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Business Support Specialist - Water Infrastructure Projects - Water Infrastructure Projects - DC

Date:  May 21, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD, US US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.  


Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 103728 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

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

The Business Support Specialist for Water Infrastructure Projects will function in a business support role directly working with project managers. The expectation is that you would provide project coordination support for water utilities including both project execution and pursuit support. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Support project managers from project development through project completion.
  • Receive stronger insight into the project manager role including financials, staffing, business development, and overall business support.
  • Position yourself for future career growth within Black & Veatch.

Please note: This role has minimal travel. Otherwise, this role will be hybrid: 2 days per week remote, 3 days per week in-office.


Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office, the option of a Hybrid work environment. Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Additionally, this opportunity has the possibility of being located in any of our offices located across the U.S; click the link to see a full list of U.S. Office Locations. Some positions may be relocation eligible. Speak to your recruiter if you have interest in relocation. 


The Team


Black & Veatch's Governments & Water Utilities business works to provide innovative solutions and integrated planning, design and construction support for critical infrastructure.


Black & Veatch is a leading engineering, consulting, and construction company with a proven track record in successful critical infrastructure projects. We are employee-owned and have more than 100 offices worldwide. Advancing Sustainability is a key priority in Black & Veatch’s 2023 Strategy. As employee-owners, we are called on to steward our Mission and create the best future possible for both Black & Veatch and society. Our services include a wide variety of capabilities related to the planning, design and construction of critical human infrastructure. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.


Check out one of our recent projects | Sweeney GAC

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide proposal development and management support (i.e. staffing plans, organization charts, project pursuits, project workflows).
  • Provide support through the project lifecycle.
  • Coordinate with multiple project management functions (i.e. subcontracts, finance, risk management, engineering).
  • Prepare and coordinate updates to various project management tools (i.e. client relationship, staffing, PowerBI).

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred 5+ years of professional experience as a project coordinator or in a similar role.
  • Previous consulting or water utility experience.
  • Experience working with critical infrastructure projects and/or experience with entities who provide or are involved with critical infrastructure projects. 
  • Proficiency with computer software, including MS Office Suite, Project Software, and Salesforce.
  • Experience assisting with proposal development and project execution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, Science, or related field or related experience.
  • 3+ years relevant 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.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment  Including 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

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade


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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.


Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.


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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