Regional One Water Leader

Brown and Caldwell
San Diego, CA, USA

Job Description

Brown and Caldwell (BC) is a pioneer and recognized industry leader of innovative solutions to advanced wastewater and water treatment, water reclamation, water reuse, water supply planning and alternative supply development, aquifer storage and recharge, and program management. BC’s One Water Solutions is an important part of our business and is focused on enhancing the adaptability, reliability and resilience of our clients’ water systems to meet both community and ecosystem needs.  Our pursuit of reliable, diverse, and sustainable water supplies creates an extraordinary opportunity for our employees to leverage their skills, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect the environment at the same time.

We currently have a unique opportunity for a senior engineer with a technical sales and project delivery background to join our team as a Regional One Water Leader in Southern California.  In this role you will work alongside a dynamic enterprise water group to service existing clients and grow the business across Southern California.

When you join Brown and Caldwell, you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. 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.


Job Expectations:

This position will report directly to the Southern California Area Leader.

·         Responsible for strategy development in alignment with and coordination with the business unit/region to grow One Water services over time.

o    Participate in development and refinement of BC’s One Water strategy with a focus on refining the Southern California regional plan for strategic clients, programs, projects, and conferences

·         Collaborate with business unit leaders, area leaders, and local leaders on regional sales strategy

o    Engage SoCal CSMs, business leaders, local delivery, and SDE staff to create and maintain alignment around our regional strategy

o    Support development of the annual business plan for California

·         Responsible for execution of the regional One Water strategy, including recruiting, development of staff, business development and project delivery roles.

o    Execute projects and provide technical expertise in areas such as (but not limited to):

§  Drinking water and/or water reuse planning, design and implementation

§  Potable and non-potable reuse

§  Advanced water and/or wastewater treatment processes

§  Water reclamation; water supply; blending; regulatory requirements; public involvement; and water quality

o    Participate directly in collaborative industry associations and research (e.g. AWWA, WateReuse Association, and Water Research Foundation, and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation) and present at conferences to further represent BC’s brand.

o    Provide leadership in obtaining and developing new key clients each year in connection with our One Water strategy and annual planned targets

o    Drive Regional One Water conference strategy and selectively attend and present at key conferences

o    Drive growth and maintenance of the Southern California One Water opportunity funnel

o    Where appropriate, serve as pursuit leader or sponsor for one of more of the highest priority One Water pursuits in Southern California; assist others as needed.

o    Serve as CSM for one or more of our most important anchor or growth clients.

o    Work with enterprise (design and SDE) partners to ensure local BD and project delivery goals are incorporated into enterprise staff’s priorities.

·         Prepare and make presentations to clients and for professional meetings

o    Manage and execute select 1Water planning and design projects. This could be done by serving as the PM, MM, or Technical Lead

·         Participate in monthly 1Water Core Leadership Team meetings:

o    Update team on regional progress

o    Support advancement of companywide 1Water Conference Plan, Hiring Plan

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. degree preferably in the areas of Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering or other related areas with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment, reuse and management; M.S. preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in related experience.
  • Professional Engineer registration in California or ability to obtain quickly required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in drinking water and/or water reuse planning, design and implementation.  Engagement with potable reuse applications is beneficial. Experience with advanced water and/or wastewater treatment in municipal or related industries also desired
  • Solid understanding of advanced water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Experience and interest in a combination of areas including: potable and non-potable reuse; water reclamation; water supply; water treatment; blending; regulatory requirements; public involvement; and water quality
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Prior consulting experience


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 1,600+ 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.

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

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

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