• Water/Wastewater Department Manager

    Posted Date 1 year ago(1/26/2018 3:12 PM)
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    Water/Waste Water
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  • Job Description

    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.


    Water/Wastewater Department Manager

    Dewberry is currently seeking a Water/Wastewater Department Manager in our Boston, MA office. The individual selected will be responsible for spearheading the growth of our Water and Wastewater Group in New England. Direct interaction with existing clients and development of relationships with new clients is expected.

    The selected candidate will manage projects and a full complement of engineering and design staff. The selected candidate will also be a Senior Staff member with a diverse background and extensive technical experience. The successful candidate will be capable of leading teams of water/wastewater engineers and technicians and managing various-sized water/wastewater infrastructure projects. With support from the enterprise, the successful candidate will drive business development activities, pursuing new clients and potential project leads, preparing proposals and preparing price proposals and contracts.


    • Business development and prepositioning activities, including client management.
    • Coordinate and communicate across Dewberry’s national Water Service Line
    • Proposal preparation and fee development.
    • Quality Control and mentoring of staff.
    • Monitor scope, schedules and budget of projects.
    • Manage engineering work and interface with other design disciplines within the organization, as needed.
    • Visit clients, job sites and consultant offices, as needed, to support project and business development goals.
    • Create scope of work, schedules, and budgets for projects.
    • Work within and lead teams.
    • Communicate and coordinate market development efforts and ideas.

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • B.S. Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering field is required, advanced degree preferred;
    • Massachusetts Professional Engineering license is required, other New England states preferred also.
    • Project management experience for both study-level and design/construction projects; 
    • Must have experience and desire for all areas of engineering consulting, including operations (budget development and management, P&L, etc.), business development (pre-positioning, client interaction, vertical marketing, etc.), and sales (contract negotiation, project pricing, etc.).
    • A minimum 15 years engineering and design supervisory experience is required.
    • A minimum of 15 years water/wastewater engineering experience is required.
    • A successful track record of building business in the New England water/wastewater market.
    • A successful track record of managing projects, including scope, schedule and budget.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong business development skills.
    • Strong leadership / mentoring qualities.

    *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.

    *Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate 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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