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Engineering Manager (Water) – Richmond, VA

Date: May 10, 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 : 102892

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Why Black and Veatch

Black and 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 and 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

As the ?Water/Wastewater Engineering Manager ,?you will have the opportunity to:

+ Deliver high-profile projects for major municipal clients in the Richmond region, including current and future advanced treatment facilities, underground conveyance, and carbon neutral solution projects delivered through design-bid-build and collaborative delivery methods.?

+ Lead a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians to produce deliverables on diverse and challenging Water/Wastewater projects. Supervise and mentor engineering staff and identify developmental growth opportunities

+ Assist with developing new business for major municipal clients in Richmond

+ Manage project execution for current and future advanced water and wastewater treatment facilities, underground conveyance, and carbon neutral solution projects delivered through design-bid-build and collaborative methods. Manage budgets, scheduling, and correspondence with Clients and project management in support of a project.

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. ?

This team partners with our customers to align their people, processes, technologies, and data analytics in the face of industry transformation. We help our customers leverage our industry-leading solutions and expertise to modernize water infrastructure, optimize asset use, meet performance goals, reduce costs, and mitigate risk no matter where the water industry goes next. This team is ranked in the top 10 by ENR for Water Design Firms in Water Supply and Sewer Waste and other water-related rankings.

Key Responsibilities

Project Execution

+ Provide technical leadership and supervise multi-disciplinary engineering staff for the planning, design and construction oversight of water and wastewater treatment and pumping facility projects in?Richmond and surrounding regions.??

+ Oversee implementation of expected QA/QC procedures during a project

+ Support Project Manager in execution of project scope, schedule, and budget.

+ Collaborate with all project engineering disciplines and drive overall project execution?

+ Under the direction of the project manager, interface directly with the clients on all technical aspects of the project

+ Leverage professional networking skills to help identify and pursue project opportunities.

+ Perform complex detailed design engineering calculations.

+ Ability and motivation to technically lead complex water and wastewater treatment projects

+ Apply standard design principles and concepts and ensure all design products are in compliance with applicable engineering codes and Black & Veatch policies and procedures.

+ Attend and assist in, or lead, client, contractor, stakeholder, and regulatory agency meetings to gain a better understanding of client’s goals, site assessments, and vendor/equipment supplier contacts and coordination.

+ Technically mentor junior engineering staff

Client Focus

+ Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances

+ 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?

+ Provides support to business development or pursuit activities through writing of technical approaches, scopes of work, and presentation to clients

Preferred Qualifications

+ Virginia PE license

+ Previous engineering consulting experience

+ Experience producing engineering reports and design drawings, prepare technical specifications, and providing engineering services during construction phase

+ Previous experience executing multi-discipline WWTP upgrades and expansion projects

+ Previous experience assisting project manager maintaining project schedules and budgets?

+ Previous experience with WWTP master planning, design and construction

+ Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

+ Knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides for WWTP projects

+ Experience and ability to support proposals with technical ideas and approaches?

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. Additional professional registration or licensure may be needed when practicing or on assignment in a different country. Exceptions may be approved by division management on a case by case basis.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment with a hybrid work schedule (3 days in office and 2 days remote)

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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Job Posting: JC258293792

Posted On: Apr 13, 2024

Updated On: May 23, 2024

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