Discipline Lead - Pumping Systems

Posted Date 5 months ago(1/10/2024 5:42 PM)
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# of Openings
Job Location
Water/Waste Water
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Service Line

Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a national Discipline Lead – Pumping Systems to support growth of our water practice. The Discipline Lead will be a technical and market-focused strategic thinker with technical subject matter expertise in the areas of pumping systems and hydraulics. This opportunity is based in Denver with a national focus on growth of our pump station and hydraulics portfolio.  The successful candidate will collaborate with Dewberry’s water practice leadership to develop and implement strategies for sustained growth, development of industry leading best-practices for technical delivery and mentoring of staff focused on design and construction of pumping systems.


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 is 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.


Dewberry offers a comprehensive and very competitive package of insurance programs to regular full-time employees and their eligible dependents the first of the month following their date of hire. The insurance package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life. Additional insurances, at no cost to the employee: life (employee only), accidental death and dismemberment, business travel and accident, and short- and long-term disability are also provided. Employees pay a share of Dewberry’s premium expenses (on a pre-tax basis) for medical and dental insurance plans.


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.


Positions within our officer program are also eligible for an annual bonus and stipend.  Both vary based on level within the program and bonuses are dependent upon company performance.


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



Will provide technical guidance and strategic direction for pumping systems projects and design teams.  This includes:

  • Helping manage our teams to be responsive to our client’s project needs.
  • Establishing/refining our pumping system design standards and guidelines. 
  • Engaging with clients to maintain a high level of client service and support.
  • Engaging with our pursuit teams to help with client positioning and marketing activities.
  • Recruiting and building a team to deliver and continue to sell work as backlog grows.
  • Working with our water team to enhance our growth and visibility.
  • Collaborating with our water practice leader as a subject matter expert in pumping systems to coordinate national client service, positioning, teaming, and project delivery.
  • Actively engaging our existing local, regional, and national resources in support of these efforts.
  • Leading Dewberry’s active engagement with the Hydraulic Institute in support of strategic growth and technical excellence in the pumping systems and hydraulics discipline.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering field is required; M.S. degree preferred.
  • Active Professional Engineering license is required in one of the following states CO, FL, NY, TX, VA, CA with a preference for licensure in multiple states
  • 20+ years’ experience with increasing levels of project and client responsibilities for public sector water and wastewater projects.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ project management experience.
  • Subject matter expertise and high client/market credibility in pumping systems engineering and design
  • A successful track record of managing projects, including scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong client retention and new business development skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities and ability to coach and mentor junior and mid-level staff.


The projected range for this position is $170,000 - $200,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


This posting is anticipated to close on April 1st 2024.


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.


*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, or protected veteran status.


*Only 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.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.



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