Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 15-Mar-2023 to 28-Mar-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 84627.04-117911.70 per year 1627.44 - 2267.53 weekly
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm *Eligible for telework up to 50% of the work week. Waiting period may apply.

DIVISION: Operations


UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 25


Manages engineering support projects whose deliverables include annual water supply reports, updated water system supply models, assessment of long-term conditions for use in master planning, condition analyses, and risk evaluations for use in emergency planning.


Works under the general supervision of the Senior Program Manager, Mapping & Modeling.




  • Performs source modeling to evaluate the performance of the water supply system under drought simulation, drought conditions forecasts, system expansion, system operational change and climate change.
  • Prepares annual water supply regulatory reports, including the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Annual Statistical Report and Water Management Act reports.
  • Assists in the preparation of the previous year's situational reports such as the Water Use Trend and Reservoir Status Report.
  • Provides support to the Geographic Information System (GIS) team for those tasks that have linked engineering and GIS components.
  • Provides support to master and emergency planners in understanding long-term condition assessment, and risk and consequence of failure.
  • Participates in preparing Waterworks and Wastewater Master Plans.
  • Develops, revises and circulates standard operating procedures (SOPs) for analytical and planning processes that include source modeling, drought forecasting, use trend analysis and risk and consequence of failure analysis. Trains staff on the SOPs and monitors readiness of associated databases and equipment.
  • Participates in preparing Waterworks and Wastewater Operations Facility Manuals to ensure accuracy and completeness of SOPs.


  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field; and
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience with water or wastewater system engineering, supply modeling or evaluation; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge. Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all phases of water supply engineering including hydraulics, watershed hydrology, and system performance modeling.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a project team, to develop and maintain productive working relationships with external parties, and to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with GIS integration, system modeling software such as STELLA, OASIS and WEAP, and post modeling report generation for executive managers.
  • Proficiency with personal computers and devices, and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Proficiency in statistical analysis software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.


A valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer's License 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, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close 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 regularly works in an office environment. The employee also occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee may work 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 can be loud in field settings and is moderately quiet in an office setting.

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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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