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Infrastructure Engineer

Work Location: Richmond, Virginia
ID: 3375
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 0-10%

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 ready to take the next step in your career? Are you an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? Our Richmond, VA office currently has an opportunity for a self-starting mid-level engineer to join us supporting our Infrastructure Engineering Design Group.  This is a great opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting office.  The successful candidates will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff.

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

In this role  you will work closely with project managers and lead other team members to execute work involving conventional types of civil engineering principals and other related activities for infrastructure projects.  Specific duties may include the following: 

  • Prepare pipeline condition assessments.
  • Lead teams and assist in the evaluation of existing service area and develop recommendations for the rehabilitation or replacement of utility assets.
  • Lead teams and assist in the evaluation of existing water and wastewater pumping stations.
  • Lead teams and assist in the design of the rehabilitation or replacement of water and wastewater pumping stations and treatment plant assets.
  • Lead teams and assist in the design of neighborhood utility rehabilitation projects.
  • Coordinate and assist with environmental studies, permitting, alternatives analyses, and other technical deliverables.
  • Review the work of others and ensure high quality submittals meeting or exceeding Client expectations.
  • Provide support, guidance, and mentorship to junior staff.
  • Check performance or conformity with plans and specifications as part of engineering services during construction.
  • Assist with business and proposal development.
  • Assist with submittal reviews, requests for information, correspondence, change requests, and change orders for construction projects.
  • Conduct field work as necessary for various projects.
  • Communicate effectively and coordinate with project teams including other disciplines (drafters, designers, and other engineers).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related engineering field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Professional registration or ability to obtain PE in Virginia required.
  • Minimum 7 years’ professional experience in study, design, and construction administration.
  • Study, design and construction administration experience related to water and wastewater pipelines, pumping stations, and other facilities a plus.
  • PACP, MACP, and LACP certification and experience a plus.
  • Project Management experience a plus; Ability to manage projects required.
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite including Word, Outlook, Project, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D preferred, MEP/Revit a plus.
  • Design experience in stormwater treatment and conveyance systems a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Sitting in an office environment for extended periods of time to complete work assignments
  • Ability to walk slowly around a construction or field site of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs.
  • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around construction equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.

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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