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Tunnels Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Leader

Date:  Jan 12, 2023


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Req Id : 85994 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has a great opportunity for a Senior Tunnel Engineer within our national Civil Works practice! This position will be responsible for providing engineering and construction related planning, design, analysis, oversight and studies for domestic and international geotechnical and heavy civil projects. This role will also function as technical specialist and business leader supporting project and pursuit teams on heavy civil projects.   With minimal supervision, apply advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods and may supervise multi-discipline engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity and is responsible for execution of assigned projects.  #LI-AT1 #LI-Remote


Key Responsibilities

Client Focus: 

Responsible for growing the Civil Works business line including Tunnels, Dams, Buried Infrastructure, Linear Infrastructure and Hydro Practices.   

Responsible for identification of key client interests and drivers on projects 

Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects 

Focuses on client's current needs and situations 

Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities 

Engineering Standards: 

Proactively provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies 

Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards 

Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines 

Quality/Continuous Improvement: 

Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with Black and Veatch quality program 

Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality 

Provides guidance and direction to others 

Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts 

Engineering Production: 

Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for multiple or mega projects 

Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection 

Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work 

Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles 

Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements 

Develops and applies advanced engineering solutions to complex problems 

Reviews lower-level engineering work or assignments 

Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for projects 

Establishes work plan to be applied to a given project 

Project Coordination: 

Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects 

Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines 

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: 

Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area 

Typically supports multiple projects on the very complex technical challenges 

Actively advances knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring 

As a subject matter expert, has additional expertise in a technical area, participates in professional societies by presenting papers, participates on technical committees, and assists with code/standard authoring 

Is externally recognized in industry as an expert which enhances the Company brand 

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring): 

Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development, and corrective actions 

Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support): 

Implements resource management strategy 

Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline 

Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs 

Preferred Qualifications

10+ years of experience in geotechnical and/or heavy civil design projects  

Licensed Professional Engineer or be in active pursuit of registration 

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.


Licensed Professional Engineer or be in active pursuit of registration 

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.


Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Customer focus
Decision quality

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. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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