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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.

Design Automation Engineer

Work Location: Boise, Idaho, Denver, Colorado, Irvine, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California, San Diego, California, Walnut Creek, California
ID: 3106
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 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.



This is an entry- to mid-level software development role to primarily support automation of engineering drawing production and data management. The ideal candidate will have solid foundations in C#, SQL and agile development using Git and Visual Studio.

The individual will work with project teams to better understand roadblocks and bottlenecks in design data workflows from processes and procedures to CADD authoring technologies and connected data architecture.



  • Develop Revit and AutoCAD Add-ins to streamline design delivery
  • Manage MS SQL Server databases for projects
  • Provide support to project teams using design automation tools
  • Work with Design Services leadership to update design execution standards (workflows, processes, tools, etc.) based on project execution
  • Works to meet BC coding standards

Key Skillsets:

  • Meticulous error handling and source control practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in an agile project delivery environment
  • Leverages the strength of teamwork
  • Takes initiative, is accountable, and makes things better

Preferred Skillsets:

  • Ability to distil complex thoughts and strategies into simple, memorable terms that colleagues and clients without IT and/or IS backgrounds can grasp and act upon
  • Understanding of the design production environment, particularly in the field of water and wastewater engineering
  • Proven interdisciplinary skillset and passion for creativity and workflow process improvements

Software and Technical Proficiencies:

  • C# and familiarity with SQL libraries (knowledge of Autodesk/Revit APIs a plus)
  • MS SQL Server management basics
  • Advanced Excel Skills: Pivot tables, external data sources, lookup functions, etc.
  • Basic software proficiency with either SharePoint or Access

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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