Project Manager - Hydropower Northwest Hybrid


On Site
Full Time


Feasibility study
Technical Support
Design review
Design engineering
Engineering support
Customer relationship management
Project implementation
Business development
IT management
Project management
Customer facing
Health care
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Proposal writing
Request for proposal
Regulatory Compliance

Job Details

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 : 103425

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

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

This Project Manager - Hydropower Generation Services role will support Hydropower Projects in the Northwestern US. We are seeking candidates with experience in Hydropower Generation and Project Managment. Prefer Candidates located in the Portland, OR region.

The Project Manager - Hydropower Generation Services role will function in a mid-level project manager capacity. You will own multiple services projects encompassing hydropower plant capital improvements, equipment refurbishment, plant life extension programs, gate replacements, and other civil, mechanical, and electrical scopes for balance of plant systems for existing facilities. Other scopes could consist of feasibility studies, pumped storage, and synchronous condenser technology.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Provide technical support for client projects with design review services, design engineering services, and development engineering support.
  • Support client projects with feasibility studies, energy production estimates, and cost estimates, construction support and testing & commissioning.
  • Provide proposal support for client projects with technical specification preparation, RFP support, and bid evaluation support.
  • Oversee EPC contractors for client projects.
  • In this role, you will also support the client interface with assigned clients to assist in developing client relationships and identification of new project opportunities including pre-positioning for favorable consideration by the client.
  • Be part of the Hydro North West Hydro Leadership team who is responsible to define client and project implementation strategies as well as make project and team staff decisions.

Please note: This role has 25% travel to project and client sites. When not travelling, this role will be hybrid: 2 days per week remote, 3 days per week in-office. We are open to professionals that would be based out of the Northwestern US.

The Team

BV's Energy & Process business is driven to meet clients' rapidly changing infrastructure 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

  • Actively promote Black and Veatch's operational and safety culture.
  • Responsibility for achieving project goals for safety, compliance, schedule, quality, financials, reputation, and client expectations.
  • Actively nurture and cast positive culture shadow.
  • Respond to RFPs and prepare proposals for services work.
  • Lead project teams in engineering services projects for hydropower projects.
  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members
  • Interface between the client, external stakeholders, and internal stakeholders to ensure project success.
  • Work in both a corporate and field environment.
  • Assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers
  • Typically provides support to business development for pursuit activities

Management Responsibilities

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in hydropower or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Project Management with full responsibility for the outcome of the project
  • Previous experience with engineering projects in a utility power plant setting
  • Experience in design and operation support of conventional and pumped storage hydroelectric generation stations
  • Previous experience in a client facing role

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

  • Hybrid work schedule: 3 days in office and 2 days remote
  • 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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To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

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