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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.

Senior Project Manager

Work Location: Atlanta, Georgia
ID: 3185
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 10-20%

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.


Our Atlanta office is currently seeking a Supervising Engineer/Project Manager with a capability and familiarity with mechanical or environmental engineering as it pertains to municipal and industrial plant design (equipment, piping and controls) for the water industry (wastewater, potable water and surface water).  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the design of municipal wastewater and water facilities and maintaining and enhancing relationships with existing clients.

Job Expectations:

  • Manage and execute work on wastewater and water utilities including treatment plant, pumping station, and biosolids facility planning and design.
  • Successfully manage and deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Utilize internal project management tools and resources.
  • 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 efficient design management for treatment plant, pumping station, and biosolids facility planning and design. Make decisions and solve problems.
  • Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency.
  • 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, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with an Environmental focus (or related engineering discipline) and P.E. required; M.S. degree preferred
  • Candidate should have at least 12 years of increasingly-responsible, professional experience in the study, design, and construction administration of municipal wastewater facilities
  • Professional registered engineer in the State of Georgia or the credentials to obtain registration in a timely manner is also required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) preferred but not required.
  • The candidate should have the ability to successfully manage clients and projects in a collaborative fashion and interface with Brown and Caldwell’s local, regional, and national wastewater practitioners as well as help mentor junior staff
  • Previous business development experience (writing winning proposals and successfully pursuing work) is a plus
  • Ideal Experience would include some or all of the following:  piping design, familiarity with biological process design, design of thermal processing equipment, power generation, fluid dynamics and pumping systems, and ability to research equipment and technologies. 
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills
  • Ability to focus on client needs while balancing multiple priorities including but not limited to project management, design, bidding and construction management services.
  • Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and prepare written reports and documents

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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