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Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering firm of its kind—solely focused on the U.S. environmental sector. With offices throughout the country, we have opportunities nationwide to work on some of our most exciting environmental projects.

Managing Engineer/Office Leader

Work Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ID: 3051
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 0-20%

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.


Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Are you an individual who can effectively manage others and who takes pride in delivering exceptional work?  We are currently seeking a managing engineer with leadership skills and strong project management experience to lead teams and projects in our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office.

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. We are a 100% employee owned Environmental Engineering company, and we are very proud of our heritage as innovative leaders in our industry. 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:

We are seeking an engineer with experience managing others and successfully delivering work involving environmental engineering projects for the water and wastewater industry. In this role, you will utilize your consulting expertise to manage and execute work on projects and to help ensure successful client relationships, while developing new key clients in connection with planned targets.  You will work closely with the Midwest Area Leader, other leaders and technical experts in the Milwaukee office, Midwest Area, and Company as a whole to help lead the development and execution of the Midwest business plan and meet company objectives including growth, profitability, and diversification targets. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a portfolio of projects for municipal and private industry clients
  • Pursue and secure project work for our Milwaukee office and other Company stakeholders
  • Supervise, delegate, and oversee the work of technical staff and engineers
  • Help mentor, and provide direction for less experienced staff
  • Manage and execute planning and design work for the wastewater, water, and stormwater industry
  • Lead project teams and provide consultation services in such planning and/or design projects, make decisions and solve problems
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients
  • Successfully manage and deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Utilize internal project management and risk management tools and resources
  • Assist with business development functions and pursuits
  • Confidently move into office lead position

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience or interest in leading project teams and staff
  • B.S. degree in related engineering field (Civil, Environmental etc.)
  • M.S. degree in related environmental engineering field with a focus on services around the water cycle, strongly preferred
  • Expertise in sewer system evaluation/design and municipal wastewater treatment planning/design a plus
  • Minimum of 15 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility
  • PE in Wisconsin
  • Strong project management skills
  • Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation
  • Previous supervisory or mentoring experience required


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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