Industrial Wastewater Engineering Leader

Job Locations US-TN-Franklin
Water Resources


At Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), every member of our team has a personal stake in ensuring the success of our clients.  As employee-owners of the firm, we are all personally accountable for building lasting relationships and delivering outstanding results.  We put people first, whether that’s our clients, our employees, or our community.  It’s why we listen more and work harder to understand the unique needs of our clients.  And it’s why we prioritize the career development of every individual on our team.  People are why we do this, and why we love what we do.  We are at our best when we work together.  That means bringing together a diverse team of talented, passionate, multidisciplinary experts to work closely alongside clients to create comprehensive solutions to complex problems.  We believe that by working together, no problem is insurmountable.


As a Water/Wastewater Engineering Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) you will develop vision and strategies, lead development and expansion of client relationships, and work with CEC’s engineers and scientists to direct, lead, and manage a range of industrial water/wastewater projects.   You will also collaborate with individuals in multiple office locations along with our Market Group leaders to expand revenues and services. 


Responsibilities for this position will also include:


  • Provide expert technical advice and guidance to clients and colleagues;
  • Developing and overseeing scope, schedule, and providing project quality assurance and cost control for projects; and
  • Developing, directing, and leading project teams for successful project completion.
  • Expanding existing and developing new client relationships in the Manufacturing, Mining, Power and Solid Waste markets;
  • Leading and participating in industry networking efforts;
  • Actively participating in the identification, recruiting, and hiring of managers and staff to support client project objectives;


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical, Environmental or Civil Engineering with Professional Engineer license;
  • Demonstrated business development and client management experience;
  • Sound understanding of business principles of consulting projects and related project delivery tools; and
  • Technical expertise with industrial water/wastewater related projects.

About Us

We have experts! CEC is consistently ranked as a Top 500 Design Firm and Top 200 Environmental Firm by Engineering News-Record. We are looking for people who enjoy using their education and experience to solve difficult technical problems and work on interesting projects. You can accomplish this while working with a team of professionals who are equally motivated to provide high levels of service to our clients and to teach you along the way.


We have support! We have a variety of Employee Resource Groups, including CEC Community – focused on giving back to the communities in which we work; CEC Ignite – focused on helping professionals early in their careers to develop their pathway; CEC iDEA – focused on inclusion, diversity, equality, and acceptance; and CEC Women – focused on creating internal and external opportunities for women to network and leverage professional experience!

We care about our people! People and Culture are two of the five elements of our strategic plan. When you care about your people, they will want to grow a career with you – that is our goal. CEC offers you a small-firm work environment with large-firm opportunities. Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide an opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in its success.


CEC offers a matching 401(k); profit sharing; a performance bonus; company stock; medical dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability; tuition assistance; professional development; and work-life balance.


CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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