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Engineering Manager(Design Manager)-Water Business Line

Date:  May 14, 2022

Walnut Creek, CA, US San Marcos, CA, US Phoenix, AZ, US Irvine, CA, US Kansas City, MO, US Rancho Cordova, CA, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 68181 

Job Title : Engineering Manager(Design Manager)-Water Business Line  


Business Unit Sector : COR-BVOPS-ENGR & DEV SVCS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

The Design-Build Engineering Manager will be responsible for forming, leading, mentoring, guiding, integrating, coordinating, and managing the entire engineering team performing design and construction-phase engineering services for Water and Wastewater treatment plant, pipeline, and infrastructure projects in the U.S. executed via design-build delivery.   


The Engineering Manager is responsible for the delivering the project to the established scope, schedule, and budget.  The Engineering Manager is often responsible for developing the engineering scope, schedule, and budget.  The Engineering Manager will work extensively with the project delivery and estimating teams to develop construction costs and schedule.  The Engineering Manager is typically the client-facing representative for the engineering team. 


Black & Veatch performs as a matrix organization, where project teams may have engineers located in multiple offices across the globe.  This will frequently involve coordinating the work of engineers who are located at the regional office servicing the project, or other offices outside of where the Design-Build Engineering Manager is located.  Travel to attend meetings and site visits will be a required function of the position. #LI-AT1

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop scope, schedule, and budget for engineering designs of large and complex water and wastewater treatment facility projects.   
  • Manage multi-discipline engineering teams to deliver the established scope, schedule, and budget. 
  • Manage projects to meet the project scope, client requirements, and Company requirements/ governance. 
  • Manage multi-discipline engineering teams in the successful delivery of complete engineering designs and construction phase engineering services on large and complex water and wastewater treatment facility projects. 
  • Mentor, guide, and inspire junior engineers.  Teach and advocate for how design-build projects are delivered, with a focus on developing designs that are efficient and constructible. 
  • Perform design including development of layouts, submission of drawing markups, development of specifications, and other tasks when needed. 
  • Help or lead in the development of engineering standards as required. 
  • Coordinate design efforts between discipline engineers to ensure an integrated project design. 
  • Read, interpret, and discern technical requirements and develop winning-strategy solutions from RFPs (Request for Proposal). 
  • Develop technical solutions that maximize net project value and competitiveness.  Teach and inspire junior engineers and project members to develop competitive technical solutions. 
  • Strong written communication skills are required. 
  • Strong verbal and in-person communication skills are required. 
  • Strong self-driving work ethic is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical or chemical engineering from an accredited program.  
  • 10 years related work experience.  
  • Professional Engineering License (Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical) in a U.S. state. 
  • Valid driver’s license in any U.S. state.
  • Design-build project design experience. 
  • Industrial or water/wastewater treatment plant design experience. 
  • Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical P.E. 

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 8 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, 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

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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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