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Sr. Wastewater Engineer

Work Location: Portland, Oregon
ID: 3093
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 5%

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 (BC) has an opportunity for a senior level engineer with experience managing and executing work involving projects for the water industry (water and wastewater).  You will have an essential role in our Pacific Northwest Area business and client connections, based in our Portland, Oregon office.  In collaboration with the local Portland office leader, Client Service Managers, Technical Service Leaders, and the Marketing Manager, you will maintain and develop client relationships, connect BC solutions to client needs and lead project teams in quality project delivery.

The Pacific Northwest Area is a thriving/growing area demanding differentiating client service, sustainable and innovative solutions, and effective collaboration with our technical service providers and client contacts. This is a highly strategic position for someone who takes pride in exceptional client service, and positive results for our environment and clients.


Job Expectations:

  • Manage and execute work on wastewater and water utilities projects.
  • Perform technical research, and be able to communicate and apply this knowledge
  • 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 related to wastewater conveyance and treatment
  • 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 technical staff and engineers
  • Assist with and lead business development pursuits
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers and designers

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field required; M.S. preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in municipal engineering and consulting preferred
  • Experience should also include: site and facility layouts, wastewater conveyance/treatment study, design and engineering support during construction
  • Project management skills required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License required
  • Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience 
  • Previous supervisory experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and prepare written reports and documents 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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