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Black & Veatch Distribution and Collection Technical Practice Leader - Water Business (US Hybrid) in Arlington, Virginia

Distribution and Collection Technical Practice Leader - Water Business (US Hybrid)

Date: May 29, 2023



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 96155

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : 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 yourknowing 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 Team

Our U.S. Planning business has seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from population growth, aging infrastructure, climate variability, system reliability and resilience concerns, the need to improve operational efficiency, water quality regulations, and the use of data to help guide decision making. This position represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch’s Planning team to help the company grow its market share by providing world-class water system hydraulic modeling and planning services.

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Practice Leader specializing in water distribution systems modeling and planning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical solutions and differentiation for the Planning team focused on pressurized water transmission and distribution systems

  • Help lead the Distribution & Collection System Planning Community of Practice

  • Use of cutting-edge hydraulic modeling, GIS, and data visualization software to solve client issues

  • Development and use of automation tools to support system modeling and planning

  • Lead and mentor other professionals with the use of hydraulic modeling software and other system planning tools

  • Lead and manage water system master planning projects

  • Perform and/or manage hydraulic transient (surge) modeling studies

  • Evaluation of water system demands including non-revenue water, demand management and conservation planning, and future projections

  • Integration of Condition Assessment and Asset Management data to support replacement & renewal planning

  • Lead and support business development, proposal, and project interview activities

  • Leverage and build relationships with key clients and decision makers across North America

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a client-facing role

  • 20+ years of water infrastructure hydraulic modeling and planning project experience

  • Experience leading project teams and executing water system studies and implementation projects that involve system operations modeling, optimization techniques, risk & resiliency evaluations, capital and life-cycle cost analyses, CIP prioritization, etc.

  • Proficient with data analyses, analytics, and visualization

  • Lead and manage technical work on water distribution system modeling and planning studies:

  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP) planning and optimization

  • Evaluating potable water distribution system water quality

  • Planning water distribution systems

  • Analyzing historical water demands and preparing future water demand projections

  • AMI data analyses

  • Pumping and storage capacity analyses

  • Integrated water resource planning

  • Financial analyses and projections

  • Proficient with report writing and PowerPoint presentations

  • Experience in developing proposals and leading technical discussions during client interviews/projects

  • Experience and/or familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and software (i.e. ArcGIS)

  • Familiarity of dynamic data visualization software such as PowerBI and Tableau

  • Experience and/or familiarity with hydraulic modeling software such as:

  • WaterGEMS

  • WaterCAD

  • InfoWater

  • InfoWorks WS

  • EPANet

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.



Professional Engineer (P.E.)

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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