Area Practice Leader - Conveyance Infrastructure
Salt Lake City, UT 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

The Area Practice Leader (APL) is responsible for driving the growth of their practice areas to advance the business unit's strategic goals. In this role, you will also be responsible for understanding the unique trends in your area and using that knowledge to create technical differentiation from that of our competitors while serving as an important conduit between the National Practice Leaders, Specialty Leaders, and the practice staff in the Business Unit.

The Area Practice Leader role is designed to be coordinated with your other current role such as Project Manager, Client Service Manager, Portfolio Design Manager, or operations leader in the market.

Practice Leadership

  • Be a visible leader within the industry to represent BC's brand related to your practice and within your market.
  • Inform development of technical practice vision and strategy (led by National Practice Leader) including market-specific trends, clients, needs, and opportunities for the area.
  • Inform development of Business Unit technical focus working with the Area Manager, Local Leaders, Client Service Managers/Teams and practice members to identify emerging trends and opportunities in the Practice and geographic area.
  • Develop connectivity and collaboration between affiliated staff in the area / region
  • Collaborate with National Practice and Innovation Leaders to support connection of technical differentiators, innovative solutions and R&D for clients and advance goals set for your area or region by business and practice leadership.
  • Partner with Specialty Leaders to ensure Subject Matter Specialists are developed and assigned to ensure quality delivery and appropriate governance.
  • Inform technical workforce deployment strategically to support technical differentiation on projects.
  • Engage as a visible leader in the Practice Portal connecting technical staff with resources, solutions, standards, and best practices.

Project Delivery Quality and Efficiency

  • Ensure quality delivery of relevant technical project elements on strategic regional projects
  • Support national sharing of resources to match top talent with strategic projects. Work with BU leaders, Practice Leaders, and other regional/area practice leaders to provide qualified resources in the practice (from across the country if necessary) in support of strategic projects and pursuits within and outside of your area.
  • Inform Practice Leaders of project resource needs
  • Coordinate with Practice and Specialty Leaders to ensure application of standards during project delivery. Support NSLs in directing appropriate resources to developing standards.

Client Development and Sales

  • Collaborate with Practice and BU Leaders to develop technical strategy and participate in annual business planning for the area. Drive implementation of the technical strategy including funnel development, capture of key pursuits, project staffing, and talent development.
  • Coordinate with area/regional business development partners to drive expansion of the funnel with projects and pursuits associated with technical practice area.
  • Participate in go/no-go decisions on local projects associated with the technical practice area.
  • Act as sales leader for strategic pursuits or CSM for new strategic clients in the area as needed.
  • Understand our competition in terms of strategic direction of their approach to the regional practice area, and their technical focus, staff, strengths, and weaknesses. Equip business units with winning technical strategies.
  • Work to build capacity to deliver on business unit strategic goals for capturing and delivering work related to the specialty and area.

Knowledge and Technical Standards

  • Support Practice and Specialty Leaders by identifying needs for standards including tools, content, and practice best practices based on client/project demand
  • Enable engagement of regional and local workforce to support application and development of standards to enable local staff to gain knowledge
  • Oversee implementation of standards on local projects

Talent Development

  • Mentor and identify opportunities for BU technical staff to grow experience and "advance" in the practice. Support the ability for regional talent to achieve new "badges" within the practice specialties.
  • Identify practice area staffing needs and recruits. Drive recruiting efforts for technical talent within the region. Support enterprise recruiting as needed.

BC Brand and Industry Leadership

  • Lead representation of the BC brand throughout the region and support nationally, including strategic messaging and team member visibility.
  • Champion and attend strategic regional conferences and support national conferences in alignment with technical and regional strategy by leveraging national and area technical staff to maximize client exposure to BC technical leaders, staff and solutions.
  • Inform national practice leader with regard to market trends (inform strategic planning process).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. in engineering, geology, hydrogeology, or a related field is required.
  • Professional registration is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the environmental services or water utility and/or consulting industry is required.
  • Ability to demonstrate business acumen to guide decisions on assignment of personal and technical approaches to support business unit growth.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in guiding technical strategy for a large portfolio of projects and alignment or key technical differentiators and staff to those projects.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally (verbal and written) for technical and non-technical audiences.

Salary Range:Theanticipatedstarting payrange for this position is based on the employee's primary work location and maybemore or lessdependingupon skills, experience,and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Location A: $137,000 - $187,000

You can view which BC location applies to you If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 52 offices and over 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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