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.
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.
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.
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.
About Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
MWRA supplies some of the best drinking water in the country and provides wastewater treatment services to over 3 million people in eastern and central Massachusetts, including Boston. Every day, our highly talented staff work to protect the public health and the health of the environment. We are passionate about developing and retaining a high-performance workforce that reflects our service area and underscores our core principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, enables us to achieve our mission, brings value to our staff and makes us better able to serve our ratepayers. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including Health and Dental Insurance, paid holidays and vacations, our own MWRA Retirement System, tuition reimbursement, training and more! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.