I enjoy working for GLWA because we all work as a team.

Dave Jahn, EICT-E


I am proud to work with GLWA because of its diversity and professionalism. I love working as One Water One Team to serve our communities effectively and efficiently with the best CSO Team!

Kashmira Patel, Engineer


I love my job because I am able to ensure that people get high quality water.

Steven Lingenfelter, Chemist

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. And together, we’re racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the recruitment and selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

A Culture of Continuous Improvement

At GLWA, we are committed to employee development at all levels. As part of our commitment to a culture of continuous improvement GLWA has multiple opportunities for employee development. From the implementation of Six Sigma principles, to operationally specific training to prepare employees for licensing or state certification, to a three-year apprentice program, GLWA has its eye on the future, and we need highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help get us there.

Come Work With Us

GLWA is looking for highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us fulfill our vision to be the water and wastewater service provider of choice in Southeast Michigan.


We know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits. That’s why we offer competitive benefits to full-time employees, providing protection, peace of mind and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings or other benefits such as the Employee Assistance Plan, we’ve got you covered.

GLWA’s comprehensive benefits package offers our team members:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Defined Contribution Plan (401A)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
  • Retiree Health Savings Account
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excused Days Off
  • Bereavement Days
  • Tuition Assistance
  • One Water Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Team Member Savings Center

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Check out our most recent Open Enrollment Guide to see our full offering of team member benefits.

About the Great Lakes Water Authority

Find out what we’re all about – including our history, mission and some of the people who are making it happen.