Water/Wastewater Senior Project Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/9/2024 1:00 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Location
Water/Waste Water
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Service Line

Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Water / Wastewater Senior Project Engineer to work with our team of pipeline and conveyance engineers focused on our western geography from Denver to California. The ideal candidate will have technical, managerial, and market access responsibilities to lead the execution of project work and implement business strategy to develop new client work and maintain existing client relationships. The Candidate will develop and leverage relationships to position Dewberry to perform water/wastewater projects in Colorado and throughout the western United States. The candidate will manage, support and execute a range of civil engineering water and wastewater projects for public sector utility clients and will support and/or supervise growing water department project management, engineering and technical staff operations. The candidate will work with Dewberry leadership across the Water Service Line to advance our water practice across our targeted geographies.


The successful candidate will be an engineer with a diverse background and experience in developing and executing water and wastewater conveyance and or pipeline projects.


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.


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 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.




  • Applies thorough knowledge and expertise of current principles and practices of engineering acquired through progressive experience to resolve crucial issues and/or project challenges.
  • Keeps informed of new methods and developments affecting the water business and recommends new practices or changes to internal programs.
  • Supervises a growing staff of engineers and technicians.
  • Plans, schedules, coordinates and performs the preparation of engineering assessments, preliminary designs, and the preparation of design documents and activities for multiple projects, or is responsible for an entire program.
  • Develops statement of qualifications, detailed proposals, project execution plans, and contracts to include project understanding, scope of work, project approaches, pricing, schedule, terms and conditions, and performs contract negotiations.
  • Implements quality management program on project assignments. Verifies that quality processes and procedures are followed.
  • Oversees project management and delivery to conform with project scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable company policies and performance measures.
  • Increases Dewberry’s visibility in the public sector water business through active participation in national, state and local professional and community organizations.
  • Participates in personnel decisions and manages personnel.
  • Works in team environment to leverage assets of the business unit and the Water Service Line to position, win, execute and deliver work.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering field; Master’s Degree in Engineering is a plus.
  • Colorado/California Professional Engineering license or ability to obtain.
  • 10+ years’ consulting experience, with increasing levels of project and client responsibilities for public sector water and wastewater projects.
  • 10+ years of project and client management experience.
  • A recognized area of technical expertise is a plus.
  • A successful track record of managing projects scope, schedule and budget compliance.
  • Proven experience with the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure facilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong client management and business development skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities and ability to coach and mentor staff.

The projected range for this position is $148,000-167,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


This posting is anticipated to close on July 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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