Drinking Water Team Leader

Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)


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SGM is seeking a full-time, mid- to senior-level engineer to lead SGM’s drinking water-focused team in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This position requires a degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering and at least ten years of experience in drinking water quality and treatment and/or water distribution modeling. Overall responsibilities will include providing technical leadership and project management for drinking water projects, mentoring and supervising junior engineers, and fostering strong client relationships and developing new business. Preferred technical skills/experience includes raw water supply evaluations; drinking water regulations consulting; pumping and treatment system testing, evaluation and design; preparation of drawings, specifications and contract documents; construction contract administration; facility and water system master planning; and hydraulic engineering and water distribution modeling. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player and have strong communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of consulting engineering experience in:
    • Water / wastewater facilities design and planning projects
    • Water/wastewater operations and startup
    • Hydraulic engineering and water distribution network modeling
    • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulations-related consulting.
  • Current Colorado PE license in civil engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience as a lead client service / relationship manager, specifically with municipal / special district clients
    • Excellent client service skills
    • Pursued and won projects through existing client relationships, strategic business development efforts, and/or responding to project RFPs
    • Successful track record of developing new business
  • 3+ years of direct staff supervision experience
    • Demonstrated experience in managing younger staff on technical project assignments
    • Responsibility for direct employee supervision, performance management and professional development
    • Manage team workload and staffing levels
  • 5+ years of project management experience with strong performance record
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and effectively manage scope, schedule, and budget of projects with engineering fees greater than $200K.
    • Ability to coordinate the efforts of multidisciplinary project teams
  • Self-starting, motivated, and positive attitude; ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in western Colorado

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of consulting engineering experience
  • Integrated (or “alternative”) project delivery experience – CMAR, DB, DBO, PPP
  • Construction project administration and oversight experience
  • WTF/WWTF Operators License
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • Municipal engineering experience
  • Experience authoring technical articles and delivering conference presentations
  • Active member of relevant professional organizations
  • Demonstrated initiative and participation in community involvement and outreach
  • Software experience / proficiency
    • AutoCAD, esp. Civil 3D and Autodesk Plant 3D
    • Water distribution network hydraulic modeling (Innovyze, Bentley)
    • Biological process modeling software (Biowin)
  • Water/wastewater facilities-related permitting