Careers

Running a water and sewer system requires a diverse, hardworking team ready to meet challenges, drive innovation, and serve the public. Our team is made up of people with a mix of skill sets and backgrounds, all committed to improving the quality of life in our community and making the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority a world class utility.   

We pride ourselves in putting our employees first and providing a workplace that allows you to foster your career and expand your skills.

Benefits

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Some of the benefits our employees enjoy include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health care
  • Complimentary dental care
  • Complimentary eye care
  • Life insurance packages
  • Paid vacation and personal time, which increases over time
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • 401-A packages with matching contributions
  • Pension plans for union employees
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training reimbursement for union members

How to Apply

You can apply for a position by filling out and submitting our employment application webform online.

You can also apply by submitting this employment application form by email, fax, or mail. This PDF form can be printed and filled out by hand, or downloaded to a computer or mobile device and filled out using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC desktop app or the free Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app. Submit the completed form with your other application materials to our Human Resources Department in the following ways:

  • By email at HR@pgh2o.com
  • By fax at 412-393-0513
  • By mail at the following address:

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)
ATTN: Human Resources
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Residency Requirements

Our employees must live in the City of Pittsburgh on the first day of their employment with the PWSA and must remain a resident in the City of Pittsburgh throughout their employment with the PWSA. Before you apply for a job, please read our full residency policy.

Current Openings

Director of Water Quality

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of Water Quality. This position will direct and manage all aspects of water treatment at the main Aspinwall Plant and the Microfiltration Plant and will be responsible for developing water treatment and testing protocols to ensure that water quality meets or exceeds applicable regulations at the Plants and throughout the water distribution system, as well as consumer expectations.

Position open until filled

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Senior Counsel — Environmental

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, a municipal authority also regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, is seeking an experienced environmental counsel to help advance the critical mission of providing safe and reliable water, sewer and stormwater services to its customers and protecting public health and the environment.

The primary responsibility of this attorney will be to provide legal support and counseling for PWSA’s regulatory compliance functions, especially the company’s compliance with Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as well as local and municipal regulations. As part of this function, this attorney will also be responsible for ensuring that the company is addressing current and future regulatory compliance obligations. This attorney will work closely with PWSA’s engineering and Operations groups and to ensure timely and accurate reporting and coordination with the necessary state and federal agencies as needed.
This attorney will also have opportunities to handle other legal matters as team needs dictate. For example, the ideal candidate will also have experience in areas of land use, contracts, and municipal transactions including permitting, sewage planning, stormwater planning, environmental remediation, and government enforcement proceedings.

This attorney may work directly with outside counsel and may assist with case evaluation. Likewise, this attorney may also work internally with paralegals, engineers, and witnesses in a variety of roles, and will be expected to participate on cross-functional teams with other members. A successful candidate should be comfortable counseling PWSA’s senior leaders regarding risk management and other legal obligations.

Position open until filled

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Senior Group Manager, Stormwater

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a candidate for the position of Senior Group Manager,
Stormwater. They will be primarily responsible for the planning, coordinating, and managing work activities and the
overall development of the Stormwater Group for the Engineering and Construction Department of the Authority,
including shaping PWSA’s approach to stormwater with other ongoing regional planning efforts. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Engineering.

Position open until filled

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Senior Group Manager, Wastewater

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a candidate for the position of Senior Group Manager, Wastewater. They will primarily be responsible for the planning, coordinating, and managing work activities and the overall development of the Wastewater Group for the Engineering and Construction Department of the Authority. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Engineering.

Position open until filled

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Steamfitter

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a candidate for the position of Steamfitter. They will install, maintain, support and repair heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in all PWSA buildings including new or replacement heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in new or existing PWSA facilities.

Position open until filled

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Inspector II

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a candidate for the position of Inspector II. They will be expected to prepare reporting on project progress and work to keep projects on schedule, within budget, and maintain the scope of the project. The candidate will have extensive interaction with the construction manager, contractors, and other project or job site team members.

Position open until filled

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Associate Project Manager

We are seeking a project manager to work in the Engineering and Construction Department on the planning, design, and management of projects involving involving the water, storm, and sewer systems or water treatment and pumping facilities. You will review the work of your peers as well as consultants working for PWSA. 

Posting open until filled. 

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Plant Operator

We are looking for a Plant Operator to join the PWSA Water Treatment Plant team. In this position, you will work as a team member to follow safe procedures for proactive maintenance for corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance at our Water Treatment Plant.

Position open until filled

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Electrician

This position requires considerable detailed technical skill and expertise in the completion of tasks and ensures that the components of the PWSA’s different process controls are operational. This position typically services the electronic components of monitoring and some of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA), as well as the initial troubleshooting of equipment and services, electrical transmission lines, circuitry, and motors. 

Position open until filled

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Plumber

As a PWSA plumber, you will work with a team of operations staff to, replace and maintain all piping, valves, controls, and plumbing fixtures in new or existing Authority structures or at assigned field locations.

Position open until filled

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Project Manager

A PWSA Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the work of assigned professional, technical, and clerical employees. You will be directly involved in the planning, design, and construction of complex, multi-disciplined PWSA capital projects.

Position is open until filled.

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Customer Service Representative - Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our Customer Service team. In this position, you will work with customers and other stakeholders to answer billing questions, record and research water and sewer maintenance issues, and inform customers of policies and procedures of the organization. Administrative work, like filing and proofreading documents, is also part of this position. 

Position open until filled

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Customer Service Representative - Part Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our Customer Service team on a part-time basis. In this position, you will work with customers and other stakeholders to answer billing questions, record and research water and sewer maintenance issues, and inform customers of policies and procedures of the organization. Administrative work, like filing and proofreading documents, is also part of this position. 

Position open until filled

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