Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Are you an individual that can effectively manage others and who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? We are currently seeking a principal engineer with strong project management experience to provide project delivery and oversight in our Columbus, OH office.
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.
We are seeking a professional engineer with experience managing and executing work involving projects for the municipal water and wastewater industry.In this role you will utilize your consulting expertise to develop, manage and execute work on projects and to help ensure successful client relationships. You will also work closely with and be mentored by strong technical experts and business development experts along with other leaders in the Midwest Area and East Region. Primary responsibilities will include:
Manage and execute planning and design work for wastewater and water utilities, including plant operations, comprehensive planning, and infrastructure conveyance and design projects
Develop scope, schedule, and budget for new projects
Lead project teams in planning and/or designing a major engineering project and coordinate special planning, economic, and engineering studies.
Develop design documents and specifications through collaboration with outside vendors and team members
Provide consultation services in specialized areas (wastewater plan operations, plant conveyance, master planning, wet weather and water distribution), make decisions and solve problems
Prepare and make presentations to clients
Successfully manage and deliver projects on time and on budget
Utilize internal project management and risk management tools and resources
Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency
Direct the work of drafters and designers, coordinate with other disciplines
Supervise, delegate, and oversee the work of technical staff and engineers
Participate in BC's QA/QC, risk management and PMO processes
Assist with business development and pursuits
Contribute to marketing team in developing proposals and presentations including project understanding and approaches
Desired Skills and Experience:
B.S. degree in related engineering field (Civil, Environmental etc.) required
M.S. degree in related engineering field with a focuson wastewater plant operations preferred
Minimum of 7 years of professional experience related to municipal water and wastewater engineering and consulting
Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Ohio
Strong project management and leadership skills
Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience a plus
Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation
Proficiency with Microsoft Suite including Word, Outlook, Teams, Project, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
Excellent technical writing skills required
Previous supervisory or mentoring experiencea plus
Valid driver's license and good driving record required
Ability to walk slowly around a field site of varying size that may have areas of tall plant growth, 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.
Climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
Lifting - objects, such as Manhole covers, on job sites less than 30 pounds
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 to see our full list of benefits.
About Brown and Caldwell
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 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.
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Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.