Project Manager (Water/Wastewater)
New York, NY 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

Brown and Caldwell, a national environmental engineering firm, has an exciting opportunity for a senior level Project Manager to join our diverse team to lead and manage projects for New York clients. In this critical role, you will be responsible for managing water and wastewater projects, providing solutions for complex issues, utility management, business development, capital planning, design and engineering, and construction phase efforts.

The ideal candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized and capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities.

Detailed Description

Our New York City office is currently seeking a project manager to join our team. You will play a key role on client service teams pursuing, managing and executing utility projects for the water industry (water, wastewater, and stormwater). The successful candidate will utilize their consulting, technical, and project management expertise to help ensure successful client relationships with our key clients in New York. This person will also work closely with firm-wide technical experts and marketing team, and senior leadership to strategize, capture and successfully manage and execute water projects.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage scope, schedule and budget and negotiate agreements
  • Facilitate multiple, concurrent large and small project delivery and execution (including managing subconsultants) on time, on budget and with expected level of quality
  • Interact with clients, other project managers, discipline leaders and assigned staff to confirm work is progressing per schedule and budget and that the work is being developed to the appropriate level of completeness and quality
  • Engage and cultivate effective project teams to support understanding and delivering on client needs and expectations
  • Simplify complex topics for non-technical audiences and prepare and present quick-pointed summaries for executives, clients and stakeholders
  • Facilitate and lead change management and risk management for large projects or programs.
  • Perform quality reviews for planning, engineering, administrative and construction tasks
  • Manage permitting and project documentation
  • Make Health and Safety a top priority; ensure compliance with company's and client's health and safety programs
  • Supervise and mentor multiple individuals and teams

Desired Skills and Experience

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, or related Engineering field) required. MS degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional work experience with large municipal water/wastewater utility engineering
  • Professional in Engineering (PE) in New York or ability to obtain NY PE through reciprocity within 6 months of hire
  • Candidate must have excellent verbal/written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work well both independently and in team environment
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Teams, Outlook). Understanding of Autodesk Revit software.
  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute a plus
  • Previous proven and successful project management experience on large municipal projects as either the lead or in an assistant project manager role with ability to obtain direct client references
  • Strong planning experience through design and construction of large municipal and/or federal facilities
  • Strong communication skills i.e. ability to communicate orally and in writing - across functions and teams, up and down the chain of command
  • The ability to influence people to get things done
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to proactively resolve conflict
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a passion to accomplish results

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: $111,000 - $152,000

Location B: $122,000 - $167,000

Location C: $134,000 - $182,000

You can view which BC location applies to you 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 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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