Brown and Caldwell

Senior Design Manager - water/wastewater (remote a...

Job description

Brown and Caldwell is in need of the right candidate to provide design delivery leadership for our largest and most complex municipal water/wastewater design projects.

Detailed Description

This is a rare opportunity to lead major projects and deliver exceptional service to our well-established clients. This senior level position will be responsible for managing water/wastewater design and planning projects and maintaining and enhancing relationships with existing clients. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and growing company that places high value on exceptional client service, good science and employee growth and satisfaction.

Job Expectations

  • Manage multi-discipline project delivery for municipal water/wastewater projects to produce compliant, constructable design in accordance with client, operations, maintenance, regulatory, and construction requirements
  • Work on engineering designs preparing reports, construction plans, specifications, calculations, equipment selection, and cost estimates for various projects
  • Work with project leadership and design discipline leads to develop project scopes, schedules, pricing, teams, and execution plans
  • Actively direct multi-discipline design project resources and interface with clients
  • Convene, lead, and document multi-disciplinary design coordination meetings and bring forward updates and critical issues to the project leadership team
  • Assume responsibility for meeting budget and profitability goals for assigned projects
  • Play an active role in the maintenance of existing clients and the development of new client relationships
  • Provide consultation in specialized areas. Make decisions and solve problems
  • Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients for project technical meetings
  • Ensure the quality of work products within the scope of the budget and schedule of the project
  • Supervise and mentor teams of design engineers in delivering projects and professional growth
  • Supervise direct reports; evaluate performance, manage performance, mentor, and train
  • Serve as liaison between construction administration and engineering team during construction. Coordinate multi-disciplinary reviews and problem solving for design related construction issues

Desired Skills And Experience

  • B.S. degree in related engineering field of Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering, Master’s degree a plus.
  • 10+ years of progressively increasing responsibility in related experience preferred.
  • Professionally registered (Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical) engineer required; license must be current and in good standing.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills.
  • Ability to focus on client needs while balancing multiple, changing priorities to include but not limited to project management, design, bidding and construction management services.
  • Strong technical writing skills required.
  • Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective meetings and presentations and prepare written reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead geographically diverse project teams in a virtual and hybrid work environment.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of scheduling software and engineering and capital cost estimating techniques a plus.
  • Experience with multi-discipline project delivery using building information modeling (BIM).

Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is based on the employee’s primary work location and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Location A:

Salary: $141,000 - $193,000

Location B:

Salary: $155,000 - $212,000

Location C:

Salary: $169,000 - $231,000

You can view which BC location applies to you here. If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown And Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 52 offices and over 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the 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. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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