The MWRA is seeking a Project Manager, Hydrologic & Hydraulic Modeling to upgrade and manage the wastewater collection system and water distribution system hydrologic and hydraulic models, and assists with the management of the wastewater system model. The work includes working in collaboration with other water and wastewater hydraulic modelers in the Planning Department; manages the master files of the wastewater and water systems hydrologic and hydraulic models, develops upgrades and future networks/input files. Issues new files to users with appropriate documentation;manages and negotiates contracts with consulting engineering firms, software development and application firms, and software vendors; performs modeling and analytical services as requested for operational issues, including emergency situations; performs periodic calibrations and verifications using MWRA wastewater or water metering data; assists in meeting NPDES permit reporting requirements for CSO discharges; supports MWRA staff in the Operations Department to work towards integrating future models with other applications such as SCADA, and NEXRAD Radar data and other related systems in order to expand the capabilities of the model (move to real time predictability); supports the project managers in other Operations Departments with work being done by consulting engineering firms or in-house staff on the study and design of Capital Projects; completes specific modeling projects and prepares reports including results and recommendations; coordinates with the operational GIS, and/or Database staff to obtain data on actual field conditions in order to refine data files for the hydraulic model and keep them current; coordinates with the MIS Department regarding purchase of hardware, software and maintenance contracts. Prepares annual and supplementary budget requests for the program; creates new models or expand available models, as needed, to include member communities' systems and subsystems within the MWRA network. Meets with community representatives to present/discuss results of modeling work and address community needs as necessary. Coordinates with member communities' model development efforts to encourage sharing of model input files and supporting data; provides assistance and training to other staff related to the system models and its upgrades/master files; ensures compliance with MWRA policies, procedures and directives, and with regulatory requirements and applicable engineering standards. Ensures all activities are coordinated with MWRA divisions and outside concerns as appropriate.
The position requires a bachelor's degree in civil, sanitary, or environmental engineering or related field with an emphasis on hydraulic engineering and six (6) to eight (8) years experience in wastewater/water facilities hydrologic and hydraulic analysis utilizing computer modeling and other wastewater/water facility operational or engineering experience.
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, genetics, or veteran status.