Principal Engineer - Water and Wastewater

  • Competitive
  • Syracuse, New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Engineering & Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Mid-senior


Mackinnon Bruce International, an Executive Search Consultancy within the global Civil Infrastructure, Water, and Wastewater industries, is working exclusively alongside a nationally recognised leader within the civil engineering market, who is looking to hire a Principal Engineer as part of a key strategic hire for their growing division due to continued project work in the region area.

Our client provides leading & innovative design and planning solutions to large and complex civil infrastructure, water, and wastewater infrastructure projects.


  • Educated with a Bachelor of Science in a related field.
  • Demonstrable experience across Water/Wastewater projects.
  • P.E Certified


  • Opportunity to join a nationally recognised company with a strong pipeline of work both regionally and nationally.
  • Opportunity to manage and lead a team, contributing to the growth of the department and business.
  • Competitive salary and benefits/bonus package including
  1. PTO
  2. 401K 
  3. Healthcare & Life Insurances. 
  4. Dental, Medical, and Vision.
  5. Internal Recognition and Rewards Incentives and Program
  • Development and support to achieving further accreditations
  • Career growth and advancement

Role & Responsibilities


This role is an exciting opportunity to join a nationally recognised leader, joining their expanding team, whilst leveraging your expertise and knowledge across Water & Wastewater, becoming a critical member of the team, managing and leading design teams, contributing towards project development and execution, as well as supporting new and existing clients across the planning, design, and construction of Water & Wastewater projects.


This opportunity will focus on:

  • Initiate and lead client development/marketing proposals, helping to identify and secure new business.
  • Support and manage the full project lifecycle across leading Wastewater projects including Municipal drinking water, wastewater facilities, wastewater treatment plants, and more.
  • Oversee the preparation of detailed engineering calculations and analysis.
  • Undertake the preparation and review of project documentation, bid packages, cost estimates, and scopes of work.
  • Leverage your technical knowledge to ensure project quality, schedule, and budgets are met, meeting both internal and external standards and specifications.
  • Ensure the coordination of multi-disciplinary designers to undertake and complete evaluations and designs.
  • Manage and develop design teams and junior team members.
  • Travel across project sites as and when required.

Craig Russell
Managing Consultant

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