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Tunneling Business Line Leader, Water Business

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Business Line Leader within its Heavy Civil, Tunneling Practice based in Houston, Texas.  Our Heavy Civil team has experienced significant growth in the Texas linear infrastructure and tunneling markets that address our Clients toughest water challenges related to providing water supply resiliency for a growing population, flood relief from large storms, increasing wastewater conveyance capacity, and addressing sanitary sewer overflow occurrences. 

We are looking for a highly motivated professional who combines expertise in tunneling and conveyance of water/wastewater/storm water with a proven track record of leading projects and regional business development. This individual will be an accomplished manager who is comfortable with continuing to grow our regional team and will contribute to the winning and delivery of major tunnel and infrastructure systems programs and projects. 

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and expand Black & Veatch linear water and wastewater Infrastructure Systems Business Line primarily in Houston, San Antonio, Austin areas and large metro areas in nearby states
  • Recognized as a Tunnel lead and primary point of contact for Regional Client Directors with support from the Black & Veatch Heavy Civil Team
  • Acts in the capacity of a Project Manager and Regional Tunnel Practice Lead
  • In conjunction with Heavy Civil leadership, develop additional components to existing business development / marketing strategy for this market
  • Support marketing and business development activities related to linear infrastructure and tunneling
  • Manage execution of tunneling projects
  • Perform technical work on tunnel projects
  • Mentor junior and mid-level engineers
Management Responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • 15+ years of tunneling experience
  • Experience leading multi-discipline project teams and executing tunneling projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas or be in active pursuit of registration
  • Understanding and appreciation for local and regional geology and geotechnical conditions including but not limited to high ground water, stiff fissured clays, faulting, wells, and sands.
  • Prefer experience with soft ground tunneling involving EPBM, slurry shield, and/or mixi-shield in urban environments.
  • Prefer experience in a client-facing/business development role
  • Prefer area market knowledge of key clients and competitors in the industry
  • May require up to 25% travel
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 15 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.
Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Typical office environment. May be 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 scaffold
Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Being resilient
Builds effective teams
Business insight
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Drives engagement
Drives vision and purpose
Global perspective
Manages ambiguity
Strategic mindset
Salary Plan
ENG: Engineering
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