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Odor Control Practice Leader

Date:  Jul 10, 2024

US Phoenix, AZ, US Dallas, TX, US Denver, CO, US Irvine, CA, US San Marcos, CA, US Overland Park, KS, US Walnut Creek, CA, US Bloomington, MN, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 104089 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

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. #LI-CG1 

The Opportunity

As an Odor Control Lead in our process engineering team, you will help leverage the strength of our existing odor control  team to drive growth in our odor control practice, lead the delivery of high quality studies and help guide the odor control design team.  You will be primarily focused on the Midwest and West markets of the US, but will engage as needed on national and international opportunities. 

The Team

Black & Veatch Process Engineers develop technical solutions that are critical to winning work and drive design deliverables for critical infrastructure projects with community benefits. Our Team of over 200 process engineers supports water, wastewater, industrial, next generation agriculture, LNG, hydrogen, fertilizer, and carbon capture businesses among others.  

We have over 55 professionals in our wastewater process engineering team working on projects across the US and on overseas. Our team is engaged in all phases of project development including positioning for and winning work, master-planning, facility planning, preliminary design, detailed design, startup, commissioning and process optimization for operational facilities.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a technology leader, recognized as a company and industry expert in vapor phase and liquid phase odor control approaches 
  • Lead and perform odor studies, including written documentation of efforts and presentations to clients 
  • Prepare complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles  
  • Develop and lead field sampling programs 
  • Coordinate with dispersion modeling and sewer modeling teams, incorporating modeling into planning efforts 
  • Develop scopes of work and estimate the level of effort for new projects 
  • Manage project scope, budget, schedule, and deliverables quality  
  • Serve as technical advisor to design teams and clients throughout project lifecycles 
  • Participate in business development activities, including prepositioning activities, proposal development, and project interviews 
  • Mentor team members to build best-in-class capabilities 

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Environmental Engineering or related disciplines relevant to wastewater treatment 
  • 15 or more years acting in a lead role related to odor control projects and pursuits 
  • Experience integrating with dispersion and collection system modeling into odor planning 
  • Strong writing and presentation skills  

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.


Professional registration or license in home country or country of residence (or active pursuit of such licensure). 

Work Environment/Physical Demands

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. Some positions may be relocation eligible. Speak to your recruiter if you have interest in relocation.  

This position will require periodic travel as needed to support pursuits and projects.  

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. 


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

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 and 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, 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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In accordance with local law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and  location associated with this requisition: $154,066.00 - $256,729.00 

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