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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.

I&C Engineering Technician

Work Location: Phoenix, Arizona
ID: 3348
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 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.


We have an exciting opportunity in our Automation & Programming group to join our growing team. Control system equipment upgrades, control system master planning, condition assessments, and new or retrofit I&C designs are in high demand from our clients. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the right candidate to leverage their skills, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect the earth’s resources at the same time. If you are looking for an opportunity to work on in the potable water, wastewater, infrastructure and environmental arena on both the public and private side, with the potential to gain new knowledge, skills, and relationships in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment, let’s talk.


Job Expectations:

For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams to help grow our Electrical and Process Automation Services group. In this role, your responsibilities will include managing automation and programming services during construction, collaborating with client development teams with the goal of supporting proposal and scope/fee development, and interfacing with contractors and clients to direct project work. We are looking for candidates who have delivered industrial, municipal electrical, I&C, and other water/wastewater work. The role requires the ability to integrate and apply Brown and Caldwell’s service offerings and talent to help our clients solve their most challenging issues. Primary responsibilities include:


  •  The candidate must have experience working with contractors and clients as the construction project liaison to implement software and hardware upgrades.
  • During the construction phase of projects be able to assist with questions regarding instrumentation and controls design drawings, plans and specifications for use by construction contractors in the water and wastewater industry, including P&IDs, written specifications and control strategies
  • Serve as lead automation and programming discipline person, or project manager on automation projects
  • Scope and budget projects, identify method of project execution and coordinate staff assignments
  • Successfully deliver assigned projects on time and on budget using company systems and tools
  • Overseeing project automation programming teams as well as providing mentorship for programmers and designers
  • Maintain and understand construction project schedules including critical path items that could impact programming deliverables
  • Support programming, testing, and start-up of HMI and PLC based industrial control systems
  • Collaborate with a national team of technical experts and the national discipline lead for the  Automation & Programming group in executing projects and pursing new projects.
  • Build and maintain client relationships while promoting and integrating company-wide initiatives and values
  • Be self-motivated with an outgoing personality and excellent planning and communication skills
  • Producing effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums
  • Travel to client and other BC office locations as needed


Position Requirements


  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as an Automation / Programming Technician with 2 years of working on government, municipal and/or industrial water/wastewater project teams
  • Proven record of working and maintaining relationships with existing clients and projects with the ability to deliver those projects successfully, profitably, and to the client’s satisfaction
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of startup and commissioning requirements, and the ability to effectively document this.
  • Demonstrate the ability to document system changes for operations and maintenance records.
  • Knowledge and experience with business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources
  • Business development with technical input into proposal preparation, developing design fees and scope of work is preferred


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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