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Regional Resilience Planning Leader - Western Region

Date:  Sep 26, 2023

Walnut Creek, CA, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 98172 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

The Opportunity

Within our U.S. Business, we have seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from climate change, increasing system vulnerabilities, coastal impacts and sea level rise, aging infrastructure, resource optimization, emergency response, carbon sequestration, risk mitigation and recovery.  We anticipate increased focus on resilience and infrastructure hardening, systems thinking and planning, sustainable and resilient strategies, and nature-based solutions.  This role represents a strategic business initiative for Black & Veatch, and the position is designed to help the company grow its market share by providing world-class resilience planning, design, and implementation services.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as Regional Resilience Planning Leader for the West
  • Engage directly with new and existing clients to develop new business for BV
  • Facilitate and orchestrate client and stakeholder workshops
  • Provide thought leadership, engage with external community, and serve as a Regional Resilience Planning subject matter expert, bringing expertise with funding, disaster recovery, resilient infrastructure 
  • Engage with and guide the development of Resilience Planning solutions/studies/projects
  • Support recruitment, mentorship, and growth of the team to broaden resilience-related capabilities
  • Cultivate innovative partnerships to leverage new technologies and approaches
  • Coordinate business development and strategy implementation with a diverse network across BV including Client Directors/Project Managers in the region and Solution Leads from Planning, Environmental, Federal, Heavy Civil infrastructure, Alternative Funding.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of planning, design, and implementation experience related to resilience, disaster preparedness & recovery, coastal and sea level rise impacts
  • Experience in a client organization and/or client-facing role
  • Demonstrated success in business development
  • Experience with Federal approaches and tools to assess risks and provide hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, disaster recovery, and resilience strategic planning and implementation
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local funding sources related to resilience

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 15 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.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade



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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, 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.


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In accordance with local law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and  location associated with this requisition: $153,108.00 - $255,120.00 

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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