Local Service Lead - Water Resources

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
ID 2024-5459
Water Resources
Position Type
Public Infrastructure


Water Resources Service Lead - Houston, TX

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is searching for a Local Service Lead in Houston, Texas to drive and grow our water resources engineering practice. This leadership role involves strategic planning, team development, innovation, and collaboration to enhance our market presence and technical excellence. Ideal candidates will have 6-10+ years of experience in water resources engineering, be licensed Professional Civil Engineers in Texas (or eligible within 6 months) and possess a strong background in project management and team leadership. With a focus on developing business strategies and advancing service initiatives, this position offers the opportunity to shape the future of water resources engineering. Join Westwood to lead a dedicated team, leveraging industry trends and innovative solutions to make a significant impact on our projects and communities.


Lead and Shape Water Resources Engineering with Westwood

Westwood Professional Services, Inc., a leader in the water resources sector, seeks an experienced Local Service Lead for our expanding Texas markets, including Houston. This pivotal role offers the opportunity to not only lead but also to develop and grow our local practice, driving excellence, innovation, and efficiency. Join us and play a key role in shaping the future of water resources engineering in a collaborative and thriving work environment.


Your Impact:

  • Strategic Leadership: Shape the future of our operations by implementing strategic plans and service initiatives that align with Westwood's vision and market goals.
  • Team Development: Foster a culture of mentoring and empowerment, nurturing the growth of our service staff and ensuring our teams are poised for success.
  • Innovation and Excellence: Elevate our technical capabilities with your expertise, leading the charge in adopting innovative solutions and setting new standards in water resources engineering.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with Division Service Leads, Regional Service Leaders, and local market leaders to develop business strategies, advance service initiatives, and drive Westwood’s market share.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with leadership to develop and enact a comprehensive strategic plan, focusing on short- and long-term growth.
  • Lead service-specific proposal efforts, providing technical expertise and driving innovation in our project approaches.
  • Stay ahead of industry trends, leveraging this insight to enhance our service offerings and project delivery methods.
  • Implement and uphold high standards for our work products, from design standards to project reports, ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

Required Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of engaging effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and a deep understanding of the water resources consulting business.
  • Proven track record in operations, business development, and technical project management within the water resources or related sectors.
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in design, management, and business development, with a willingness to travel as needed to project sites and other Westwood offices nationwide.

Required Experience

Who We're Looking For:

  • Inspirational leaders boasting 6 to 10+ years of experience in water resources engineering, ready to guide our teams with strategic insight and a commitment to excellence.
  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineers in Texas (or those who can achieve licensure within 6 months), with a notable background in project management, team building, and technical leadership.
  • Visionaries with a knack for developing and implementing marketing strategies, passionate about nurturing client relationships and leading by example in professionalism, honesty, and trust.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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