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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.

Infrastructure Staff Engineer

Work Location: Alexandria, Virginia
ID: 3362
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 10-15%

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 for a motivated, achievement-oriented individual to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to build their career, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect and restore our Nation’s aging infrastructure. Work could include science and engineering concepts in various fields such as wastewater, water resources, portable water, condition assessment, data management, or construction management. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting office to enhance your potential to gain new knowledge, skills, and relationships in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment, this position is for you.

Job Expectations:

In this role, you will work closely with project managers and other team leads locally and nationally to execute work involving conventional types of civil engineering principals and other related activities for buried infrastructure projects. You will provide support for a variety of projects that may include planning, evaluation, design, and construction related activities for wastewater, water, and stormwater conveyance systems. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for the environment, meeting new people, and desire to learn from seasoned professionals in a team environment. Specific duties may include the following:

  • Perform field assessments to evaluate and document existing site-specific conditions or collect design criteria.  
  • Assist with environmental studies, permitting and alternative analysis
  • Perform calculations, prepare technical drawings, specifications, and reports under supervision
  • Check performance or conformity with design plans and specifications through field inspection and reporting
  • Assist with the preparation of technical memoranda, reports and electronic deliverables
  • Collect and record data and documentation
  • Prepare spreadsheets, documents, drawings and maps (in ArcMap/GIS or AutoCAD)
  • Execute planning, assessment, detailed design, and construction administration assignments
  • Communicate effectively and coordinate with project teams under other disciplines (drafters, designers, and subcontractors)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science or other related field
  • EIT preferred
  • MS degree desirable
  • 0 to 3 years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • ArcMap/GIS skills, highly preferred
  • AutoCAD skills, highly preferred
  • Experience with data management (e.g. SQL)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and willingness to travel and conduct field work
  • Position will include frequent local travel between office locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, and to field project sites throughout the DC Metro region. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment under tight and pressured deadlines
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • The successful candidate’s traits will include being a self-starter, being results and quality-oriented, and having good attention to detail, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm to learn and grow
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment under tight and pressured deadlines
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • The successful candidate’s traits will include being a self-starter, results and quality-oriented, and having good attention to detail, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm to learn and grow

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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