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Industrial Water Engineer

Work Location: Houston, Texas
ID: 2912
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 25%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental 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. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Brown and Caldwell’s Houston office is looking for a mid-level engineer for our Industrial Water Service Line.  The ideal candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills and be a highly organized and responsive individual, capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities.  Our successful candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude; will be flexible and self-motivated, creative, and quality-oriented with attention to detail.

When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture and we are proud that many of our employees have been with us a decade or more. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. You will be trusted to do the right thing by our project managers and external clients and given the flexibility to manage your own schedule to achieve this. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base.


Job Expectations:

  • Supporting senior technical staff in the Industrial Water Service Line. 
  • Assignments will include process engineering and design involving the following: bench and pilot wastewater studies, air and water permitting, water/wastewater treatment alternative evaluations and design of industrial water/wastewater treatment.
  • Performing calculations in the areas of civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering.
  • Working with vendors of different technologies to evaluate technical feasibility and develop budget estimates.
  • Assisting in the development and preparation of technical documents including design packages, feasibility studies, O&M Manuals, and basis of design reports.
  • Supporting the development of engineering plans, specifications, design details and budgetary cost estimates.
  • Performing field work on industrial wastewater trouble shooting, piloting projects, and construction projects.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, etc.) or related field required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience required
  • Foundational knowledge of industrial water and wastewater treatment principles.
  • Candidates should have an EIT and be willing to obtain a PE in the near term.
  • Good technical skills with the ability to articulate ideas and concepts both visually and contextually are essential.
  • Candidate will have strong verbal/written communication skills and ability to work well independently and in team environments.
  • May involve up to 25% travel based on business need. 

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

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

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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