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If you are passionate about addressing drinking water and wastewater issues and environmental equity, please consider joining our Moonshot Missions team! We are a small but rapidly growing non-profit, working directly to improve water and wastewater services, as well as affordability and resiliency for under-resourced communities. Becoming a part of the Moonshot Missions team will enable you to work alongside veteran water leaders, make a direct impact on the water and wastewater sectors, while helping to ensure safe and clean water is delivered to the people who need it most!
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Utility Advisor - Water/Wastewater

Remote position with required travel to client sites within the US.

Preferred location in the Midwest and Eastern Regions of the US.

Job Type

Moonshot Missions seeks an experienced water and wastewater Utility Advisor. The Utility Advisor will apply technical training and hands-on work experience to address the operational and infrastructure challenges facing water utilities, particularly in economically distressed communities. You will manage technical projects and perform supporting roles working directly with utility clients and/or other community stakeholders.


Position Title

Utility Advisor - Water/Wastewater

Time Commitment

40 hours per week


Remote position with required travel to client sites within the US. Preferred location in the Midwest and Eastern Regions of the US.



Training & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: environmental/earth science,

    civil/environmental/chemical engineering, environmental management/studies,

    sustainability, or related field.

  • 10+ years of full-time experience working in water and wastewater utility operations and compliance

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the basic design, operation and compliance of water treatment and

    distribution systems and/or wastewater treatment and collection systems.

  • Knowledge of and ability to research best practices in water and wastewater utility

    operations, management and financial capacities.

  • Water and wastewater utility, regulatory and/or consulting experience.

  • Ability to write comprehensive reports based on site assessments and interviews with utility operators and management.

    • Previous project management experience.

    • Experience incorporating community engagement into project planning and design.

    • Water/Wastewater Operator certification and/or Professional Engineer (PE).

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Moonshot Missions team of experts to deliver optimal services to utility clients by:

    • Managing technical assistance projects and performing lead roles working directly with utility clients

    • Researching background information about utility operational and compliance challenges and prepare technical reports to summarize research

    • Coordinating and facilitating client meetings and distributing meeting minutes

    • Performing site needs assessments to evaluate a utility’s operational challenges and

      identify areas of improvement and potential projects to implement

    • Writing site assessment reports, project proposals and community technical assistance


    • Preparing technical reports and support materials for state and federal grant applications to fund infrastructure projects

  • Provide direct technical assistance to water/wastewater utility staff for the treatment and distribution/collection of water, including issues in which you have expertise and experience related to:

    • Drinking water source availability and quality

    • Water and wastewater treatment processes

    • Treated water distribution and/or wastewater collection

    • Evaluation of a utilities technical, managerial, and financial data and records

    • Water and wastewater environmental regulations and permitting requirements

    • Asset management and capital planning

Proposed Salary Range and Benefits

Proposed Salary Range and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate to experience with the minimum of the range starting at $75,000/year.

  • Comprehensive health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision coverage along with life insurance.

How to Apply

Where and when to apply

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