Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 25-Mar-2022 to 19-Jun-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 84626.88-117911.56 per year $1627.44 - $2267.53 weekly
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Operations Support

UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 25




Manages and participates in the design, development, operation and technical support of the Authority's Water and Wastewater Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.


Works under the basic supervision of the Program Manager, SCADA Engineering.


Exercises close supervision of assigned Senior Monitoring and Control Engineer and Project Engineer staff.


  • Manages and participates in the design, implementation and troubleshooting of control logic for programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Manages and participates in the design, implementation and troubleshooting of Human Machine Interface (HMI) software.
  • Manages, installs, maintains and troubleshoots the SCADA networks and the SCADA PCs.
  • Insures that work on new and modified monitoring and control systems includes preparation of project scope and P & ID drawings through user interview, PLC and HMI program testing, documentation and training.
  • Insures in-house and consultant compliance with the SCADA standards.
  • Monitors in detail the SCADA programming, testing and startup work of consultants and integrators.
  • Coordinates the testing, startup and training needs associated with the monitoring and control systems.
  • Installs, maintains and monitors SCADA security systems.
  • Creates and maintains up to date records and documentation on SCADA network, PC and PLC installations.
  • Manages SCADA tag databases and coordinates any necessary changes.
  • Insures that SCADA data is backed-up on local nodes and on the network archive system.


  • Works with MIS staff as needed.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

A Bachelor's degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or related field; and Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in the installation, operation and maintenance of process control systems of which a minimum of two (2) years are in the water/ wastewater or comparable industry; and two (2) to four (4) years experience with ladder logic and HMI programming (Allen Bradley PLC and GE Proficy iFIX Software preferred); and two (2) to four (4) years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Through knowledge of Ethernet, routers, firewalls, managed switches, hubs, PCs, and Windows operating systems required.
  • The ability to test and troubleshoot to the component level using a variety of electronic test equipment as well as computer driven diagnostics.
  • Familiarity with water distribution and treatment systems or wastewater collection and treatment systems.
  • Thorough understanding of water and wastewater instrumentation.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic wiring practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, train and assign duties to subordinates.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD or other equivalent CAD program.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.


Participates in on-call rotation assignments if needed with other SCADA engineering staff. In the absence of volunteers, may be required to be on-call or report for comp time in an inverse seniority pool.

A valid Massachusetts Driver's License required.

FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License or ability to obtain within six (6) months.

A valid Massachusetts Grade II Water Distribution or Treatment Licenses; or a Grade II Wastewater Collection System Certification; or a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant certification; or the ability to obtain same within six (6) months.

Certification in Confined Space Entry or ability to pass MWRA Confined Space Training within six (6) months


Hand tools, mobile radio, telephone, personal computer, network equipment, software, copy and fax machine.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally is required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places ad is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

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.

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