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Req Id : 1368 

Job Title : Civil Engineer  

Business Unit Sector : COR-WATER-WATER AMERICAS 

Work Location : RGCOLUMSC 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

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ENG: Engineering



Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking an experienced Design Engineer to join a well-established water/wastewater team in our Columbia office. The Design Engineer will be responsible for civil discipline design, construction, and administration for municipal water and wastewater treatment facility projects. The Design Engineer will assist senior staff with the management of scope, budget and schedule and develop strong relationships with clients and contractors. This role will offer a wide variety of individual project assignments to develop technical knowledge and leadership skills. Some assignments may require occasional travel to other Black & Veatch offices

Key Responsibilities

 Prepare detailed engineering reports, studies, and supporting documents.
• Prepare project drawings, specifications, and opinions of cost.
• Perform moderately complex detailed design engineering calculations.
• Apply standard design principles and concepts and ensure all design products are in compliance with applicable engineering codes and Black & Veatch policies and procedures.
• Coordinate with multi-discipline teams and work together to evaluate alternatives and resolve technical issues.
• Lead the design of project components to achieve project delivery in a timely manner with a focus on quality while exceeding client expectations.
• Provide creativity and ideas for marketing and pursuit opportunities.
• Regular client interaction and business development
• Frequent local travel to client sites, and occasional travel to Headquarters for continuous training, as needed


Engineering Standards:

  • Continues to learn and remains current on departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures 
  • Applies to assigned tasks as appropriate  

Quality/Continuous Improvement: 

  • Begins to independently apply knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks 
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts 

Engineering Production: 

  • Prepares a variety of moderately complex engineering deliverables 
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection 
  • Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work 
  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles 
  • Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements  
  • Recognizes, defines and resolves problems within assigned area 
  • May provide direction and guidance to others  

Project Coordination: 

  • Assigns tasks to and coordinates with other internal/external team members on less complex projects 
  • Initiates contact with other disciplines as needed to identify and coordinate details of the work 

Client Focus: 

  • Actively seeks to understand client interests and drivers through normal client contact and through interaction and communication with project leadership  
  • Applies understanding of client interests and drivers to their own behavior and performance of the work under his/her responsibility  
  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities  

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: 

  • Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes 

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

  • May assist with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required 

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 3 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering
• A minimum of 3 years professional experience managing and leading a multi-disciplinary team to deliver water and wastewater facility design projects
• Previous consulting experience
• Proficiency with computer software, including MS Office Suite and Project Software, Bluebeam, Civil 3D and MicroStation
• Experience preparing proposals, producing design drawings, preparing technical specifications, and providing construction phase services

  • Learning on the Fly
  • Problem Solving
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Written Communications
  • Drive For Results
  • Informing
  • Listening and Dealing with Ambiguity 
  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline 


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Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical Office Environment



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Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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