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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.

Managing Engineer/Client Service Manager

Work Location: Irvine, California, Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California
ID: 3247
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 30%

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 are currently seeking a civil/environmental engineer to focus on soil and water remediation projects, to join one of our Southern California offices (San Diego, Irvine and Los Angeles).  If you are an individual who has a proven track record of developing, executing and managing environmental consulting and construction services such as Site Investigation and Remediation, Compliance and Permitting and/or Industrial Waste to the private sector we want to talk with you!

When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. We are proud that many of our employees have been with us a decade or more. You will find that we offer a 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:

Primary responsibilities include client and project development, management and delivery; we encourage our staff to work with and communicate with our clients frequently.  In this role, you will work closely with Market Sector Directors and senior technical staff as part of the client service team to identify, develop, manage and deliver a variety of soil/groundwater remediation and industrial water treatment projects. Internally, we have an excellent group of cross trained professional in our California offices that work in a team-oriented fashion and we expect that your excellent communication skills will help us maintain a positive, professional work environment. Externally, you will help our company further relationships with existing clients and help us build new business opportunities with new clients.  We employ a ‘safety-first’ attitude in delivering all of our conventional and design-build projects in the remediation and process engineering sectors. We anticipate that you will work independently while exercising professional judgment to develop recommended solutions that meet expectations and goals for both internal and external clients. Our successful candidate will be highly responsive, capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Further stay abreast of local and national regulations and educate senior staff and clients on new opportunities and new technologies.
  • Capable of learning and working with BC’s WorkSmart management program.
  • Support clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies, where necessary.
  • Ensure quality client services, and clarity of work products and projects while promoting and integrating companywide initiatives and values
  • Participate in improving company resources and utilize tools to improve design production and efficiency
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients and for professional meetings
  • Direct the work of others and coordinate with other disciplines during design and delivery of projects.
  • Supervising, delegating and overseeing the work of technical staff and engineers
  • Coach and mentor less experienced technical staff
  • Periodic travel for multiple days is anticipated

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS and a minimum of 15 years of civil/environmental engineering experience; MS/MBA preferred
  • PE registration in good standing
  • Strong experience in the environmental consulting field in S. California
  • Experienced in material/services procurement, subcontracting, request-for-proposal response, proposal development and associated negotiations
  • Capable of producing high quality products on schedule and within budgets
  • Strong project management, organizational and technical skills required
  • Strong verbal and written (technical writing) communication skills required
  • Must have a clear driving record and be willing to pass a pre-employment drug screen


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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