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Project Manager Water- Charlotte

Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Charlotte, NC, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 84153 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking a highly motivated person to function as a Project Manager for assigned clients and in this role establish and/or maintain relationships with our existing and prospective clients, develop new business, and provide oversight of projects and engineering managers. The Project Manager will work collaboratively with our North Carolina based execution team, our regional business leaders and Black & Veatch’s technical business lines supporting overall strategy and growth. Relocation is available for the right candidate. 

Leadership position focusing on  significant business growth in North Carolina and surrounding geographies working collaboratively with the East Region management team by developing new and existing clients, recruiting new professionals, retaining and rewarding the top professionals in the markets we serve, mentoring and coaching existing professionals, capturing an industry-leading market share of various Water work and achieving these objectives while providing start to finish project responsibility to our clients from pursuit through execution and final delivery.  

Manages all aspects of small Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) Service projects, including risk to cost, schedule, quality.  Responsible for the day-to-day successful execution of contracted engineering, procurement, and construction scope in the areas of performance, financial metrics, planning, schedule, quality, contractual compliance, safety, and client satisfaction. Provides for the successful staffing of the project. Manages and leads small teams of multi-discipline professionals. Coordinates and integrates the activities associated with the engineering, procurement, construction, and startup elements of the project team, including the activities of all third party companies contributing to the initiative. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities for business development activities include leading team efforts for marketing, strategy development, prospect identification, proposal development, proposal preparation, client presentations, project budgeting and contracting for successful opportunities. Accountable for new business objectives and for overall project performance.
  • Responsibilities for project management include an external focus to interact with assigned clients, become involved in client activities and promote Black & Veatch through client and community activities.  Support development of the overall market business plan, market strategies, client engagement strategies and leverage other Black & Veatch technical and management resources to advance Black & Veatch’s market footprint.
  • Responsibilities for project execution include oversight of engineering manager(s); the development of project performance goals; accountability for implementation; active involvement with internal project team and owner project representatives on project activities; perform or assist with the performance and commercial management of projects including budgeting, invoicing, and payments; lead project performance reviews for assigned project(s).
  • Responsibilities for staff management include; team development, mentoring and coaching on performance improvement, recommendations for training and promotion of assigned professionals as well as identification and development of new candidates to expand the Black & Veatch team.

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 or more years of active water/ww engineering experience with demonstrated PM and business development experience in the NC market
  • PE required; Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline;
  • Master’s Degree desirable.
  • Proven technical understanding of Wastewater and Water markets, including drivers and general trends.
  • Strong sales traits, including tenacity, and competitiveness.
  • Overall people skills, task oriented to focus on winning new business and achieving sales targets. Adept at work in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, inter-personal skills, presentations skills. 
  • Ability to interface with diverse personalities. Ability to think strategically and create persuasive message. 
  • Contract negotiating skills which includes knowledge of terms, risks, pricing, and payment terms. Expert ability to sell, strong negotiating and persuasive skills.
  • Understanding of budgets and financial metrics. Self-starter and ability to make decisions independently. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to multiple demands of project teams and shifting priorities. Problem solving and leadership skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 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.


None specified

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation).  Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.


Builds networks
Develops talent
Customer focus
Directs work
Drives vision and purpose
Financial acumen
Manages complexity
Manages conflict
Tech savvy
Values differences
Business insight

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

Job Grade


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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. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

Job Segment: Engineer, Architecture, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineering

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