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Architectural Designer 6 - Water and Wastewater - US Hybrid

Date:  May 10, 2024


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 102731 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

The Virtual Design & Data Solutions (VDDS) Engineering Technician 6, functions in a senior lead engineering technician capacity.  Under general direction, modify or create deliverables and perform assignments of a design nature by applying basic engineering principles and established design practices to develop complex design concepts.  Provide technical guidance and may provide direction to other engineering professionals. 

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Pro-activate provides guidance and direction by utilizing knowledge of standards, systems, document control, departmental guides, applicable codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures 
  • Reviews project requirements and accurately determine the correct format and contents of the required deliverables  

Quality / Continuous Improvement:

  • Promotes quality within project/group/section  
  • Reviews design inputs in order to ensure consistency 
  • Assists to ensure deliverables are in compliance with the specific codes and standards suitable for the project 
  • Responsible for drawing control and historical records, utilizing the appropriate method, as established by the project 
  • Demonstrates personal accuracy and drives continual improvement and change management efforts  

Engineering Production:

  • Applies basic engineering principles and established design practices in developing moderately complex design concepts and deliverables 
  • Applies judgment and makes decisions with respect to deliverables and input interpretation 
  • Capable of handling difficult technical assignments within an area of expertise and can provide technical guidance to other professionals 
  • Performs design calculations, detailed material quantities and estimates, and records 
  • Uses advanced applications (e g , modeling and design software) in performance of work provided 
  • May review the deliverables of others 
  • May define work assignments and maintain schedules 
  • May program control systems or participate in other plant start-up activities associated with a specialized area of expertise  

Project Coordination: 

  • Coordinates with other design group personnel to review and exchange project information necessary for design development 
  • May support field activities 
  • May communicate project design requirements, progress and schedules  

Client Focus:

  • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers and may determine the key clients in some instances 
  • May communicate client interests and drivers to project team members and develop approaches to accommodate these concerns  

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • May assist discipline or department management in developing and communicating appropriate design standards and process improvement activities 
  • Identify training and development needs for personnel they supervise  
  • May be recognized for expertise in one or more areas  

People Management - (supervision - career development - developing professionals, mentoring): 

  • Typically assists with functions including performance management process, recognition, and corrective actions 
  • May participate in career planning and learning and development 
  • Supervises engineering technicians, including mentoring, instructing, delegation of work and providing feedback  

Resource Management - (staffing):

  • May assist in monitoring staffing levels and available skill sets for project(s) 
  • Assists in identifying resource application needs and process requirements 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Drafting or an Engineering Design Related Technology preferred  
  • Bachelor Degree in an Engineering Design Related Technology preferred 
  • Typically a minimum of 8 years related work experience  
  • Preferred Non-Technical Skills:
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Problem Solving
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Time Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Self Development
  • Listening
  • Informing 

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Architectural Experience 
  • Revit Experience 
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 
  • Bentley MicroStation Experience 2D/3D 
  • Bluebeam 
  • Ability to use the appropriate electronic applications and programs required for performing assignments.  Include but not limited to CADD, other electronic applications, information modeling and document storage systems. 
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering standards, systems, document control, departmental guides and B&V policies and procedures. 
  • Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of company quality program. 
  • Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned. 
  • Advanced knowledge of other disciplines. 
  • Basic knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides related to assigned engineering discipline. 
  • Basic knowledge of procurement & contract administration. 
  • Basic knowledge of processes, procedures for project controls and estimating. 
  • Basic knowledge of management techniques and company/division HR programs, policies, procedures, and organization structure. 

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Normal office environment


Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Customer focus

Salary Plan

ENT: Engineering Technician

Job Grade


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