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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.

Resident Engineer

Work Location: Beltsville, Maryland
ID: 3055
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 0-10%

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.



We have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Manager or Resident Engineer (water/wastewater/water resources) with experience in construction oversight and coordination to join our growing team in the DC Metro Area. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the right candidate to continue to build upon their career, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect the earth’s resources at the same time. If you are looking for an opportunity to manage construction in the wastewater, potable water, infrastructure and environmental arena with the potential to gain new knowledge, skills, and relationships in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment, let’s talk!

Job Expectations:

For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for building things, meeting new people, and a desire to learn from seasoned professionals who perform water/wastewater infrastructure work. Primary responsibilities may include:

  • Provide onsite Resident Engineering support for water, wastewater and water resources projects
  • Collaborate with a local project delivery team and national team of technical experts
  • Collaborate with a Design Project Manager to address design issues; coordinate with Contractor’s project manager; obtain daily updates on project issues and status from Construction Inspectors; report issues to Client.
  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion
  • Be proactive in predicting, identifying, and solving project problems.
  • Generate project correspondence, including responses to Contractor correspondence in a timely manner to avoid delay, to convey the Owner’s position, and to protect the Owner’s interests. 
  • Work closely with the project Construction Inspectors to ensure the quality of construction.
  • Review and analyze Contractors’ Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules to ensure compliance with approved Contract schedule; address deficiencies.
  • Manage the construction budget, including managing pay applications and change orders, and maintaining current records related to the base work, contingency and Field
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate in the field with clients/owners, consultants, contractors, designers and regulatory agencies
  • Meet contractual conditions of performance
  • Review the work progress daily
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Produce effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums
  • Analyze, manage, and mitigate risks
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS degree, Master’s degree preferable, in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or related field.  Candidates without an engineering degree but possessing significant construction management experience will be considered as well.
  • Proven working experience in construction management and resident engineering
  • Working knowledge of construction practices
  • Minimum 10 years related experience at least 4 years of which include construction oversight, construction inspection, and plant start-up experience
  • PE and/or CCM preferable but not required
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to provide design\consultation in specialized areas, make decisions and solve problems
  • Knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to manage and mentor a team of inspectors and project support staff
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Ability to walk slowly around a construction sites of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs.
  • Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold.
  • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.
  • Stand for several hours observing and documenting critical construction operations (i.e. pouring concrete).
  • Operate a BC Pickup Truck to commute to jobsites and to access work areas on site
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around construction equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.
  • Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
  • Lifting – objects on job sites less than 30 pounds

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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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