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Operations Leader - APAC

Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Bangkok, TH PH Batang, JT, ID

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 : 100344 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 


The APAC Operations Leader role is to promote BV’s safety and quality culture within the APAC team, while mentoring talent at all levels to ensure results are delivered.  This individual will lead the Global Operations team in the APAC region, communicating goals and objectives and ensuring operations align with the broader organization. The individual in this role will provide leadership to the APAC Operations team and will be part of the executive APAC-India leadership team, setting clear expectations, providing guidance and direction, and empowering team members to make decisions.  The role involves coordinating global and regional operations, ensuring alignment and working towards the same goals. The individual will have joint responsibility with the P&L for successful outcomes, working closely with the P&L to ensure that all projects from new business pursuit to project completion/handover are delivered on time

to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet quality standards. Additionally, they will build relationships with external and internal partners, identifying new opportunities to achieve organizational goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for promoting the highest safe and quality culture within the APAC team.  This includes leading by example, being involved and visible, and ensuring all team members are aware of the importance of safety and quality.  They will also be responsible for mentoring talent at all levels of the APAC team to ensure that the team can deliver results.
  • Is the point of contact for all matters related to APAC Operations.  Responsible for communicating the goals and objectives of the global team to the APAC team and ensuring that operations in the region align with the broader goals of the organization.
  • Provide leadership to the APAC team and will be part of the executive APAC-India leadership team by setting clear expectations for the team, providing guidance and direction, and empowering team members to make decisions.  The goal is to maintain the high-performing team that can deliver results.
  • Responsible for coordinating global and regional operations.  This includes working with the global operations team to ensure that all operations are aligned and working together towards the same goals.  It also includes working with the APAC team to ensure that all operations in the region are coordinated and working towards the same goals.
  • Joint responsibility with the P&L for the successful outcome of the projects from new business pursuit to project completion/handover.  This means that they will work closely with the P&L to ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet the required quality standards.
  • Responsible for building relationships with external partners across engineering, construction, vendors, and clients.  Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with internal partners across the organization.  This includes working closely with these partners to ensure that all operations are aligned and working towards the same goal.  It also includes identifying new partnership opportunities that can help with the organization to achieve its goals. #LI-RK1

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Management, or related field. Master’s degree is preferred
  • Be able to think and manage a global team.
  • Proactive minds with leadership responsibilities of managing a large team, a focus on continuous improvement and innovation and demonstrated experience managing large turnkey /special projects and initiatives with a track record of successful execution and delivery in the EPC industry.
  • Experience working in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required. 10+ years progressive experience in management of relevant business line and related technology.


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.



  • Communicates clear expectations, goals, and vision.
  • Manages performance of direct reports.
  • Motivates, coaches, and mentors professionals.
  • Delegates project work.
  • Practice’s behaviors supporting diversity and inclusion.
  • Manages conflict and collaboration to achieve results.



  • Business Acumen
  • Strategic and Innovative Mindset
  • Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
  • Build Collaborative Relationships 
  • Risk Management
  • Communication
  • Project Execution, including Construction Knowledge
  • Project Management


None Specified

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Normal office environment. Domestic travel.  International travel. Keyboarding. Sitting.

Salary Plan

GMT: General Management

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.

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