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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.

Principal Engineer (Aging Infrastructure)

Work Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virginia
ID: 3165
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 25%

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 an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? We are currently seeking a Principal Engineer/Project Manager in our growing Aging Infrastructure Group

When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. 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 looking for someone who takes pride in delivering exceptional client service and has a history of managing successful projects and project teams. Primary responsibilities will include project management, project delivery and technical sales.  In this role we offer a great variety in your work. We are also looking for someone with experience or interest in the evaluation, planning, design and construction administration of water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure projects including proposal, scope and fee development, alignment studies, condition assessments, rehabilitation evaluation and design for trenchless rehabs, pipelines and pump stations. 


Additional responsibilities will include:

·        Actively manage assigned projects to meet budget and profitability goals for projects  assigned

·        Manage and execute work involving conventional types of civil and utility engineering principles and other related activities for new and existing wastewater, conveyance, and civil/site projects

·        Develop and prepare specifications, detailed design drawings, reports, planning, and construction submittal reviews calculations, models and other technical deliverables for civil/utility, conveyance and infrastructure related projects

·        Evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to make adaptations and modifications to projects

·        Lead project team in planning and/or designing a major engineering project and coordinate special planning, economic, and engineering studies

·        Direct the work of, communicate effectively and coordinate with, project teams including other disciplines (drafters, designers and other engineers)

·        Delegate and oversee the work of subordinate technical staff and engineers

·        Provide consultation in specialized areas (wastewater/water conveyance and civil design), make decisions and solve problems

·        Prepare and make presentations to clients and for professional meetings

·        Assist with business development pursuits, as requested

·        Position may require local travel and off-site field visits

Desired Skills and Experience:

·        B.S. degree in related engineering field (Civil, Environmental etc.)

·        8-15 years of progressively increasing responsibility required

·        Professional Engineer registration and ability to acquire PE in other states

·        NASSCO PACP/MACP/LACP certification and desire to become Trainer

·        Strong project management or project engineer skills desired

·        Experience with condition assessment of water and wastewater infrastructure for gravity and pressure mains

·        Experience designing water and wastewater pipelines and pipeline rehabilitation projects

·        Experience with wastewater pump station and potable or recycled water pump station design preferred

·        This is a seller-doer role with heavy seller experience needed.

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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