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Client Director - Water Business -Portland

Date:  Mar 11, 2023

Tualatin, OR, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.


As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.  


Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 94641 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Why Black and Veatch

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.  

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity for business management with priorities on client relationship development in Portland, greater metropolitan area, effective positioning within target client organizations, leading pursuit teams, and strong financial management to include both top line and bottom line growth. Manages water and wastewater engineering capture strategies requiring global resources and/or multiple partners. Accountable for project performance and specific New Business objectives. Creates opportunities for new/repeat business; supports complex contract negotiations with appropriate client management Manages varied complex risk which includes fixed price or new technology or non domestic markets or new clients


The Team

BV’s Governments & Environment business works to provide innovative solutions and integrated planning, design and construction support for mission-critical facilities, as well as threat reduction and environmental services support worldwide. By joining our business, you will be able to provide infrastructure for community benefit through regulated utilities and government agencies. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement Client Development Plans for assigned clients
  • Develop and maintain personal relationships with assigned clients, business partners, and competitors
  • Deliver expected volume of New Business and Earned PGM from assigned project portfolio
  • Promote the full range of service offerings
  • Assign and lead positioning of client account teams
  • Update and maintain ECRM to accurately reflect market potential for assigned clients
  • Develop or review all key pursuit strategy and positioning, and lead or support proposal development
  • Manage the assigned portion of the business development budget
  • Make Go / No Go decisions or recommendations, and assist with preparation of PRB documents
  • Oversee execution of professional service projects to meet or exceed expectations for safety, quality, schedule, and budget
  • Apply market pricing to ensure that each pursuit is competitive
  • Actively manage performance of assigned staff and projects; and lead accountability within the Region
  • Supervise and mentor assigned Client Directors and / or Project Managers

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 sales & marketing experience; technical experience and background is recommended. PE required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline preferred; Master’s Degree desirable.
  • Strong technical understanding of Water markets, including drivers and general trends; Strong sales traits, including tenacity, competitiveness.
  • Overall people skills, Highly task oriented to focus on winning new business and achieving sales targets, Ability to 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.
  • 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 skills, Leadership skills

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 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.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

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.


Builds networks
Customer focus
Develops talent
Directs work
Drives vision and purpose
Financial acumen
Manages complexity
Manages conflict
Tech savvy
Values differences
Business insight

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. 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.


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