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Job Description

  Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.Who we are Looking for:At Woodard & Curran, there’s nothing we love more than a tough engineering challenge. We handle a wide range of water and environmental issues—solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our company was founded on a simple concept: provide a safe and enjoyable place to work with opportunity, integrity, and commitment, and we will attract talented people. Those people are at the heart of our firm, solving some of the most pressing water and environmental challenges for our clients. We are seeking an experienced professional to grow our biosolids wastewater practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of biosolids treatment and disposal projects. This role requires a thorough understanding of biosolids treatment and disposal regulations, as well as hands-on experience with biosolids management practices.What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:The ability to grow and succeed as a firm is a direct function of the technical expertise we develop within and the external client and business partnerships we cultivate. As such, the Senior Technical Leader is responsible for keeping their group’s technical proficiency at the forefront of their client and business relationships to market our innovative project delivery methods. This position is highly visible both within and outside the firm. You will be responsible for overseeing and leading the biosolids treatment and disposal projects for a company. This includes providing technical expertise on biosolids treatment and disposal, developing and maintaining relationships with clients and regulatory agencies, supervising project teams, preparing reports and proposals, staying current on emerging technologies and regulations, and representing the company in industry and professional organizations. The primary goal of a biosolids senior technical leader is to ensure that all projects are executed efficiently and effectively while adhering to all relevant regulations and standards.

What you will be doing at Woodard & Curran:

  • Act as a technical lead for strategically significant projects, including having substantial interaction related to all technical tasks associated with the project.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide technical expertise on biosolids treatment and disposal projects.
  • Support project teams, including supervision of engineers, technicians, and other professionals.
  • Conduct site assessments and evaluations of treatment processes and facilities.
  • Prepare technical reports and proposals for clients.
  • Represent the company in industry and professional organizations.
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and regulatory developments in the field of biosolids management
  • Collaborate with Practice Leaders on Practice approach, technicaldirection, quality controls, and innovation.
  • Support Project Managers & Technical Managers for completion of technical tasks to scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Support Project Manager by providing strategic advice and technical leadership on projects.
  • Responsible for overall technical content and quality of project deliverables.
  • Responsible for directing complex engineering or scientific work for clients.
  • Foster and maintain one-on-one relationships with key external clients & internal technical teams.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and/or external clients.
  • Identify business needs to become more successful across markets and work with Practice Leaders to pursue opportunities in these areas.
  • Work with marketing team to develop and maintain marketing materials for the biosolids market.
  • Business Development Marketing

  • Drive positioning of the firm as a market leader in a given technical discipline.
  • Educate Client Managers with support from the Practice Leaders and support them on successful approaches to advance the development of business (sales) with a client and geographic market.
  • Provide leadership in the coordination of the SBU’s participation in conferences.  Prepare and present papers to maintain reputation as a leader in the various technical practices and to assist in enhancing W&C’s brand.
  • Increase W&C visibility through prioritization of, active participation in, and recommendations for sponsorship of professional organizations.
  • What will you need to succeed?

  • Minimum of 15 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in the execution and management in the marketplace.
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, engineering, or a related field from an accredited program. MS preferred.
  • Broad experience in the environmental and engineering consulting business, including experience in project management and technical project execution.
  • Demonstrated track record of extensive project/program management.
  • Experience identifying, leading, and participating in business development and bid and proposal efforts.
  • Strong desire to grow an organization and the ability to motivate others.
  • Network of potential professional teaming partners, specialty sub-consultants, and industry experts; excellent reputation within the industry.
  • Understanding of the business development cycle related specifically to the consulting business, including campaign management, proposal writing and development, and development of oral interview strategy and materials.
  • Industry leader with proven ability to understand and articulate issues that impact the success of our technical practice.
  • Benefits & WellbeingRetirement Savings:• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.Time away from work:• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action StatementWoodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.Diversity, Equity & InclusionWe value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.This position’s anticipated pay range is provided below; final exempt salary or non-exempt hourly pay will be dependent on experience level as well as considering a % based geographic differential based on where the final candidate will be working. Geographic differentials are used to recognize and reflect cost of labor differences between geographic markets.Salary Range: $121,000 - $181,000