Chief Engineer

Chelsea, Massachusetts (US)
163,000 - $177,000
Closing date
Jun 9, 2023

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Chief Engineer

Chelsea, MA

The MWRA is seeking a Chief Engineer to direct the engineering and construction functions of the Authority. Reports directly to and acts under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer; Acts as Authority's Chief Engineer; works with the Chief Operating Officer to oversee the engineering, construction and start-up of water supply and wastewater facilities, ensure adequate allocation of staff and financial resources for successful implementation of capital and maintenance project delivery and manage the engineering and construction transition from capital delivery to operations start-up and maintenance; supervises the project support functions (budget/schedule management, environmental compliance, safety, grants management support and progress reporting) for the Operations Division's capital project delivery Program; responsible for the efficient and cost-effective execution of capital investment programs and projects to maintain and improve MWRA facilities; working with Procurement and Law, propose methods to streamline the Authority's capital delivery system; manages the responsibility for stewardship of MWRA physical and plant assets; assumes the responsibility for providing safe MWRA operations for the MWRA workforce, its customers and the general public and provides input into security and emergency preparedness and response regarding the system. Works closely with Manager, Occupational Health and Safety on safety issues; manages the impacts of MWRA construction on community water/sewer systems, through coordination with community system managers and the Advisory Board Operations Committee; works collegially with and ensures coordination with other MWRA divisions and departments and advances the goals, objectives and strategies of the MWRA business plan; assists in implementing the goals and commitments of MWRA in the areas of customer service, diversity and affirmative action, economy and efficiency, health and safety, emergency response and security, and integrity and public trust.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree in sanitary, civil or mechanical engineering or associated field required. Graduate degree or graduate courses in an engineering discipline is preferred; and fifteen (15) years of experience in operations, maintenance, engineering design, engineering project management and/or construction functions relating to water/wastewater service delivery and major water/wastewater facilities including at least eight (8) to ten (10) years demonstrated success in progressively responsible management positions; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


A valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License and Registered Massachusetts Professional Engineer license required.

Must be available for on-call assignments and to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis using a MWRA domicile vehicle.

Salary: $163,000.00 - $177,000.00 annually

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm * Eligible for telework up to 50% of the work week, waiting period may apply.


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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.


MWRA is a public authority established by an act of the Legislature in 1984 to provide wholesale water and sewer services to 3.1 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 63 communities in eastern and central Massachusetts. System Overview MWRA assets are located in an area of more than 800 square miles, spanning from the Chicopee Valley to Boston Harbor. MWRA’s water system has more than 200 separate facilities, including the John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant, with a capacity of 405 million gallons per day (mgd), the William A. Brutsch Water Treatment Facility, with a capacity of 16 mgd, 12 pump stations, and 14 below' or above'ground storage tanks. The water transmission system has 105 miles of active tunnels and aqueducts (mostly 10 to 14 feet in diameter) and 39 miles of standby aqueducts. MWRA’s wastewater system has 65 facilities, including two treatment plants, the Deer Island Treatment Plant, with a capacity of 1.27 billion gallons per day, and the Clinton Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a capacity of 12 million gallons per day. There are 13 pumping stations, a screen house and four remote head works, four Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) facilities, and two CSO storage facilities.

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