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Sr. Planning Engineer - Regional Practice Leader - Texas (Hybrid)

Date:  Feb 21, 2024

Austin, TX, US Houston, TX, US Dallas, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 98204 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

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.

The Opportunity

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

The Team

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.

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
  • 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.


Professional Engineer - Texas

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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