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Senior Water / Wastewater Leader

Tempe, Arizona
Position ID: 2628

  • Minimum Experience: 10 years
  • Education: BSCE
  • Registration: Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Required Skills: Client Management ; Microsoft Office ; Project Management ; Water/Wastewater
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.


Burgess & Niple is seeking a Senior Water/Wastewater Leader for our Tempe, AZ water/wastewater team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the design and planning of challenging water/wastewater projects, build client relationships, and serve in a significant role in building B&N’s business in Arizona and throughout the firm. This position will provide a confident self-starter the opportunity for significant career advancement.  The Senior Water/Wastewater Leader will be supported by a staff of technical experts throughout the firm, as well as a strong corporate business development team.  Typical projects will include water transmission mains, water booster stations, water storage tanks/reservoirs, sanitary sewers, wastewater force mains, wastewater pump stations, water treatment plants, and wastewater treatment plants.

What you can expect as the major duties and responsibilities:

  • Actively lead and participate in project delivery to create an exemplary client experience for all water/wastewater clients
  • Based on relationships and technical abilities, serve as client manager and/or project manager for selected clients/projects
  • Monitor performance indicators, budgets, schedules, and manage risk
  • Collaborate with other leaders throughout the firm on project pursuits and technical challenges
  • Provide training, coaching, and mentoring for selected key staff
  • Participate in strategic business planning, development of client relationship programs or assignments, and assessment of new business opportunities

You may be a good fit if you have these skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Arizona PE registration, or ability to be registered with reciprocity
  • 12 years of experience in water/wastewater/utilities
  • Strong client management and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project)

Preference will be given to candidates with 15+ years of experience with 5+ years of experience leading projects and managing clients in Arizona.

Burgess & Niple offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision coverage, immediate accrued paid time off, 401(k) with match and no vesting schedule, life insurance at no cost to the employee, flexible hours, tuition assistance, casual dress, opportunities for professional development and much more.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Click here to view our Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement.