Department Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2023 6:35 PM)
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Water/Waste Water
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Job Description

Dewberry is seeking a Department Manager for our Denver, CO office to lead and manage a team of professionals working on a wide range of challenging Water/Wastewater projects. This is an opportunity for an individual to join a team of energetic, highly engaged staff in Dewberry’s growing Water Market Segment. The ideal candidate will have a proven track-record of effective growth leadership, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work with clients, engineers and other technicians on a variety of water and wastewater projects from planning through final design, construction, and commissioning. With support from the enterprise, the successful candidate will be capable of leading business development activities, operations management, and oversight of technical deliverables.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals.  This position offers potential for professional growth in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to assist our clients in solving their most challenging problems.


Dewberry offers a wide range of other employee benefits, including: 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, 529 College Savings Plans, Travel Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Spending Accounts and Supplemental Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children.


In addition, a host of discounted purchase programs are available to all employees.


  • Oversight and management of the water/wastewater team
  • Development and execution of growth strategies consistent with the enterprise growth goals
  • Leading business development activities and client engagement strategies
  • Leading and overseeing proposal preparation including scopes of work, fee estimates, and technical approach development
  • Leveraging national Water Market Segment resources to pursue and win water and wastewater projects with Tier 1 water clients
  • Managing, providing technical assistance to, and mentoring junior staff
  • Oversight and Quality Assurance of technical deliverables including:
    • Memoranda, feasibility studies, and engineering reports
    • Hydraulic and process calculations
    • Plans and specifications for water, wastewater, and/or storm drainage system project elements (pipelines, pump stations, treatment systems)
    • Engineers’ estimates
    • Technical specifications
  • Perform other duties as necessary in support of team growth and engagement with the national Water Market Segment

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Mechanical, or Environmental Engineering (Masters preferred)
  • Possession of Colorado PE license
  • 10-15 years of water/wastewater engineering experience
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Track record of successful leadership, operations management, and growth

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


The projected range for this position is $150,000-202,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.



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