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Water/Wastewater Project Manager / Sr. Design Engineer

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Position ID: 2912
  • Minimum Experience: 15 years
  • Education: BSCE
  • Registration: Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Required Skills: ArcGIS ; AutoCAD ; Civil 3D ; Client Management ; Microsoft Office ; Project Management ; Water/Wastewater
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.


At Burgess & Niple, our employees are driven by a passion for advancing the built environment with exceptional concern for quality of life, safety and sustainability. We deliver creative solutions that exceed our clients’ goals and foster an environment that creates unlimited opportunities for employees.

Guided by our core values, we are a privately held firm with offices in twelve states and the District of Columbia and projects around the world. Through our Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) and tech-savvy employees, we seamlessly collaborate regardless of location. Apply today and discover the limitless possibilities for your career at B&N.

Are you ready to make an impact on your career, client projects and the community? Burgess & Niple is seeking a Water/Wastewater Project Manager / Sr. Design Engineer for our Austin, TX or San Antonio, TX office.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and coordinate the design and planning of challenging water/wastewater projects, build client relationships, and serve in a significant project management role in building B&N’s business in Texas.

The Water/Wastewater Project Manager / Sr. Design Engineer will be supported by a staff of technical experts throughout the firm, as well as a strong corporate business development team.

What you can expect as the major duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform project management function on both design and construction aspects of water and wastewater Typical projects will include wastewater system design (gravity sewer, force main lift station, and metering systems), water system design (pipelines, booster stations, storage tanks/reservoirs), storm water and site drainage design, wastewater treatment plant infrastructure design, and construction phase related services.
  • Manage projects and provide technical leadership, develop client relationships.
  • Coordinate with, train/coach and guide Austin junior design staff in developing and delivering design projects.
  • Actively lead and participate in project delivery to create an exemplary client experience for designated water/wastewater clients.
  • Based on relationships and technical abilities, serve as client manager and/or project manager for selected clients/projects.
  • Collaborate with other design professionals throughout the firm on project pursuits and technical challenges.
  • 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
  • Texas PE registration, or ability to be registered with reciprocity
  • 15 years of experience in water/wastewater/utilities design
  • Strong CAD/Civil 3-D knowledge and demonstrated abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • Experience with ArcGIS in utility mapping applications
  • Strong client management and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and adaptable, tech savvy that includes the capability to learn virtual collaboration tools
  • Ability to work remotely based on business operations and the needs of the firm

Preference will be given to candidates with 5+ years managing projects in Texas with client relationships.

Burgess & Niple offers an excellent benefits package that includes your choice of medical plan, dental/vision coverage, immediate accrued paid time off, 401(k) with match and no vesting schedule, flexible spending or health savings account options, basic life insurance/short term & long term disability coverage at no cost to the employee, option to purchase supplemental life insurance, bonus program, flexible hours, hybrid work schedule options, 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.