Principal Industrial Water Process Engineer
Denver, CO 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

Are you looking for a home for the best years of your career? A place where you can contribute to a dynamic and innovative firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry-recognized professionals? Geosyntec is the place for you! We're seeking a Principal Industrial Water Process Engineer to help grow our water and wastewater engineering practices in any one of our US-based Geosyntec offices. This is a unique opportunity to work with and learn from leading experts with numerous business and professional contacts who are currently developing new process engineering opportunities. The position will also support other civil and environmental projects associated with complex drinking water and industrial wastewater projects across the country. This position is well-suited for a talented, experienced individual who is interested in leading innovative and challenging wastewater projects, including the financial and technical evaluation, design, permitting, and construction stages.

The position will also provide the opportunity to grow an existing process engineering practice into a sustainable business within Geosyntec, developing new client contacts; collaborating with other senior staff; and developing junior staff to support an increasing workload.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec's culture as you advance to this next stage of your career.

We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you'd work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks.

Some of the key responsibilities for this client-facing position include:

  • Strategic business planning to segment and target specific industrial, commercial and municipal clients for projects such as water supply, water treatment, and water re-use.
  • Implementation of a personal business development plan to expand services and revenue with new and existing clients, in coordination with companywide business development plans.
  • Project management and oversight of technical issues/work products; budgeting and budget management; adherence to schedule, quality, health, and safety protocols; client satisfaction; and profitability;
  • Recruiting, managing, and mentoring junior staff and mid-career engineers and scientists;
  • Reviewing and leading the preparation of technical documents, drawings, specifications, and proposals;
  • Preparing for and participating in meetings with clients, regulatory personnel, and other parties;
  • At times, the position may also include fieldwork including contractor oversight and process troubleshooting tasks;

Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA/MSHA health and safety, first aid, CPR training, and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 20%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, chemical, or environmental preferred). (required)
  • Advanced degree (same as above). (preferred)
  • Professional registration (i.e., P.E.). (required)


  • At least 10 years (15+ years preferred) of progressive experience in the consulting industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Demonstrated experience in industrial and municipal clients with water supply, water treatment, and water re-use projects. (required)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal and California regulations. (required)
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary project teams. (required)
  • Demonstrated success in the development and management of clients and growing a practice that sustains a group of professional junior staff. (required)
  • Excellent leadership and detail-orientation skills. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)
  • Valid U.S driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting

Below is the range that we in good faith believe is the potential compensation for this role at the time of this posting and is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. The typical base salary range for this position is just one component of Geosyntec's total compensation package for employees. Actual compensation will be determined based on education, experience, skill set and location.

  • Minimum Salary: $131,125
  • Maximum Salary: $183,575

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible employees.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 to 15 years
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