Process Engineer-Next Gen Ag-Fermentation

at Black & Veatch in Burr Ridge, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Process Engineer-Next Gen Ag-Fermentation

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 : 99454

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

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

It’s time for better. NextGen Ag: Better Food, Better Planet.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

+ Function in a Lead Role.

+ Primary focus of technical execution of project deliverables, on time and on budget.

+ Perform technologyevaluation studies, conceptual and preliminary design, and detailed design for projects in the food and beverage industries.

+ Build and maintain relationships with clients.

+ Participate in writing proposals.

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

The NextGen Ag team currently has a physical presence in Kansas City but is supported by and draws on B&V professionals throughout the US and internationally. Hybrid options available!

Key Responsibilities:

+ Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables

+ Ability to review and understand contract or cooperative manufacturing contracts

+ Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and material selection. Prepares equipment and construction specifications.

+ Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

+ Plans and conducts independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Responsible for budget, schedule, and quality requirements

+ Reviews other engineering work for technical accuracy

+ Responsible for coordinating resources on a project

+ Drives internal and external stakeholder collaboration.

+ Passionate about client and company success

+ Engineering Standards – Continues to learn, remains current and applies independent knowledge and interpretation about departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes. Engaged in continual improvement of these standards.

+ Quality – Unwavering focus on quality of deliverables. Ensures compliance with quality program. Team Development – Provides guidance and direction to others, both from a technical and leadership development standpoint

+ Continuous Improvement – Champions continuous improvement and change management efforts

Management Responsibilities

Acts in capacity of a “lead person.” Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

+ 5 – 10 years experience as a process engineer or related field

+ Food, beverage, and/or pharmaceutical/FDA regulated process industry and facility experience

+ Experience with cell expansion, proliferation, and differentiation

+ Experience with complex/defined media recycling

+ Sanitary/hygienic design experience

+ Experience in process scale-up design from lab/pilot to commercial production volumes highly desired.

+ Experience in aseptic processing or handling is desired

+ Experience with FDA and/or USDA requirements

+ Experience with isolation and containment for genetically modified or pathogenic organisms

+ Hands-on experience in a facility

+ Capital project experience

+ Experience working with startup companies Values

+ Safety

+ Accountability

+ Collaboration

+ Entrepreneurship

+ Integrity

+ Ownership

+ Respect

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 Engineer (PE) or active pursuit of registration is desired.

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.



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

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Job Posting: JC245092713

Posted On: Aug 04, 2023

Updated On: Dec 06, 2023

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