Buchart Horn, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Chief Engineer-Wastewater Treatment




Buchart Horn, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chief Engineer – Wastewater Treatment to join our  Water Resources Strategic Business Unit based out of our York, PA office. This position can be seated in either the York, PA, Marlton, NJ or Baltimore, MD locations.

Chief Engineer – Wastewater Job Description

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What we have to offer:

You will be a part of a team that is making a positive impact in your community. The projects our team supports are local and regional projects that our employees can be proud of providing community contribution. We also promote a culture of social responsibility by making genuine connections in the community and finding ways to contribute. You will have the opportunity to be a part of a company that promotes a culture of social responsibility. BH employees volunteer 5,000+ hours in the communities where they live, work, and play every year.  The values that make a responsive organization to our clients are the same values of caring and empathy that lead to concern for our neighbors. Community service is part of who we are and integral to the culture of our organization. You will be inspired and empowered to do your best work, because at Buchart Horn, Inc, our people make the difference.

What you will be doing:

As the  Chief Engineer – Wastewater Treatment, the primary focus of the work will be to actively engage and support our Project Managers as they work with our wastewater clients within the United States, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Region of the country.  You will also manage and oversee the design, permitting, planning, development, and construction of wastewater projects for authorities and large private utility companies. The ideal candidate should possess stellar Leadership skills with a strong understanding of the wastewater discipline.

To be a successful Chief Engineer, the ideal candidate will be able to execute the following expectations:

  • Successfully assist with developing strategic pursuits in the wastewater market sector
  • Identify and assist sales pursuits within multiple regions
  • Lead and develop technical staff with understanding responsibilities and supporting clients
  • Guide work and promote goals to maintain a high standards of performance
  • Be a Brand Ambassador for the company who believes in diversity and inclusion
  • Be self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability of entire market sector
  • Be able to multi-task in a team environment throughout multiple regions
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgement in the solution of work problems


  • Direct wastewater engineers and technical staff with assigned engineering projects
  • Support project managers with proposal development, work plan development, coordination of multi-discipline projects, monitoring of schedules and budgets
  • Attend project, client and team meetings, assist with technical solutions to construction problems
  • Monitor trade and discipline advances as well as recommend training for department
  • Ensure compliance with corporate procedures relevant to project design and implementation
  • Conduct field surveys, substantial completion audits, studies and develop reports for special technical projects
  • Apply thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices as it relates to wastewater planning, collection, treatment and pumping systems
  • Perform independent, complex engineering calculations and develop construction plans
  • Review the work of designers, and project documents for accuracy, conformity and compliance
  • Maintain strong technical knowledge of design regulations, materials, drawing and specifications (system hydraulics, treatment processes)
  • Participate in new business development activities, proposal preparation and sales presentations
  • Participate in Buchart Horn’s Mentorship Program including sharing technical knowledge and best practices
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned or directed by senior executives


  • 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of Wastewater and water projects
  • 10 years of Project Management experience in water resources industry, focused on wastewater
  • 5 years of experience supervising, directing and mentoring engineers and technical staff


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering field, Management, or an MBA a plus but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related field
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E) in Pennsylvania a must
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a plus but not required
  • Possess excellent existing client relationships with a history of providing reliable advice to clients
  • Basic to Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point

Key Skills:

  • Possess a strategic mindset with the ability identify growth potential and drive initiatives
  • Effective Communication skills both verbal and written, strong technical writing a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment possessing a collaborative mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to identify critical project elements, develop key project design decisions
  • Possess strong technical, leadership and delegation skills, with the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with strong technical writing skills


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Medical , Dental & Vision Insurances
  • Life & Disability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • 401k contribution

“Principals only please. Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted. No calls please.”

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.

 Buchart Horn is a full-service engineering and architectural firm providing high quality engineering and design services in three services areas: Architecture, Transportation, and Water Resources. Founded in 1945, Buchart Horn employs nearly 200 professional and support personnel serving public and private clients from offices based in six state and Germany.

Candidates must be willing to comply with pre-employment testing and background check.

Buchart Horn, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  It also is Buchart Horn, Inc.’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Buchart Horn, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodation to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.  When applying, you may exclude information that would disclose or otherwise reference your race, religion, age, sex, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws