New role leverages 20 years of industry acumen to bring strategic procurement advice to clients

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell today announced the promotion of Gus Hrncir to senior principal of the firm’s growing owner’s advisory group.

With 20 years’ experience, Hrncir’s background includes development-phase leadership and capture management of large water and environmental infrastructure projects and programs using collaborative delivery approaches.

In his new role, Hrncir will provide strategic advisory guidance to owners on maximizing the value of their procurements from project definition through RFQ/RFP development to evaluation, selection, and negotiations. Concurrently, he will offer counsel on choosing the most sustainable and cost-effective project delivery method.

“As an advocate for collaboration and building lasting relationships, Gus has consistently delivered exceptional service to our clients and partners in the municipal and private sectors,” said Brown and Caldwell CEO Rich D’Amato. “This promotion is a testament to Gus’ dedication to positioning Brown and Caldwell as the owner’s advisor of choice, bringing rigorous project and program leadership to the most complex water-related and environmental challenges.”

Since joining Brown and Caldwell in 2015, Hrncir’s leadership, knowledge, and focus on teamwork have played an integral role in numerous clients receiving prestigious awards for bringing visionary, leading-edge projects to life. Award-winning collaborations include headworks improvements at Atlanta’s RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center, a new Process Water Reclamation Facility for Bush Brothers and Company (Bush’s Best Baked Beans), and combined sewer overflow enhancements for the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District.

An alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, Hrncir is a Design-Build Professional (DBIA) and based in Brown and Caldwell’s Denver, Colorado, office.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700+ professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, our creative solutions have helped municipalities, private industry, and government agencies successfully overcome their most challenging water and environmental obstacles. As an employee-owned company, Brown and Caldwell is passionate about exceeding our clients’ expectations and making a difference for our employees, our communities, and our environment. For more information, visit