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Area Lead
  Fort Worth, TX  

Job Category:

Water Resources

Position Type:


Min Education:

BS in Civ/Envir Engineering

Minimum Experience:

20+ years

Ref ID:




Position Description:

We are looking for a AREA LEAD to join our WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT to improve infrastructure in our FORT WORTH office. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, a master's degree is preferred. 20 or more years of water resources design and project management experience and a PE license in Texas are required. A flexible hybrid-remote work schedule available after 90 days of employment. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Operational
    • Responsible for financial performance of a Geography of designated market segment
    • Track monthly workload to coordinate staffing needs and recommend staff changes as needed within managed Geography
    • Review and approve contracts and seek input from the Project Director and Quality Manager (PD&QM) Team, Business Development Lead (BDL) and Market Segment Lead (MSL) as appropriate
    • Accountable for project teams within area in coordination with the PD&QM Team
    • Effectively coordinate all activities with the MSL
    • Accountable for Project Manager/Client Manager performance in coordination with the PD&QM Team
    • Support MSL and BDL in the annual business plan development
    • Participate in all salary setting and bonus distribution discussions for staff within respective Geography
    • Supervise all front-line managers as well as select Senior Staff within respective geography
    • Responsible for meeting utilization goals for respective Geography
    • Approve time and expense sheets
    • Accountable for consistent technical project approach across market segment

  • Sales/Business Development
    • Lead development of Texas growth strategy and regular discussions on progress towards meeting goals
    • Work in coordination with the Water Resources BDL, Client Service Managers (CSMs) and MSL to meet sales goals within BD budgets established
    • Approve all go-no-go forms for pursuits within respective Geography
    • Work in coordination with Water Resources BDL, CSMs and MSL to identify strategic growth opportunities for market segment
  • Corporate
    • Provide annual Business Plan inputs (sales/revenues/staffing) to market segment lead
    • Identify and recommend training, seminars and conferences to MSL
    • Provide input to/support the market segment lead on business development and growth initiatives
    • Maintain a safe working environment


    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required
    • Master's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering preferred


    • 20+ years of related experience required
    • Licensed Professional Engineer required


About Wade Trim:

Wade Trim is committed to maximizing the value of infrastructure investments. We've been solving complex engineering challenges for nearly a century. We customize our work approach to fit each project using a collaborative, friendly style to deliver solutions our clients can stand behind.

Our supportive culture recognizes and strives to fulfill collective client, company, and individual needs. Mentoring and building skills of Wade Trim staff is a priority. Frequent interaction among staff is encouraged, company leadership is easily accessible, and opportunities are provided for staff to help shape the firm's future through strategic planning. Work/life balance is supported through a flexible, hybrid work schedule that brings team members together in the office at least two days a week and connects them virtually when working from home.

To solve our clients' toughest challenges, we've devoted ourselves to delivering innovative solutions. Our Office of Applied Technology (OAT) is dedicated to seeking new technologies or ways to apply existing technologies to enhance value to our clients and positively impact communities. All staff are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions for innovative technologies or processes to adopt. This open-minded approach enables us to advance technology, foster innovation, and stay ahead of our clients' needs.

Wade Trim's success is shared by the employees that make it happen. Since our beginning, our firm has been 100% employee owned. This cultivates an ownership mindset that benefits our work approach, collaborative culture, and ability to deliver client solutions. We believe employee ownership drives the sustainability and growth of our firm and provides all our employees with opportunities for financial success.

What We Offer:

Our excellent salary and benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, education reimbursement, 401(k), performance bonuses, and an employee stock program. Employee Resource Groups and Programs offered include the Young Professionals Group, Women at Wade Trim, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Rotation Program, Mentor Program, Sustainability Program, and Wellness Program.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a friendly environment, please submit your resume by visiting the Careers section of our website at and reference job number 1924.

Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer