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Senior Hydro Civil Engineer - Hydropower Group - Sacramento

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 25835 

Job Title : Senior Hydro Civil Engineer - Hydropower Group - Sacramento  

Location : RGSACR, VRTLCA 

Business Unit Sector : COR-WATER-WATER AMERICAS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch delivers innovative and high-quality design, procurement, and construction solutions to its municipal and hydropower clients worldwide. We have all necessary disciplines and specialists within our hydropower division to deliver retrofit and new water-to-wire projects in both public and private sectors.

A lead civil engineer in our Hydropower Division to function as both a project engineer performing technical design work, as well as an engineering manager to organize and oversee multi-discipline project teams. Prior experience serving in a similar capacity is desired and will be important for performing technical and managerial functions. Knowledge of construction industry and mechanical intuition preferred. Selected candidate will work collectively with other disciplines and subject matter experts to deliver high-quality design work (i.e. plans, specifications, estimates, analyses, etc.) for water and hydropower utility clients. We are looking for a well rounded, highly capable engineer who is interested in leading challenging projects in our Hydropower Division.  

Key Responsibilities
  • Can receive direction and translate into efficient workplans for coordinating with project team members and efficiently delivering high-quality work products.
  • Proficient writing, technical drawing, cost estimating, and engineering skills for producing typical instruments of service.
  • Construction inspection and/or management experience is ideal.
  • Knowledge and interpretation of industry design guides, standards, systems, and applicable engineering codes relative to assigned tasks. Solid grasp of general engineering principles varying from fluid dynamics, structural design, geotechnical issues, and equipment mechanics.  
  • Familiarity with project management and quality assurance/control processes.
  • Capable of researching and developing conceptual designs and recommendations for project alternatives and equipment/ materials selection.
  • Plans and conducts independent evaluations and reviews lower level engineering work or assignments.
  • Good communication skills and capable of working directly with project teams and client counterparts to understand key interests, objectives, and practical solutions.  
  • Can provide support to business development teams for pursuit activities.
Management Responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Highly Preferred
    • 15 years of design experience including at least 5 years of hydraulic structures design
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proven marketing skills
    • Ability to supervise others
  • Preferred
    • Consulting experience
    • Experience with West Coast hydropower clients
    • Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or Business
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 11 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
Salary Plan
ENG: Engineering
Job Grade

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Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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