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Black & Veatch Principal Consultant, Asset Lifecycle Risk Management (ALRM) Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Columbia, South Carolina

Principal Consultant, Asset Lifecycle Risk Management (ALRM)

Date: May 27, 2024



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 : 102980

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Why Black and Veatch

Building a World of Difference…it’s more than just a tag line, it is the passion that fuels Black & Veatch’s global success.

Black & Veatch is seeking an exceptional professional to join our Global Advisory organization as a Principal, Asset Lifecycle Risk Management. The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and that change increases the demand for innovation and efficiency to deliver solutions and services across the world’s utility infrastructure. Join Black & Veatch Global Advisory and use your talent and expertise to impact the world.

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch’s Global Advisory organization provides strategic and digital transformation consulting services to the power, energy, gas, and water sectors. We have an immediate need for a professional with functional / technical industry expertise and experience in Gas and Electric Utility Asset Investment Planning and Asset Performance Management solutions (ALRM). As the Principal Consultant, ALRM you will lead the completion of multiple engagement phases, function in a lead role, provide subject matter expertise and manage the client engagement while developing and improving Asset Investment Plans and documenting and improving business processes focused on Asset Risk, Performance and Health.

The Team

The successful candidate will lead multiple types of Asset Performance Management and Asset Investment Planning projects; initially serving as a subject matter expert and gradually growing into developing and leading the delivery. This is a key role on a team of engineers, consultants, and analysts, with the expectation to provide industry expertise, and be the trusted advisor for our customers. Consultants in this practice generally work on multiple concurrent projects at a given time. This position will report to the Asset Lifecycle Risk Management solution lead within Black & Veatch Global Advisory.

Key Responsibilities


Lead simple and support complex projects for Electric Utilities with scope to grow into Gas Utilities

Electric Utility Asset Risk and Performance transformation projects

Electric Utilities Business Case Analysis related to Asset Investment, Risk or Performance

Serve as the Asset Performance Management (APM) and Asset Investment Planning (AIP) Subject Matter Expert on assessments, selections, designs and implementations

Develop, present, and defend conclusions, recommendations, and implementation plan

Identify technical issues impacting an engagement and propose solution.

Analyze and apply best practices from industry experience and research

Manage client expectations within defined scope of engagement

Recommend appropriate resources based on the phases of an engagement.

Manage engagement issues in moderate to more complex projects

Contribute to quality review on own engagement

Team Development

Delegate and manage work to assigned team members

Transfer capabilities, and skills to improve others’ knowledge and skill levels

Enhance established working relationships with team members and management from within the client’s organization

Outline specific performance measures, targets, and goals to articulate the business case for realized efficiencies or added value

Business Development

Assist or lead the business development activities such as RFPs, writing Statements of Work and scoping of change orders

Develop understanding of wider Black & Veatch Solutions

Proactively work with client to identify additional scope and areas where Black & Veatch can add value

Seek attendance and speaking roles at industry conferences

Actively participate in the sales process work with other client facing team members.

Gain access and develop relationship with senior leaders within client organization

Preferred Qualifications


Experience in business/consulting environment or APM Vendor or direct utility experience including full lifecycle of Asset Investment, Risk and Performance projects with one or more of the following:

Experience performing asset risk analysis

Knowledge of industry leading technology solutions for AssetPerformance Management and Investment Planning

Experience with Electric Generation, Distribution & Transmission networks, Gas Distribution & Transmission Asset and Work Management Processes

Demonstrated experience leading a project team of technical and functional consultants on Asset Management Consulting projects

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

IT project management experience implementing transformation projects

US-Based with ability to travel up to 50%

Master’s degree

7 years of experience with Electric Distribution & Transmission networks

Knowledge of a complete engagement lifecycle.

Business development experience

Experience with APM/AIP systems like Copperleaf, Hitachi Lumada APM, IPS APM, Asset360 etc

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience. Has managed significant engagements.

10+ years in a business/consulting environment. 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.


Certifications related to area of expertise, where applicable preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Virtual/Remote Office Environment or Client Site - Travel up to 50%


Action oriented

Customer focus

Interpersonal savvy

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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.

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.