WEF regularly recruits for skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and/or support WEF programs and initiatives.

WEF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, or physical handicap. We provide equal treatment in recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, training, and termination.

In 2015 WEF was recognized by the Washington Post as one of the top 150 workplaces in the greater metropolitan region.

At WEF we offer our employees an outstanding benefits package designed to assist the employee, and any eligible dependents, in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness, disability, and death, and to help employees plan for retirement, deal with job-related or personal problems, and enhance job-related skills.

For additional information, please contact our Human Resources professionals at (703) 684-2444.

Statement of Policy on Diversity and Inclusion

The Water Environment Federation is committed to enhancing diversity and awareness of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation among its staff, consultants, contractors and members. As a matter of principle and practice, the Water Environment Federation values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. It is the Federation’s goal to encourage full participation in the activities of the Federation, its Member Associations and affiliated entities by all individuals.

 WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

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WEF standard benefits include:

  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare and Dependent Care)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Parking / Transportation Subsidies
  • In-house Fitness Facility

WEF policies and benefits may be altered or changed without notice.

Senior Manager, Technical Programs

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is seeking a Senior Manager of Technical Programs to join the Water Science and Engineering Center (WSEC) team. This position leads initiatives, products, and services in sustainable water resources, innovation, and utility management.

Principal Functions:

  • Works with and leads relevant volunteer groups to develop initiatives and services to support WEF’s Critical Objectives, particularly in driving innovation in the water sector and enriching the expertise of global water professionals.
  • Collaborates with members and partners on interrelated water resources topics including utility management, UN Sustainable Development Goals, nutrients, energy, water reuse, collection systems, and resilience.
  • Manages the Water Intrapreneurs for Successful Enterprises (WISE), a business process improvement initiative for water and wastewater utilities to ensure financial sustainability of the program.
  • Co-manages the WEF InFLOW (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water) STEMPath program, a scholarship program aimed to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water workforce.
  • Participates in the growth of external funding by developing external relationships, identifying partnering and funding opportunities, developing proposals, and managing related projects.
  • Manages the LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge.
  • Supports application and management of large grants.
  • Supports business analysis of WEF technical programs to evaluate viability of initiatives.
  • Leads project tracking and WEF member communities and committees.
  • Supports the WEF Government Affairs team as needed with EPA’s Office of Water to help push needs of members and be there as a technical resource.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • B.S. in Environmental or Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or related degree area (M.S. or P.E. preferred).
  • 3 to 5 years environmental engineering/science experience focused on design, operation, and/or management of water infrastructure systems. Work experience at or with a water/wastewater utility and familiarity with sustainability and innovation concepts desirable. 
  • High degree of initiative and interest in business and service development.
  • Ability to lead staff and staff/volunteer teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with minimum direction and to lead projects from initial concept to delivery.
  • Grasp of engineering, scientific, and mathematical principles underlying technology of municipal water systems.
  • Understanding of current technical, policy, and management issues facing municipal and consulting professionals.
  • Articulate with excellent written communication skills & ability to serve as WEF representative.
  • Detail oriented and accurate with excellent project management skills.

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to [email protected]

 WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

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