The Director of Engineering is a diverse position that plays a critical role as a leader in the management of the Engineering Division. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, this position directs, oversees and manages the administration of all Engineering activities related to the Commission’s Capital Improvement Program, Engineering customer services, permitting, and the management of the Commission’s mapping and inventory system under GIS (Geographical Information Systems).
The Director oversees all aspects of the creation and implementation of the Commission’s Capital Improvement Program,($200M 2017-2019) Engineering Customer Services, GIS and Design areas within Engineering including implementing appropriate processes, procedures and protocols that ensure excellent quality, efficiency and customer service are maintained.
This position plays a key role in the development and execution of the annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by evaluating and recommending high impact projects to maximize the cost/benefit. This position oversees the creation and design of the projects once they have been selected to move forward. In addition, the Director of engineering represents the BWSC on the City of Boston’s Public Improvement Commission.
The Director of Engineering is critical to the day-to-day operations of Engineering. The areas under the span of control:
Provide design services for all BWSC water and wastewater issues.
Manage all facets of mapping and inventory of BWSC facilities including creation of as-built plans.
Provide technical specifications and details for products and construction practices.
Review and approve the appropriate use of new products and technologies related to water and wastewater construction for the Commission.
Reviews all projects initiated by City and State Agencies that affect Commission facilities.
Outside the daily operational concerns, this position also engages in long term planning for upgrades and maintenance of Commission assets and provides innovative design solutions for operational problems.
The successful candidate will have the following:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Seven to ten (7 – 10) years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, including design of projects and supervision of engineers. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
Extensive knowledge of the design, construction and operational issues of water and wastewater systems; knowledge of roadway design, traffic management, water quality, regional and urban planning, and storm water management and control.
Show considerable initiative, and the ability think independently and exercise sound judgment; comprehend, interpret and apply regulations and procedures; communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient computer skills including MS Office applications, hydraulic models, report generation and database design.
Valid Massachusetts driver’s license is required.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON AT THE TIME YOU START WORKING IN THE POSITION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION
Boston is home to New England’s oldest and largest water and sewer systems, which are owned, maintained and operated by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC). Established in 1977, BWSC continues to provide water and sewer services to more than one million residents, workers, students, shoppers, conventioneers, hospital patients and visitors each and every day.
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