Water Resource and Hydrogeology Engineer
Fl-Coral Springs, FL-Ft. Myers, FL-Orlando, FL-Tampa
Date published: 15-Mar-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Water
Business Plan: ENG
As an employee-owned, global leader in building critical infrastructure in the energy, water, telecommunications and government services markets, Black & Veatch has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class service to our clients. <br><br>Our U.S. planning and water resources business has seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from water supply and well field development and operation; reservoir operation and seepage control; outfall closures, effluent, and mine tailing management through deep well injection; springs management and support of minimum flows and levels through aquifer recharge programs; surface water management options; and the development of alternative water supplies. Challenges surrounding water scarcity, drought resiliency, groundwater depletion, climate variability, sea level rise, salt water intrusion, and evolving regulations are driving innovative water resource projects across the Country. In Florida, as well as other locations across the US, we anticipate an increased demand for creative integrated water resource and groundwater planning and design solutions. This, therefore, represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Water Resource & Hydrogeologist Professional will help the company grow its market share in Florida by providing world-class planning and water resource services.
Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Water Resource and Hydrogeologist Professional based in Florida.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Water Resource & Hydrogeological Professional: Leverage and build relationships with key water resource planning leaders and decision makers throughout Florida and SE US
• Support wastewater and mine effluent management through deep well injection planning and implementation efforts
• Lead and develop aquifer management and operational strategies that support water supplies or saltwater barriers
• Support water supply assessment, alternative water supply planning, and master planning efforts throughout the state
• Lead and participate in scenario planning efforts for integrated water resource, water quality, and natural systems restoration projects throughout Florida and on strategic national and international opportunities
• Support MFL development for water bodies, streams, springs, and rivers throughout the state
• Support climate change resilience planning efforts throughout the state
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. Typically a minimum of 8 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:
• 15+ years of water resource and planning work
• Experience in a client-facing role
• Experience in working with the regulatory agencies and their permitting functions
• Experience leading the technical elements for project teams and executing water resource planning and design projects including well design for most purposes
• Have proficiency with the applications use of groundwater models, drawdown tests, aquifer characterization technologies, etc.