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Black & Veatch Design Build Engineering Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Design Build Engineering Manager

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 28645

Job Title : Design Build Engineering Manager



Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has delivered innovative and robust water and wastewater treatment, storage, conveyance, and distribution infrastructure for over 100 years. Black & Veatch has an in-house design-build team that focuses on pursuing and executing these projects though design-build delivery including planning, design, procurement, construction, and operation.

The Design-Build Engineering Manager will be responsible for forming, leading, mentoring, guiding, integrating, coordinating, and managing the entire engineering team performing design and construction-phase engineering services for Water and Wastewater treatment plant projects in the U.S. executed via design-build delivery. The position is responsible for ensuring the engineering design that the team delivers meets project requirements, industry standard of care, and Company requirements and governance. These project teams typically include civil, civil-mechanical, structural, architectural, building-mechanical, process-mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & control, and process engineers; as well as, CAD, BIM, and Civil 3D technicians.

The Engineering Manager is responsible for the delivering the project to the established scope, schedule, and budget. The Engineering Manager is often responsible for developing the engineering scope, schedule, and budget. The Engineering Manager is typically the client-facing representative for the engineering team.

Project involvement will often include developing designs and content for project pursuits; participating in bidding and estimating efforts; participating in proprietary meetings and selection interviews; planning, conceptual design, preliminary design, and detailed design; and engineering services during construction, commissioning, and operation. The Engineering Manager usually stays with a project from the proposal phase through commissioning. Most projects are large $50+ million-dollar facilities which can take from 4 to 5 years from proposal to commissioning. Typically, an Engineering Manager will be responsible directly for one, or more, project(s). The Engineering Manager will also get involved in various pursuits and issues on other projects throughout the year.

Black & Veatch performs as a matrix organization, where project teams may have engineers located in multiple offices across the globe. This will frequently involve coordinating the work of engineers who are located at the regional office servicing the project, or other offices outside of where the Design-Build Engineering Manager is located. Travel to attend meetings and site visits will be a required function of the position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop scope, schedule, and budget for engineering designs of large and complex water and wastewater treatment facility projects.

  • Manage multi-discipline engineering teams to deliver the established scope, schedule, and budget. Manage projects to meet the project requirements, client requirements, Company requirements, and Company governance requirments.

  • Manage multi-discipline engineering teams in the successful delivery of complete engineering designs and construction phase engineering services on large and complex water and wastewater treatment facility projects.

  • Mentor, guide, and inspire junior engineers. Teach and advocate for how design-build projects are delivered.

  • Perform design including development of layouts, submission of drawing markups, development of specifications, and other tasks when needed.

  • Help or lead in the development of engineering standards as required.

  • Coordinate design efforts between discipline engineers to ensure an integrated project design.

  • Read, interpret, and discern technical requirements and develop winning-strategy solutions from RFPs (Request for Proposal).

  • Develop technical solutions that maximize net project value and competitiveness. Teach and inspire junior engineers and project members to develop competitive technical solutions.

  • Strong written communication skills are required.

  • Strong verbal and in-person communication skills are required.

  • Strong self-driving work ethic is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical or chemical engineering from an accredited program.

  • 10 years related work experience.

  • Professional Engineering License (Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical) in a U.S. state.

  • Valid driver’s license in any U.S. state.

  • Design-build project design experience.

  • Industrial or water/wastewater treatment plant design experience.

  • Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical P.E. in California, Texas, or Florida.

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

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.

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