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Civil Engineer-Federal Projects

Date:  Mar 29, 2024

Arlington, VA, 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. 


Req Id : 101621 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.  #LI-AT1

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to: 
•    Directly contribute to global projects and missions, including Domestic (US based), Pacific and European locations.
•    Lead and oversee planning, design, and execution of civil design for a wide variety or project types
•    Direct and mentor junior teammates, providing guidance, support, and fostering a collaborative and productive work environment. 
•    Client-facing civil engineering support on projects with client base that typically includes Department of Defense (DOD), United States Corp of Engineers (USACE)  
•    Professional will have significant interaction with multi- disciplinary internal teams and external clients

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

The Team

As part of BV Operations, your skills will be aligned to projects that support our 3 market sectors- Governments & Environment, Energy & Process Industries, and Connectivity & Commercial. In roles like Engineers, Technicians, and Skilled Specialists you will be engaged with exciting projects across the globe. From small community improvements to grand-scale Mega Projects, you will be Building a World of Difference through infrastructure growth and development while learning and focusing on your own individual development. The foundation of BV Operations provides the ability to move where your skills are needed and allows for a collaborative and innovative culture offering greater challenges and career development opportunities. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Lead and oversee civil design including site design, grading, roadways, utility design, storm water management, erosion and sediment control, facility design, and airfield design
•    Lead and oversee development of project deliverables including drawings, design analysis, specifications, and calculations  
•    Lead quality reviews to ensure project compliance with applicable codes and standards
•    Manage civil scope, schedule, budget, and quality on assigned projects 
•    Actively mentor / share knowledge with other staff members
•    Perform construction period services including submittal reviews and responding to contractor requests for information
•    Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines, project team, and client 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or in active pursuit of license
  • Federal industry experience

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.

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.


Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or in active pursuit of license

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Hybrid Schedule (3 days In-office/2 days remote)

Typical office/home office environment. Physical Demands: Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, driving, seeing, writing, reaching, stooping, crouching, walking, standing for extended periods of time.  May require travel to local and regional client sites.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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.


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. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Civil Engineer, Construction, Engineer, Engineering

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