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Pipeline and Utility Infrastructure Market Leader

Work Location: Olympia, Washington, Seattle, Washington, Tacoma, Washington
ID: 2974
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 10-20%

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 is currently seeking a Pipeline and Utility Infrastructure Market Leader with an interest and familiarity with water and wastewater conveyance and wet weather planning.  Candidate will utilize consulting expertise to set the strategic direction for the Infrastructure Practice, manage and execute work on project and to help ensure successful client relationships and pursue business development opportunities.  The successful candidate will oversee and manage the Infrastructure Practice in either our Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia offices.  This person will also work closely with strong technical experts and other leaders in the Washington Operations, NW Region, and nationally across the company.

Job Expectations:

  • Provide leadership of Infrastructure Practice, setting strategy and hiring needs to support company and northwest business goals.
  • Coordinate with other team members in Seattle and the Northwest Area on strategic goals and initiatives and manage workload planning and staffing
  • Provide leadership in obtaining and developing new key clients each year in connection with planned targets and with the assistance of other senior staff in the office and region
  • Manage and execute work on wastewater and water utilities including: comprehensive planning and infrastructure conveyance and 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/water conveyance, master planning, wet weather), make decisions and solve problems
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients and for professional meetings
  • Direct the work of drafters and designers, coordinate with other disciplines
  • Supervise, delegate and oversee the work of subordinate technical staff and engineers
  • Assist with and lead business development pursuits

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 long term control planning and conveyance preferred
  • Professional registration in the State of Washington or the credentials to obtain registration in a timely manner is also required
  • Candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of increasingly-responsible experience with managing, mentoring and growing a profitable group or practice
  • Strong communication and management skills along with business development/marketing experience essential
  • The candidate should have the ability to successfully manage clients and projects in a collaborative fashion
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience
  • Good technical skills with the ability to articulate ideas and concepts both visually and contextually are required
  • Candidate should be versatile and interested in managing, marketing, and executing on a variety projects supporting Engineering Services
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills required with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation
  • Candidate should be a self-starter, results-oriented and be able to work under tight deadlines

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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