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Boston Water and Sewer Commission Project Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

Employees must be Boston residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their

employment subject to BWSC policies and collective bargaining agreements.

Position Purpose:

Coordinates the maintenance and upgrades of the Commission’s sewer and storm drainage hydrologic and hydraulic models in accordance with best industry practices and the Commission’s Consent Decree. Assists in the fulfillment of model report development, production and distribution.

Essential Functions:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Coordinates all file management of the sewer and storm drain models with the Project Manager overseeing the models management and issues new files to users with appropriate documentation.

  • Utilizes Commission sewer and stormwater management models for localized projects. Utilizes models that estimate pollutant loadings into receiving waters andupdatesthe models to reflect stormwater management system installation.

  • Performs modeling and analytical services as requested for operational issues, including but not limited to emergency situations. Supports Commission staff with integrating future models with other applications or programs the Commission implements.

  • Performs periodic calibrations and verifications using data from a variety of sources.

  • Assists in meeting the NPDES permit reporting requirements for the Commission’s Stormwater Permit, the CSO permit and the Commission’s Consent Decree.

  • Assists in preparing informational model files that can be used to instruct Commission staff on sewer and storm drainage system operations.

  • Coordinates with all necessary departments, consultants and database staff to obtain data on actual field conditions in order to refine data files for the hydraulic models and keeps the models representative of actual conditions.

  • Coordinates with the IT Department regarding the purchase of hardware, software and maintenance contracts. Prepares annual and supplementary budget requests for the program.

  • Completes specific modeling projects and creates new models, expands available models or modifies existing models as needed to provide analysis of system performance, incorporate additional information gathered or respond to request for model development efforts.

  • Coordinates with other staff members on model development and provides assistance and training to other staff related to the system models and upgrades to system files.

  • Ensures compliance with Commission policies, procedures and directives, and with regulatory requirements and applicable engineering standards. Ensures all activities are coordinated with Commission divisions and other outside concerns.

  • Prepares reports to summarize stormwater pollutant loading improvements as stormwater management systems are installed.

  • Provides professional written reports as directed.

  • Manages Commission projects overseen by outside consultants.

  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering or related field with emphasis on hydraulic engineering.Five (5) years of experience in wastewater facilities design, including hydrologic and hydraulic analysis utilizing computer modeling, and other wastewater facility engineering.Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Knowledge of sustainable and stormwater infrastructures. Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in designing sewer, drain and water construction projects, applies scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and designs solutions, interprets technical reports and drawings.Demonstrated experience knowledge and skill in using computer applications such as hydrologic and hydraulic models of wastewater and storm drainage systems (e.g. HYDROWORKS/ Infoworks, PCSWMM), databases GIS and data collection systems. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the calibration and verification of complex hydrologic and hydraulic computer models.

Ability: Ability to apply scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and ability to design solutions to same. Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings.

Skill:Excellentwritten and verbal communication skills; proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and specialized software including AutoCAD and computerized hydraulic software; Operates all listed tools and equipment.

Physical Requirements:

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.

The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, talk, and hear; uses hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common office objects.


Supervision Scope:Performs various duties of a routine to complex nature following acceptable standards of quality and performance, requires independent judgment in determining methods of completion and carrying out assignments.

Supervision Received:Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning and Sustainability.

Supervision Given:None

Job Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment. Majority of work is performed in a moderately quiet work environment.

  • Operates computer, printer, telephone, copier, facsimile machine and all other standard office equipment.

  • Makes frequent contact with municipal, state and federal representatives, city officials, businesses, property owners, engineering consultants, department heads, the public, other city employees. Contacts are in person, by phone, email and group meetings, hearings.

  • Errors could result in delay or loss of service, and have potential financial and/or legal repercussions.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

ID: 2019-1073

External Company Name: Boston Water and Sewer Commission

External Company URL:

Street: 980 Harrison Avenue

Work Week: Monday - Friday

Shift: 8:00AM - 5:00PM