The Suffolk County Water Authority is seeking a Lead Electrical Engineer for the Engineering Department located in Great River, NY. The successful candidate will partner with the Chief Engineer and all engineering disciplines to ensure the timely design, scheduling, execution, and project management of various SCWA construction projects.

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Engineering Department



Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a team of electrical engineers involved in developing specifications, drawings, and contracts for work performed on various SCWA waterworks facilities; includes projects for pump stations, booster stations, filter systems, and all ground and elevated water storage tanks.
  • Oversee the Cellular Program Manager who administers legal agreements, site access, Construction Document reviews, and construction oversight of cellular carriers on elevated structures.
  • Analyze costs, develops budgets, and prepares estimates and capital authorizations for electrical projects.
  • Prepare contracts for miscellaneous electrical equipment.
  • Provide technical guidance to contractors and SCWA field teams during the construction phase of projects.
  • Prioritize and schedule projects in conjunction with project managers and other department disciplines.
  • Research new technologies and materials to improve energy efficiency and reduce construction costs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology required.
  • NY State Professional Engineers License required or ability to obtain license within 24 months of hire.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Electrical Engineering required.  Seven (7) years engineering experience and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical systems including power distribution, instrumentation, and controls (to include SCADA), communications and automation systems.
  • Knowledge of budgets, specifications, and procurement contracts.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other SCWA employees and outside contractors.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite along with AutoCAD experience.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license with a clean driving record required.

*The Authority may accept an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet requirements.*

Interested candidates should submit their application and resume via the SCWA website ( and click on "Careers", then select the appropriate position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with education and experience.  COVID-19 Vaccine required. Suffolk County residents preferred.

(The Authority shall not employ relatives of employees as defined to mean an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, stepparent or direct descendant of grandparents of the employee as defined in the New York State General Municipal Law 810.)