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Water Resources Engineer 1 - Various Locations

Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Kansas City, MO, US Overland Park, KS, US Austin, TX, US Tampa, FL, US Chicago, IL, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 100265 

Opportunity Type : College full time 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Water Resource Planning and Condition Assessment position focused on stormwater planning and design, flood control, condition assessment of water assets, and water supply planning.


We anticipate an increased demand for visionary integrated water resource planning and design solutions that support resilient communities and ecosystems. This represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Water Resources Engineer will help the company grow its market share across the country by providing world-class planning and water resource services.


Key Responsibilities

As a Water Resources Engineer 1, you will support:

  • Hydrologic and hydraulic planning and design of stormwater and wet weather improvements, including open channels, storm sewer systems, stormwater detention/retention facilities, dams, levees, and reservoirs.

  • Condition assessment and in-field services of pipelines, dams, levees, reservoirs, and facilities. 

  • Water supply planning that provides long-term resilient supplies and mitigates climate change, regulatory uncertainty, aging infrastructure, and population growth/demand changes.

  • Planning and design of green infrastructure, low impact development, and sustainable watershed measures, including structural BMPs.

  • Erosion and sediment control planning and design, including SWPPP development.

  • With innovative stormwater, water quality, and planning partners to leverage new technologies and approaches for the benefit of our clients.

  • Technical elements of watershed, ecosystem, fluvial geomorphology, limnology, modeling, ecological restoration, and characterization of ecosystem service benefits/values. 

  • Scenario planning implementation projects for integrated watershed management, nature-based solutions (i.e., green infrastructure, lacustrine systems, best management strategies, Low Impact Development), resilience strategies, and surface water management programs projects locally, regionally, and across North America on strategic national opportunities.

  • Climate change resilience planning and implementation efforts

  • Coastal resilience studies and implementation projects

  • Mine tailing and effluent management projects

  • MFL studies and mitigation projects for water bodies, streams, springs, and rivers throughout the region.

  • Local, regional, and National leaders and professionals to grow our Water Resources Planning, Asset Management, Infrastructure Systems, and Americas business.

  • Pursuits of strategic client opportunities and new services for existing clients.

Minimum Qualifications

No experience required. Requires a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from either a recognized ABET accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. 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

Professionals located near a Black & Veatch office have the option of a hybrid work model that offers a balance between working together in person and the flexibility of remote work. Our hybrid work model means you will work three days in the office and two days from another location of your choice. 


This hybrid role will be located in one of the following locations:

  • Overland Park, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Austin, TX
  • Tampa, FL

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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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.


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