Working for PWSA

To inquire about job opportunities and availabilities, please contact our Human Resources at 412-255-8800 ext 2288 or at

Current Job Openings

Applications can be printed out and mailed or faxed directly to:

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
Penn Liberty Plaza I
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

HR fax:  412-393-0513

Job Title
Job Description

Chief Water Quality Officer

POSITION SUMMARY: Supervises and directs the water quality personnel, laboratory and customer testing processes, procedures, compliance requirements of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority; is responsible for developing the water treatment and testing protocols ensuring that water quality meets applicable city, county, state, and federal regulations as well as expectations of the consumers; reports regularly to the Board on water quality; coordinates and works with the Water Quality Advisory Board. . .


Water Quality Data Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Water Quality Data Manager is responsible for conducting all functions necessary for the daily operation of quality control with respect to data integrity. This individual is also responsible for the implementation of the new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and all associated QC/QA, SOPs, and documentation. The individual will manage the daily influx of data to ensure that quality of the data is being upheld. This individual will also be responsible for generating regulatory compliance reports as a requirement of the Safe Drinking Water Act.


Plant Maintenance Foreman

SUMMARY: Supervises, directs, supports, and evaluates all preventative and corrective maintenance, repair, and replacement work at the Aspinwall Treatment Plant and Highland Park Microfiltration Plant (MFP).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2017, 4:30pm

Data Manager

SUMMARY: Ensures the systematic, regular, accurate, and consistent collection of all data related to the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the authority’s physical assets for the purpose of identifying, defining, organizing, prioritizing, monitoring, assessing, completing, and otherwise reporting on all related work. Assists operations management in evaluating, recommending, and implementing improvements to the collection, organization, and utilization of data related to maintenance and repair work, generally, and system asset management, generally

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2017, 4:30pm

Laboratory Quality Control Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Laboratory Quality Control Specialist is responsible for conducting all functions necessary for the daily operation of quality control in the laboratory including checking over daily calibrations, the operation of analytical instrumentation (Wet Bench Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, and Organic Chemistry), and proper utilization of basic lab techniques (sample collecting, titrations, filtrations, pipetting). This individual is also responsible for the Microbiology section of the laboratory and all associated Microbiology QC/QA, analyses, SOPs, and documentation. The individual will follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs), assess for correct documentation in laboratory notebooks, bench sheets, chains of custody (COCs), external laboratory COCs, and final reports. This position will require collaborative work with the Laboratory Manager and all positions of the laboratory to ensure compliance with regulations and to assist personnel in producing quality results and resolving any Corrective Actions (CARs).


SCADA Manager

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:  Serves as a point of contact to the water production management team at the water treatment plant regarding all instrumentation and SCADA projects. Installs and maintains communication equipment. Troubleshoots all connectivity issues involving the SCADA and networks at the treatment plant and sub locations, including but not limited to the pumping stations. Maintains and upgrades all relevant license agreements necessary to operate the SCADA system. Develops working standard operating procedures and workflow charts to demonstrate and support understanding of the operation of the SCADA system. Manages the security assets connected to the SCADA system. Installs SCADA and instrumentation at field sites as needed. Designs and develops reports . . .


Director of Engineering

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and manages the Engineering and Construction Division of the Authority; provides professional advice and detailed recommendations to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in the development of the approved Capital Improvement and Special Project Program. . .


Green Infrastructure Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY: The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking a designer/engineer to coordinate stormwater management related engineering and construction services for it’s Green Infrastructure (GI) and Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) programs. The GI-focused Engineer will perform technical engineering and design services to plan, coordinate, and implement PWSA’s Green Infrastructure Program. The work is carried out with the support of in-house engineering and administrative staff supplemented by consultant specialists. 


