Project Manager

Charles River Watershed Association

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), an internationally-recognized environmental advocacy nonprofit based in Boston, MA, is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our growing team. The Project Manager will work to design and implement local and regional projects focused on restoring river ecology and mitigating stormwater pollution.

Job Description

The Project Manager will provide critical capacity to support CRWA’s River Restoration and Stormwater Solutions program areas by managing technical projects, performing desktop geographic analyses, compiling and analyzing data, preparing reports, and engaging with local community members. The ideal candidate will have both technical and project management skills, and be able to apply those to support and advance CRWA’s advocacy goals. The Project Manager will report to the Restoration Program Manager, and will work closely with the Stormwater Program Manager, Watershed Restoration Specialist, and other program staff.

This position is a hybrid remote/in-office position located in CRWA’s Boston office. Fully remote candidates will not be considered.


  • Lead and support ongoing and new projects within CRWA’s River Restoration and Stormwater Solutions programs

  • Contribute to a watershed-wide restoration plan by prioritizing removal of barriers to fish passage and identifying stream restoration opportunities

  • Lead projects to site and design green stormwater infrastructure, including conducting site visits, analyzing data, and calculating project benefits 

  • Manage contracts with engineering and design consultants, including developing budgets and scopes of work, regularly communicating with consultants, and overseeing project implementation

  • As part of a team, organize community-led visioning processes for stream restoration projects

  • Prepare technical reports and documents

  • Present successes of CRWA’s work in the community and at technical conferences

  • Identify and apply for funding to advance restoration & stormwater projects and initiatives

  • Provide support on additional projects as necessary, including on advocacy and outreach initiatives

  • Coordinate with, support, and train junior staff

  • Conduct work in accordance with CRWA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives


  • Educational background and/or work experience in the fields of environmental science/engineering, environmental or urban planning, and/or restoration; master’s degree preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in the environmental planning, engineering, or climate adaptation fields

  • Proficient with GIS software and Microsoft Excel

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously 

  • Experience writing and obtaining grants is a plus

  • Demonstrated strong, clear communication skills, including the ability to communicate about CRWA’s mission and work to the public

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds; multilingual is a plus

  • Past experience working with municipalities is a plus

  • Commitment to CRWA’s mission

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion

  • Occasional travel throughout the watershed will be necessary

This is a full-time position based in Boston with competitive salary and benefits, including generous paid time off, employer contributions to health insurance premiums and retirement plan, and a public transit stipend. CRWA’s office operates on a hybrid remote/in-person schedule. Starting salary for this position is $65,000 annually.


At CRWA, we recognize that excellent candidates may not have every qualification listed but may still be a great fit for the job. If this is you, we encourage you to apply! 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email no later than Friday, February 9, 2024 to and include “Project Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will be interviewed and selected based on criteria such as prior experience and skills relevant to this position.