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Industrial Water Practice Builder

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Geosyntec Consultants
Chicago, Illinois, United States (hybrid)
18 days ago



Do you want to build an impactful career to change the world for the better?  Geosyntec is an innovative, international engineering and consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.  Our engineers, scientists, technical and project employees serve our clients in more than 90 locations around the world. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. 

Geosyntec is seeking an Industrial Water Practice Builder to help grow our water and wastewater engineering practices in our Chicago, IL office. This is a unique opportunity to work with and learn from leading experts with numerous business and professional contacts who are currently developing new process engineering opportunities. The position will also support other civil and environmental projects associated with complex drinking water and industrial wastewater projects across the country. This position is well-suited for a talented, experienced individual who is interested in leading innovative and challenging wastewater projects, including the financial and technical evaluation, design, permitting, and construction stages.

The position will also provide the opportunity to grow an existing process engineering practice into a sustainable business within Geosyntec, developing new client contacts; collaborating with other senior staff; and developing junior staff to support an increasing workload.

We invest in our people.  Each employee is unique, and your career at Geosyntec will be too.  Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you advance to this next stage of your career.

We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you’d work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks. 

Some of the key responsibilities for this client-facing position include:

  • Strategic business planning to segment and target specific industrial, commercial and municipal clients for projects such as water supply, water treatment, and water re-use.
  • Implementation of a personal business development plan to expand services and revenue with new and existing clients, in coordination with companywide business development plans.
  • Project management and oversight of technical issues/work products; budgeting and budget management; adherence to schedule, quality, health, and safety protocols; client satisfaction; and profitability;
  • Recruiting, managing, and mentoring junior staff and mid-career engineers and scientists;
  • Reviewing and leading the preparation of technical documents, drawings, specifications, and proposals;
  • Preparing for and participating in meetings with clients, regulatory personnel, and other parties;
  • At times, the position may also include fieldwork including contractor oversight and process troubleshooting tasks;

Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA/MSHA health and safety, first aid, CPR training, and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 20%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.


Education and Licensure

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, chemical, or environmental preferred). (required)
  • Advanced degree (same as above). (preferred)
  • Professional registration (i.e., P.E.). (required)

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • At least 10 years (15+ years preferred) of progressive experience in the consulting industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Demonstrated experience in industrial and municipal clients with water supply, water treatment, and water reuse projects. (required)
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary project teams. (required)
  • Demonstrated success in the development and management of clients and growing a practice that sustains a group of professional junior staff. (required)
  • Excellent leadership and detail orientation skills. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)
  • Valid U.S driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70786441
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Overland Park, Kansas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Geosyntec Consultants
  • Position Title: Industrial Water Practice Builder
  • Industry: Consulting Firm
  • Job Function: Chemistry - Water,
    Civil - Industrial
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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