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Client Services Manager / Sr. Project Manager - Water Business - Northern California

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Rancho Cordova, CA, US Walnut Creek, CA, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 59264 

Job Title : Client Services Manager / Sr. Project Manager - Water Business - Northern California  


Business Unit Sector : COR-WATER-WATER AMERICAS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking to expand its water and wastewater market presence in the Northern California geography. Black & Veatch has been involved with this market for the past 35 years and is seeking a Client Services Manager to increase our presence and market share and support the growth of our professionals and overall business.  This is an opportunity to take on a true leadership role with employee ownership in a global organization with trusted relationships and resources shared across the globe.

Black & Veatch takes pride in our professionals’ ability to see the entire water / waste water treatment picture, often helping clients realize more resiliency and overall long-term cost savings. With an integrated global workforce of highly skilled and experienced scientists, engineers and technicians, we are well-equipped to handle all water concerns. In addition to receiving top rankings in many engineering journals, the Water business has helped to shape regulatory approaches and develop innovative technologies, which further distinguish Black & Veatch from other engineering firms.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages medium to large engineering projects involving multiple clients or partners, or small EPC projects with minimal risk. 
  • Manages multiple Services clients or a small EPC project client. 
  • Obtains new/repeat business on medium to large size projects; supports contract negotiations with other client personnel. 
  • Manages risk which may include fixed price, new technology, non domestic markets or new clients. 

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years business development and project management experience; wastewater and water technical engineering experience and background with an emphasis in wastewater is recommended;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline
  • Proven technical understanding of Wastewater and Water markets, including drivers and general trends.
  • Strong sales traits, including tenacity, and competitiveness.
  • Overall people skills, task oriented to focus on winning new business and achieving sales targets. Adept at work in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, inter-personal skills, presentations skills. 
  • Ability to interface with diverse personalities. Ability to think strategically and create persuasive message. 
  • Contract negotiating skills which includes knowledge of terms, risks, pricing, and payment terms. Expert ability to sell, strong negotiating and persuasive skills.
  • Understanding of budgets and financial metrics. Self-starter and ability to make decisions independently. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to multiple demands of project teams and shifting priorities. Problem solving and leadership skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of science degree.


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.

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

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.


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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Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

Job Segment: Architecture, Engineer, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineering

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