Practice Builder, Water/Wastewater/Utilities

Location : Location US-CA-San Jose
Bachelor's Degree
Employee Type


Ranked as one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Kimley-Horn prides itself on hiring high-achieving, dedicated, and reliable professionals. We are seeking a Senior Leader in Water/Wastewater to join and lead our team in the Bay Area. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and will contribute to the overall growth of the Water practice. 



As a Practice Builder/Senior Project Manager, you will have an entrepreneurial spirit and create a vision for growth for the local water resource practice and beyond. Markets are not limited by geography but driven by relationships.  The successful candidate will be given a great deal of autonomy to lead, direct, and grow their business. Accounting, administrative, marketing, recruiting, IT and production support will be provided. With success, this individual will enjoy the rewards of a performance based work environment and can advance to ownership.


We’re seeking individuals who have an open communication style with partners and team, with success in growing and directing a water practice. This includes establishing and cultivating client relationships, identifying and tracking leads, making presentations, writing proposals and scope of work, establishing budgets, and ensuring quality and timeliness of deliverables.


We are open to location in Northern California for any of our offices located in San Jose, Pleasanton, Oakland, Sacramento, or our newly established office in the San Mateo. 



  • At least 15 years of experience in civil engineering and design, managing utility water projects in Northern California
  • Client contacts and relationships with local municipalities, area counties, water management authorities and local, regional, state agencies
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the State of California.
  • Business development skills and the proven ability to win work.
  • Experience writing proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for projected work.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage & mentor staff, and direct resources effectively in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage water/wastewater projects profitably
  • Ability to cross sell multiple disciplines
  • Operating with integrity and sound business principals
  • Providing practice vision, business planning and strategy, establishing goals
  • Building and maintaining positive client relationships


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