Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 25-Jan-2023 to 07-Apr-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 64374.97 per year 1237.98 weekly *Recent college graduates and expected 2023 graduates encouraged to apply.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm *Eligible for telework up to 50% of the work week. Waiting period may apply.

DIVISION: Tunnel Redundancy

DEPARTMENT: Tunnel Redundancy

UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 19


Participates in the planning, engineering, design and construction of projects related to the Metropolitan Tunnel Redundancy Program as well as rehabilitation and capital improvement of other water and wastewater facilities and infrastructure.


Works under the general supervision of the Manager, Design (Tunnel Redundancy).




  • Works on tasks in the management of all phases of consultant selection and supervision of professional engineering contracts, including the development of scope of services, plans and specifications, cost estimates, work schedules, technical review of consultant work, negotiations, and preparation of contract award recommendations.
  • 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, plans and specifications for proposed construction, modifications/ replacements, permit applications and permits. Participates in shop drawing reviews.
  • Assists in the oversight of geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological investigation programs and related work performed by consultants and contractors. Oversees multi-phase subsurface investigation programs, soil sampling, rock coring, geologic mapping, geophysical surveys, in-situ testing, instrumentation installation, analytical sampling, borehole logging, and laboratory testing programs related to the Tunnel Redundancy Program as well as assigned water and wastewater engineering and or maintenance projects.
  • Participates in the management of geotechnical databases, subsurface data, geotechnical/ geological/hydrogeological records, and other project documents, including records access, and exchange of technical information. Participates in the development of calculations, design documents and the gathering of information for inclusion in engineering reports, construction activities, proposed modifications/replacements, technical or planning studies, and evaluations.
  • Participates in the review of consultant submittals for quality work, budgets and schedules, conformance to contract terms, conformance with engineering practices and Authority policies, conformance with applicable regulatory and bidding law requirements and conformance with Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures.
  • Participates in the inspection of construction for conformance to plans and specifications, and plans sequence of work with contractors on jobs and submits progress reports. Acts as a Resident Engineer on minor construction projects.
  • Participates in project coordination with other MWRA departments, communities, public interest groups and government agencies.
  • Participates in contract administration tasks.


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


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, geology, construction management, or related engineering field; and
  • One (1) to two (2) years of planning, engineering, design or construction experience on water and/or wastewater facilities design or construction is preferred; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil and geotechnical engineering, or bedrock geology is preferred.
  • Familiarity with computer software packages such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in GIS, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, gINT, and software related to engineering is preferred.
  • Experience in field oversight of subsurface investigations or construction is preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work as part of a project team and to develop and maintain productive working relationships with external parties.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.


A valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License.


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, including office equipment 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 stand and walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell.

The employee may be required to frequently lift and/or move up to ten pounds and/or occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception 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 regularly works in an office environment with frequent periods of work outside in all 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 or underground 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 office settings.

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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