Heavy Civil Practice Lead
Date published: 28-Oct-2017
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Water
Business Plan: ENG
Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.<br><br>We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.
Black & Veatch is a leader in planning, design, and program and construction management for Heavy Civil Infrastructure that includes pipelines and tunnels, pumping plants, and dams and reservoirs. In Northern California, we have long-standing, trusted relationships with municipal clients.
To capitalize on emerging Heavy Civil work in Northern California, Black & Veatch seeks a Heavy Civil Practice Manager to support existing project and program work and upcoming opportunities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Engineering Standards: Proactively provides guidance and direction. Interpreting, applying and providing direction to larger assigned tasks. May own the maintaining, updating, and developing engineering standards. Provide technical guidance to others regarding projects or disciplines. Quality / Continuous Improvement: Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality. Supports continuous improvement, change management and risk management efforts. Engineering Production: Accountable for managing engineering design-related aspects of complex project(s) or small multiple projects, including engineering schedule and budget performance, quality of engineering solutions and deliverables, and coordination of design, procurement, and construction. Orchestrates all technical aspects of complex projects and makes project engineering execution decisions within the bounds set by applicable policies, standards, guides and contract commitments. Responsible for the following: leading production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for projects. Establishes work plan to be applied to a given project. Project Coordination: Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects. Responsible for coordinating project schedules for multiple disciplines. Client Focus: Responsible for determining identification of key client interests and drivers on projects. Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on complex projects. Works to identify future client needs and how to better position B&V for the future. Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities. Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Serves as the senior level technical specialist in a broad area of specialization, or in a narrow but specialized field. Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. Typical roles include being recognized as an industry expert, participating in professional societies by presenting papers, acting as a section lead for a large or complex specialty area, an engineering consultant for larger scale projects. Often supports a division chief engineer or top engineering management, and is accountable for discipline-specific engineering processes. People Management: Provides direction to a small size group. Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development. May participate in compensation management, succession planning, disciplinary actions, employee relations and workforce planning. Resource Management (budgets, tools, processes, project support): Influences and implements resource management strategy. Manages engineering resources for small size and/or less complex group, typically involving one line of business or discipline. Common responsibilities include staffing, recruiting, budgets, tools and/or processes. Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs. Administrative responsibilities typically include supervising group operations and budgets. May support IT, office administration, and facilities. Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively developed, implemented, and communicated for workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs. May approve timesheets and expense reports. Management Scope Factors: Pending nature of role, scope of influence may include a significant-size group. May Influence costs, productivity, or competitiveness. Geographic responsibility may be for 1+ offices or a small region. Typical scope involves less complex business line or technology responsibility and/or less complex discipline responsibility. Supports mitigation of risk related to projects/technologies.
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 15 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Minimum 15 years experience in managing large heavy civil projects and programs involving dams and reservoirs, pipelines, tunnels, and/or pumping plants.
Professional registration as a Civil Engineer in CA.
Ability to lead multi disciplinary teams in the execution of planning, design, and/or construction phase services.
Ability to lead pre-positioning activities and assemble competitive teams in pursuing new business opportunities.
Established client relationships.
Brand recognition as an industry leader in the heavy civil practice.)