Desert Area Leader
Phoenix, AZ  / Las Vegas, NV  / Reno, NV 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We consult, design, construct and deliver best-in-class solutions. Our mission is to be the environmental company of choice for our Clients. Our purpose is to be the place where employees come to do their best work - resulting in a highly engaged workforce, extraordinarily satisfied clients and work product that positively impacts the environment.

We are seeking strong qualified candidates for our Desert Area Leader position. The Desert Area Leader is one of 15 Operational Leaders that run Brown and Caldwell's Municipal Business Operations, Sales, and leadership of our top talent.

Detailed Description:

This role is critical to our success and is entrusted to grow our business, deliver high quality solutions and services and lead talent and change management in a way that continues to set us apart as the best place to work in our industry.

The Desert Area encompasses offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Reno, and all associated staff and municipal/utility clients served from those locations. The Desert Area is one of four areas in Brown and Caldwell's California-Desert Business Unit, which also includes the Southern California, Central Valley-Tahoe and Bay Areas.


The most critical responsibility the Area Leader is to drive sustained, profitable growth both internally and externally. This happens by delivering the "BC Experience" in a way that exceeds expectations for our clients and employees. The Area Leader is successful when they engage their team to:

  • Grow Our Business by ensuring current clients view BC as the company of choice while also implementing strategies to gain new clients and business.
  • Deliver Service Excellence by providing high quality and innovative solutions on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrate Sound Financial and Operational Acumen by managing the geographical staffing and business portfolio and overhead expenditures, ensuring investments are made wisely, and leveraging enterprise resources and support groups to drive both Area and company profitability.
  • Act as a Change Agent by leading change management in a thoughtful, balanced way ensuring communication is at the forefront.
  • Optimize Organizational Health by hiring, developing, retaining, engaging and allocating talent in a way that ensures we deliver the "BC Experience" and continue to be the best place for employees to work in our industry.

Job Expectations

The Area Leader is expected to demonstrate excellence in leadership, the delivery of high quality work product, strong financial performance and sustained growth of our client base. This is a leadership role that requires critical thinking and decision making in a high velocity environment, strong business acumen, extraordinary talent management ability and sound, ethical character and executive presence.

The Area Leader will:

  • Understand the market and grow it in alignment with the company's core strategic goals and imperatives, standards, operational model and values.
  • Leverage the Enterprise Model and teams to deliver projects and outcomes that make both the local region and broader company successful.
  • Contribute to the success of the Cal-Desert Business Unit by acting as a key member of the Business Unit Leadership Team.
  • Build and sustain strong, deep and sincere relationships with clients - ensuring they continue to make BC their company of choice.
  • Communicate change and business decisions confidently, clearly and frequently - with strong self and social awareness - ensuring the proper context is set for employees to understand what needs to be done, when it needs to be done by, how it needs to be done and most importantly...."why" it's important.
  • Drive accountability and performance while demonstrating the wherewithal to make tough decisions about performance gaps.
  • Operate with passion and optimism by inspiring others, chasing after continuous improvement and innovation, demonstrating good judgement, ethical decision making, and delivering high-impact results.
  • Recognize, appreciate and advance the team mentality that makes BC unique and successful.
  • Make the acquisition, development, engagement and performance of talent their highest commitment - realizing that talent is our business and the way BC will continue to grow.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. in engineering, geology, hydrogeology, or a related field is required.
  • Professional registration is preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of increasingly responsible experience in the environmental services and consulting industry is required.
  • Ability to demonstrate financial acumen including P&L responsibility.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience managing a large portfolio of projects with a substantial impact on the business.
  • Ability to lead a large portfolio of clients and pursuits
  • Ability to demonstrate experience managing successfully within a matrixed/enterprise business model.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience managing at the executive level (must have led and developed other leaders).
  • Ability to lead a team, mentor staff as well as recruit top talent
  • B.A. or similar coursework preferred.

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.

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
Master's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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