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Regional Practice Leader - Water Resources - Water Supply & Resilience

Date:  Apr 19, 2024

Cary, NC, US Charleston, SC, US Greenville, SC, US Charlotte, NC, US Winston-Salem, NC, 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 : 99438 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Water Resources Professional focused on the Carolinas water supply management and water resilience Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Water Resources Professional focused on the Carolinas water supply management and water resilience initiatives.  This position will act as a regional practice leader for us focused on growing our national practice in the area.

The Team

As an employee-owned, global leader in building critical infrastructure in the energy, water, telecommunications and government services markets, Black & Veatch has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class service to our clients.  

Our U.S. planning and water resources business has seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from surface water/groundwater supply, operations, and associated regulatory requirements; development of aquifer storage and recovery systems; reservoir operation and seepage control; surface water management options; and the development of alternative water supplies.  Challenges surrounding water scarcity, drought resiliency, groundwater depletion, saltwater intrusion, brackish groundwater treatment, brine stream management, desalination, climate variability, sea level rise, complex water rights, and evolving regulations are driving innovative water resource projects across the country.  In the Carolinas, as well as other locations across the US, we anticipate an increased demand for creative integrated water resource and groundwater planning and design solutions.  This, therefore, represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Hydrogeologist Professional will help the company grow its market share by providing world-class planning and water resource services. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage and build relationships with key water resource leaders and decision makers throughout the Carolinas and the region

  • Help develop a pipeline of project and program opportunities related to groundwater management, alternative water supplies, and water resources efforts

  • Partner with pertinent regional office leaders and Community of Practice (COP) leaders to position for the efforts

  • Serve as an extension of the Water Supply and Hydrogeology Community of Practice and collaborate to support team building, mentoring, and skill development of emerging talent

  • Lead and develop surface water and wellfield studies, development projects, rehabilitation, and operational strategies that optimize water supplies utilizing aquifer storage and recovery and managed aquifer recharge technology, support drought mitigation, and/or saltwater intrusion barriers

  • Support integrated water supply assessments and alternative water supply planning and implementation efforts

  • Support scenario planning and implementation projects for integrated surface and groundwater water management programs and natural systems restoration projects throughout the region and on other strategic national and international opportunities

  • Support technology assessments and implementation strategies that will address client groundwater/water resource needs and help differentiate B&V amongst its competitors

  • Support climate change resilience planning and implementation efforts  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a client-facing role
  • Experience with team building, strategy development, mentoring, and business growth
  • 15+ years of hydrogeological and water resource planning and implementation project experience related to western water resources challenges including groundwater management, water rights, brackish ground treatment schemes, desalination, aquifer storage and recovery, etc. 
  • Experience leading project teams and executing water supply studies and implementation projects that include surface water and wellfield planning, design, operation, optimization, etc. efforts
  • Experience in working with the regulatory agencies and state agencies and their permitting functions

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors' degree in Geology, Geoscience, Earth Science or Environmental Science required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum of 3 years' experience performing duties similar to those of a Hydrogeologist 5.

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. Some employees are subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 30 degrees for periods of more than one hour), extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour), hazards (electrical currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposures to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation), and oils. Some employees are required to use respiratory systems as a result of fumes, mists, gases, or to comply with governmental regulatory requirements. All positions require the following physical abilities: talking, fingering, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, seeing, and writing. All positions require the ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. Work involves sitting most of the time. Some positions require the following physical abilities: reaching, climbing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, walking, standing, pulling, lifting, pushing, carrying, and driving. Some positions require the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. 

Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade


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