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State of Massachusetts Environmental Engineer III in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Engineer III within the Bureau of Water Resources, Division of Municipal Services (DMS). The Division is charged with implementing the State Revolving Fund (SRF) regulations for Clean Water and Drinking Water. The incumbent will be based in MassDEP’s Boston Office and will perform professional engineering work of some difficulty and importance on more complex water and/or wastewater projects under the supervision of a higher-grade engineer. Incumbent is allowed considerable latitude for independent technical judgement. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: * Completes technical and administrative reviews of assigned financial assistance applications in accordance with the regulations, guidelines and DMS SOPs so that clean water and drinking water SRF financed projects can receive financial assistance and proceed in a timely manner through completion. Monitor the status of assigned SRF projects to ensure that all applicable requirements are met, project is as implemented and closeout at project completion is documented. * Reviews engineering and planning reports in accordance with current guidelines, regulations, SOP’s and standard engineering references and practices to assure that pollution abatement projects developed based on such reports can be approvable and eligible for financial assistance. * Reviews plans and specifications using current guidelines, laws, regulations, SOPs and standard engineering references and practices to ensure that planned work can be bid and constructed in accordance with requirements. * Communicates with SRF program stakeholders including, but not limited to, watershed associations, MassDEP program staff and regional staff, local officials, consultants, and other state and federal agencies, through written, oral and electronic means to ensure they are well informed of the Division’s projects, program changes, guidance and requirements. * Conducts on-site interim and final SRF construction contract inspections, prepares and files all necessary construction contract reports. Reviews and approves SRF Construction Contract Change Orders. Coordinates and processes collection of SRF Project Closeout materials and their archiving. Preferred Qualifications at Hire: * Knowledge of scientific and/or engineering principles associated with wastewater management & infrastructure and drinking water treatment * Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements * Ability to maintain a high level of expertise in all aspects of drinking water, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal methods * Experience with construction contracts, engineering drawings, and cost estimates * Registered Professional Engineer or Fundamentals in Engineering/Engineer-in-Training certification in Massachusetts * Ability to use hand tools and instruments, climb ladders, and move equipment up to 25lbs in weight * Excellent communication skills First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental engineering. civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Engineering* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Engineer III Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 230000Y0