Our round-up of Wellesley town news:
Newell named WMLP director
The Wellesley Municipal Light Board has named Don Newell as the WMLP’s new director. He replaces Dick Joyce, who retires on July 31 after working in town since 1995.
Don Newell is currently assistant director of line operations at the WMLP. He has been with the WMLP since 1999, leaving briefly to work for the Ipswich Electric Light
Department in 2014, and returning to Wellesley in 2017. Newell’s been involved in the town’s Distribution Automation Expansion and LED Streetlight Conversion, among other projects.
Newell’s goals include expanding WellesleyNet commercial internet services, and encouraging electric vehicle use in the community.
Light plant officials from Belmont and Concord were also in the running for the WMLP director’s position.
Town job openings: Assistant executive director & Staff engineer
Wellesley is hiring for a sidekick to Executive Director Meghan Jop.
The assistant executive director provides management and administrative support to the executive director of general government services and to the Board of Selectmen (BOS), and manages the Selectmen’s Office. The assistant director directly supervises the communications & projects manager, veteran’s service officer, and the sealer of weights and measures. Anticipated hiring range is $95,100 – $116,200 (FY 20). To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a PDF or Word document to email@example.com by 3:00 PM on June 14, 2019.
More details on the assistant executive director position.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) Engineering Division currently has an opening for a full-time staff engineer. This employee participates in the DPW Engineering Division’s programs by serving as resident engineer on construction projects; by supervising the work of junior engineering staff, interns, contractors, and DPW staff in the field; and by preparing, modifying and maintaining a wide variety of Town plans. Anticipated hiring range is $50,100 – $75,200 (FY 20).
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume, including salary history, to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 12, 2019.
More details on the staff engineer position.
ZBA meeting to reveal latest on 16 Stearns Rd. project
Check out the Tuesday, May 28 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at Wellesley Town Hall for the latest on the 24-unit 16 Stearns Rd. 40B housing development.
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