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Infrastructure Planning Leader/Engineer - Water Business

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 24204 

Job Title : Infrastructure Planning Leader/Engineer - Water Business  


Business Unit Sector : COR-WATER-WATER AMERICAS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for an Infrastructure Planning Leader specializing in water system modeling and planning.

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.

Key Responsibilities

Our U.S. Planning business has seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from population growth, aging infrastructure, system reliability and resilience concerns, the need to improve operational efficiency, water quality regulations, and the use of “big data” to help guide decision making.  This position represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch’s Planning team to help the company grow its market share by providing world-class water transmission/distribution hydraulic modeling and planning services.

Position Overview

  • Provide technical solutions and differentiation for the Planning team focused on water transmission and distribution systems
  • Use of cutting-edge hydraulic modeling, GIS, and data visualization software to solve client issues
  • Lead and mentor other professionals with the use of hydraulic modeling software and other system planning tools
  • Perform and manage hydraulic transient (surge) modeling studies
  • Evaluation of water system demands including non-revenue water, demand management and conservation planning, and future projections
  • Integration of Condition Assessment and Asset Management data to support replacement & renewal planning
  • Manage water planning projects
  • Support business development, proposal, and project interview activities
  • Leverage and build relationships with key clients and decision makers across North America
  • Help lead the Distribution & Collection System Planning Community of Practice
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with technical and thought leadership surrounding water transmission/distribution systems

Experience in a client-facing role

15+ years of infrastructure hydraulic modeling and planning project experience

Experience leading project teams and executing water system studies and implementation projects that involve system operations modeling, optimization techniques, risk & resiliency evaluations, capital and life-cycle cost analyses, CIP prioritization, etc

Experience in developing proposals and leading technical discussions during client interviews/projects

Lead and manage technical work on water system modeling and planning studies:

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) planning and optimization

Evaluating distribution system water quality

Planning water distribution systems

Analyzing historical demands/flows and preparing future demand/flow projections

Pumping and storage capacity analyses

ARM/AMI data analyses

Integrated water resource planning

Financial analyses and projections

Proficient with report writing and PowerPoint presentations

Proficient with data analyses, analytics, and visualization

Experience and/or familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and software (i.e. ArcGIS)Capable in MSWord, MSExcel, PowerPoint

Familiarity of dynamic data visualization software such as PowerBI

Experience and/or familiarity with hydraulic modeling software such as:  WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, InfoWater, InfoWorks WS, EPANet

Minimum Qualifications

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 5 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.


Most positions – depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division – will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration.

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.


Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union.


We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.


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