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EPC Project Director - Substations Transmission and Distribution Hybrid Southeast US

Date: Jun 6, 2024


US Arlington, VA, US Atlanta, GA, US Charlotte, NC, US Cary, NC, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 104001

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: 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 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. #LI-MG1

The Opportunity

The EPC Project Director for Electric Grid willfunction in a project and commercial leadership capacity. You will own the bottom-line for a portfolio of EPC and services projects primarily encompassing transmission, distribution, and substations. There is also potential to own projects in other areas of grid such as BESS and private networks. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage a portfolio of some of themost visible projects within Black & Veatch

  • Lead projects that have substantial impact within various global communities

  • Mentor and supervise project managers in a high-growth area of our organization

Please note: This role has substantial travel as needed to project and client sites. When not travelling, this role will be hybrid: 2 days per week remote, 3 days per week in-office out of any of Black and Veatch's offices in the Southeast US region. It is a plus if you are near our offices in Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; or Arlington, VA.

Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office, the option of a Hybrid work environment. Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Additionally, this opportunity has the possibility of being located in any of our offices located across the U.S; click the link to see a full list of.Some positions may be relocation eligible. Speak to your recruiter if you have interest in relocation.


The Team

Our Grid solutions serve our clients to provide study level to full-scale EPC execution for electric power solutions such as Transmission, Distribution, Substations, BESS, and Private Networks solutions. As a Project Manager you are the execution hub for our clients and project teams, providing leadership and alignment for successful electric grid projects. Our Energy & Process business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing sustainability needs in generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of safe, reliable electric power. Our business continues to invest in renewable energy to power the future and support BV’s vision of more sustainable solutions. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of helping our clients with the most innovative energy solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs complex projects requiring global resources and multiple partners or multiple PMs

  • Manages multiple clients and/or accountable for implementing expanded new business objectives

  • Oversees and delivers opportunities for new/repeat business, finalizing key contract negotiations with client executives and project managers

  • Manages broad and varied complex risk profile

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12+ years of relevant industry experience including at least one of the following:

  • 3+ years as a Sr. Project Manager or Project Director for an EPC firm focusing on at least one of the followingtechnologies (Transmission, Distribution, or Substations including overhead, underground, or HV).

  • 3+ years in a leadership role where you were the ownerfor EPC T&D/Substation projects and working with an EPC firm.

  • 3+ years in a project leadership role (not including PMO or strictly operations)at an organization that focuses on utility-scale T&D/Substation construction and/or design.

  • Experience negotiating contracts with clients in the energy utility space.

  • Experience managing construction teams directly in both a direct-hire and/or subcontract constructionenvironment.

  • Experience managing risk for EPC T&D/Substationprojects.

  • Deep knowledge of the utility-scale T&D/Substation market.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 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.

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.

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

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.

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.

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