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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 1332 

Job Title : Heavy Civil Practice Leader - Water Business - California  

Location : RGIRVINE 

Business Unit Sector : COR-WATER-WATER AMERICAS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Job Summary

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 Southern California, we have long-standing, trusted relationships with municipal clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

To capitalize on emerging Heavy Civil work in Southern California, Black & Veatch seeks a Heavy Civil Practice Manager to support existing project and program work and upcoming opportunities.

Key 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 Black and Veatch 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

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. in Civil Engineer or related discipline

Professional registration in the State of California

Technical proficiency in the planning, design, and construction of linear infrastructure (pipelines, tunnels, pump stations) and/or dams and reservoirs

15+ years’ experience managing heavy civil projects and programs

Experience in leading major proposals for heavy civil projects and programs

Experience in client facing situations as part of project pre-positioning and in the proposal and project execution phases of projects and programs

Brand recognition in given areas of practice and the ability to build high performing and collaborative teams

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 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.
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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