Green Stormwater Infrastructure Practice Lead

    • Black & Veatch
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 9 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Design of experiments
Risk management
Market share
Thought leadership
Systems analysis/design
Apache Storm
Team leadership
Customer facing
Business development
Regulatory Compliance

Job Details

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 98602

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a National Green Stormwater Infrastructure Practice Lead focused on green stormwater infrastructure, nature-based solutions, climate adaptation and resilience. This leader will support business development, provide technical expertise and guidance to projects, and engage with regional teams.

With a focus on developing BV's presence in the stormwater management and resilience markets, this leader will consult directly with new and existing clients to strategize, plan, design, manage, and implement a variety of solutions related to stormwater & green infrastructure. This leader will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to guide the development of solutions for a variety of municipal, utility, state, and governmental clients, leveraging familiarity with state and local programs as well as FEMA, USACE, HUD CDBG, FERC, DOE and other Federal agencies.

The Team

Within our U.S. Business, we have seen consistent growth driven by our clients' needs to address challenges stemming from climate change, increasing system vulnerabilities, coastal impacts and sea level rise, aging infrastructure, resource optimization, emergency response, carbon sequestration, risk mitigation and recovery. We anticipate increased focus on resilience and infrastructure hardening, systems thinking and planning, sustainable and resilient strategies, and nature-based solutions. This role represents a strategic business initiative for Black & Veatch, and the position is designed to help the company grow its market share by providing world-class resilience planning, design, and implementation services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as National Green Stormwater Infrastructure Practice Lead
  • Engage directly with new and existing clients to develop new business for BV
  • Facilitate and orchestrate client and stakeholder workshops
  • Provide thought leadership, engage with external community, and serve as a subject matter expert
  • Engage with and guide the development of planning solutions/studies/projects
  • Support recruitment, mentorship, and growth of the team to broaden capabilities
  • Cultivate innovative partnerships to leverage new technologies and approaches
  • Coordinate business development and strategy implementation with a diverse network across BV including Client Directors/Project Managers in the region and Solution Leads from Planning, Environmental, Federal, Heavy Civil infrastructure, Alternative Funding.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of planning, analysis, design, and implementation experience related to green stormwater infrastructure, civil site design, storm sewer conveyance, regulatory compliance and permitting
  • Experience leading teams in the water resources field
  • Experience in a client organization and/or client-facing role
  • Demonstrated success in business development

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 8 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.


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