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Project Manager - Federal Civil Works (US Hybrid)

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 103925

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

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 and winner of the Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, 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-TF1

The Team

The Black & Veatch Federal Business is grounded in history and engineering the future. We have 100+ years of experience supporting the Federal government and are dedicated to employing talented and passionate professionals. Our vision is to be the greatest infrastructure solutions provider delivering top tier and high-quality design and engineering services to the Federal government. A priority for our team is expanding our Federal A/E areas of focus using a variety of contract vehicles, including Architecture/Engineering (A/E) IDIQ, MATOC, SATOC and MACC (D/B) for Air Force (AFCEC), Army (USACE), Navy (NAVFAC), other DoD components and numerous other Federal Agencies as noted below.

Our primary areas of focus for the Civil Works Team include: Civil Works Planning and Streambank Restoration; Ecosystem Restoration; Heavy Civil Integration and Design; Dam Safety; Levee Safety; Lock & Dam Work; Infrastructure Inspections; Risk Management Activities/Efforts to include Risk Informed Decision Making and Risk Informed Design Approaches; Portfolio Management; Technical Engineering Assessments; Numerical and Physical Model Development/Management; Public Safety Aspects; Disaster Response/Recovery Efforts; Channels; Canals; Bridge Design; Tunnel Design; Pump Station Design; Fill/Dune Coastal Revetments; and Construction Management Services (CMS). Our professionals may also be involved with new Business Development (BD) assignments to include leading, preparing, assisting, or reviewing Black and Veatch proposals to Request for Proposals (RFPs) as issued by our major civil work clients.

Clients primarily include Department of Defense (DOD) entities, including: the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); Navy (NAVFAC); Air Force (Base Civil Engineers); Marines; Department of Interior (DOI) entities. including: the Bureau of Reclamation (USBoR); Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS); Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); Department of Homeland Security, including: DHS, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); as well as many other Federal agencies.

The Opportunity

B&V Federal seeks an enthusiastic, articulate, motivated Project Manager(s) to manage civil works projects. Projects most likely include design of new or renovated civil works facilities such as dams; levees; floodwalls; locks; various types of line-of-protection interior drainage facilities; large size diversion tunnels; channels; streambank restoration; and, ecosystem development that may be involved in various project phases that include planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance, and/or rehabilitation/major modifications processes.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated successful experience with DoD clients in delivering high quality A/E programs and projects to key clients, including the management of geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project design teams that could be comprised of engineers (hydrology, hydraulic, geotechnical, civil, geologists, structural, mechanical, electrical, certified cost engineers, etc.), designers, architects, environmental scientist, planning specialists, project schedulers, area and resident engineers, quality assurance representatives, contract administration support staff, commissioning specialists, etc.

As a Federal Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage all aspects of small to mega Design Services projects, including risk to cost, schedule, and quality. Responsible for the day-to-day successful execution of contracted engineering, procurement, and construction phase service scopes in the areas of performance, financial metrics, planning, schedule, quality, contractual compliance, safety, and client satisfaction. Manages and leads various sized teams of multi-discipline professionals. Identifies requirements for the successful staffing of the project and coordinates staffing with discipline Department Managers. Coordinates and integrates the activities associated with the engineering, procurement, construction phase services, and commissioning elements of the project, including the activities of all third-party companies contributing to a project.
  • Support business capture processes by leading proposal teams for the successful response to client requests for proposal.
  • Support many aspects of Business Development (BD) in a “seller doer” role with an emphasis on client satisfaction and repeat business. Actively leads Black & Veatch’s (BV) participation in the Federal CPARS contractor evaluation system which is key to qualifying for future work with all Government entities.
  • Typical client base includes Department of Defense (DOD), United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and many private companies in the Federal arena where BV frequently teams for project execution in joint venture (JV) roles, utilizes a sub/prime contracting arrangement or in a Mentor/Protege relationship.
  • This position provides ample opportunity to coordinate with other BV Federal offices and to coordinate with other BV Business Units.
  • Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

This is a HYBRID opportunity with expected requirements of three days in office per week. Candidates located near any Black & Veatch U.S. Regional Office may be considered; however, there is strong preference for candidates located in Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston or Galveston); Jacksonville, FL; or Sacramento, CA.

Key Responsibilities

Typical monthly duties will include responsibility for client interface on all assigned projects, proposal support for new sales, typical project management duties including project profitability reporting, staffing oversight, schedule and progress control, quality, safety, and project status reporting. All are accomplished with support of the project team depending on the magnitude of the assigned projects.

  • Manages small to mega sized projects.
  • Manages multiple clients and/or projects.
  • Obtains new/repeat business on projects.
  • Manages project schedules with emphasis on time and cost risk.

Management Responsibilities

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

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.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in managing facilities and infrastructure projects for DOD and/or other Federal agencies/entities, including developing qualifications packages, negotiating fixed price task orders, understanding and implementing Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), executing and invoicing cost plus and fixed price task orders, delivering both full design projects (design-bid-build) and design-build requests for proposals (RFPs), and Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) or other potential procurement options.

  • 5+ years of related civil works project management that could be in either a direct Project Management (PM) role, or in a subordinate support role to a project manager by performing such duties as a Task Order Manager (TOM), Engineering Manager (EM), Subject Matter Expert (SME) or as a Major Discipline Design Team LeaderBachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Registered Architect (RA) License
  • Security Clearance


None specified

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.
  • Travel may be necessary to interact with existing and/or future clients; attend Industry Days, Local, Regional or National Conferences/Seminars; or to visit assigned project locations sites to successfully execute the duties of this position.


Builds networks
Develops talent
Customer focus
Directs work
Drives vision and purpose
Financial acumen
Manages complexity
Manages conflict
Tech savvy
Values differences
Business insight

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

Job Grade


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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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