Water/Wastewater Project Manager

at Brown and Caldwell
Location Alexandria, Virginia
Date Posted June 23, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Brown and Caldwell is seeking an engineer with experience managing the successful delivery of work involving utility infrastructure projects for the water industry (water and wastewater) to join our Columbia, MD or Alexandria, VA office. In this role, you will utilize your consulting expertise to manage and execute work on projects and to help ensure successful client relationships. Specific work can include planning, scheduling, design, regulatory compliance and permitting, field investigations, feasibility studies, design documentation, report writing, construction inspection and other tasks on current and future projects in Maryland, DC, Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic Area. Client service and support for marketing and proposals may also be included in this role. Projects within the purview of this position will span from conceptual planning, across preliminary and final design, to construction phase support and construction management for water, wastewater, stormwater and related water resource facilities; and pumping stations.

Detailed Description:

* Manage and execute work on water and wastewater facilities including: comprehensive planning, preliminary design and final design projects
* Lead project team in planning and/or designing a major engineering project and coordinate special planning, economic, and engineering studies
* Provide consultation in specialized areas (wastewater treatment, water treatment, facility planning infrastructure, and construction management), make decisions and solve problems
* Prepare and make presentations to clients for professional meetings
* Successfully manage and deliver projects on time and on budget.
* Utilize internal project management tools and resources.
* Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency
* Direct the work of drafters and designers, coordinate with other disciplines
* Supervise, delegate and oversee the work of technical staff and engineers.
* Participate in BC's QA/QC process.
* Lead business development pursuits related to water and wastewater opportunities

Desired Skills and Experience:

* B.S. degree in related engineering field (Civil, Environmental etc.)
* M.S. degree in related engineering field with a focus on wastewater and water treatment facilities, preferred
* Minimum of 10 years of experience in municipal water and wastewater engineering and consulting
* PE in MD, DC or VA, with the ability to obtain licensure in other jurisdictions.
* Strong project management skills
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) preferred but not required.
* Business Development - Identifies client requirements. Develops and maintains relationships with clients. Conducts market research. Writes and presents project estimates and proposals including scope, cost, and schedule according to client requirements and bid processes.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation
* Valid driver's license and good driving record is required
* Position may be based in Columbia, MD or Alexandria, VA. Routine travel between offices, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic may be required.
* Leadership - Communicates clear expectations, goals, and vision. Manages performance of direct reports. Motivates, coaches, and mentors professionals. Delegates project work. Practices behaviors supporting diversity and inclusion. Manages conflict and collaboration to achieve results.
* The candidate should have the ability to successfully manage clients and projects in a collaborative fashion and interface with Brown and Caldwell's local, regional, and national wastewater practitioners as well as help mentor junior staff
* Knowledge of the local utilities in the DC Metro area with relevant local water/wastewater experience

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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