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Project Controls Associate 1 - EDGE Program - Field - Spring/Summer 2023

Date:  Jan 29, 2023

Overland Park, KS, US Field Assignment, KS, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 84794 

Opportunity Type : College full time 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Position assigned to either a role in Scheduling or Cost Engineering or a combination. Under appropriate supervision performs routine project controls assignments according to training, capability and experience.  In addition to performing duties as assigned, this position will be primarily focused on developing knowledge regarding scheduling, costing, and concepts related to the industry technology and project management. Individual contributor with no subordinates.


The EDGE Program provides early-career professionals a unique combination of approximately 3 rotational job over 3-4 years, structured training curriculum, and direct access to senior-level business leaders. The program is designed to accelerate career progression and broaden the development of participants promoting a successful career at BV.  

Key Responsibilities

Gain working knowledge of industry, technologies, project execution, cost, schedule and financial systems.  General understanding of budgets.

  • Assists in Cost Reporting & tracking.
  • Assists in maintenance of quantity reporting.
  • Assists in change mgmt process.
  • Understands B&V financial entities.


  • Assists in schedule preparation, maintenance and reporting.
  • Assists in productivity reports (PES).
  • Assists with critical path and float analysis.
  • Assists with vendor progress.

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer four-year Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management. 

Minimum Qualifications

Four year Bachelor's degree or local equivalent required, or equivalent experience. No experience required with a four year Bachelor's degree or local equivalent.


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.


  • Must have a Bachelors (or more advanced degree)  

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher  

  • Must have less than 2 years professional experience relevant to BV, Internship experience does not count toward maximum of 2 years

  • Open to performing various functions and relocating as needed over the next 3-4 years

  • Required intermittent travel to project sites  

  • Required short-term and/or long-term relocation to project sites and regional offices  

  • Additional criteria for selection will be based on interview responses that demonstrate ability for success, and awareness of the importance of continual development and growth

  • All applicants must have work authorization and will not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa 


None specified

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, seeing, writing, reaching, climbing, kneeling, stooping, crouching, walking and standing for extended periods of time.


Action oriented
Communicates effectively
Manages ambiguity

Salary Plan

PJC: Project Control

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.


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here and here.


Notice to External Search Firms: Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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