Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 27-Apr-2023 to 09-Jun-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 98490.78-135523.10 per year 1894.05 - 2644.67 weekly
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits eligible. Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30 pm. Position is eligible for telework up to 50% of the work week after an initial waiting period.

POSITION: Program Manager, Electrical (Chelsea)

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Chelsea

UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 29



Provides electrical engineering support to operation and maintenance departments. Supervises project teams in the department to oversee professional engineering and design projects related to the rehabilitation and capital improvement of waterworks and wastewater facilities and infrastructure from conceptual planning through design and construction. Additionally, manages engineering and design projects related to the rehabilitation and capital improvement of water and wastewater facilities and infrastructure.


Works under the general supervision of a Senior Program Manager.


Supervises Senior Staff Engineer Electrical. Supervises electrical engineering staff, Medium Voltage Electrical Specialists, and electrical distribution staff as needed.


  • Performs design, engineering and construction support of in-house projects involving repair/replace/modification activities, layout changes for shops, laboratories, offices and warehouses, lighting systems, and power distribution, including substation & power generation equipment.
  • Develops preliminary designs and detailed designs and prepares plans and specifications for proposed electrical modifications/replacement and construction projects.
  • Oversees installation, operation, maintenance and repair of complex electrical equipment including generation, transmissions, and distribution systems.
  • Oversees the preparation of plans and specifications for vendor contracts for proposed electrical modifications.
  • Oversees reviews of and modifications to all operations and maintenance documentation with respect to electrical design changes.
  • Assists the Operations staff with engineering resolution and recommendations to electrical engineering problems, which arise during normal operations.
  • Assists the maintenance staff with complex work orders and with the development of contract maintenance contracts.
  • Provides on-site engineering inspection of construction projects generated by the in-house engineering staff and outside consultants.
  • Develops and maintains files and familiarity with all codes, code addends, code cases, and industry standards applicable to the electrical field and ensure that facility specifications comply.
  • Performs periodic inspections to ensure facility-wide compliance with local and national electrical codes and other rules of safe electrical practice are enforced.
  • Reviews electrical and related portions of design plans by outside firms who have been hired to design improvements or additions to facilities and infrastructure.
  • Develops scope of services, assists with procurement, and manages the services of engineering consultants as required.
  • Supervises the updating of electrical engineering drawings and records, and the subsequent coordination (in accordance with established procedures) to ensure facility and equipment records are current.
  • Provides oral and written reports to management detailing results of problem investigations, proposed resolution, and economic justification for the proposed changes.
  • Evaluates assigned employees performance according to MWRA procedures.


  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of general and specific engineering and design principles and practices as attained through an accredited bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field; and
  • Experience in design, installation and maintenance of a wide variety of electrical power and control equipment as normally acquired through seven (7) to nine (9) years of related electrical engineering experience including at least three (3) years supervisory or project management experience; and
  • Experience with a complex processing facility and water or wastewater treatment operations and utility systems are desirable; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, project management and GDS, CADD and AutoCAD desired.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts bidding laws, including M.G.L Chapter 30, Chapter 149, and Chapter 25A construction bidding regulations.
  • Clear understanding of the National Electric Code and Life Safety Code.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.


A valid Class D Driver's License required.

Massachusetts license as a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) 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 and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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 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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