Stationary Engineer

DUTIES: Operates and maintains equipment in a high pressure plant and/or pumping station including boilers, pumps, generators, switch gear, valves and related machinery and equipment; blows down low and high pressure boilers; reads gauges on air conditioners, indicating and recording instruments and other related equipment; tests water and adds chemicals as necessary; inspects machinery (e.g., boilers, pumps, valves, generators, switch gears and related machinery) to detect faulty operations . . . 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2017, 4:30 pm

Engineering Intern

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES: The candidate will be required to edit/update potable water and/or wastewater GIS data including performing record information research, field investigations, etc. to support this effort. The candidate may also be required to support the Department’s regulatory compliance group. Additional duties may be added to support organizational and departmental needs . . 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017, 4:30 pm

Water Repair Foreman

DUTIES: Supervises and directs a crew of laborers, truck drivers and pipeline repair personnel in repairing and maintaining mains, water service lines, valves, hydrants, including excavation and backfilling of broken mains and service lines. Evaluates work of assigned personnel; recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action; provides training and/or technical assistance as requested or required. Notifies utility companies of location and time of excavation. Operates valves as needed for shutoffs . . 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

Administrative Assistant II

SUMMARY: Provide clerical and administrative support to leaders within the Authority. This is a mid-level administrative position (2 of 4) providing support for detailed work/projects, data management and both internal and external communications.


Deputy Director of Finance

SUMMARY: Performs professional management and supervisory work in serving as principal managerial support to the Director of Finance. The work involves planning, directing, coordinating, leading and supervising the finance, customer service, information systems, purchasing and warehousing functions for the Authority. Overall goals are set and the selected individual determines the specific tasks and assignments to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work.


Communications Project Manager

SUMMARY: The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a Communications Project Manager to assist the Authority’s communications efforts related to several high-visibility and large-scale projects. This position will report to the Communications Manager, but serve as project lead for several communications programs. PWSA serves over 300,000 customers in the City of Pittsburgh. The Authority’s annual operating budget exceeds $185 Million, and it has over 250 employees.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

Accounting Specialist

SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, assists with the maintenance of the Authority’s accounting records and daily transactions. Performs general accounting; payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing and oversight; and other duties required under the Authority’s accounting procedures.




Senior Exec. Administrative Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides executive office management and overall administrative management for executives (and specifically the Executive Director); this includes (but is not limited to) managing all communications, preparing financial reports, training and supervising support staff, managing the Executive Director’s calendar, and ensuring confidentiality of the office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled

HR Administrative Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking an innovative individual who can assist the Authority as an Administrative Assistant within the Human Resources department. This position will report directly to the Director of Human Resources and will serve as a point person and coordinator recruitment and benefit responsibilities. . . 

Information Technology Intern (Temporary Through 12/31/17)

SUMMARY: User support and customer service on company supported computer applications and platforms. Trouble-shoot problems and advise on the appropriate action. Candidates should be proficient in Windows 7 and above, Microsoft Office 2010 and above, and Basic Network Troubleshooting skills.

Customer Service Representative, Full Time


Customer Service Representative, Part Time

Works in contact center environment providing services to customers via telephone and in person. Update, service, and maintain customer accounts through automated recordkeeping. In order to be considered eligible for this position, the application must clearly show two years of clerical experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.



Verifying Residency

All Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) employees must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh. PWSA will accept the following documents to verify legal residence, also known as a domicile.  One way to determine if you are residing within the City of Pittsburgh is to see to whom you pay local taxes.  Several areas of the city have streets within the City and a borough (e.g. Greentree, Wilkinsburg). 

Human Resources will accept the following documents to verify residency. Additionally, the PWSA reserves the right at all times to request clarification and/or other supporting evidence and documentation to ensure that employees are compliant.

One of the following documents must be presented to prove domicile and legal residence:

  • Current executed Lease Agreement
    • Include a canceled check for one month’s payment or the security deposit.
  • Mortgage payment booklet
    • Document identifying homeowner name and property address.
  • Title to domicile property.

Also, two of the following supporting documents, showing the City address, must be presented:

  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Vehicle Insurance Card
  • Current Gas Bill *
  • Current Electric Bill  *
  • Current Telephone Bill  *
  • Current Cell Phone Bill
  • Current Cable Bill  *

*NOTE:  A letter from the representative company confirming it is establishing service for the new resident is acceptable.

Prior to purchasing or renting a place of residence, applicants and employees may email to verify that the property is located within the City of Pittsburgh.