The Director of Public Works will serve as an integral part of the town of Bridgewater’s team, requiring well-developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building, visioning and problem solving. The Director must have a strong desire to work in a collegial, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. They must be a highly motivated, self-starting, detailed oriented and confident individual with excellent interpersonal skills.

The town is seeking candidates with excellent communication skills and complex problem-solving abilities with the ability to work effectively in a wide variety of public works disciplines. The following factors of education, experience, leadership, management style and personal and professional traits have been identified as necessary and/or desirable for the Director to succeed in this position.


  • Plan, organize, manage, lead, and direct the overall operations, maintenance and repair of a variety of municipal services including, but not limited to, town streets, shade trees, sidewalks, landscape, facilities and fleet maintenance.
  • Oversee Public Works functions directly or through subordinates including construction, permit issuance, inspections, water quality and wastewater management reporting, transfer station, Capital Improvement Project Programs, and participates in Emergency Management planning.
  • Manage, assign, train, directs and evaluate subordinate staff; assure training and guidance for staff involved in various aspects of public works and related services; implements disciplinary personnel actions when necessary.
  • Participate as a member of the town’s leadership team; provide assistance to the Town Manager and/or his designee(s)on Capital Improvement Project Programs and Public works service-related matters.
  • Oversee project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects; oversee assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Education and Experience – bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and 10 years progressively responsible experience in professional public works environment of which at least three years were in a supervisory capacity, as well as five years of town engineer or private Engineer experience. A master’s degree is highly desirable.

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications – • Professional Engineer; • MA Class D motor vehicle license.

Candidate submissions may be submitted through this website or will be received via email to or mailed to the Human Resources, REF: DPW Director, Academy Building, 66 Central Square – 2nd floor, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

The town of Bridgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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