Wastewater Treatment Technology Leader-HYBRID NASHVILLE

at Black & Veatch in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Wastewater Treatment Technology Leader-HYBRID NASHVILLE

Date: Nov 26, 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 Corporation

Req Id : 99459

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:

+ Functions in a lead wastewater process engineer role

+ Subjectmatter expert in the areas of conventional wastewater treatment using processes such as physical/chemical primary treatment, conventional activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, fixed-film processes, membrane bio-reactors (MBR), sidestream treatment, tertiary filtration, disinfection, and biosolids processing

+ Experience in resource recovery and water reuse is desirable.

Though your role will primarily focus on growing our Eastern Tennessee market, it would also include diverse opportunities in wastewater as 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 treatment solutions. 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 a variety of complex engineering deliverables, including process models, process/mass balance calculations, design criteria/basis of design memoranda, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, tradeoff studies, and master planning studies

+ Serves as a technical specialist with knowledge and skillset providing guidance to project teams in conventional and/or emerging wastewater treatment systems

+ Performs complex research, including applied research activities involving bench, pilot, and full-scale testing to select or assess performance of treatment processes and incorporating the data into process models

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

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

+ Prepares process models and carries out complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

+ Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

+ Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

+ 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 identification of 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

+ Provides support to business development or pursuit activities, including involvement in pre-positioning meetings, proposal development, client interviews, identification of winning sales messages.

+ Attends and presents on state-of-the-art wastewater treatment projects and thought leadership ideas at local, regional and national conferences

People Management:

+ Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring to junior engineers

+ May assist with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any performance improvement actions required for 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

Quality / Continuous Improvement:

+ Independently applies knowledge and complies with Black & Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

+ Provides related guidance and direction to others

+ Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Resource Management – (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

+ Implements resource management strategy

+ Manages engineering resources for small groups


+ Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup

+ Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs

+ May approve expense reports

Preferred Qualifications

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

+ 10 years of experience in wastewater treatment with at least 5 years in water quality and treatment (water quality analysis, treatment evaluations, process design, regulatory compliance assessments, etc.).

+ Advanced knowledge of process design for treatment of municipal wastewater, engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

+ Experience with using modern process simulators such as BioWin, GPS-X, Sumo, and/or Simba#

+ 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

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Job Posting: JC245091508

Posted On: Aug 04, 2023

Updated On: Nov 29, 2023

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