Share this Job
Apply now »

Sr. Planning Engineer - Water Business - Houston

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.


Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 15881 

Job Title : Sr. Planning Engineer - Water Business - Houston  


Business Unit Sector : COR-WATER-WATER AMERICAS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Water Resources position focused on stormwater planning and design, asset management, water quality and integrated 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.

Within our U.S. planning and water resources business, we have seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from stormwater regulations, flooding, water quality impairments driven by wet weather runoff, asset management, and efforts to increase the use of green infrastructure .  We anticipate an increased focus on integrated stormwater planning and holistic watershed management as State and Federal agencies emphasize controlling stormwater, non-point source pollution, and TMDL enforcement.  This represents a strategic business initiative for Black & Veatch, and the Water Resources position focused on stormwater, watersheds, and integrated planning is designed to help the company grow its market share by providing world-class planning and water resource services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead business development efforts through the identification and capture of the following services:
    • Planning and/or design of stormwater improvements, including open channels, storm or combined sewer systems, and stormwater detention/retention facilities.
    • Planning and/or design of green infrastructure and sustainable watershed measures, including structural BMPs.
    • Planning and/or design of flood mitigation improvements, including dams, levees, reservoirs, and pump stations. 
    • Erosion and sediment control planning and design, including SWPPP development.
    • Regulatory compliance and permitting efforts for USACE, FEMA, and other environmental permit submittals. 
    • Scenario planning efforts for CSO, SSO, stormwater, and TMDL compliance projects
    • The application of sophisticated collection system, watershed and receiving stream H&H and water quality models
  • Build client relationships throughout the target geography to drive growth of the business
  • Lead the execution of the services listed above and act as Project Manager.
  • Interface with innovative stormwater, water quality, and planning partners to leverage new technologies and approaches for the benefit of our clients
  • Support the development and growth of the larger Planning business by identifying and supporting water supply, water and wastewater masterplan, asset management, and condition assessment opportunities.
Management Responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • 15+ years of water resources planning and design experience
  • Experience developing and executing water resource planning and design projects
  • Have proficiency with some or all of the following applications and models
    • HEC-RAS
    • HEC-HMS
    • InfoWorks
    • EFDC
    • CFD
    • ArcGIS
    • Cityworks, Lucity, or other Asset Management/CMMS systems
  • Experience with regulatory requirements and procedures
  • Drive client-facing/business development efforts
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 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.

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

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Work Environment Examples: Typical office environment, typical construction site environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electrical currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation). 

Physical Demands Examples: Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time.

Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Customer focus
Decision quality
Salary Plan
ENG: Engineering
Job Grade

Black & Veatch endeavors to make www.bv.com/careers accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process because of a disability, please contact the Employee Relations Department at (913) 458-2147. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only; you may not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications. General inquiries about the status of applications will not be returned.


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.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here and here.


Notice to External Search Firms: Black & Veatch partners with BountyJobs for contingency search business through outside firms. Resumes received outside the BountyJobs system will be considered unsolicited and Black & Veatch will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. If interested in learning more, please visit www.BountyJobs.com and register with our referral code: bv123. Once registered, Black & Veatch will have access to your contact information should we choose to engage your agency for future hiring needs.

Apply now »