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Black & Veatch Manager, Transactions Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

Manager, Transactions Consultant

Date: May 21, 2023



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

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 Mgmt Consulting

Req Id : 95320

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

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

Black & Veatch is seeking an exceptional professional to join our Global Advisory organization as a Manager, Transactions.  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.

As a Manager, Transactions, you will have the opportunity to manage technical due diligence engagements for multiple types of assets, including but not limited to conventional generation, oil & gas, transmission, water, and/or renewable energy projects on behalf of lenders and investors; initially serving in a supporting role to a multi-disciplinary team of Independent Engineering and Technical Due Diligence consultants. This is a key role on a team of engineers, consultants, and financial analysts, with the expectation to manage the overall engagement team to collect and analyze data, develop technical assessment reports, conduct site visits, develop and maintain client contacts, and demonstrate overall project management responsibilities. Managers in this practice generally work on multiple concurrent projects at a given time, both as project engagement manager and as team member. This position will report to the transaction solution team within Black & Veatch Global Advisory.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a solid working knowledge of conventional generation, oil & gas, transmission, water, and/or renewable energy technologies

  • Leverages experience with plant engineering and design, inspections, outage assessment, plant and portfolio budget processes, equipment condition assessment, capital project assessments, reliability/availability assessments, conducting field observations, performance assessments, and/or financial analysis and models

  • Establishes working relationships with team members and management from within the client’s organization

  • Utilizes specialized knowledge to produce moderately complex work products and reports for engagements

  • Develops applicable knowledge bases by using best practices to redefine tools and techniques

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

  • Implements project management capabilities on assigned engagements, including but not limited to managing client expectations, sub-task delegation and work stream resourcing, and risk project management

  • Demonstrates high quality project execution, including deliverable quality control, scope assessment/feasibility, and issue resolution; contributes to quality review on own engagement

  • Anticipates challenges, and implements strategies to minimize issues, leveraging team members skills and expertise as appropriate

  • Builds onto existing tools and capabilities for project delivery, including project artifacts, tools, or processes

  • Analyze, develop, present, and defend conclusions, recommendations, and implementation plans; Translates analyses into written reports and presentations to clients

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

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • An engineering degree or other technical degree, as well as financial, economic, or MBA degrees will be considered with relevant experience and qualifications

  • Ability to manage engagements and work streams from initiation to completion

  • General working knowledge of complete transaction engagements and due diligence lifecycle

  • Business development capability

  • Advanced technical or industry knowledge, including power generation experience (e.g. plant operations, engineering, consulting, and/or management)

  • Solid working knowledge of conventional generation, oil & gas, transmission, water, and/or renewable energy technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate

  • Ability to utilize and operate multiple software packages

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience. 7+ years experience 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

US-Based Remote/Virtual with ability to travel up to 25%

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

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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