Department Manager III

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Seeking a Water and Wastewater Department Manager for our Pittsburgh office. The Water and wastewater department resides within the focused Water Practice and represents a dedicated business line that is focused on water supply, sanitary sewers, stormwater collection and conveyance / green infrastructure as well as a full range of municipal services. The successful candidate will be responsible for building our role throughout western Pennsylvania while supporting our project teams and client base that we service. The opportunity also exists for the successful candidate to interface with other water focused practices across the company to share resources and best practices across a larger water community.

Our projects involve supporting the Public and Private sectors with a focus on water supply, sewerage, and stormwater conveyance as well as municipal services. A willingness and ability to travel within western Pennsylvania and the Great Lakes region on an as needed basis is required. This is a unique opportunity to oversee all aspects of a water/wastewater, municipal engineering business with a diverse project / client base that has the potential for significant growth. Primary responsibilities include operational oversight, technical thought leadership, staff development, business and strategy development, client management, profit and loss and leadership.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Meet with existing clients to identify upcoming opportunities and confirm performance on existing contracts
  • Monitor and implement strategies to fulfill business performance objectives
  • Develop new client relationships
  • Coordinate with other offices to facilitate workshare, the implementation of best practices and developing work with those offices requiring civil engineering services
  • Accompany other project staff at client meetings to further develop business with existing clients
  • Monitor project execution to ensure our services are being performed to a high standard
  • Lead strategic pursuits and QA technical and cost proposals
  • Ensure QA/QC procedures are being implemented on all department projects
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance of engineering solutions
  • Conduct operational meetings with staff to review and evaluate workload, resource planning, project performance, and business development opportunities
  • Lead the team at every opportunity to articulate your vision and establish your personal standards for professionalism, teamwork, quality, and technical excellence
  • Interview and hire new staff to fulfill current project needs while also planning for the future of the business
  • Mentor engineering personnel in their technical and management competencies to help them achieve their career objectives
  • Identify training opportunities for staff consistent with their career objectives
  • Provide honest, prompt, and constructive feedback to personnel
  • Attend and participate in industry events
  • Ability to work within a flexible workspace with the opportunity to maintain a hybrid schedule mixing telework and in person work


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • 10-15 years of civil and/or environmental engineering experience in design and management of municipal, water and/or wastewater engineering projects
  • Pennsylvania P.E. license , or have the ability to obtain one
  • Strong leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen that wants to be empowered to develop this great opportunity
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and national civil engineering initiatives
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Experience working in and managing a diverse staff in a hybrid workplace setting
  • Strong problem-solving and verbal / written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and conduct multi-tasking efforts


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits