Wastewater Engineering Project Manager

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
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 Wastewater Engineering Project Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) you'll help with expanding the wastewater services practice serving clients in the manufacturing, mining, power and solid waste markets. This position will manage projects involving industrial process water and wastewater systems specifically dealing with biological and physical/chemical wastewater treatment plants. You’ll be responsible for managing and directing active projects with current clients, directing and mentoring junior staff to educate them on design parameters, plant layout, project integration and regulatory criteria. You will also have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and participate at networking and client development.


  • B.S. in Chemical, Environmental or Civil Engineering with P.E. license;
  • Experience in wastewater treatment projects;
  • Detailed engineering design;
  • Interpreting treatability studies and developing preliminary and final project engineering designs;
  • Preparing Process & Instrumentation Diagrams;
  • Authoring Engineering Design Reports and Permit Applications
  • Developing efficient plant layout and directing CADD, civil, architectural, electrical, mechanical and structural professionals to provide equipment selection and prepare construction plans and project specifications
  • Experienced in permitting and project approval requirements;
  • Mechanical, electrical, building systems, control, and instrumentation knowledge;
  • Experience leading teams and staff;
  • Preparing operations and training manuals;
  • Construction/Commissioning phase services and routine facility operations;
  • Client development and management experience is a plus;
  • Experience with an Engineering firm, wastewater treatment equipment, or treatment plant operation experience.

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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