Brown and Caldwell is looking for an entry level engineer to join our Industrial Water Service Line. The ideal candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills and be a highly organized and responsive individual, capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with completing priorities. Our successful candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude; will be flexible and self-motivated, creative, and quality-oriented with attention to detail.
- Support and be mentored by mid-level and senior staff in the Industrial Water Service Line of our Private Sector Enterprise Group
- Process Engineering and Design involving the following: data compilation and analysis, bench and pilot wastewater studies, air and water permitting, water/wastewater treatment alternative evaluations, conceptual design of industrial water/water treatment and groundwater remediation systems, and assist in detailed design phase.
- Perform calculations in the areas of civil, chemical and mechanical engineering
- Work with vendors of different technologies to evaluate technical feasibility and develop budget estimates
- Assist in the development and preparation of technical documents including work plans, feasibility studies, O&M Manuals, and basis of design reports
- Support the development of engineering plans, specifications, design details and budgetary cost estimates
- Perform field work on industrial wastewater trouble shooting and piloting projects along with remediation and construction projects.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, etc.) required; Master's preferred
- Foundational knowledge of industrial water and wastewater treatment principles
- Coursework or experience in water/wastewater laboratory work
- Candidate should either have an EIT or be willing/able to obtain an EIT in the short term
- Two plus years of professional experience preferred; coursework or relevant internship experience may be accepted in lieu of professional work experience
- Good technical skills with the ability to articulate ideas and concepts both visually and contextually are essential
- Strong verbal/written communication skills and ability to work well independently and in team environments
- Candidate must be willing and able to travel, up to 40% of the time
- Valid driver's license and good driving record may be required.
- Must be eligible to obtain a Transportation Work Identification Credential (TWIC) card
- Must be willing to work in the field year-round, potentially for extended periods of time, and able to perform physically demanding work (see requirements below)
- Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold.
- Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), safety glasses, etc.
- Ability to stand for several hours performing laboratory work or observing and documenting field conditions or critical construction operations
- Ability to walk slowly around sites of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs.
- Ability to lift objects less than 30 pounds
- 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.
- Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
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 firm with 52 offices and 1,800 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For 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
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