Management Consulting
San Francisco, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with 5-10 years' experience in the management of water, wastewater, recycled water and/or stormwater utilities to join Brown and Caldwell's (BC's) growing Utility Performance consulting team as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). The right person for this position will leverage their hands-on experience by developing, implementing, or enhancing strategic initiatives, programs, and business processes through management consulting activities for key BC clients. This work will include development of new approaches to client education and engagement to ensure adoption of best practices, strategic planning facilitation activities, and municipal/utility program and organizational development. This role will partner with other BC Utility Performance practitioners to drive client organizational, business process improvement, resource recovery program implementation, and asset management solutions. This is an opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment where personal contributions and teamwork are valued.

Detailed Description:

The ideal candidate for this position will have worked with water, wastewater, recycled water, and/or stormwater utility in the management of strategic planning and communications, organizational development and implementation, business processes, engineering or operations. They will demonstrate a working knowledge of utility business and management processes. In this role the candidate will be expected to engage clients in facilitated discussions, exploring organizational improvements, business process improvements, or policy development. Consulting on key organizational development such as utility creation, consolidation or business strategy including developing solutions to create best practice outcomes and financial improvements.

In this role the candidate is expected to display significant emotional intelligence in the interactions with client staff, often dealing with areas of utility performance that have been in place over time. Change management expertise is a requirement to create solutions whereby organizational change can be successfully lead and implemented. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal written communication skills, being able to effectively relate and communicate with a wide variety of utility staff from various backgrounds including executive leadership and at the governing board level.

The position does require the candidate to be able to travel all over the US, its territories and Canada, pass required background checks for travel and client site access, and have the physical ability to access water and wastewater plants and pump stations, and potentially confined space or other such special safety locations. Although you will be part of a team, the candidate may support projects remotely or occasionally function as the sole consultant to a client, therefore the client should have SME level knowledge, be self-confident, and be comfortable using remote working technology.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of utility management, strategic planning, and organizational development
  • Utility-level policy development, water, wastewater, recycled water, and/or stormwater utilities
  • Working knowledge of utility funding strategies and approaches
  • Experience with customer negotiations and agreements
  • Experience communicating technical concepts to a broad range of audiences
  • Experience presenting to city councils, boards, and oversight committees
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel up to 30%
  • Safety training including confined space, first aid/CPR, and other certifications, as assigned.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 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.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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