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Project Manager - Water - Chattanooga, Knoxville or Nashville

Date:  May 14, 2022

Chattanooga, TN, US Kingsport, TN, US TN, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 32304 

Job Title : Project Manager - Water - Chattanooga, Knoxville or Nashville  


Business Unit Sector : COR-GMGNE-GOV WTR UTL AM EAST 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is a leading employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company. Consistently recognized as “Best Companies to Work For” and “Best Employers for Diversity.” One of the biggest Water & Wastewater Civil Design Firms with 8,300+ employees. Our revenues exceed $3 billion.

Black & Veatch is seeking a Senior Project Manager - Civil Engineering to help increase its water and wastewater market presence in Chattanooga, TN. This is an opportunity to take on a leadership role with employee ownership in a global organization with resources shared across the world. The position is a high-profile civil engineering leadership role at Black & Veatch. In this capacity, this professional will serve as the lead for the water / wastewater engineering consulting business leadership team.  As part of Water Americas collaborative team, they will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of water related infrastructure projects in the multi-million-dollar range with municipal clients.  

Responsibilities include financial performance, planning, schedule, quality, and safety. A key responsibility will also be to lead sales and marketing efforts with other Client Directors, Water Business Lines and Project Managers by working collaboratively with the design engineering execution team and clients to ensure satisfaction with team performance, project milestones and client expectations.  Projects within the purview of this position will span from conceptual planning, across preliminary and final design, to construction phase support and construction management for water, wastewater, stormwater and related water resource facilities; pumping stations and distribution and conveyance systems. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction in business development and project execution
  • Manages risk and helps achieve business objectives
  • Increases BV visibility in the market through involvement in professional organizations
  • Helps recruit and mentor staff to grow project execution capabilities
  • Manages medium to large engineering projects involving multiple clients or partners

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years business development and project management experience
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Strong knowledge of local utility market and relationships
  • Proven experience in developing and growing a water / wastewater consulting
  • Background in strategic planning and business plan development
  • Self-starter and ability to make decisions independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline
  • Professional Engineering License
  • Proven technical understanding of Wastewater and Water markets, including drivers and general trends
  • Strong sales traits, including tenacity and competitiveness
  • Strong inter-personal skills.  Adept at working in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proposal and presentations skills
  • Ability to interface with diverse personalities. Ability to think strategically and create persuasive message
  • Contract negotiating skills which includes knowledge of terms, risks, pricing, and payment terms
  • Understanding of budgets and financial metrics
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to multiple demands of project teams and shifting priorities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of science degree.
  • 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

Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation).  Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

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Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Architecture, Engineer, Design Engineer, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineering

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