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Drinking Water Process Engineer

Date: Jun 23, 2024


Fort Worth, TX, US US Dallas, TX, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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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 : 102086

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Functionin a water process engineer role as a technical specialist or in a lead process engineer in the areas of conventional water treatment using processes such as coagulation, clarification, softening, media filtration; and advanced water treatment processes such as membrane filtration, reverse osmosis (brackish, seawater), UV/AOP, ozonation, carbon adsorption, and/or distribution system water quality.

  • Apply advanced water treatment and engineering techniques, concepts, and approaches to solve complex engineering problems for a wide range of water quality and treatment challenges.

  • Develop over time necessary skills to provide technical guidance over a group, supervise engineering staff on projects, and collaborate with multi-disciplinary design teams to implement complex treatment solutions.

  • Developand presenttechnical evaluations and recommendations to clients and key stakeholders.

  • Assistand in some cases, leads business development activities and external marketing opportunities such as presenting at local/national conferences, building/maintaining client relationships, and supporting new business pursuits and proposal development.

Your role would include diverse opportunities in water treatment and process design, ranging from conventional water treatment, brackish and seawater desalination, reuse, and mining water. You will be part of a team that directs the process design for projects around the world for a global engineering firm. Great career stability and growth potential with record backlog and revenue growth in all those solution areas. Join our award-winning work culture, enjoy flexible work location, and become an employee owner.

The Team

Black & Veatch Process Engineers develop technical solutions that are critical to winning work and drive design deliverables for critical infrastructure projects with community benefits. Our Team of over 200 process engineers support water, industrial, next generation agriculture, LNG, hydrogen, fertilizer, and carbon capture businesses among others. We have transformed our team to align with megatrends associated with water scarcity, limited resources, alternative fuels, and energy sustainability. Our industry leading solutions modernize infrastructure, optimize asset use, reduce cost, and mitigate risk.

Why BVs Process Engineering Team?

  • The work is rewarding and meaningful

  • The team is comprised of supportive and appreciative professionals

  • Career opportunities exist in many rapidly expanding business solutions

Key Responsibilities


• Prepares or assists in development of a variety of engineering deliverables, including process/mass balance calculations, design criteria/basis of design memoranda, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, tradeoff studies, and master planning studies

• Supports multiple projects simultaneously with complex technical challenges

• Develops as a technical specialist with support from senior process engineers, providing guidance to project teams in water quality considerations and conventional and/or advanced water treatment systems

• Designs a complete project of moderately complex scope within an assigned practice area(s)

• Performs applied research, including bench, pilot, and full-scale testing to select or assess performance of alternative treatment processes

• Develops recommendations for appropriate treatment processes, equipment and/or materials selection

• Oversees collection, assimilation, analysis, and management of data for process design work

• Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

• Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

• Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods

• Reviews the work of junior engineers

• Is responsible for leading process design of projects

• Demonstrates strong technical writing skills and effective communication

• Develops conceptual-level life cycle costs to evaluate treatment options

• Actively coordinates with internal and external team members for successful project execution

Client Focus:

• Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers for ongoing projects and new business prospects

• Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops creative solutions and approaches to accommodate our clients’ goals and objectives

• Supports business development and pursuit activities, including involvement in pre-positioning meetings, proposal development, client interviews, identification of winning sales messages.

• Presents on applied research, industry trends, challenging projects and innovative ideas at local, regional, and national conferences

People Management:

• Actively fosters technical and professional development of junior engineers

• Provide mentoring and guidance to junior engineers

• Participate in coaching opportunities, career development planning, learning/training, and development of junior staff

Engineering Standards:

• Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, and applicable engineering codes related to water quality and treatment

• Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards

• Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree (Master’s or Doctoral) in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering preferred.

• 8 years of experience in drinking water treatment with at least 4 years in water quality and treatment (water quality analysis, treatment evaluations, process design, regulatory compliance assessments, distribution water quality analysis, etc.).

• Knowledge of process design for treatment of municipal water treatment systems, federal and state regulations, engineering design principles, and applicable design guides and standards `

• Established leadership skills with deep understanding of consulting, project execution, client services, and business development.

• Effective written and oral communications, Drive for Results, Priority Setting, Planning, Delegation, Directing Others, Conflict Management, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, And Building Effective Teams

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 5 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 engineering license from any of the states in the USA or ability to obtain one within 3 years of employment required.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation). Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.



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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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Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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