, design documents and the gathering of information for inclusion in engineering reports, construction activities, technical or planning studies, and system and facility evaluations.
  • Participates in overseeing the work of professional engineering consultants as well as construction firms for quality and responsiveness of work products, budgets and schedules, and conformance to contract terms.
  • Participates in the inspection of construction or maintenance work for conformance to plans and specifications, and makes minor revisions to meet local conditions encountered in field; plans sequence of work with contractors on jobs and submits progress reports. Acts as a Resident Engineer on minor construction projects.
  • Requires participation in emergency response to any/all MWRA emergencies if assigned to Operations Engineering or Metro Process Control.
  • Participates in contract administration tasks.


  • Drafts internal or external memoranda, correspondence, reports, and specifications.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • A bachelors degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field required; and
  • One (1) to two (2) years of design or construction experience preferred: or
  • Any equivalent combination of education or experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with computer software packages such as MS Word, Excel, and AutoCad.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.


Valid Mass Class D Drivers license for Operations Engineering and Construction Departments


Office equipment as normally associated with the use of telephone, personal computer including word processing and other software, copy and fax machine.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings and moderately quiet in an office setting.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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