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Black & Veatch Western Water Resources Solution Growth Leader Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Western Water Resources Solution Growth Leader

Date: Jul 9, 2024



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 : 104437

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Part-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work , Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

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

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Water Resource Solution Growth Leader focused on western water supply management and water resilience initiatives.

We seek a Water Resource Solution Growth Leader with a passion for helping communities build resilience to issues threatening their water supply and water quality. This position is focused on California, the Colorado River Basin and western United States and intended to provide leadership and direction to strategic clients regarding their water resource challenges.

As an employee-owned engineering, construction and consulting company, Black & Veatch delivers innovative infrastructure solutions worldwide in the water, energy, telecommunications, and government services markets. Our planning and water resources business in the U.S. is growing, driven by clients’ need to address challenges stemming from population growth, water scarcity, groundwater depletion, climate variability, sea level rise, water rights, demand management, water quality, and the growing interest in water reuse, stormwater harvesting, and One Water Planning and implementation. We anticipate an increased demand for creative integrated and One Water planning and design solutions. This, therefore, represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Water Resource Solution Growth Leader will help the company grow its market share in the West by providing world-class planning and water resource services.

This role will be designated in our business traveler work schedule. We are committed to providing a healthy, safe and flexible work environment for all professionals while helping them remain productive and connected. Our business traveler work schedule includes BV professionals who travel consistently 60% or more of their work schedule and provide flexibility around being in an office location.

  • Days during travel weeks that are non-travel days, professionals may work in the office or at a remote location

  • On non-travel work weeks, professionals may work in a BV office location 3 days a week and in a remote location 2 days a week

The Team

As part of BV Strategic Growth , you will have the opportunity to drive agility, innovation, and hold BV accountable as an organization to our commitment to transform and grow. You are passionate about growth, client-centric, and work seamlessly across all areas of BV.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage and build relationships with key water resource planning leaders and decision makers such as: strategic clients, teaming partners, CA DWR, CA State Water Resources Control Board, CA State Water Contractors, Arizona CAP, Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), Utah CUP, IBWC, USBR, California Financing Coordinating Committee staff, SRF administrators, etc.

  • Lead scenario planning efforts for integrated/One Water resource projects that include surface and groundwater considerations

  • Support reuse and desalination planning and design

  • Support demand management and conservation assessments

  • Support groundwater management and the ongoing SGMA efforts throughout the State of California

  • Support water transmission and water storage planning and design efforts

  • Support climate change and sea leave rise mitigation planning efforts

  • Support alternative funding initiatives for strategic clients and projects throughout the state

  • Lead water resource and strategic planning efforts to grow a more robust California and Western Water business

  • Attract and source key planning and water resource talent to help grow the western water resource solution team

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 20+ years of water resource and planning experience

  • Experience in a client-facing/business development leadership role

  • Experience in executing and implementing strategic planning efforts

  • Experience attracting, growing and leading project teams and executing water resource planning and implementation projects

  • Familiarity with local and DWR/Californian Water Control Board Rules, Regulations, and Policies

  • Familiarity with sea level rise and climate change considerations

  • Familiarity overseeing and interpreting the results of:

  • State Water Planning models such as CalSim, DSM2, RiverWare, GoldSim, Stella, etc.

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic modeling platforms such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM, Infoworks ICM, etc.

  • Water Quality models such as CE-QUAL-W2, EFDC and WASP

  • Groundwater management models like MODFLOW

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience

  • 15+ years of management experience in areas such as engineering, environmental, land services, project management and/or operations management.

  • 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

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

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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