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Open Counsel Positions with MassDOER

Posted March 23, 2017 by

Counsel II – (170001IB)

Serve as a Counsel II in Department of Energy Resources’ (Department) administrative proceedings as well as the proceedings before the Department of Public Utilities regarding oversight of the energy industries in the Commonwealth. The Counsel II will work on complex regulatory matters concerning energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy, green communities, and alternative transportation, as part of a team with other attorneys as well as technical staff (e.g., analysts, engineers, and economists). Proceedings may be adjudications, rulemakings, and other proceedings, which may have multiple parties and involve complex legal and technical issues (e.g., rate-setting for public utilities, energy policy, and new legislation). This position involves a substantial amount of legal analysis and writing.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • serving as a Department case manager by tracking procedural schedules and deliverable deadlines, conducting public hearings and evidentiary hearings, making written and oral legal recommendations, and working with and coordinating the work of technical staff to ensure the development of a thorough record and Department positions and findings;
  • presenting recommendations and draft documents for the Department;
  • preparing legal research and/or memoranda on agency jurisdiction, procedures and standards, as well as on applicable law and precedent; and
  • representing the Department in settlement negotiations of cases as needed, and in proceedings before other state and federal administrative agencies.



MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar, and at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to above, experience in administrative law, public utility law, energy law, or environmental law is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the work required, the candidate must have strong organizational skills, and possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form. The candidate also must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with persons at all levels.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Drivers License at a Class level specific to assignment.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Apply to the MassCEC Exchange Program with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Posted March 23, 2017 by

Apply to MAtCH – a Swiss start-up exchange program jointly administered by MassCEC and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. MAtCH provides later stage Massachusetts-based cleantech and water start-ups an opportunity to explore business development in the Swiss and European markets. For up to three months, selected start-ups will receive complimentary incubator membership, a travel grant for housing and transportation costs, participate in workshops and networking events, and more. Choose from one of the following incubators; 1) ImpactHub in, Zürich, Bern, or Geneva, and 2) Univercité in Lausanne.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until Thursday, April 13th, 2017.


Tighe & Bond Wins ACEC/MA Gold Award for Engineering Excellence

Posted March 23, 2017 by

$143 million FAST TRACK project is largest biosolids drying facility in North America

Westfield, Massachusetts – March 22, 2017 – Tighe & Bond, a leading Northeast engineering and environmental consulting firm received a Gold Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for its $143 million Great Lakes Water Authority Biosolids Dryer Facility project entry. The award was presented on March 15 at the ACEC/MA 2017 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala.

Tighe & Bond won praise for its role as the process/building engineer for the complex fast-track design/build/operate/maintain project led by New England Fertilizer Company (NEFCO) of Quincy, Mass. The new biosolids dryer facility – the largest facility of its kind in North America – serves approximately three million people in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area.

Prior to this project, sludge in Detroit was incinerated, destroying a valuable resource and generating significant air pollution. Now, liquid wastewater sludge is thermally dried into a pelletized biosolids product, which is distributed to regional farms as a renewable substitute for chemical fertilizer, or as an alternative fuel with characteristics similar to coal.

The entire project, from concept to start-up, was completed in just 30 months. The facility, constructed on a former industrial site, has greatly improved neighborhood aesthetics and benefitted the local economy with the creation of jobs during construction and operations.

The annual ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards event recognizes recent engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit, ingenuity, complexity, and client satisfaction.

Tighe & Bond
Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater market A staff of 300 people work from offices located in Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Red Hook, New York.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes. In business for over a century, the firm never stops evolving and improving to keep pace with client needs. Tighe & Bond is an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design firm, and has been recognized by Zweig Group as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at DJWhitney@tighebond.comwww.tighebond.com


Free Guided Walking Tour of Boston’s Innovation and Design Building

Posted March 20, 2017 by

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Friends of the Boston HarborWalk are delighted that Tim Murphy and representatives from building owners Jamestown will lead us on a guided tour of the Seaport’s Innovation and Design Building.  All are welcome, but please only RSVP if you plan to come, as space is limited and we want to be able to contact you in case of inclement weather. We will meet at Entrance 23 of the Innovation and Design Building, located at 21-23-25 Drydock Avenue (it is a very large building!).

The nearest MBTA stop is the Silver Line Route 2 stop Drydock Ave at Design Center Place. We will join our Jamestown colleagues for an insider’s tour of the IDB, followed by a walk around the surroundings. Expect the tour to take two hours.

According to Jamestown, the eight-story Innovation and Design Building (IDB) complex was constructed on the Commonwealth Flats by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1918, and it originally served as a waterside storehouse for the South Boston Army Base. In its heyday during World War II, 50,000 people worked around the clock at the South Boston Army Base and neighboring South Boston Naval Annex repairing and overhauling American ships and warehousing and distributing a wide range of military goods and supplies.

The City of Boston acquired the IDB facility and neighboring properties from the U.S. Army and Navy in 1983 and established the Boston Marine Industrial Park. The creative and entrepreneurial spirit that presided in South Boston’s 20th Century manufacturing and warehousing zones lives on in the workspaces of today’s innovation economy businesses.

Today the 1.4 million square foot Innovation and Design Building is home to a dynamic mix of companies and industries that include architecture and creative service studios, specialized manufacturing facilities, research and development firms, and technology start-ups. At its western end the IDB complex is anchored by the Boston Design Center, New England’s premier resource for design professionals, with showrooms featuring more than 1,200 luxury furnishing and decorating product lines.

The Friends of the Boston HarborWalk is a volunteer organization with Boston Harbor Now. We meet monthly and host guided walks along Boston’s 47-mile HarborWalk.  If you have participated in one or more of our walks, please consider participating in the Friends or making a small donation to the all-volunteer group.  For more information, please email Mike Manning at mm@avsglp.com.

Innovation and Design Building, Entrance 23
21-23-25 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210



Subscribe to MassDOER Email Updates

Posted March 14, 2017 by

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