Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 06-Feb-2023 to 09-Jun-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 70738.17-98390.39 per year 1360.35 - 1892.12 weekly
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Engineering, Construction

UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 21



Provides direction to a small staff of construction inspection personnel in inspecting and administering construction projects of moderate complexity.


Works under the general supervision of the Senior Civil Engineer or Construction Coordinator.


Exercises close supervision of a small staff of construction inspection personnel in inspecting and administering construction projects of moderate complexity.


  • Acts as a Resident Engineer of construction projects of moderate complexity insuring conformance to plans and specifications. Makes revisions to meet local conditions encountered in the field and plans sequence of work with contractors on jobs and submits progress reports.
  • Maintains documentation of work performed by construction contractors in conformance with established department procedures. Recommends approval of variations made necessary by contingencies arising after construction work has begun.
  • Assists the Resident Engineer on major projects; performs inspection and maintains documentation of work performed by construction contractors.
  • Computes quantities for completed construction, reviews and calculates project cost estimates and computes data for periodic reports and records.
  • Coordinates construction with pertinent Authority departments and concerned public agencies.
  • Prepares and maintains red line drawings and sketches, documenting actual construction work.


  • Reviews plans of small projects for bidability and constructability.
  • Performs computations or checks computations and plans made by others for accuracy: estimates materials quantities and project costs, reviews contractors' payment requests and makes recommendation for payment.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • A (4) four year degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology or related field; and
  • Two (2) years technical or professional experience in civil engineering work such as construction, survey, design, hydraulics, structural, highway architecture, soils and materials; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of the heavy construction industry. Technical skills and knowledge of construction methods.
  • Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively manage construction contract involving complex and varying technical problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.


  • A valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts is preferred.


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 stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste or smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color 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 frequently 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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