Operations and Maintenance Consultant
Honolulu, HI  / Seattle, WA  / Portland, OR 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with 6 -10 years' experience operating a water or wastewater facility combined with maintenance experience to join Brown and Caldwell's growing Operations and Maintenance consulting team. The right person for this position will leverage their hands-on experience operating and/or maintaining a treatment plant, water distribution or wastewater collection system; performing start up and commissioning activities, and developing, implementing or enhancing operations and maintenance programs. 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 in a water or wastewater utility as a certified operator performing day to day operations and maintenance activities. The ability to develop sound operations troubleshooting skills to assist client staff in investigating and resolving operational problems in facilities and systems is essential. Knowledge and ability to assist in the optimization of plant operations to improve performance or save costs in labor, chemicals and energy is required. In addition to being a certified operator, experience in developing, implementing, and optimizing a maintenance program is core to the expertise needed to successfully fill this position. Although this position is primarily technical in nature, the candidate must also possess appropriate communication skills to participate in client workshops and participate effectively in a business development activities. The ability to develop and execute start up and commissioning assistance plans in project delivery is essential in this position.

The operations and maintenance projects beyond start up and commissioning are usually focused on providing training on plant operations processes and developing Operations and Maintenance Manuals. Thus, the ability to develop content of the traditional or electronic O&M manuals is a must. This involves written documentation and developing the training materials associated with educating clients on the content of the O&M Manuals. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communications skills being able to effectively relate and communicate with a wide variety of utility staff from various backgrounds.

The position does require the candidate to be able to travel all over the US and have the physical ability to access water and wastewater plants, collection or distribution systems and pump stations, and on rare occasions confined space locations. Although you will be part of a team the candidate may work on many projects with no other consulting O&M staff present, therefore, requires the candidate to have self-confidence and be comfortable using technology required to work remotely.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 10 years of operations and maintenance experience
  • Current Water Treatment Operator Certification or Current Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification/License
  • Startup and Commissioning of plant processes and equipment
  • Troubleshooting of plant processes and equipment
  • Training development and delivery experience
  • Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation or linear system maintenance experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of maintenance planning and scheduling is preferred
  • Ability to work with CMMS database
  • Knowledge of or experience with predictive maintenance tools (Thermography, Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis) a plus
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) experience or certification is a plus
  • Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA) experience a plus
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel 50-65%

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
6 to 10 years
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